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  • Why viruses like Herpes and Zika will need to be reclassified, and its biotech impact

    09/28/2019 6:15:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 09/27/2019 | San Diego State University
    In the 1950s and '60s as scientists began to obtain high resolution images of viruses, they discovered the detailed structure of the capsid—an outer protective layer composed of multiple copies of the same protein—which protects the virus' genetic material. The majority of viruses have capsids that are typically quasi-spherical and display icosahedral symmetry—like a 20-sided dice for instance. The capsid shell is what protects them, and as scientists discovered their structure, they proposed that capsids could have different sizes and hold different amounts of genome, and therefore could infect hosts differently. [M]any viruses have essentially been misclassified for 60 years,...
  • MTV's "LipLocked" - Peak TV Degeneracy? Time For The Giant Asteroid (big groan)

    09/09/2019 7:42:43 AM PDT · by gaijin · 23 replies
    MTV ^ | Sept 8th, 2019 | me
    On MTV’s newest series, ’Lip Locked,’ the premise is simple: Can the chemistry between couples be tested by seeing if they can identify a loved one from a lineup based solely on a kiss..?"Whether they’re dating, besties, or even in the friend zone, this test won’t be easy for ANYONE!"-blares the show's carnival-barking promoters. Meh, simple enough, not really evil from just that, maybe. But there's more: The male contestant to be tested is GAY, and not just a faint whiff of Liberace, either. And the unknown ringer girls (?) to be kissed are all from different ethnicities. The kisses?...
  • Website Links Spike In Herpes Cases To Coachella

    04/26/2019 2:58:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 04/26/2019
    The website HerpAlert, which tracks, diagnoses and treats herpes, says there has been a spike in the disease after the Coachella Music Festival, which wrapped up its two-weekend run last Sunday. New cases were reported in the communities of the Coachella Valley, in Los Angeles and San Diego. The site says a record 250 herpes cases per day were reported between the two weekends of Coachella.
  • Scientists Are Fighting Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Space with Silvery Shield

    03/19/2019 7:33:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    While living in space weakens astronauts' bodies, microbes can thrive in the zero-gravity environment, growing stronger and even developing resistance to antibiotics. To help minimize the spread of germs on the International Space Station, researchers have developed a new type of antimicrobial coating made of silver and ruthenium and tested it on one of the yuckiest surfaces inside the space station — the toilet door. Having coated the door to the space toilet with the new substance, known as "AgXX," the space station astronauts tested the surface for bacterial growth three times over the course of 19 months. After the...
  • There's Something About Space That's Triggering Herpes in Astronauts

    03/17/2019 7:09:26 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 88 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 18 Mar 2018 | JON CHRISTIAN
    Tests show that dormant herpes viruses reactivate in more than half the astronauts who travel on the Space Shuttle and International Space station, according to new NASA research - a phenomenon the space agency says could pose problems for deep space missions. ..."In keeping with this, we find that astronaut's immune cells - particularly those that normally suppress and eliminate viruses - become less effective during spaceflight and sometimes for up to 60 days after."
  • Dormant viruses activate during spaceflight

    03/17/2019 5:35:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Phys.org ^ | 03/15/2019
    "NASA astronauts endure weeks or even months exposed to microgravity and cosmic radiation—not to mention the extreme G forces of take-off and re-entry," says senior author Dr. Satish K. Mehta of KBR Wyle at the Johnson Space Center. "This physical challenge is compounded by more familiar stressors like social separation, confinement and an altered sleep-wake cycle." "During spaceflight there is a rise in secretion of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline, which are known to suppress the immune system. In keeping with this, we find that astronaut's immune cells—particularly those that normally suppress and eliminate viruses—become less effective during spaceflight...
  • Have researchers found a new risk factor for schizophrenia?

