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infectious. May be transmitted from person to person. (of disease) capable of being transmitted by infection.Of or relating to communicable diseases; by the road to the contagious hospital.Relating to diseases that are capable of spreading by contact with pathogens from another infected organism.

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Human Collembola Infestations

... there were tiny "tracks" from something on my skin. It didn't fit the pattern of scabies because it didn't start in folds and wasn't contagious to anyone around me. I know for sure, i saw a couple of microscopic springtails on my microscope and others saw what i did. It may have been ...

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by urthchik
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
Replies: 47
Views: 132337

A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... or current, solid proof. So here are the questions. 1. Is it theoretically possible, to actually 'create' a virus, bacteria, prion or other contagious, harmful organism, or only theoretically possible to alter the genetic make up of an already existing one? Whether it is possible or not, ...

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by Maitreya
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
Replies: 4
Views: 7857

Mad scientists breeding mega-viruses

... scientists developed a strain of H5N1 which would kill millions, at a 60% mortality rate. This new strain is supposedly incredibly more lethal and contagious. So it has already been done, to answer your question, if only to a slightly smaller degree, but only as a biomedical research for pandemics. ...

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by ChesneMD
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mad scientists breeding mega-viruses
Replies: 3
Views: 1836

Few questions about PCR

... deep in the patient, and PCR usually will not detect the virus in a patient. It might be useful to see if a body fluid contained the virus (ie. is contagious) but it is generally not used as a diagnostic tool. But you are right on the principle. You mix a DNA sample that you want to know if it ...

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by canalon
Fri May 27, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Few questions about PCR
Replies: 4
Views: 4038

Re: fiber/hair moving thru water

... back. I mostly want to know what the issue is so I can accept it and stop going nuts wondering what the heck is on me and always wondering if I'm contagious or my clothes are infected. The symptoms are real, regardless of what anyone says. I will appreciate input about what to do next. Or, if ...

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by Maragoldie
Wed May 04, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fiber/hair moving thru water
Replies: 17
Views: 18386
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