National Institute of Health Lifted Moratorium on the Study of Influenza, MERS & SARS

Trump administration lifts a ban on research that could lead to a man-made pandemic.

IBM May Have Just Found How To End Viral Infections. Yes, All of Them.

[DIGEST: Popular Science, RD Mag] Researchers at IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) in Singapore have created a macromolecule––one giant molecule made of smaller subunits––that might treat multiple types of viruses and prevent infection. According to a paper published in Macromolecules, the macromolecule warded off viruses such as influenza, dengue and Ebola … Continued

New Giant Virus Discovered In Icy Siberian Tundra

[DIGEST: Phys.org, News Bureau Illinois, Nature, LA Times, Vice] Global warming will not only result in rising ocean levels, strange weather patterns and droughts. It could also expose us to dangerous prehistoric viral pathogens. According to Phys.Org, rising temperatures enabled French researchers to recently unearth a 30,000-year-old virus in Siberia. The virus, with the ominous … Continued

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