A review of some recently published scientific studies, including researchers at the University of Maryland Baltimore County identifying a single nucleotide that controls two forms of the HIV virus’ RNA.

An international team of researchers led by the University of Manchester developed a new antiviral using natural glucose derivatives called cyclodextrins – a type of sugar – which shows promise in treating a broad range of viruses including herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus, hepatitis C, HIV and Zika virus.

Investor’s Business Daily looked at three small biotech companies that appear to be leading the CRISPR race.

PALO Alto, Calif. – Blood-testing company Theranos continues to face scrutiny following a Washington Post report that alleges the company was attempting to skirt federal law by asking a Department of Defense official to intervene in an inquiry by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2012, the Department of Defense raised concerns about […]

Two-thirds of the world’s population under 50 have the highly infectious herpes virus that causes cold sores around the mouth, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday, in its first estimate of global prevalence of the disease. More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 suffer from the herpes simplex virus type 1 […]

U.S. health regulators on Tuesday approved Amgen Inc’s novel cancer immunotherapy for injection into melanoma lesions and lymph nodes of patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer that returns after initial surgery. The drug, to be sold under the brand name Imlygic, is an engineered version of a herpes virus that kills cancer cells […]

A first-in-class drug from Amgen based on a tumor-killing virus was given a green light by European regulators on Friday, paving the way for its approval within a couple of months.   The decision is a further milestone for a technology that has long fascinated scientists but has previously proved difficult to harness. The European […]