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Sunday, August 01, 2010

11 How Do We Fight Against Virus Attack?

Found a good article about Virus. Might be helpful to many including IJC fans.

The menace of the future

 
Viruses are entities at the limit of living and non-living. Unlike bacteria, a virus can not feed and reproduce by itself; instead, it needs a host cell to accomplish these functions.

That's why they induce diseases; over 50 % of the human diseases and 90 % of the human infections are virus-provoked. A virus is made by a molecule carrying its genetic information (DNA or RNA) and a protein coating (in some cases). They lack crucial elements for an autonomous life, like ribosomes or cell membrane.

A virus penetrates inside the targeted host cell, and when it reaches its nucleus, this stops working on its own DNA and starts to produce copies of the viral DNA.

In case of RNA viruses, their RNA is turned into DNA and that DNA produces multiple copies of the viral RNA. A host cell can produce till 500 viral copies till it breaks out or simply dies off.

A virus will enter a human body through small skin or membrane (genital or mouth) lesions (like HIV, herpes virus or common wart virus), food (hepatitis A) or droplets (flu virus). Initially, a virus infects the penetration area, but after a time, it reaches all the body through the blood and lymph.

But not all the infected ones get the disease. Only 50 % of those infected by the measles virus suffer by this disease, and in the case of the poliomyelitis virus the rate is even lower: just 1-10 % of the infected develop polio.

Normally, children, those already ill, elder persons and pregnant women are more sensitive to viral attacks, but some viruses can prefer young and healthy people, like that of the Spanish flue, which killed 20-40 million persons in 1918-1919.

Highly contagious viruses must be avoided through quarantine. Another method of fighting against viruses is the vaccine. A healthy person receives a dose of deactivated virus, virus bits, or weakened viruses. The body will react as in the case of a real virus, and will produce specific proteins called antibodies.

If after that the organism enters in contact with the real virus, it already has prepared antibodies and immune cells and will begin an immune action. The viruses die soon and the person will not manifest any symptom. It must be mentioned that antibodies fight only against the viruses that the organism already knows (by vaccine or through inherited genetic information). Breathing masks and gloves can also help in case of epidemics (like SARS).

There is a difference between the healthy cells and the infected ones. That's why in the case of some viruses, researchers were able to develop drugs destroying the ill cells and at the same moment the viruses they carry, like in the case of herpes or hepatitis.

You must know that antibiotics attack just the bacteria; they are of no use against the viruses.

Along their evolution, people developed special immune cells, called killer cells, that locate and eliminate the infected cells, sometimes before the virus reach reproduction.

At the same moment, there are chemicals (interferon and interleukins) that alert the neighboring cells, still healthy, of the closeness of the virus.

Other barriers are represented by the special proteins of the mucosa membranes or the secretions of the respiratory tract, which can retain, for example, the flu virus. Fever is another protective factor: at temperatures that are too high, many viruses cannot multiply.

How can viruses avoid the body's protection?

By continuous mutation.

As its DNA is constantly changing, the human immune system can no longer recognize the typical viral structure. Some viruses modify so fast that they outrun body's defensive.

Usually, the viruses have a specific host (they live in just one or few species to which they are adapted).

But those with a high mutational process are able to jump to another species and produce the disease, and that's the way many new viruses appeared in humans, transmitted from animals, like HIV or SARS.

People can take viruses from animals by eating or touching infected animals or their secretions or through the air. This is favored when people and animals live together in small spaces, like in the case of SARS in south Chinese markets or by bush meat, the hunt in pristine places, teaming with new viruses that can jump to humans (and against which humans are defenseless), like it happened in the case of HIV.

When animal viruses enter in contact with human viruses (like flu virus) that transmit easily, and interchange DNA portions, can result new extremely powerful viruses that can inflict massive epidemics, like in the case of the Spanish flue.

That's the concern about the bird flue virus: whether or not it will interchange DNA material with the common human flue virus.

Source of article: News.softpedia.com

Friday, July 16, 2010

3 Please beware of a VIRUS in our lovely Comic World !

Dear All Comic Lover Friends,

For the past 4-5 years I have been associated with you all through Internet and blogs .. and my definite objective is to carry forward my childhood passion of collecting IJCs and to share them with you all through the comic blogs...but i have been noticing that the way VIRUSES infect out body, mind and computers, there has been  VIRUS which has entered into our comic world and infecting us. 

The most important quality of this particular VIRUS is that even if it has any rivalry with you or not, it always tries to attack you. For the past sometime this VIRUS has been attacking me and possibly others too.

This attack is not only on my personal life but also on illogical issues which hardly concerns me and which are as follows:

1.  Whenever I have the talk of exchanging comics with anyone anywhere in India, this particular VIRUS warns them to be cautious during the deal.
2. He calls me a Drunkard.
3. He also calls me ugly and have a damaged face.
4. He also calls me foolish,selfish and unreliable, etc.
5. He says that I am responsible for the hike in the prices of the comics.
6. He says that I did not return his comics.
7. He also claims that he tore from his comics and gave me some front covers as a favour.

So friends, the VIRUS put above allegations on me and I would like to terminate it once and for all.

