1 January 1970
Posted by: Richard Scrase
Scientists have developed a possible way to immunise animals against HIV using the common cold virus.
Scientists have managed to modify the cold virus so that it only targets and damages cancerous cells.
Using outside-the-body gene therapy in pig and human lungs, researchers have repaired donated organs that were deemed too damaged to transplant.
Aggressive brain tumours can be killed and prevented from recurring using a virus, a new study using mice has found.
Targeting host molecules instead of the virus has proved successful in killing the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), research on chimpanzees has found.
The UN has just announced that rinderpest, a virus that used to cause deadly outbreaks in cattle, has been eradicated in the wild.
Bird flu epidemics could be prevented by GM chickens that stop the spread of flu to other birds.
A novel ‘Trojan horse' method of treating brain cancer has increased the survival time of mice by one half.
Antibiotics such as penicillin can be used to treat all sorts of bacterial infections, but doctors have few options when it comes to viral infections.
Squamous cell skin carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer after melanomas, affecting approximately 10,000 people in the UK each year.