Microorganisms
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We are surrounded by thousands upon thousands of germs, viruses, bacteria, and other creepy crawlers... how do we survive!?
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Novel Gene linked to herpes-related cold sores

Novel Gene linked to herpes-related cold sores | Microorganisms | Scoop.it

Researchers have identified a human chromosome containing a specific gene associated with susceptibility to herpes simplex labialis (HSL), the common cold sore. The gene C21ORF91 encodes a cytoplasmic protein with currently unknown function. Cold sores occur when the herpes virus reactivates from its quiescent state within the nerve, infecting the lip, nose, or face.


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Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body : NPR

Flu Attack! How A Virus Invades Your Body : NPR | Microorganisms | Scoop.it
When you get the flu, viruses turn your cells into tiny virus factories that help spread the disease. This animation takes you to the front lines of a viral assault that could be going on inside your body right now.
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Scientist Examines Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity

Scientist Examines Possible Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity | Microorganisms | Scoop.it
A researcher asserts that antibiotics are permanently altering microbial flora of the human body, with unforeseen consequences.
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