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Old 02-22-2011, 06:06 AM
 
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Just reading a cool story on Popular Science magazine about while highly unlikely however not impossible for a mad scientist could develope a virus to infect the human race that would then travel to and infect different regions of our brains that could make us into zombies (at least theoretically)

The author theorizes the use of Prions attached to a virus that can quickly infect humans and travel to the brain to shut down parts of it while keeping other parts functioning.

Anyway it's a quick read for those interested.

FYI: Could Scientists Really Create a Zombie Apocalypse Virus? - Popular Science Magazine
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:07 AM
 
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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Cannibalistic zombies - between the hollywood movies and all the games I'll pass on this subject.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: downtown Sarasota
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Read Stephen King's "Cell"
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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Not sure why a mad scientist would need to bother developing a zombie virus when a heavy case of the flu or any serious viral or bacterial infection can make a person feel a bit like a zombie. You can't think clearly, it makes you feel lousy, your balance can be off and cause you to shuffle or stumble around when you try to walk. No appetite for brains though. In fact, appetite can drop. In addition, a virus and some bacteria can easily be spread infecting other people.
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Whittier
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It's called the T-Virus, duh.

The Umbrella Corporation already invented it...
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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It has been around for a while, goes by the common name of 'television', wasteland of the mind.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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Just reading a cool story on Popular Science magazine about while highly unlikely however not impossible for a mad scientist could develope a virus to infect the human race that would then travel to and infect different regions of our brains that could make us into zombies (at least theoretically)

The author theorizes the use of Prions attached to a virus that can quickly infect humans and travel to the brain to shut down parts of it while keeping other parts functioning.

Anyway it's a quick read for those interested.

FYI: Could Scientists Really Create a Zombie Apocalypse Virus? - Popular Science Magazine
Brings back memories of PRIONS>>>>>
PRIONS: New Lifeform; New "Slow" Virus Or Just Convoluted Proteins?
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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Default Jus askin

Have you heard of the Zed-virus 'metaphor' ?

Supposedly anyone can create it.

XMed
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: MA
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Plague Death Came Within Hours, Spurred by Scientist's Medical Condition - Bloomberg



"University of Chicago infectious disease specialist Ken Alexander still remembers the shock he felt almost 18 months ago when his pager shook with the message that a colleague had died from the plague.
A half-hour later, Alexander was sitting at a table in the dean’s office with researchers, lawyers, administrators and campus security officers, he recalled in an interview. The stricken colleague, Malcolm Casadaban, a 60-year-old genetics and cell biology professor, had checked into a hospital five days earlier and died within hours. Lab results were positive for the plague, and the university’s “biosafety fire alarm” had been triggered, Alexander said.
“The first question was: Do we think this is real,” Alexander, chief of infectious diseases at the university’s pediatrics department, said yesterday in a telephone interview. “The answer was yes. So the onus was upon us to do two things; to notify the health infrastructure and act as if this were a worst-case scenario.”
That meeting on Sept. 18, 2009, began an investigation into the medical mystery of Casadaban’s illness that concluded with a report detailing the events, published yesterday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta."


Well even if "they" could create a virus that could alter DNA enough to change a human, at least we can be 100% positive it could NEVER escape the labs.



I like the movie SERENITY and the TV show FIREFLY's take on zombies. Reavers, men and women driven insane by the governments desire to make them calmer and happier by adding drugs to the air.

I know I am crazy, they have pointed this out on other threads now where did I put my tin-foil hat

I think we need one of the "smillies" with a tin-foil hat
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