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Modified Polio Virus May Help Fight Brain Tumors, Study Suggests by Medline Plus Posted Thu 23 May 2013 5:00pm Treatment is harmless to normal cells but attacks cancer cells; finding is preliminary, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Brain Cancer , Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome Read on »
The Age of Polio: How an Old Virus and New Toxins Triggered a Man-made Epidemic -- Part 6, After: The Persistence of Polio by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am Read Part 5, Part 4, Part 3, Part 2 and Part 1. By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill To summarize our theory: Polio is a virus, contagious like other viruses, and generally a harmless enterovirus. When it is introduced into the human body, it has the capacity to enter the nervous system when nerves are damaged. Damage can o ... Read on »
The Age of Polio: How an Old Virus and New Toxins Triggered a Man-made Epidemic -- Part 5, Before by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill Our research on the natural history of autism convinced us that while there may have been a few scattered cases throughout history, the disorder first occurred in appreciable numbers – as clusters and ultimately as an epidemic -- only after 1930. Observations at that time about the rarity and no ... Read on »
The Age of Polio: How an Old Virus and New Toxins Triggered a Man-made Epidemic -- Part 2, A Gypsy Moth Flaps Its Wings by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am Read  Part 1, The Wrong Narrative Here. By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill Etienne Leopold Trouvelot arrived in the United States from France in the late 1850s and settled into his brand new house at 27 Myrtle Street in Medford, a suburb of Boston. A self-taught scientist and later an astronomer affiliated with Harvard, his ... Read on »
The Age of Polio: How an Old Virus and New Toxins Created a Man-made Epidemic -- Part 4, Post-War Epidemics and the Triumph of V by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am Read  Part 3, Making Sense of Campobello;  Part 2, A Gypsy Moth Flaps its Wings and Part 1, The Wrong Narrative . By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill Life magazine for August 15, 1949, reflected the booming exuberance of the times. The cover, “How to Dress for Hollywood,” featured a buxom starlet in suitably sultry attire. Th ... Read on »
The Age of Polio: How an Old Virus and New Toxins Triggered a Man-Made Epidemic -- Part 1, The Wrong Narrative by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill Polio is the iconic epidemic, its conquest one of medicine’s heroic dramas. The narrative is by now familiar: Random, inexplicable outbreaks paralyzed and killed thousands of infants and children and struck raw terror into 20th century parents, triggering a worldwide race to identify the vi ... Read on »
The Age of Polio: How an Old Virus and New Toxins Triggered a Man-made Epidemic -- Part 3, Making Sense of Campobello by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am Read Part 2, A Gypsy Moth Flaps its Wings and Part 1, The Wrong Narrative . By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill Despite its name, the town of Cherryfield in Washington County, Maine, calls itself the Blueberry Capital of the World, and there is no disputing the claim. More than 90 percent of the world’s commercial blueberries ... Read on »
The Age of Polio: How an Old Virus and New Toxins Created a Man-made Epidemic -- Part 7, “Where was God?” Lessons le by Kim S. Patient Expert Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 12:00am Read  Part 6, Part 5, Part 4, Part 3, Part 2 and Part 1. By Dan Olmsted and Mark Blaxill What, then, is the natural history of polio telling us? Beyond the lessons for containing polio outbreaks themselves, we suggest that a single-minded focus on germs – and an unwillingness to explore novel and potentially uncomfort ... Read on »
Is it Ebolavirus or Ebola virus? by Vincent Racaniello Posted Tue 07 Aug 2012 12:00am When I drafted my article for TakePart ( Don’t Panic – Ebola Isn’t Heading For You ), I used the term ‘ebolavirus’ throughout, but the editors changed every instance to ‘Ebola virus’. Understanding which term is correct is far more complicated than you might imagine. A new virus was first isolated in 1976 from patients during an outbreak ... Read on »
Vaccine-Derived Polio in India Will Not Affect “Polio-Free” Status by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 Mar 2012 12:00am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions. As a matter of courtesy we request that the content provider be credited and notified in any public or private usage of this image. (Photo credit: W ... Read on »