Viruses are difficult to kill – most of the drugs and chemicals that do are also harmful to human health. But now, scientists have developed a new virucidal substance derived from sugar, making it deadly to a wide range of viruses but safe for us.
On average, 22 people die in the US daily while waiting to receive an organ transplant. Typically, organs from patients with diseases that can be spread to recipients are simply discarded. But a new approach from researchers could change that, increasing the organ pool available to surgeons.
Researchers have developed a one-step test that can detect hepatitis C using only a urine sample, offering the potential to boost the availability of diagnosis and efforts to curb the virus around the world.