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New treatment options for Zika virus infection
The recent outbreak of the Zika virus in South America in 2015-2016 had devasting consequences, involving at least 200,000 human infections. The Zika virus mostly spreads among people through bites from infected mosquitoes, but can also spread through sexual transmission. The number of infections are... click to read more
How can a pathogen subvert honey bee social behaviors to increase its success?
Honey bees are important pollinators. However, like us, they can become hosts to many pathogens. As a social species living in enormous colonies, honey bees have evolved many behavioral defenses to deal with disease, for example changes in social contact. However, as new pathogens continue... click to read more
Coronaviruses: Contagious Beasts and Where to Find Them
First and foremost: viruses do not appear out of nowhere. They exist in nature moving from one hosting animal to another. Still, we don't realize their presence until they cross our way. For example, the first time a coronavirus was discovered was back in the... click to read more
Viruses are spilling over from managed honey bees to wild bumble bees
If you are a concerned environmentalist, or even a food-lover (bees produce every three bites of food you eat), you might have considered becoming a beekeeper to help "save the bees". For most, "bees" conjure up an image of a striped yellow and black insect,... click to read more
Virus infection: may the (binding) force be with you?
Virus-related infections are diseases we have all experienced. From the common flu or cold to hepatitis, mononucleosis, and AIDS, viruses are the lead cause of numerous illnesses. Even though trillions of virus particles peacefully occupy our inner body, some others are real troublemakers. But why... click to read more