• infect
  • Although Pithovirus sibericum and Mollivirus sibericum can infect only amoebas, the discovery is an indication that viruses that infect humans-such as smallpox and the Spanish flu-could potentially be preserved in permafrost. (scientificamerican.com)
  • However, in rare instances, the ameba can infect humans by entering the nose during water-related activities. (cdc.gov)
  • Although having amoeba infect the eyes is a rare occurrence - Hillson said he saw a similar case years ago while a resident in training - it underscores the importance of using contact lenses as prescribed and keeping them clean. (cbc.ca)
  • Entamoeba
  • To make a diagnosis for any Entamoeba species, usually a wet mount is created "by finding the characteristic cysts in an iodine stained, formol-ether concentration method or by detecting the characteristic trophozoites in a wet preparation or a permanent stained preparation" to see what they may look like. (wikipedia.org)
  • nasal
  • But those can swiftly give way to a stiff neck, seizures, confusion and hallucinations as the amoeba makes its way up through the nasal cavity into the brain. (go.com)
  • Humans
  • It ultimately illustrates what is needed for an Artificial Intelligence to be built and why humans are just like intelligent machines. (wikipedia.org)
  • found
  • The social amoebas have found a way to survive, but they only want to make a sacrifice for their family, instead of outside cheaters. (asu.edu)
  • Non-farmer amoebae do eat everything, but farmers were found to leave food uneaten, and their slugs don't travel as far. (phys.org)
  • NEW ORLEANS (AP) - While officials try to pin down the source of a deadly amoeba found in the water supply of a suburban New Orleans community, bottled water sales in St. Bernard Parish have skyrocketed and some people worry about washing their faces in the shower. (beaumontenterprise.com)
  • However, each of the earlier cases, Yoder said the amoeba was found in the house's hot water system but not in either municipal water or water coming from the home's cold water tap. (beaumontenterprise.com)
  • scientists
  • In the PLOS Biology article " Kin Discrimination Increases with Genetic Distance in a Social Amoeba ," scientists studied social amoebas and whether this simple organism might make sacrifices for its family. (asu.edu)
  • Kali
  • Kali Hardig, a 12-year-old in Arkansas, survived after contracting the amoeba in July, possibly at a Little Rock, Arkansas, water park. (cnn.com)
  • Kali has made such incredible strides in her recovery that she may be released from the hospital as soon as next month, Tompkins said. (go.com)
  • Kali is one of two 12-year-olds who recently contracted the amoeba. (kplr11.com)
  • biofilms
  • Amoebae are often part of biofilms, and once Legionella and infected amoebae are protected within a biofilm, they are particularly difficult to destroy. (wikipedia.org)
  • But water mains can build up biofilms over time, and can get microorganisms in there that stay behind the biofilm. (beaumontenterprise.com)
  • slime molds
  • Slime molds are a remarkable lineage of amoebas that live in soil. (laurietobyedison.com)
  • Slime molds are single cells that come together when the urge takes them to make multicellular magic. (laurietobyedison.com)
  • In results of a study reported today in the journal Nature , evolutionary biologists Joan Strassmann and David Queller of Rice University show that long-studied social amoebae Dictyostellum discoideum (commonly known as slime molds) increase their odds of survival through a rudimentary form of agriculture. (phys.org)
  • habitats
  • Man-made bodies of water, disturbed natural habitats, or areas with soil and unchlorinated/unfiltered water are locations where many amoebic infections have occurred. (wikipedia.org)
  • rare
  • Tests of a Louisiana parish's water supply confirmed the presence of a rare brain-eating amoeba blamed for last month's death of a 4-year-old boy . (cnn.com)
  • Because they are worn directly on the eye, contacts create an environment that could lead to infections, corneal ulcers and, in rare cases, blindness. (cbc.ca)
  • water
  • It cannot survive in sea water. (wikipedia.org)
  • N. fowleri is thermotolerant and able to survive 45 °C (113 °F). Warm, fresh water with a sufficient supply of bacterial food provides a habitat for amoebae. (wikipedia.org)
  • A Mississippi boy who had played on a water slide made out of a long sheet of plastic while visiting St. Bernard Parish contracted amoebic meningoencephalitis and died last month. (cnn.com)
  • He contracted the amoeba after kneeboarding in a water-filled ditch by his house August 3, his family told CNN affiliate WBBH. (kplr11.com)
  • On hot Texas days we've all heard the warning: Make sure you drink enough water. (seattlepi.com)
  • It might have entered and survived in the water system in many ways, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and population loss since then, Causey said. (beaumontenterprise.com)
  • When starting to suffer from fever, headache, nausea, or vomiting subsequent to any kind of exposure to fresh water even if the belief in none of the fresh water has traveled through nostrils, people with such conditions should be carried to hospital quickly and make sure doctors are well-informed about the history of exposure to fresh water. (wikipedia.org)
  • hostile
  • Macrophages produce oxidative and nitrosative agents, creating a hostile environment, to kill invading pathogens. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first version of the machine is called "Oscar I". It has pain sensors and "fight-or-flight" responses build within to help it survive hostile environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • ISBN
