University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Federal law needed to safeguard 'digital afterlives'

(Phys.org)—Federal law ought to play a stronger role in regulating social networking sites by allowing users to determine what happens to their "digital afterlives," says a recently published paper by a University of Illinois ...

Sep 26, 2012
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Study of giant viruses shakes up tree of life

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. The study reshapes the universal family ...

Sep 13, 2012
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Scientists put a pox on dog cancer

Researchers report that myxoma – a pox virus that afflicts rabbits but not humans, dogs or any other vertebrates so far studied – infects several different types of canine cancer cells in cell culture while sparing healthy ...

Sep 10, 2012
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