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Jc virus

Jc virus

(Science: organism, virology) a human retrovirus similar to polyoma virus, but which has not been found associated with any human cancer. Member of the papovaviridae.


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T cell exhaustion during persistent viral infections

Why does the immune system fail to clear some virus (and other infections) and allow a state of chronic infection to occur? I found out this interesting article online. Take a look. https://microbiologybytes.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/t-cell-exhaustion-during-persistent-viral-infections/

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by bioCassie
Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:20 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: T cell exhaustion during persistent viral infections
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Basic Knowledge about DNA Extraction

DNA Extraction is the process of removing deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) existing in cells or viruses , normally as an early step in many diagnostic processes used to detect bacteria and viruses in the environment as well as to diagnose disease and genetic disorders. Many ...

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Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:56 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Basic Knowledge about DNA Extraction
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Virus Questions [Science Fiction]

... can't translate their genetic material into proteins except by hijacking a cell. It will have to build its body from inside the host. Maybe this virus hijacks the reproductive system to grow itself. Unfortunately, I don't see how something as complicated and coordinated as embrylogical development ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:31 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
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Views: 1529

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Since viruses are not alive, the answer to ALL your questions is NO. BTW how do you imagine slime mold assembling? Viruses live only inside their hosts and there's ongoing discussion whether they are alive outside of hosts, ...

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by Tenebrae
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
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Views: 1529

Virus Questions [Science Fiction]

1:) Could/Can viruses carry an electrical impulse? 2:) Could/Can viruses perceive their environment through some sort of sensory mechanics? ( Chemical , Sound , Electrical ?) 3:) Could a virus assemble in a manner akin to a slime ...

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by Tenebrae
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:43 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
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Views: 1529
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