Post Tagged with: "viruses"

Early Mutation Exacerbated Ebola Outbreak

Early Mutation Exacerbated Ebola Outbreak

New research sheds light on Ebola’s destructive spread during the West African epidemic.

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REVIEW: Whiteout

REVIEW: Whiteout

A master of storytelling delivers a high-strung thriller just compelling enough to dispel disbelief.

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The Vaccine that Rescued a Generation

The Vaccine that Rescued a Generation

Plagues like polio have brought civilizations to their knees throughout recorded history. This time, we fought back.

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REVIEW: The Hot Zone

REVIEW: The Hot Zone

Richard Preston’s fan favorite promises high-octane thrills but comes up short on the science.

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New Study Sheds Much-Needed Light on Norovirus

New Study Sheds Much-Needed Light on Norovirus

A recent breakthrough in the study of norovirus may lead to new treatments.

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REVIEW: A Planet of Viruses

REVIEW: A Planet of Viruses

I get to know viruses with Carl Zimmer’s A Planet of Viruses. This unimaginably tiny underworld is responsible for most of the world’s genetic diversity and continues to play a pivotal role in the evolution of life and the planet as a whole.

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To Catch a Micro-Predator

To Catch a Micro-Predator

Tensions are running high as researchers race to find a vaccine for a quickly mutating bird virus. If H5N1 successfully jumps the species barrier, we could have another HIV-level pandemic on our hands.

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Viruses as Planetary Forces

Viruses as Planetary Forces

Carl Zimmer presents at the Singularity Summit, giving an excellent overview of the ubiquitous life forms that have shaped the evolution of life on earth.

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