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

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.

Siberian Permafrost Reveals Ancient Giant Virus, Remains Infectious
2014-03-04 08:20:09

Giant viruses may seem like the latest creation in a Hollywood B movie production, but the recent discovery of a larger-than-life virus buried in ice is definitely no science-fiction tale.

Largest Virus Ever Discovered
2013-07-19 11:40:30

According to a newly published report in the journal Science, French researchers have discovered a virus 1,000 times bigger than the flu virus and which has almost 2,600 genes - the largest virus known to date.

2012-09-13 13:32:52

A new study of giant viruses supports the idea that viruses are ancient living organisms and not inanimate molecular remnants run amok, as some scientists have argued.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.