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Extreme cold could reveal herpesvirus infection dynamics

The funny thing about the virus that causes chicken pox is that no one knows for sure how it or many of its herpesvirus cousins invade and infect cells. It's a bit of a problem: Without that knowledge, it's been hard to find ...

Viral communications hacking boosts Leishmania infections

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Artificial intelligence detects the presence of viruses

Many biosensing applications rely on characterization of specific analytes such as proteins, viruses and bacteria, among many other targets, which can be accomplished by using micro- or nano-scale particles. In such biosensors, ...

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Mongoose

Mongoose (plural: mongooses or, rarely, mongeese) is a name for any member of the family Herpestidae (although also used for some members of Eupleridae), a family of small, cat-like carnivores.

The word mongoose is derived from the Marathi name mangus (pronounced as "mongoose"), perhaps ultimately from Dravidian (cf. Telugu mungeesa, Kannada mungisi). The form of the English name (since 1698) was altered to its -goose ending by folk-etymology. It has no etymological connection with the word goose.

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