News tagged with viral pathogens

First estimate of total viruses in mammals

Scientists estimate that there is a minimum of 320,000 viruses in mammals awaiting discovery. Collecting evidence of these viruses, or even a majority of them, they say, could provide information critical to early detection ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Mapping translation sites in the human genome

Because of their central importance to biology, proteins have been the focus of intense research, particularly the manner in which they are produced from genetically coded templates—a process commonly known ...

dateJun 16, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Nylons made from shrimps

Scientists are investigating how shell waste from crustaceans could be turned into polymer precursors as a substitute to petroleum-derived solutions.

dateFeb 07, 2013 in Materials Science
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Wolf mange part of nature's cycle

Mange and viral diseases have a substantial, recurring impact on the health and size of reintroduced wolf packs living in Yellowstone National Park, according to ecologists.

dateSep 10, 2012 in Ecology
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Study: Cows done in by bad spuds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Anyone taking the recent, mysterious deaths of 200 steers in a Portage County, Wis., feedlot as a sign of the apocalypse can rest easy. The cows, according to the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, ...

dateJan 28, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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