  • The Fable of Oscar is a fable proposed by John L. Pollock in his book How to Build a Person (ISBN 9780262161138) to defend the idea of token physicalism, agent materialism, and strong AI. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • Of 128 known cases in the past half-century, just two patients have survived, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (kplr11.com)
  • Pulsar - Formerly known as Impulse, Pulsar is made of pure energy and his form is only contained by his costume. (wikipedia.org)
  • organism
  • By aggregating, the separate amoebas can join together to create a larger organism that can move to a new place that has more food. (asu.edu)
  • An organism creates and reshapes its own umwelt when it interacts with the world. (wikipedia.org)
  • Internally, an organism is the sum of its parts operating in functional circles and, to survive, all the parts must work cooperatively. (wikipedia.org)
  • absorbed by a giant
  • A character might be buried, eaten, or skinned alive, vaporized in a ladle of white-hot steel, absorbed by a giant slurping amoeba, have his arm torn off by a robot, or forced to endure torture, beating or decapitation-always with the appropriate blood-curdling acting and sound effects. (wikipedia.org)
  • fruiting body
  • So that they can move to a new place quickly, the social amoebas will form a fruiting body. (asu.edu)
  • This fruiting body is a round ball of amoebas. (asu.edu)
  • So it is better for the family of amoebas to form a fruiting body, even if it means some amoebas have to be left behind. (asu.edu)
  • Sometimes when a family of social amoebas forms the fruiting body, other types of amoeba try to take advantage of this. (asu.edu)
  • worms
  • Amoebas respond to pain while worms learn to avoid it. (wikipedia.org)
  • Uexküll's writings show a specific interest in the various worlds that he believed to exist ('conceptually') from the point of view of the umwelt of different creatures such as ticks, sea urchins, amoebae, jellyfish and sea worms. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • At the time most people assumed that the amoebae were somehow in charge in this relationship. (wustl.edu)
  • People often make sacrifices. (asu.edu)
  • Much like people come together to help family members in need, social amoebas combine during times of trouble. (asu.edu)
  • While an amoeba burrowing into one's cornea is certainly an extreme case, we want people to realize the importance of using contact lenses as prescribed," said Dr. Tim Hillson, chair of the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. (cbc.ca)
  • PhysOrg.com) -- Some amoebae do what many people do. (phys.org)
  • Death by brain-eating amoeba is a problem and not just for people living in far-off countries. (seattlepi.com)
  • irregular
  • Features employed by Gilpin included amoeba-shaped flower beds, gently curving paths through irregular shrubberies, and raised terrace walks. (wikipedia.org)
  • less
  • Only one recording survives from Cooper's 1934-1936 run, but his less gruesome scripts were occasionally rebroadcast. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although
  • Although most amoebas live alone (like this one), social amoebas gather together to improve their chances to survive. (asu.edu)
  • however, soon after this they declined to comment any further on the new album, which never materialized (although Smooth did make three separate appearances on Soul Survivor II). (wikipedia.org)
  • doctors
  • Two weeks ago, doctors checked the girl's cerebral spinal fluid and could not find any presence of the amoeba. (kplr11.com)
  • cells
  • In order to survive, the individual must replace damaged cells. (prezi.com)
  • You and I don't have any choice: we're fixed clumps of cells that can't survive alone. (laurietobyedison.com)
  • Observations on the amoeba morphology indicated that the compounds caused the reduction of the amoeba size, shortening of their acanthopodia structures, and gave no distinct vacuolar and nuclear structures in the amoeba cells. (mdpi.com)
  • However, some C. neoformans cells can survive intracellularly in macrophages. (wikipedia.org)
  • Viruses directly attack the intestinal cells, taking over their metabolic machinery to make copies of themselves, which leads to cell death. (wikipedia.org)
  • Story
  • The film tells the story of extraterrestrial amoeba-like aliens that hijack a probe and, after crash landing on a small South Pacific atoll, create gigantic monsters from native lifeforms (a kisslip cuttlefish, stone crab and mata mata) with plans of conquering the Earth. (wikipedia.org)
  • sudden
  • This apparently secure employment came to a sudden end in 1820, when he was made redundant in a round of post-Napoleonic war cutbacks, at the age of nearly sixty. (wikipedia.org)
  • hospital
  • Pasala said that while other cases have not met with such favorable results, what may have made a real difference is that Kali's mother got her to the hospital so quickly. (kplr11.com)
  • form
  • When amoebae inside the bowel of an infected person are ready to leave the body, they group together and form a shell that surrounds and protects them. (wikipedia.org)
  • social
  • Usually social amoebas separate randomly when they travel, spreading the family of social amoebas out over several new homes. (asu.edu)
  • These social amoebas don't get to be carried away on the wind. (asu.edu)
  • Instead, these social amoebas sacrifice themselves so that their amoeba relatives can float away and survive. (asu.edu)
  • In other words, they are cheating and benefitting from the sacrifice of the social amoebas. (asu.edu)
  • So in order to stop the cheaters, how do the social amoebas tell which amoebas are part of their family? (asu.edu)
  • alone
  • Gamma Canaris N - Planet where the developer of Warp technology, Zefram Cochrane, survived alone for many years. (wikipedia.org)