Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Real science: Almost half the population may be infected with a mysterious virus that makes people stupid

(NaturalNews) Scientists at Johns Hopkins Medical School have identified a mysterious virus that literally makes people stupid, and it has so far been found in about 45% of the people tested.


The discovery of the "stupid" virus, normally found in algae, was revealed at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, entitled "Chlorovirus ATCV-1 is part of the human oropharyngeal virome and is associated with changes in cognitive functions in humans and mice" is found at this link on the website.

The rather shocking take away from the study is that the virus alters the gene expression of brain cells, literally making people perform more poorly on cognitive tests, visual processing and spatial awareness.

So far, 90 people have been tested for the presence of the virus, and 40 tested positive, according to The Independent. [2] "Those who tested positive performed worse on tests designed to measure the speed and accuracy of visual processing. They also achieved lower scores in tasks designed to measure attention," reports the paper.

According to the study abstract, the virus alters gene expression relating to "...synaptic plasticity, learning, memory formation, and the immune response to viral exposure."

This virus, in other words, can truly suppress your brain function, memories and immune response. And it is apparently quite common in humans.


Bob said...

Maybe a side effect of the virus - besides making them stupid - it also makes them liberals.

That would explain E V E R Y T H I N G.

texlahoma said...

Bob - I bet the virus strikes mostly liberals, that's why it has gone unnoticed for so long.

billy pilgrim said...

i better run to the doctor and get vaccinated. only if it's free. i'm not stupid enough to pay for it.

hey wait a minute, i guess i don't need the shot.

texlahoma said...

Billy - I don't think you have it, or you smart enough to start with that even with the virus, you are smarter than the average bear.

Bob said...

Wait a minute...

This happened at the John Hopkins Medical School, so they most likely tested the most convenient body of test subjects, namely the student body.

Judging from the mass of idiot graduates being let loose upon humanity as of late, I am not surprised that 45% of them tested out as stupid.

Actually, I'm surprised that the percentage is that small.

You gotta admit that the two shown in the photo do look like typical college students.

texlahoma said...

Bob - I never thought about who would be the most convenient subjects to use, good thinking.

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