SARS virus particles (red) in a host cell. The coronaviruses take their name from their crown (corona) of surface proteins, which are used to attach to and penetrate their host cells. Magnification: x56,000
Colored scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) cells from a human mouth. The many blebs (lumps) and microvilli (small projections) on the cells' surfaces are typical of cancer cells.
The real disease that turns people to 'zombies' With the recent, gruesome stories of an alleged face-eating man, heart-eating man & body-part-mailing man gaining attention, even the federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has been forced to weigh in to assure people that a "zombie apocalypse" is not in fact happening. But a very real, & very deadly disease does exist called African trypanosomiasis, or "sleeping sickness," & some scientists say that it turns people to "zombies".