Archive for May 4th, 2012

HIV/AIDS: New book tracks the epidemic to its origins

4 May, 2012

See on Scoop.itVirology News

We’ve all heard the myths and hypotheses about the origins of the epidemic caused by the HI virus, but a new book, “Tinderbox: How the West Sparked the AIDS Epidemic and How the World Can Finally Overcome It”, sheds more light on where it all began.

 

I’ve covered this before, but it’s a nice review – complete with spoilers like how Beatrice Hahn and team have shown that a chimpanzee SIV from Cameroon is the closest relative of HIV-1 group M viruses.  The gun doesn’t smoke more than that.

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Religious sites ‘riskier than porn for viruses’ – Ninemsn

4 May, 2012

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CIO TodayReligious sites ‘riskier than porn for viruses’NinemsnWeb wanderers are more likely to get a computer virus by visiting a religious website than by peering at porn, according to a study released on Tuesday.

 

I love it: Dawkins was right!  Religion IS a virus….

See on news.dc1.ninemsn.com.au

Flu research: How to make bird flu transmissible…

4 May, 2012

See on Scoop.itVirology News

“On April 27th, after much toing and froing, the Dutch government gave Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam permission to submit his paper on bird flu to Science.”

 

And so it FINALLY comes to pass – two papers that SHOULD have been published weeks ago, finally see the light.

See on 9thlevel.ie