Neatorama Posts Tagged "virus"
34,000-Year-Old Virus is the World’s Largest -and It Still Infects!

Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel led a tea...  ...eam of scientists into Siberia to look for frozen viruses . A soil sample they took from the permafrost 100...  ...feet underground has yielded a previously-unknown virus that will still infect cells, even after being fr...  ...or somewhere between 34,000...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/05/34000-Year-Old-Virus-is-the-Worlds-Largest-and-It-Still-Infects/
Happy Virus Appreciation Day! Save 20% on All Giant Microbes from the NeatoShop

Happy Virus Appreciation Day, Neatoramanauts! What? You didn'...  ...? You didn't know that today, October 3, 2013, is Virus Appreciation Day? Why, it's the perfect occassion...  ...Why, it's the perfect occassion to have a sale on virus plushies over at the NeatoShop!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/03/Happy-Virus-Appreciation-Day-Save-20-on-All-Giant-Microbes-from-the-NeatoShop/
Using Polio to Treat Cancer...

A retired cardiologist tells the story of how a ma...  ...in underwent experimental treatment -with a polio virus ! Fritz Anderson was diagnosed with glioblastoma m...  ...one of which involved implanting a modified polio virus into my brain. (This had been very successful in...  ... . . uses an en...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/26/Using-Polio-to-Treat-Cancer/
Government Agency Smashes Computers to Get Rid of Viruses

A couple of years ago, the Department of Homeland Security notified NOAA (the weather agency) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) that they had a potential malware problem in their computer systems. The two...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/07/09/Government-Agency-Smashes-Computers-to-Get-Rid-of-Viruses/
Meet The Latest Thing That Can Kill Humanity: MERS-CoV...

Time to panic! A new SARS-like virus found in human has all the potential to cause a g...  ...human to human: A new SARS-like virus recently found in humans is "a threat to the...  ...tzerland. "We do not know where the virus hides in...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/29/Meet-The-Latest-Thing-That-Can-Kill-Humanity-MERS-CoV/
HIV Virus Awakens Ancient Viral Gene in the Human Genome

Psst! Don't panic, but you've got sleeper...  ...nic, but you've got sleeper agents inside of you: viruses that have integrated their genome into...  ...z and his colleagues analyzed the sequence of the virus genes they found in the patients with...  ...were not quite like any known HERV-...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/12/HIV-Virus-Awakens-Ancient-Viral-Gene-in-the-Human-Genome/
Hybrid Flu Virus: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Photo: Zhang et al./Science Some...  ...ang et al./Science Some strains of the flu virus , like the H5N1 bird flu virus , are highly lethal but aren't easily tr...  ...e two are mixed to create a new, hybrid virus that is both highly lethal and...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/05/05/Hybrid-Flu-Virus-What-Could-Possibly-Go-Wrong/
The Only Virus with Immune System

The immune system usually fights the virus , but sometimes, a sneaky virus turn the tables against the host and us...  ...d CRISPRs, which protect them against viruses . When a bacterium is attacked by a virus...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/08/The-Only-Virus-with-Immune-System/
Baby is Cured of HIV...

This is big news: scientists reported th...  ...But to her astonishment, tests couldn't find any virus . "My first thought was, 'Oh, my goo...  ...DNA and RNA, but no evidence that the virus is actively replicating in the child's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/03/04/Baby-is-Cured-of-HIV/
How a Virus Infects a Cell

[http://youtu.be/Gy42CoyqKjE] (YouTube link)Resear...  ...t Houston (UT Health) Medical School observed how viruses infect cells and made this animation to illustrat...  ...tion to illustrate the process. Here you see a T7 virus invading an E.coli bacterium. Oh yeah, it's flu s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/01/11/How-a-Virus-Infects-a-Cell/




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