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resistance

The failure of a condition to respond or remit following treatment.


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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

... we cannot predict how it will mutate. This is why treatment usually includes multiple medications into a cocktail which try to eliminate as many resistances as possible. But is only 40% effect, If I remember correctly. It may be slightly higher since I last knew. As for a cure, there are some, ...

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by ChesneMD
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:35 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
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... I would ask what triggers mutations, but then again, its a random occurrence. 3)You said "Furthermore, some higher organisms develop similar resistances, e.g. pest insects targeted by pesticides." Again, you guys look for an example of resistance which develops, and then you simply, ...

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by biohazard
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:56 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Implausible Engines of Evolution
Replies: 40
Views: 65523

The Implausible Engines of Evolution

... I would ask what triggers mutations, but then again, its a random occurrence. 3)You said "Furthermore, some higher organisms develop similar resistances, e.g. pest insects targeted by pesticides." Again, you guys look for an example of resistance which develops, and then you simply, ...

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by Tomn
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:41 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Implausible Engines of Evolution
Replies: 40
Views: 65523

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... living vs. non-living), we can take some other similar example, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis , which is famous for developing multiple drug resistances in the course of time if it is under selective pressure of antimicrobial drugs. Surely, many other bacteria do the same, just do not get ...

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by biohazard
Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:55 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Implausible Engines of Evolution
Replies: 40
Views: 65523

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Sure, B is allergic to peanuts and C isn't. Also applies for disease resistances such as HIV (C has ccrdelta 5 deletion) or whatever else they're susceptible to. A gives C some sort of poison/drug/virus but it's not infectious until eaten e.g. polio and C ...

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by f24u7
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:53 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this kind of poisoning possible?
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