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Parasites

(noun) Plural form of parasite.

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Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... where so far only the foreword and the first list can be seen. That case is related to case # 61 on the same list --parasites that are larger than the host-- and to one of the weirdest exceptions on the second list ("Morphology"), which is the unique case ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 12
Views: 3926

The Selfish Gene

... that can reproduce AND produce variation in "offspring" will tend to evolve, to perpetuate more successful variants. There are DNA "parasites" that copy themselves and spread the copies throughout a genome over generations. I'm not sure that the Selfish Gene is anything but ...

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by Darby
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Selfish Gene
Replies: 2
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Re:

... with this idea. 8) - I remember thinking of trying a similar approach when I started my work in parasitology many years ago: what if cancer-aimed parasites could be used? In principle, it works; in reality, it's hard to develop an actual therapy. How in principle would the parasite attack only ...

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by PeterDow
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:02 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 3371

My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.

... of cancers - I remember thinking of trying a similar approach when I started my work in parasitology many years ago: what if cancer-aimed parasites could be used? In principle, it works; in reality, it's hard to develop an actual therapy. One important detail - I don't think that the hypoxic ...

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by Darby
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: My “Eureka” moment. A cure for cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 3371

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

Apparently the chlamydias and genus Rickettsia share some characteristics with viruses. They're no ordinary parasites, they're obligate intracellular parasites , entering inside the cells of their hosts as a requirement for survival (thus making it "obligatory"). 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: 4549
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