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When the virus infects a cell, the ball latches onto the cell's surface, opens up and pops its genes into the cell

Poof! The cell is infected. That's all it takes. One ball, sticking to one cell.

But that's not the case for the Guaico Culex virus. It has five genes. And each one gets stuffed into a separate ball. Imagine five tennis balls, each with a different color: a red tennis ball, a blue one, a green one, a yellow one and an orange one.

Then to get infected with the virus, a mosquito needs to catch at least four different colored balls, researchers write in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. Otherwise the infection fails.
A virus is generally like a little ball with a few genes. Now scientists have found one that's broken up into five little balls — as if it were dismembered.
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If you want someone to relax, why shouldn't you tell them to relax?
Instructing people to calm down typically has the reverse effect; how to help people de-stress without ordering them around
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Do you suffer travel sickness?

WHY?

No, the guy in the passenger seat didn't put something in your coffee - scientists have suggested that when you're in a car, your brain is getting conflicting messages about your immediate environment, similar to when you've been poisoned. And we all know that throwing up is the easiest way to flush any neurotoxins or poisons out of your system.

So what's going on here, and why are our brains so confused? 
Nothing spoils a nice drive like the creeping feeling of car sickness, but don't get too mad - this queasiness could actually be an indication that your brain is working as it should be... sort of.
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Zika Virus May Affect Adult Brain Cells

New findings suggest risk may not be limited to fetuses of pregnant women.

The research is in Cell Stem Cell. (full open access)

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Summary: A new study reports adult brain cells in areas associated with memory and learning may be vulnerable to the Zika virus.Source: Rockefeller University.New findings suggest risk may not
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Introduction
Neuroferritinopathy: or NFO for short, is a genetic disorder which affects the brain.

It is caused by a genetic mutation which affects storage of iron, as ferritin or FTL and causes a buildup of iron as ferritin in the brain. 

It becomes apparent only in Adult life, about 40 to 50 years of age.

It is progressive, meaning that symptoms will worsen over time. (10 to 20 years) 

Although some children have it, this is an infant onset disease which affects them, whereas this type of NFO is Adult onset.

Some individuals develop or have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia). 

Someone who has NFO develops or has a slurred voice. (dysarthria). 

Some people develop or have some balance problems, (vertigo) which can cause them to fall over, or have an unsteady walk or gait but otherwise, they can seem fine to most people. 

Individuals with this condition can get dizzy, and lose their equilibrium, and can fall because of this dizziness...

Progression is relentless, and becomes generalized over a 10 to 20 years period... 

Eventually resulting in aphonia or: Speech problems, mainly slurring of words, Dysphagia or: Difficulty swallowing, which may require a surgical addition of a feeding tube...

Resulting symptoms are severe motor disability with subcortical/frontal cognitive dysfunction or: Memory problems, reduced ability to handle and process acquired knowledge, personality changes (apathy, anxiety, inertia, or depression), and bradyphrenia or: Slowed thought processes... 

Each child of an individual with neuroferritinopathy has a 50% chance of developing this condition...

There is a genetic test which can be performed which can tell if the condition has been passed on to the children of affected people or not... 

The test is a biopsy, which is performed by a doctor and involves removal of a piece of skin from the arm about the size of a matchhead sing a tool which involves no pain and is very fast...

There is currently no cure for NFO or any treatment...
  
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