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Rabies

rabies

same as hydrophobia; canine madness.

Origin: L. See Rage. An acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain.A disease of the nervous system caused by a virus, which leads to degeneration of the Central Nervous System and proves fatal.


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Re: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... change brain function to emit a pre-determined emotional and cognitive response, a universal behaviour-changing mechanism, similar to the way that rabies, in its latter stages, causes anger, confusion and aggression. I don't want to create a superbug, no lol except in theory. One example that comes ...

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by Maitreya
Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:25 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation

... its limitations in the context of; a) the effects of an organism,ie how far from its 'normal' symptoms in humans can it be altered? eg could the rabies virus be altered to cause some of the symptoms of something entirely different? b) which organisms (prions, bacteria, viruses) are most easily ...

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by Maitreya
Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: A theoretical question - Genetic manipulation
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rabies virus and tetanus bacteria

Can a rabies virus or tetanus bacteria survive inactively in a dog's saliva that is vaccinated against rabies? If yes how long?

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by hesam
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:23 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: rabies virus and tetanus bacteria
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I need help with these questions?

... D. VARICELLA-ZOSTER E. RUBEOLA WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING INFECTIOUS DISEASES WOULE BE THE BEST DESCRIBED AS CHRONIC DISEASE? A. SMALL POX B. MRSA C. RABIES D. BOTULISM E. HEPATITIS B

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by chinee
Thu May 10, 2012 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: I need help with these questions?
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Re: Gene-sharing possible between viruses, protozoa & bacteria?

So let's just say inside a host, a Toxoplasmosa protozoa gets to live with the Rabies virus. In that setting, they can really get to swap genes? :shock: By the way, when a parasitic protozoa exists with a virus inside a host when can that be considered as coinfection ...

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by ijustwrite
Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:59 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gene-sharing possible between viruses, protozoa & bacteria?
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