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More than 300 endangered whales mysteriously wash up dead on beach in ‘apocalyptic sight’

[Chile] A quiet coastline has become the world’s largest ever grave for endangered whales in what was described as an “apocalyptic sight”. Continue reading More than 300 endangered whales mysteriously wash up dead on beach in ‘apocalyptic sight’

DNA v environment: Can viruses affect your thinking ability?

After a spate of cases of enterovirus (HEV-68) swept from the midwest states to cover most of the rest of the states, there were several deaths reported, and cases of neurologic problems associated with the virus cropped-up. How common is it for viruses to impact Continue reading DNA v environment: Can viruses affect your thinking ability?

UNL, Johns Hopkins researchers identify DNA of algae virus in humans

An alga species infected with a chlorovirus similar to the one UNL and Johns Hopkins researchers have newly identified in the throat cavity of humans. (Credit: Kit Lee and Angie Fox, UNL)

The DNA of a virus once thought confined to the cells of algae may in fact invade the biological kingdom of mice Continue reading UNL, Johns Hopkins researchers identify DNA of algae virus in humans

Algal virus found in humans, slows brain activity

It’s not such a stretch to think that humans can catch the Ebola virus from monkeys and the flu virus from pigs. After all, they are all mammals with fundamentally similar physiologies. But now researchers have discovered that even a virus found in the lowly algae can make mammals its home. The invader Continue reading Algal virus found in humans, slows brain activity