Background The word flu derives from the Italian phrase "Influenza de freddo" meaning "influence of the cold". Indeed it is that time of the year when my colleagues seem to have the flu/cold more ...
I ask this because the stomach plays a role in sterilising food and hence without one it follows that perhaps one would be more prone to getting intestinal infections.
There has been a warning about E. coli contaminated water in South Florida. Now I'm wondering are there empirical data or historic cases which show a correlation between E.coli levels in tap water and ...
As viroids are simply non-encapsidated non-coding RNA molecules, it is difficult to imagine a mechanism for their continual infection, other than horizontal transfer which doesn't seem to be the case. ...
When the virus integrates its DNA with the hosts and enters the lytic pathway, do the viral proteins that produced destroy the cells DNA? Do they deactivate it? Also does the cell function in the same ...
How does your body know when it is infected with a virus or bacteria so it can invoke a fever or ramp up the immune system?