Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: W Thomas Payne
A caveat on this submission: The following essay is strictly from the perspective of a biologist's point of view on the issue. It is not meant to be a treatise endorsing eugenics or euthanasia. HIV infection and the accompanying Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) are...
Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: Brett Ernde
Sure the AIDS virus could be viewed as nature's reaction to a nasty cold. Similar to the way that a body temperature will raise during bouts of infection, so the earth has cleansed itself in the past. The plague could have also been viewed in...
By: C. Mackenzie
The subject of AIDS, and HIV, is a sensitive one. The AIDS pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide, with a large proportion of them being children, and is considered one of the most devastating pandemics in human history. With scientists across the globe searching...
By: Richard Heath
Bacteria have been becoming resistant to antibiotics since time immemorial. In 1877, the father of modern microbiology, Lois Pasteur, noted that some bacteria secrete compounds that kill other bacteria. These compounds now termed antibiotics are part of Nature's ongoing arms race. Bacteria are in competition...
By: Jonte Rhodes
The Hookworm is a type of nematode that attaches to the small intestine of its host mammal. There are usually two that feed on humans, although there are many other types that affect such species as dogs, cats, horses etc. There are even some species...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Asian bird flu, also called avian flu or just bird flu, is caused by a virus that normally only infects birds (and in rare cases pigs). The health concerns in countries where people live in close proximity with birds, such as in Asia, have been...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Bird flu, also called avian flu or Asian bird flu, is caused by a virus that normally only infects birds (and in rare cases pigs). The bird flu is a strain of influenza virus known as H5N1. The first historical cases of avian flu were...
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Due to the nature of HIV itself, I think there will never be a cure. HIV is a virus. It mutates with nearly every replication because the viral enzyme responsible for encoding new strands is not reliable. The strain of HIV can change over the...
Could the AIDS Virus be Viewed as a Natural way to Stabilize Population Growth
By: Kim Sharpe
I think that the sad reality of life throughout the ages is that if it kills then it stabilizes population growth. I think that is why the world seems to go in cycles and be hit by various plagues throughout the ages that kill vast...
By: Christine G.
It is possible that viruses existed even before the first cellular organisms were formed. These tiny organisms are not based on cellular structures. They have a central core of a single or double strand of either DNA or RNA, covered in a protective coat of...

 

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