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[*] posted on 9-5-2006 at 19:18
Extracting viruses/bacteria/etc.


How could somebody extract these from somebody who is sick? maybe from blood?

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[*] posted on 9-5-2006 at 19:22


With great difficulty.

Before I answer, what would you use them for?




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[*] posted on 9-5-2006 at 21:10


I wasn't. Sheer curiosity as to if it could be done.
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[*] posted on 9-5-2006 at 23:19


I can't imagine the concentration would be particularly great in a person who isn't bleeding from ulcers, half dead on the floor..

I'm sure it can be done, I mean if it's there you must be able to seperate it, but from there, who knows...

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[*] posted on 10-5-2006 at 18:34


For virus seperation, they centrifuge a sugar solution with the virii, and they form a distinct layer after a while. But will all the other junk in the sample, it would be kinda difficult... though probably doable.
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[*] posted on 3-6-2006 at 10:23


Can you just grow infected samples in a petri dish?
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[*] posted on 3-6-2006 at 22:28


Just so you guys know, I'm not some terrorist; I just think it would be interesting to extract something like the common cold. Or, grow it, suggested by archimede.

Now, how to make an infected sample, how to grow. Common techniques used in labs anybody?
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