virii vs viruses : Common Errors in English

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Hackers like to use “virii” as the plural form of “virus,” but Latin scholars object that this invented term does not follow standard patterns in that language, and that there is already a perfectly good plural in English: “viruses.”

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  1. Stroke Risk Increasing in Younger People; polyDNA Recommends Muxscle against Latent Viruses, a Possible Underlying ...

    A new study from the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that “even 20 years following stroke in adults aged 18 through 50 years, patients remain at a significantly higher risk of death compared with the general population.” (1) polyDNA recommends targeting latent viruses, a possible underlying cause of stroke, with Muxscle. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  2. From hot springs to HIV, same protein complexes are hijacked to promote viruses

    Biologists have discovered a striking connection between viruses such as HIV and Ebola and viruses that infect organisms called archaea that grow in volcanic hot springs. Despite the huge difference in environments and a 2 billion year evolutionary time span between archaea and humans, the viruses hijack the same set of proteins to break out of infected cells.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Science Daily

  3. Potential new target to thwart antibiotic resistance: Viruses in gut confer antibiotic resistance to bacteria

    Bacteria in the gut that are under attack by antibiotics have allies no one had anticipated, scientists have found. Gut viruses that usually commandeer the bacteria, it turns out, enable them to survive the antibiotic onslaught, most likely by handing them genes that help them withstand the drug.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Science Daily

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