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Virus attracts bumblebees to infected plants by changing scent

Virus attracts bumblebees to infected plants by changing scent | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Plant scientists at the University of Cambridge have found that the cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) alters gene expression in the tomato plants it infects, causing changes to air-borne chemicals - the scent - emitted by the plants
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New Gene Map of Deadly Bird Flu Points to Pandemic Concerns

New Gene Map of Deadly Bird Flu Points to Pandemic Concerns | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
The H5N1 avian flu virus isn't known to be transmissible through the air, but a study released Thursday shows how mutations to the virus could give it that ability.
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Washington Post: DNA: The next big hacking frontier

Washington Post: DNA: The next big hacking frontier | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Imagine computer-designed viruses that cure disease, new bacteria capable of synthesizing an unlimited fuel supply, new organisms that wipe out entire populations and bio-toxins that target world leaders.

Via Bronwen Evans
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Why There Still Isn't An Ebola Cure

Why There Still Isn't An Ebola Cure | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer
Published: 06/24/2014 11:31 AM EDT on LiveScience

Ebola first appeared more than three decades ago, but there is still no cure or specific treatment for the disease, in part because the dangerous nature of the ...
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Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism | Scoop.it
Doctors in Boston say a child infected with the dangerous virus appears to be free of HIV nine months after birth.
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