Author Topic: Stupid Virus Discovered in People  (Read 1423 times)

Offline PopeyesPappy

Stupid Virus Discovered in People
« on: November 11, 2014, 10:06:20 AM »
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A virus, previously thought to live only in algae in rivers and lakes, has been found in the throats of healthy people. The infected showed specific brain activities to be slower than of those without the virus.

The study outlining the discovery was carried out by Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and the University of Nebraska (UNL) and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) journal in October.

The scientists were busy with another study, when they found the DNA of the chlorovirus Acanthocystis turfacea chlorella virus 1 (ATCV-1) in the throats of humans. According to the study, such chloroviruses as ATCV-1 have not been previously shown to infect humans or to be part of the human virome.

Following a series of tests, scientists found that out of the 92 healthy people 40 infected with the virus. Moreover, those infected performed 10 percent worse in tests requiring visual processing.

For example, people with the virus scored about nine points lower on a test that measured how quickly they could draw a line between sequentially numbered circles on a piece of paper and seven points lower on tests measuring attention.

"This is a striking example showing that the 'innocuous' microorganisms we carry can affect behavior and cognition," said lead investigator Robert Yolken, director of the Stanley Neurovirology Laboratory at Johns Hopkins, according to the UNL press-release.

http://rt.com/news/204151-plant-virus-people-stupid/
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Offline AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Stupid Virus Discovered in People
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2014, 10:11:22 AM »
It's demonic possession as chronicled in detail by National Geographic.. Parasites are agents of the Obama administration's war on Jesus..
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/11/mindsuckers/zimmer-text

Interesting stuff..of course NG never said that, but just ask congress.. They'll tell you..
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Offline Solitary

Re: Stupid Virus Discovered in People
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2014, 10:33:49 AM »
It's demonic possession as chronicled in detail by National Geographic.. Parasites are agents of the Obama administration's war on Jesus..
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/11/mindsuckers/zimmer-text

Interesting stuff..of course NG never said that, but just ask congress.. They'll tell you..
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Offline Atheon

Re: Stupid Virus Discovered in People
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2014, 01:04:25 PM »
Quick, find a cure. Then we can end theism and Republicanism once and for all!
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Offline Solitary

Re: Stupid Virus Discovered in People
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 10:22:31 AM »
From their past results, isn't that the truth!  :doh:
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