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How long does human herpes 8 virus , the one that causes kaposi sarcoma, live outside the body on a door handle?

How long does human herpes 8 virus , the one that causes kaposi sarcoma, live outside the body on a door handle?

It doesn't really: very long on inanimate objects. The virus "dies" outside a living tissue. If it lived for very long virtually everyone would have it. We all would have picked up on the door handle of our local Starbucks. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sarcoma (Definition)

By definition, it is malignant (i.e., being locally invasive and at least theoreticlally capable of metastasizing), and arises from / mimics muscle or connective tissue elements that are not marrow or immune / white cells. The sarcomas are a tremendously varied and troublesome family of tumors, though thankfully less common than carcinomas and the leukemia / ...Read more


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Could you tell me what are murine xenograft models?

Could you tell me what are murine xenograft models?

Human cells on mice: There is a kind of mice designed for research (nude athymic mice). They have no immunity so human cancer cells can grow on them without being rejected. Scientists use this for molecular and cell biology experiments. Murine means mouse and xenograft means a graft from another species. ...Read more

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What are murine xenograft models? What are they used for?

What are murine xenograft models? What are they used for?

Cancer screening: In order to evaluate the effect of antitumor drugs had syngeneic mouse models were employed where each mouse was genetically similar and the induced mouse tumor could be transplanted to other mice and drugs tested. With genetically immunocompromised mice available human cancer could be transplanted into such mice and these xenograft modwls studied more efficiently. ...Read more

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How can I tell if murine worked to clear ear wax?

How can I tell if murine worked to clear ear wax?

Ear wax: Hello. It might be difficult to determine if the wax was removed from your ear. If your hearing improves or the fullness sensation lessens, then the wax burden is probably lessened. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Could the original murine eye drops reduce redness as well as the ones advertised to do so?

Could the original murine eye drops reduce redness as well as the ones advertised to do so?

Yes: In general, over the counter drops to "reduce redness" should not be used. Try some preservative free artificial tear drops. ...Read more

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Does murine earigate work on cloggged ear wax?

Does murine earigate work on cloggged ear wax?

It can: In general I am not a fan of home remedies to remove wax. In almost all cases your trying to remove wax will make your ears worse. If your ears are clogged and your hearing impaired you can try irrigating with murine. If they get worse you need to see an ENT to get them cleared out with suction. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more