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Highlights/virus

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Mono virus linked to 7 serious diseases: study

The Epstein-Barr virus is best known for causing mononucleosis but a new study suggests it increases the risk for some people of developing seven other important diseases. These are lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease,» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

A new weapon against breast cancer: virus

There is no doubt that breast cancer is a potentially deadly disease. It is estimated that 26,300 women and 230 men in Canada will have been diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 5000 women and 43 men will have died» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

The computer “worm” that has caused such damage around the world.

It’s a new “infection” in computer systems around the world. This particular one is called the “Wanna Cry” (WannaCryptor) bug in which data is being encrypted by a hacker of hackers unknown and held for ransom. It’s a major international» 

Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian lab to study zika and Canadian mosquitoes

A Canadian university is to study the potential of Canadian mosquitoes to acquire and transmit the Zika virus. Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario is the only academic institution in the country with a level-3 containment rating and an insectary.» 

Economy, Environment, Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

New bird flu threat, future solution

Authorities are concerned about a new strain of avian flu which is spreading across China. This new strain is exhibiting different characteristics from other strains, and researchers have suggested that it may mutate further and risks becoming a pandemic. Matthew» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian research finds new pathway to attack viruses

In the western Canadian city of Edmonton, a recent research effort at the University of Alberta, in collaboration with other researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario, and in Russia, may lead to new ways to combat viruses. Dr Luis»