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  • Respiratory virus jumps from monkeys to humans

    07/17/2011 12:06:38 AM PDT · by neverdem · 16 replies
    Nature News ^ | 14 July 2011 | Zoe Cormier
    Adenovirus remained infectious after crossing species barrier. A class of virus has for the first time been shown to jump from animals to humans — and then to infect other humans. The virus is described in PLoS Pathogens today1. The team that discovered it might also have found the first human to be infected: the primary carer for a colony of titi monkeys (Callicebus cupreus) that suffered an outbreak. The culprit is an adenovirus, one of a class of viruses that cause a range of illnesses in humans, including pneumonia. But this particular strain has never been seen before. It...
  • OBESITY BUG YOU CAN CATCH

    01/25/2009 6:08:18 PM PST · by neverdem · 42 replies · 1,452+ views
    dailyexpress.co.uk ^ | January 26,2009 | Jo Willey
    Obesity is a major problem in Britain OBESITY can be “caught” as easily as a common cold from other people’s coughs, sneezes and dirty hands, scientists will claim today. Researchers believe that an airborne “adenovirus” germ could be causing the fat plague that is blighting Britain and other countries. As many as one in three obese people may have become overweight after falling victim to the highly infectious cold-like virus, known as AD-36. It is known to cause coughs, sore throats, diarrhoea and conjunctivitis but has now also been found to make fat cells multiply, leading to weight gain....
  • Now you CATCH obesity ...spreading fat cells are linked to a virus

    01/25/2009 5:04:14 PM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 27 replies · 1,144+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 01/25/08 | Fiona Macrae
    Contagious? A scientist will claim obesity is linked to a virus that causes colds Obesity can be 'caught' from another individual in the same way as a cold, scientists suggest. The condition has been linked to a highly-infectious virus which causes sniffles and sore throats. Spread by dirty hands, the adenovirus apparently attacks tissue and causes fat cells to multiply - leading to massive weight gain. Previous studies have shown that chickens and mice infected with the bug put on weight more quickly than uninfected animals - even when they do not eat more. Now human studies show that almost...
  • Obesity 'Can Be Caught Like A Cold'

    01/30/2006 6:17:15 PM PST · by blam · 84 replies · 2,301+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-31-2006 | Roger Highfield
    Obesity 'can be caught like a cold' By Roger Highfield, Science Editor (Filed: 31/01/2006) Evidence that obesity could be contagious was published yesterday by American researchers - and washing your hands could be an elementary step to avoiding the virus and becoming overweight. A team led by Dr Leah Whigham, of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, found that the human adenovirus Ad-37 causes obesity in chickens, marking the third virus to be linked to being overweight: two related viruses, Ad-36 and Ad-5, also cause obesity in animals. Moreover, Ad-36 has been associated with human obesity, leading researchers to suspect that...
  • Common virus kills cancer, study finds

    06/21/2005 3:53:57 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 47 replies · 2,033+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/21/05
    A common virus that is harmless to people can destroy cancerous cells in the body and might be developed into a new cancer therapy, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday. The virus, called adeno-associated virus type 2, or AAV-2, infects an estimated 80 percent of the population. "Our results suggest that adeno-associated virus type 2, which infects the majority of the population but has no known ill effects, kills multiple types of cancer cells yet has no effect on healthy cells," said Craig Meyers, a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Penn State College of Medicine in Pennsylvania. "We believe...