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I'm Sick, But With What? Difference Between Bacterial, Parasitic, And Viral Infections

Medical Daily - ‎13 hours ago‎
Though they may manifest with similar symptoms, these conditions are all very different in how they infiltrate your body and how they're effectively banished.

Old World Viruses 'New' Cause of Equine Neurologic Disease

TheHorse.com - ‎12 hours ago‎
Ever heard of Sindbis virus or Middelburg virus? If you haven't you're not alone. But you might want to become familiar with them.

New swine flu epidemic could rise from rapidly evolving virus in pigs

Medical News Today - ‎May 3, 2016‎
While swine flu viruses have long been considered a risk for human pandemics - they were the source of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus - researchers are starting to look at the problem from the other side: what happens to flu viruses that travel from ...

Scientists just 'rediscovered' a drug that's effective against two human viruses

ScienceAlert - ‎May 1, 2016‎
The long history of scientific innovation is filled with serendipitous discoveries, and we now have another one to add to the list: a drug that had previously been abandoned due to limited interest has now been shown to fight off two human viruses in ...

Researchers team up with viruses to evolve a better insecticide

ExtremeTech - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Evolution never really sits still. Under selective pressure, like an insect being exposed to pesticides, life does what it does best: figure out how to persist through adversity.
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Wolbachia Bacteria May Be Key To Preventing Mosquitoes From Transmitting Zika Virus

Medical Daily - ‎10 hours ago‎
A certain bacterium known as Wolbachia may be incredibly useful in building a new line of defense against the spread of Zika virus, according to a new study published in Cell Host & Microbe. Though Wolbachia has been studied in the past as an effective ...
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Be prepared: asteroids, robots and deadly viruses could kill millions

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Governments are failing to properly prepare for a wave of catastrophic threats to humanity such as the rise of robots and 'off-the-shelf' deadly viruses, scientists argue. Super volcanoes, asteroid strikes and nuclear war are also threats that could ...

The Friendly Viruses, and how they can help with the looming antimicrobial resistance crisis

OUPblog (blog) - ‎May 3, 2016‎
In these days of Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue, and Ebola pandemics, and with the devastating smallpox, influenza, and polio epidemics of the 20th century still fresh in our collective memories, it seems counterintuitive to consider the possibility that ...

5 Viruses That Will Kill Your Relationships

Christian Post - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Want to be healthy? Hitting the gym and eating properly are vital but it turns out your relationships matter as well. The depth and breadth of your relationships impact your health as much as diet and exercise.
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German nuclear plant hit by computer viruses

BBC News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The viruses were found on office computers and in a system used to model the movement of nuclear fuel rods. Power firm RWE said the infection posed no threat to the plant because its control systems were not linked to the internet, so the viruses could ...

The DRACOs Project: to end viral diseases

Biotechin.Asia - ‎22 hours ago‎
They have proved safe and effective in treating ALL 18 viruses against which Dr. Rider has tested them in proof-of-concept work.
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About 30% of the prescriptions for antibiotics given to people with viruses are unnecessary, CDC claims

National Daily Press - ‎8 hours ago‎
The researchers looked at antibiotic use in clinics and emergency rooms across the U.S. About 30 percent of the prescriptions were given for respiratory viruses including the common cold and bronchitis. Half of the prescriptions for sore throats, sinus ...

Threat of novel swine flu viruses in pigs, humans

Science Daily - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
While swine flu viruses have long been considered a risk for human pandemics, and were the source of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus, attention has recently turned to the transmission of flu viruses from humans to pigs. "Once in pigs, flu viruses from ...

The Irony of Viruses

The Atlantic - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
About 8 percent of our DNA is made up of viruses known as Endogenous Retroviruses (ERVs). Over millions of years, these viruses have embedded themselves in our genome and now play an integral role in the functioning of our immune system. In this short ...
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Bees highly threatened by mites, viruses, study finds

Globalnews.ca - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Now a new study has concluded that viruses and mites might be playing a larger part than once believed. A five-year study across the United States by the University of Maryland and the U.S.

Body's defenses against common viruses may mess up neurons, spark depression

Ars Technica - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
Getting sick is definitely a bummer. But besides feeling icky and being stuck in bed, viral infections may cause us to actually be depressed.

Rapidly-evolving swine flu viruses could infect humans and cause pandemic

International Business Times UK - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Flu strains appear to evolve faster in pigs than they do in humans, a study of over 600 viruses has shown. Researchers say that this increased diversity could potentially pose a pandemic threat to humans if newly-evolved pig strains are transmitted to us.
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Plano Will Release Thousands Of Mosquito-Eating Fish To Fight Potential Viruses

KERA News - ‎May 2, 2016‎
As summer approaches, Zika has become a concern and priority across the state, even though mosquitos carrying the virus have not been detected in Gulf Coast states like Texas and Florida thus far.

Diagnosing Viruses of Sectarianism

Greater Kashmir - ‎7 hours ago‎
Diagnosing Viruses of Sectarianism Representational Pic. Often we get an impression that God is like a constituency seat for which different sects keep fighting through all democratic and non-democratic means.

Are there differences in survival among swine corona viruses in feed?

National Hog Farmer - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Each of these viruses causes severe diarrhea in young pigs and increased mortality, with subsequent reductions in growth performance and increased cost to producers.
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