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Bat Virus A 100-Percent Genetic Match To Human MERS
2013-08-22 06:58:15

Researchers have discovered the first concrete evidence of animal to human transmission, a correlation that could have strong implications in finding a cure, or at least a vaccine, for MERS coronavirus in humans.

Research Finds No Link Between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And Retroviruses
2012-09-18 11:06:32

A Multi-site study confirms that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), previously documented in two separate research papers to be associated with the XMRV and pMLV viruses, respectively, has no connection with either disease-causing virus.

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2008-02-07 12:50:00

A previously unknown virus has killed three recent transplant recipients who had a common Australian donor. All three patients, women aged 63, 64 and 44, had developed encephalitis, a swelling of the brain.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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