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GANGRENE, LEPROSY AND ZOMBIE DECAY

GANGRENE, LEPROSY AND ZOMBIE DECAY

Decay theory is perhaps the most popular topic of zombie research. However, the majority of our observations and assumptions come from the study of cadavers, ...

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WHY ZOMBIES MAY HAVE NO MEMORY

WHY ZOMBIES MAY HAVE NO MEMORY

Almost as controversial as the fast vs. slow zombie debate is whether the undead retain any memory of their former lives. From Day of the ...

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PARASITIC CASTRATION & ZOMBIE CRABS

PARASITIC CASTRATION & ZOMBIE CRABS

From hairworms to cordyceps, the Zombie Research Society has studied a number of terrifying and deadly parasites. But a PhD student at the University of ...

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MYSTERY ILLNESS FORCES FLIGHT BACK TO LONDON

MYSTERY ILLNESS FORCES FLIGHT BACK TO LONDON

In a move perfectly made for Flight of the Living Dead, an international flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles was forced to turn back just ...

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ZIKA VIRUS ADAPTS ITSELF FOR THE USA

ZIKA VIRUS ADAPTS ITSELF FOR THE USA

Reports of the Zika virus have been widespread recently, prompting officials to declare an international public health emergency. Until recently, both the Centers for Disease ...

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INTERACTIVE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE MAP

INTERACTIVE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE MAP

Earlier this month, the American Physical Society published a study in their online journal utilizing modern epidemiological and statistical techniques to explore the impact of ...

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DEADLY VIRUS FOUND IN GOVERNMENT REFRIGERATOR

DEADLY VIRUS FOUND IN GOVERNMENT REFRIGERATOR

Earlier this month, the federal government quietly announced that they had discovered a number of vials containing the deadly smallpox virus in an unsecured laboratory ...

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WHY ZOMBIE VENOM MAKES MORE SENSE

WHY ZOMBIE VENOM MAKES MORE SENSE

Science writer and blogger Kyle Hill recently explored the unusual virology of The Walking Dead in a fascinating new article for Discover Magazine. And his ...

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NO GLOVE, NO LOVE… FOR YOURSELF!

NO GLOVE, NO LOVE… FOR YOURSELF!

Contributing author Alfredo Torres is an adjunct professor of communications at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where he wrote his master’s thesis on the ...

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TECH TURNS BOY SCOUTS INTO ZOMBIES

TECH TURNS BOY SCOUTS INTO ZOMBIES

Scouts attending the National Jamboree last weekend in West Virginia had a very special opportunity to learn how disease spreads thanks to the Virginia Bioinformatics ...

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