    01/14/2019 10:00:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    .medicalnewstoday ^ | 01/14/2019 | Mari a Cohut
    [R] researchers found that people with high genetic risk of schizophrenia and who also presented high levels of Epstein-Barr virus antibibodies had an increased probability to pertain to the schizophrenia group — more than eight times higher, to be precise. Also, among participants with schizophrenia, around 10 percent had both high levels of antibodies against this type of herpes virus and a higher genetic risk for schizophrenia, compared with only a little over 1 percent of the participants in the control group. The study did not seek to establish cause and effect relationships, but the researchers suggest that preventing infection...
  • Hillary Clinton mocks Trump's confidence in 'gut' instincts: 'You can't make this stuff up' [video]

    11/28/2018 12:02:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a Canadian audience Tuesday evening that President Trump’s confidence in his “gut” instincts sends her head “spinning.” The two-time failed presidential candidate’s remarks about the commander in chief came as she kicked off a 13-city speaking tour with former President Bill Clinton. “You know Trump governs, well he said today, that, you know, his gut, in his opinion, is a lot smarter than most people’s brains,” she told a Toronto audience. “So, I mean, literally you can’t make this stuff up. I mean it’s like a dozen times a day your head is...
  • Fox News apologizes after guest said Hillary Clinton is like ‘herpes’ (with Video)

    11/23/2018 5:42:22 AM PST · by blueyon · 57 replies
    theHill.com ^ | 11/22/18 | Justin Wise
    Fox News on Thursday issued an apology to its viewers after a guest said on air that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was like "herpes." Turning Points USA Director of Spanish Engagement Anna Paulina made the comments as a panel discussed the scandal surrounding the former Democratic presidential candidate's use of a private email server. During the segment, Fox News host Rick Leventhal mentioned that he was "amazed" that Clinton is still making headlines. "She won't go away, she's like herpes," Paulina said.
  • Fox News Offers On-Air Apology After Guest Compares Hillary Clinton To “Herpes”

    11/22/2018 7:42:07 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 93 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 22, 2018 | Dawn C. Chmielewski
    Fox News issued an on-air apology today after one of its guests compared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to herpes during a broadcast. Anna Paulina, Turning Point USA’s director of hispanic engagement, appeared along with political analyst Doug Schoen to discuss a favorite Fox News topic, Clinton’s deleted emails. Host Rick Leventhal made an offhand remark about how Clinton remains in the news, prompting Paulina’s caustic remark. “She won’t go away. She’s like herpes,” Paulina said, causing Leventhal to appear stunned. “OK, that is news that we are breaking here,” Leventhal responded. “Not appropriate.” Paulina disappeared from the segment,...
  • Young polyamorous woman who dates as many as SIX people at once offers a glimpse into her [tr]

    11/16/2018 3:03:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Cindy Tran
    Gone are the days when intimate relationships were shared between two people. And an Australian woman, who identifies herself as polyamorous, has opened up about how she embraces sexual relationships with multiple people. Penny has been in polyamorous relationships for five years - a lifestyle where she enjoys spending time with more than one person on an emotional level. Like any monogamous relationship, the woman goes out with the man or woman she 'loves' on romantic dates, cuddles up with them on the couch and has sex with them.
  • Whoopi Goldberg to Potential Trump SCOTUS Pick: ‘Get Out of My Vagina’ [barf]

    06/28/2018 1:58:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 153 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28,2018 | Pam Key
    Thursday on ABC’s “The View,” co-host Whoopi Goldberg discussed her concerns over President Donald Trump picking a Supreme Court nominee Advocating for abortion rights Goldberg said, “Get out of my vagina.” Goldberg said, “Here’s the piss-off for me. I’m the person that does believe that just because someone is appointed doesn’t mean —and I believe I have said that a lot about the Supreme Court — that you never know a person on the Supreme Court is going to vote because sometimes, you know, things change. They wake up. They see things. I don’t like hearing, again, that I’m trying...
  • How party dips can give you Norovirus and even HERPES <tr>

    06/18/2018 10:25:48 AM PDT · by BBell · 39 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 6/18/18 | IMOGEN BLAKE
    How party dips can give you Norovirus and even HERPES (and sour cream is the worst for spreading bacteria) Microbiologists reveal double dipping can spread bacteria very quickly Even a small amount of someone's saliva in a dip will allow germs to multiply Bacteria in runny dips like sour cream will multiply by up to 100 times But it won't grow very quickly in thicker dips such as houmous, it's said It's not a party unless there are some chips and dip on the table, but these tasty nibbles could be hiding some very dangerous bacteria, an investigation reveals. Norovirus,...
  • 'Biohacker' Who Injected Himself with DIY Herpes Treatment Found Dead

