A Devil of a Disease

  title={A Devil of a Disease},
  author={Adam Bostanci},
  pages={1035 - 1035}
Tasmanian devils are being wiped out by a deadly facial cancer that may spread when the animals fight each other. 
Midichlorians - the biomeme hypothesis: is there a microbial component to religious rituals?
It is hypothesized that certain aspects of religious behavior observed in the human society could be influenced by microbial host control and that the transmission of some religious rituals could be regarded as the simultaneous transmission of both ideas (memes) and parasitic organisms.
Oncofly: A CURE for Cancer
A simple laboratory exercise as part of an undergraduate genetics course that illustrates the contributions of oncogenes and tumor suppressors to the formation of neoplasms in an invertebrate model system.
Identification and In-silico Annotation of Functional Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) of the Candidate Gene Association with the Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor Disease
A computational analysis of snSNP in the BTNL2 was performed to identify the possible mutations and proposed the model structure of the mutant protein and it was found that mutation of L to S at residual position 109 and A to T at 319 residue position has shown maximum negative effect on the protein stability.
Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) extinction on the Australian mainland in the mid-Holocene: multicausality and ENSO intensification
  • O. Brown
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • 2006
Based on a review here, the most recent Tasmanian devil remains on the mainland date from between 3000 and 4000 years BP in three isolated populations. A widely promulgated recent date within the
Long-term population dynamics of Littorina obtusata: the spatial structure and impact of trematodes
A significant negative correlation between host population density and the prevalence of the most abundant parasite, Microphallus piriformes in the previous year was found, indicating the importance of parasite-induced mortality for the dynamics of the host population.
The calendar of epidemics: Seasonal cycles of infectious diseases
The concept of an epidemic calendar is explored, which is the idea that seasonality is a unifying feature of epidemic-prone diseases and, in the absence of control measures, the local calendar can be marked by epidemics, and a holistic view of hypothesized drivers of seasonality for each disease is presented.
Lessons learned from the dog genome.
Importance of species translocations under rapid climate change
Attempt assisted migrations at small scales, translocate species with little invasion risk, adopt robust monitoring protocols that trigger an active response, and promote political and public support to advance assisted migration as a conservation tool.
Formal Similarities between Cybernetic Definition of Life and Cybernetic Model of Self-Consciousness: Universal Definition/Model of Individual
It is argued that the emergence of the biologicallevel of reality from the physical level and of the psychical level from the biological level is closely analogous.
Managing and designing landscapes for conservation : moving from perspectives to principles
The development of principles to guide land uses for conser- vation on landscapes requires us to negotiate between the haz- ards of oversimplification and too much complexity. The terminology and


Allograft theory: Transmission of devil facial-tumour disease
It is proposed that the disease of the Tasmanian devil is transmitted by allograft, whereby an infectious cell line is passed directly between the animals through bites they inflict on one another.
Aspects of the fatal malignant disease among the Tasmanian devil population (Sarcophilus laniarius) Aspetti della malattia maligna mortale tra la popolazione dei diavoli di Tasmania (Sarcophilus laniarius)
The research challenges are described and some approaches to the investigation of DFT pathobiology and aetiology are outlined, which require investigation as do conventional infectious pathogens such as exogenous and endogeRiassunto.