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pandemic

An epidemic that affects awide geographic area.


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7 deadly sins in nature

... in the ant world is not linked to crowding, and chimp "wars" are not really wars but something else for which a new term is needed) and pandemics that will eventually bring down our numbers and save life on Earth in the course of the next few centuries. Cities will be abandoned. The ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: 7 deadly sins in nature
Replies: 6
Views: 1201

Mad scientists breeding mega-viruses

... 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. However, in bioterrorism, we have to understand that the potential is there. This can work to our advantage, many researchers indicate that ...

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by ChesneMD
Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:52 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mad scientists breeding mega-viruses
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Questions regarding bloodborne viruses...

... the better to spread the viral offspring - the disease gets milder over time. This is the one major biological gaffe a lot of fiction makes. Pandemics, really bad ones, rarely have a mortality rate above 15%.

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by Darby
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:56 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions regarding bloodborne viruses...
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Views: 3566

Viruses and Evolution

1) Even though big populations make huge pandemics possible, they also offer a vast diversity in our genetic code. Basically this means that there is a chance of some virus wiping out a big portion of the human race, but not all of us, since ...

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by biohazard
Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:45 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Viruses and Evolution
Replies: 14
Views: 6398

Artificial Life Created

... global warming but unlikely with created new life. Our immune system has been here for an awful long time and has coped so far with all pandemics caused by foreign proteins. And if some creature were to be produced that did remove all of mankind it is very unlikely that it would remove ...

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by genovese
Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Artificial Life Created
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