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University Of Arizona Scientists' Fishing Expedition Reveals Viral Diversity In The Sea
2014-07-21 03:46:48

University of Arizona A fishing expedition of microscopic proportions led by University of Arizona ecologists revealed that the lines between virus types in nature are less blurred than previously thought. Using lab-cultured bacteria as "bait," a team of scientists led by Matthew Sullivan has sequenced complete and partial genomes of about 10 million viruses from an ocean water sample in a single experiment. The study, published online on July 14 by the journal Nature, revealed that...

Scientists Identify Two Forms Of Adenoviruse That Cross Primate Species
2013-07-25 09:50:49

University of California - San Francisco Adenoviruses commonly infect humans, causing colds, flu-like symptoms and sometimes even death, but now UC San Francisco researchers have discovered that a new species of adenovirus can spread from primate to primate, and potentially from monkey to human. UCSF researchers previously identified a new adenovirus in New World titi monkeys that killed most of the monkeys infected during an outbreak in a closed monkey colony in California in 2009. At...

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2004-12-29 10:22:18

Owners urged to get pets vaccinated against parvo HealthDayNews -- Canine parvovirus, an organism that can sicken and kill dogs, has undergone epidemic-like growth since its appearance more than 25 years ago and is capable of doubling its population size every few years. That's the conclusion of a new study on the virus, which experts hope will motivate people to get their dogs -- especially puppies, which are often given as Christmas presents and are especially vulnerable -- vaccinated...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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