Humans can contract Dengue when bitten by an Aedes mosquito which has been infected with the virus. About 100 million people get infected each year, with mortality of 1%. [Image Credit: James Cathany, CDC]

The first ever vaccine against the Dengue virus has undergone clinical trials, and the results are mixed. However, the very possibility of such a vaccine is encouraging for Dengue research.

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Turmeric powder is extensively used in Indian cooking. Photo by Sanjay Acharya via Wikimedia Commons

Turmeric, a common ingredient in Indian cuisine, is proving to be a lot more than a spice. Research shows that it can fight viruses.

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