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PIGS! PERVS!!

We now have the complete pig (aka Sus scrofa) genome!  You know what that means……….!!! PERVs!!!! Analyses of pig genomes provide insight into porcine demography and evolution While I am a huge fan of all ERVs, including PERVs, PERVs hold a special place in my heart. Literally. Physicians can use pig parts and organs for…

PERVs in your pork chops

Well this is a new one: This will sound radical to most of you, but the latest information available to us now could improve your health, should you decide to take this seriously. Have you ever considered why Muslims and Jews are forbidden from eating pork?  Both religions consider it unclean.  Dr. Jeff McCombs, author…

PERVs not a risk, manimals imminent

If there is one ERV I genuinely love talking about on ERV, its PERVs– Porcine Endogenous Retroviruses. And you all should care about them too– Pigs and their PERVs (or, lack of PERVs, or lack of infectious PERVs) might one day have a direct impact on you or your friends/family. Clinical trials involving tissue from…

I LOVE talking about PERVs on ERV. PERVs. PERVs. EVEN MOAR PERVs. I LOVE PERVs! Well… PERVs as in Piggie Porcine Endogenous Retroviruses. Not pervs as in Catholic Priests and Teh Popes advisers. Thats a different story. Because the need for organs for transplants is so high, and because pigs are pretty great sources for…

PERVS and MANIMALS!

Clinical trials for using pig cells to treat diabetes are now legal Down Under! Most countries health/medical regulatory bodies have been hesitant to approve of animal organ/part transplants because of the risk of Creating Another HIV. Theoretically endogenous retroviruses still active in pigs (PERVs) could cause trouble once they are transplanted into a human. Happily…

Back in 2006, I wrote a short note on the use of pigs for organ transplants. Why the hell was I interested in pig organs? Well, pigs can be genetically engineered to be almost perfect organ donors for humans that need transplants. Perfect… except for the fact pigs have PERVs like humans have HERVs. So…

REPOST: PERVs

This is a repost from the old ERV. A retrotransposed ERV I dont trust them staying up at Blogger, and the SEED overlords are letting me have 4 reposts a week, so Im gonna take advantage of that! I am going to try to add more comments to these posts for the old readers– Think…

Horse ERVs are junk too

Arnie got to meet horses for the first time last week It was an unexpected event (horsies were out at a neighbors when we went on a walkie), so I didnt get it on film– but I can recreate it: Arnie: HOLY SHIT MOM!  MOOOOOM! MOOOOOOOOOOOM! WHAT ARE THOSE MONSTERS??? OH GOD THEYRE WALKING TOWARDS…

HERVs and disease and junk DNA

I love junk DNA. Well, thats an understatement– I mean I love is SO MUCH I created a blog dedicated to a particular form of junk DNA, endogenous retroviruses. I love how we can learn fantastic things about organisms (and their diseases) from, basically, dumpster-diving though millions and millions of years of mistakes and accidents…

I hesitate to write about this, as Im sure its going to be taken and amplified by Teh Crazy… but I suppose I better just get a head start… Isolation of an Infectious Endogenous Retrovirus in a Proportion of Live Attenuated Vaccines for Pets Well shit. Researchers took a dozen cat/dog vaccines from manufacturers in…