Spillover

Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

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A masterpiece of science reporting that tracks the animal origins of emerginghuman diseases.
Waleswong
Ha scritto il 18/10/16
"New" diseases are inevitable, especially when we go into the previously inhabitant area, such as rain forests. We will certainly encounter reservoir hosts and amplifier hosts more frequently. The Next Big One is always there! Are bats the most "dan...Continua
Me, My Shelf and I
Ha scritto il 27/05/16

Un libro di divulgazione scientifica scritto benissimo.
Certo, se vi facevano simpatia i pipistrelli probabilmente dopo la lettura vorrete estinguerli col lanciafiamme.

subliminalpop
Ha scritto il 05/04/15
Sempre molto interessante (“Il cavallo verde”, “Tutto ha un'origine”, “È virale”, “Dipende...”), spesso avvincente come qualcosa a metà strada tra un romanzo d'avventura e il thriller (“Tredici gorilla”, “Una cena alla fattoria dei ratti”, “Ospiti da...Continua

ilpuca
Ha scritto il Dec 20, 2014, 23:50
Viruses face four basic challenges: how to get from one host to another, how to penetrate a cell within that host, how to commandeer the cell’s equipment and resources for producing multiple copies of itself, and how to get back out—out of the cell,...Continua
ilpuca
Ha scritto il Dec 20, 2014, 23:50
Among the most important things to remember about evolution—and about its primary mechanism, natural selection, as limned by Darwin and his successors—is that it doesn’t have purposes. It only has results. To believe otherwise is to embrace a teleolo...Continua
ilpuca
Ha scritto il Dec 20, 2014, 23:50
Eloquence is good but field time is better.
ilpuca
Ha scritto il Dec 20, 2014, 23:48
Despite all precautions, at least half a dozen soldiers did get infected. Hume Field noted: “There’s no easy way to kill a million pigs.”

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