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Researcher Creates Super-Virus

Tuesday, 29, November , 2011 by

Doctor Tipster is running a story about a Dutch researcher who created a super-flu virus, right out of a horror movie. They followed up with an article debating not only whether the research should take place, but whether the research should be published. The reasons not to publish are obvious. Nobody wants to see Dr.

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Contagion Review

Friday, 14, October , 2011 by

Contagion may be the best outbreak movie ever made, except for the ending.  For 75% of the movie, the story builds in a quietly insidious way.  The dialogue is clipped and revealing.  Take for instance when one of the main characters is told early on that his wife died.  “When can I talk to her”

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What if we could cure any virus?

Saturday, 20, August , 2011 by

MIT researchers have uncovered a viral signature that all viruses share which just might let us kill any virus.  Past approaches to attacking diseases have focused on fighting each disease individually.  This is an expensive and ultimately unscalable approach, as any systems engineer would recognize in a second.  You can’t deal with every system as

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