    05/01/2018 1:25:20 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 54 replies
    Live Science ^ | 5/1/8 | Sara Miller
    The CEO of a biomedical startup who sparked controversy when he injected himself with an untested herpes treatment in front of a live audience in February has died, according to an email sent to Live Science. Aaron Traywick, the CEO of Ascendance Biomedical, was found dead at 11:30 a.m. ET on Sunday (April 29) in a spa room in Washington, D.C., according to a statement provided to Live Science by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) of the District of Columbia. Traywick was 28 years old. According to the website News2Share.com, Traywick was found in a flotation tank. Flotation tanks are...
  • VIDEO: Mother warns parents after baby infected with cold sores

    07/31/2017 7:32:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    KRON4 ^ | July 31, 2017 | KRON 4 Staff and CNN
    WARNING – VIDEO CONTAINS IMAGES THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO LOOK AT DES MOINES, Iowa (KRON) — A mother is putting out a stern warning after her baby became covered in sores. Baby Juliano is in terrible pain as cold sores take over his face and mouth. His mother Samantha Rodgers says doctors told her he had the flu, or a bad case of hand foot and mouth disease, but it got worse. “His sores were growing onto his hands and his neck and his stomach,” Rodgers said. Juliano was sent to a children’s hospital in Des Moines where he...
  • Autism Risk Linked to Herpes Infection During Pregnancy

    07/10/2017 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 11 replies
    Laboratoryequipment.com/news ^ | 2/22/2017 | Columbia University's School of public health
    Women actively infected with genital herpes during early pregnancy had twice the odds of giving birth to a child later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. The study is the first to provide immunological evidence on the role of gestational infection in autism, reporting an association between maternal anti-herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2) antibodies and risk for ASD in offspring. Results appear in mSphere, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology. "We...
  • Jane Fonda to Headline Planned Parenthood “Love-A-Thon” To Protest Trump Inauguration

    01/19/2017 10:12:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | January 18, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and environmentalist group Earthjustice have partnered to put on Facebook Live’s first-ever tel-a-thon as counter-programming to Friday’s presidential inauguration. Dubbed the “Love-a-thon,” the event will be held from 12:30 p.m. ET until 3:30 p.m. ET and will feature a variety of celebrities, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jane Fonda, and Judd Apatow. A press release for the Love-a-thon said that the fundraising efforts are necessary as the next four years will bring “significant challenges” to these organizations. “Each of these organizations helps our most marginalized communities and protects our democratic norms and civil liberties every day through their...
  • Jim Carrey Accused Of Giving Ex-Gf STDS... Triggering Suicide (3 STD's)

    09/29/2016 8:49:27 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 24 replies
    TMZ ^ | 9-22-2016 | TMZ Staff
    Jim Carrey's deceased ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, was suicidal because she had STDs she believed she contracted from Carrey ... according to a lawsuit filed by White's estranged husband. Mark Burton amended the wrongful death suit which he filed against Carrey -- and in the new docs he says Cathriona had a text conversation with Jim in Feb. 2013 ... where she told him she thought she had contracted an STD. In the docs, Burton says Cathriona got tested and discovered she had Herpes Type I, Herpes Type 2 and Gonorrhea. He says Jim tried to pressure her to keep quiet...
  • 1969 Film of Bernie Sanders spreading North Vietnamese propaganda

    08/15/2016 11:03:27 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 31 replies
    In this 1969 documentary of a seditious meeting of communists with the notorious communist and terrorist Walter T Howard CCCP of New York City, we see Bernie Sanders attending a meeting and a filming of a North Vietnamese communist film that portrays the communist viet cong as freedom fighters and the Americans as torturers and barbarians. This and other films were shown by student radicals and marxists as Americans were being killed by the North Vietnamese army and the VietCong and as Vietnamese civilians were being murdered, tortured, buried alive and extorted by the communists and their gangster protection schemes...
  • Trump Surrogate Ben Carson Says He'd Be 'Never Trump' Too If Stakes Weren't So High

    04/12/2016 7:31:16 AM PDT · by Fhios · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/12/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    [...Now, however, he [Carson] has said that he’d probably be in the 'Never Trump' camp too if the stakes in this election weren’t so high...]