Suzan Mazur: You provide an extensive table of defined virus terms, and you identify two groups of introns: Group I and Group
Image: Life in Utah; or, the Mysteries and Crimes of Mormonism, J. H. Beadle (1870) Wason thinks that contrary to the view
Just remember: You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't wipe your friends under the couch. You
We can wake ourselves up by increasing our oxygen level by breathing deeply. Or conversely, we can put ourselves to sleep with a kind of meditation of shallow breathing, and repeating silently the words to the rhythmic "in" and "out" like a mantra.
Zombies and the walking dead make for good copy, but do little to advance our understanding of life and death. Unfortunately, neither did the National Geographic with a cover article entitled, "The Science of Death: Coming Back from the Beyond."
So yet again, as a new virus emerges we need to be concerned but not panic. We need to use our knowledge to help overcome our fears.
Mammalian viruses also offer protection from bacterial pathogens. A certain family of herpesvirus increases resistance to
The rapid spread of Zika virus through the Americas, together with the association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, have propelled this previously ignored virus into the limelight. So what is this virus and where did it come from?
I think we need to change the phrase "breed like rabbits" to "breed like humans," as no other species on this planet even comes close to the human reproduction rate. As our population grows, available land shrinks and more and more people are forced to live in crowded, urbanized environments, a situation ripe for the easy spread and emergence of infectious agents.
Before there was "Dr. Google," there was "Dr. Grandma". Even though these women didn't typically go to medical school, they often had good advice -- such as "eat your vegetables," and "go out and play." But when it came to health advice during the winter months, it's a mixed bag.