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Virus living in people's throats changing mental states

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by natasa778, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/algae-virus-may-be-changing-cognitive-ability-2
     
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    Reminds me of the virus or bacteria (can't remember which) that makes mice less fearful and more susceptible to being eaten by cats.
     
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    Maybe a parasite? This is quite common in nature.

    But testing on animals does not really confirm processes in humans. All it tells you is that a similar-looking thing happens in mice. The mechanisms in mice can be markedly different and thus irrelevant.

    And it is CRUEL.
     
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    natasa778 Senior Member

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    Toxoplasma gondii ?

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/common-parasite-linked-to-personality-changes/
     
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    some of these things are too overwhelming to imagine!
     
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    There was a science fiction program in Britain in the early 1990's called "Red Dwarf". It was very popular.
    I used to love it.

    One fantasy episode called "Quarentine" involved a "luck virus" , a good mood virus and a madness virus.
    So it turns out that maybe a madness virus exists.
    Here is an exercpt from it showing someone getting the madness virus, just for those British members who remember it.
     
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