New Android Malware Samples Found Every 10 Seconds, Claims G Data

New Android Malware Samples Found Every 10 Seconds, Claims G Data

It is not a hidden fact that Android is not the safest mobile platform and that its open nature, which is also considered to be one of its biggest strengths, often gives room for vulnerabilities that can be exploited and compromise users’ security. G Data antivirus software firm has now discovered that the malware-infected applications are increasing at an alarming rate on Google’s mobile platform and at the current speed, 3.5 million new malware samples are expected to be discovered on the OS by the end of this year. G…

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Prostate cancer spread can be predicted through tumour cells in blood samples

Prostate cancer spread can be predicted through tumour cells in blood samples

Prostate cancer spread can be predicted through tumour cells in blood samples (Shutterstock Images) A new study says that researchers have found a group of circulating tumour cells in prostate cancer patient blood samples which are linked to the spread of the disease. This is the first time these cell types have been shown to be a promising marker for prostate cancer spread. In a study, presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool, of around 80 samples from men with prostate cancer, scientists at the…

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Bird Flu: Centre Asks NIHSAD to Expedite Testing of Samples

Bird Flu: Centre Asks NIHSAD to Expedite Testing of Samples

Stepping up measures to control bird flu, the Centre today directed Bhopal-based National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD) to expedite testing of samples of birds for avian influenza virus detection and help states to prevent spread of the disease. Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV) has also been asked to carry out genome studies and sequencing of the new Virus H5N8 to know the source of the origin of the infection, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement. This was communicated in a meeting called by Animal Husbandry…

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Toxic bacteria found in seafood samples

Toxic bacteria found in seafood samples

The presence of E coli signifies the faecal sewage contamination in food and water. (Brian Macdonald/Getty Images) The septic waste is returning to our food. The latest indicator is the presence of toxigenic E coli in seafood samples collected from retail markets, fish farms and landing centres in Ernakulam district and neighbouring areas. The presence of E coli signifies the faecal sewage contamination in food and water. Over the past one year, around 123 samples of fish were taken and analyzed at the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), which…

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