Viruses: More Friends Than Foes Pdf Most viruses are, nevertheless, not viruses or enemies. Well-known virologist and cancer researcher Karin Moelling explains surprising insights about a wholly new and surprising world of viruses. Viruses are ubiquitous, from the oceans, our surroundings, in animals, plants, bacteria, in our body, even within our genomes. They affect our weather, can lead to control obesity, and can surprisingly be applied against threatening multi-resistant bacteria. The success story of the viruses started more than 3.5 billion years ago at the dawn of life when even cells didn’t exist. They are the superpower of existence.
There are far more viruses on earth than stars at the skies. Collars are everywhere. A number of them are amazingly ancient. Many viruses are hundredfold smaller than bacteria, but others are tenfold larger and they have been discovered only recently — the giant germs, even deep inside the permafrost where they had been reactivated after 30,000 yearsago. The author talks about a totally new world of viruses, that are based on the latest, in part her own research success. Could viruses have been our earliest ancestors? They can help cure cancer. This publication is written for a general audience and not only for the pros. Its aim is to stimulate thinking, and perhaps to attract more young scientists to enter this area of research.