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1. Capable of being transmitted by infection, with or without actual contact.

Synonym: infective.

3. Denoting a disease due to the action of a microorganism.

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A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... is harmful to others around them, yet they suffer no effects, perhaps due to a genetic abnormality. A virus, for instance, like ebola; where it is infectious and dangerous to anyone who comes into contact with it. Is if possible for some form of abnormality or some other biological quirk to make ...

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by Maitreya
Sat Dec 07, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
Replies: 4
Views: 4830

My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... the cancer cells and to eliminate them naturally in future. The dangers of a failed phase 2 treatment The patient will be rendered vulnerable to infectious disease because of the predictable effect of the Type H drug which will prevent parts of the immune system from responding to infections. ...

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by PeterDow
Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 11444

Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... that these parasites are more like organelles, much like the mitochondria and chloroplasts that contain their own genetic materia. If viruses are infectious genetic material, then maybe the chlamydias are infectious organelles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endosymbiotic_theory I didn't read the ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 11265

Bio Research Paper Writing

... to migrate to the thymus resulting in the decline of the amount of naieve cells. Because the thymus is such a sensitive target point for infectious agents not limited to the viral infections, studies have shown that mouse thymus have autoreactive thymus derived CD4 and CD8 T-cells capable ...

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by NathanielZhu
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bio Research Paper Writing
Replies: 1
Views: 12643

Difference between Virulence and Pathogenicity?

... text regarding this, but I still can't manage do discriminate between them. So far what I've got is: Pathogenicity = The potential/ability of a infectious agent to cause damage. Virulence = The actual level of damage caused. Is this correct or am I mistaken?

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by nukeman
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Difference between Virulence and Pathogenicity?
Replies: 1
Views: 2349
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