First of all let me tell you that after scanning this VIRUS microscopically, I failed to understand its nature and the characteristics.Sometimes I feel that he is a distorted and maniacal character of Alfred hitcock movie. Sometime he seems to me as a lethal poison.Sometimes a person who can go to any extent for money.

Secondly, let me respond to the above Viral attacks on me:

1.      Friends, for the past few years I have been dealing with some of the very people like Zaheer bhai, Mr.Vikram, Sudhanshu Ambiye, Mr. walker, and others. I have dealt with them in the past and you can ask anyone of them about my intentions, honestly and character.I have sent comic scans on Prabhat bhai's and Zaheer bhai's blog and did a small effort to share my collection with you all.You can speak to them about it too.

2.      yes, I drink. I am a 46 year old self-dependent person. I drink socially and occasionally and I am not an addict drunkard. NO ONE has the right to talk about my personal life with other and blame me for it.I am not a hypocrite.

3.      I will send you a scanned copy of my picture soon, you can then decide how I look...but it is completely meaningless how I look. let me tell you that I met this VIRUS once and I think he looked more like a PIG and also behaves like one. Unfortunately, he has 2 hands and 2 legs and so we have to call him a human being, otherwise he is no less than a PIG in any which ways.

4.      You can talk to anyone among our comic circle about this allegation.

5.      2 years ago someone sold me 70 comics @ 500/-.Even today some people are selling comics at very high prices which are some times beyond the reach of many, then I would like to know how am I responsible for hiking the rates.

6.      I gave # 11 IJC(you know its value) to someone without any condition and on his very own he gave 2 gold keys, which I never had any interest in nor i collect them.I accepted them as a courtesy. After sometime he started asking me to return them because he wanted to give them to someone and in return he wanted to take Hindi asterix and sell them to someone else.Is he not a comic broker and a VIRUS who is only after money?He is such a Virus who cannot tolerate other's profit, especially when someone has put in his hardwork and trying to get some profits from it (like Sameer and others).He wants to maintain his monopoly and tries to back bite everyone.

7.      Can you imagine that someone is so foolish that he will tear the front covers of his comics and give it to someone else, especially if he is such a selfish VIRUS who will not even give the dirt of his body for free? My friend Mr. walker will be giving me the front cover of a book because he has a spare cover only.

So my friends this is my humble request and a friendly warning to beware of such a VIRUS and think  twice before you give his scans a place on your blog and his emails in your mailbox.

One more thing, don't be in a misconception that if this VIRUS has attacked Anurag, then why should we care about it, coz sooner or later it will harm you too and that I am sure coz it had already harmed many.

Let me know if you can Identify that name of that VIRUS.

Sincerely,
Anurag
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The creativity of some so called comics fans  has given me some  marketing lessons. Hoping some marketing professionals could find helpful.
 With regards,
PBC

Sunday, March 28, 2010

20 026 - Veetal Ki Gashti Sena

Good News for IJC fans: Several bloogers are merging old Indrajal posts at   indrajal-online.blogspot.com and we'll continue there improving English IJC & providing new links of Hindi missing Indrajal.  In future IJC in more languages could be added.

Everyone, new/old blogger/contributor, who can work as team are most welcome, please don't wait for invitation only - you can contact yourself too. I've to ask some more bloggers,  from some waiting answers also.  We are going to open the new bog on 10th April 2010 at 10.04 AM (IST).    Please visit!
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Today sharing one demanded Hindi IJC.

It's first came in life as the Sunday Strips #64 - The Founding of the Jungle Patrol ( 05 July 1964 to  24 Jan 1965)
Writer: Lee Falk
Artist: Barry 
IJC Cover: Govind Brahmania

Why this comic today. Because, it's one of those IJC which came on-line due to real team event.
  • The Physical Copy was provided by  Abhishek Asthana  
  • Scanned by  - Ajay Misra  
  • Missing pages 2,25 & 26 were scanned by Anurag Dixit 
  • But still 27th & 28th were missing. Thanks to Devil who posted C2C Bengali version (and with happiness allowed to use missing pages) I was able to find out 27th in English (number & month was changed using photoshop)  & 28th in Hindi from other Ajay's scans.
  •  Finally tried to improve quality as it was not in very good condition. Until today I had not given more hours to fix than this one. Hoping Ajay & Abhishek will enjoy this edited version also.
 Making of The Jungle Patrol was never a easier task.  :) You don't worry, enjoy!
 

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Friday, March 05, 2010

22 39 - Wamba Falls Inn

This IJC #39 (1967) - Wamba Falls Inn - C2C version contains two the Phantom comics:

1. The Sunday Strips #66 - Mystery of Wamba Falls Inn (04-Jul-1965 to 24-Oct-1965)

Artist: Barry 

2.  The Masked Emissary - One of 2 comics from King Comics #19

Writer: Bill Harris
Artist: Bill Lignante

The cover is a masterpiece work of late Govind Brahmania.


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This comic is
*Scanned by ER Bhoopathi
*Damaged 17th & 18th pages are rescanned by  Abhishek Asthana
*Courtesy - Ajay Misra                       
*Edited by me.

Hoping you'll like it. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

7 104 - Veetal Aur Bhoot

Red for prosperity
Green for happiness
Blue for longevity
Orange for progress
Pink for friendship
May you be blessed with all Shades of life
Wish you a very happy and colourful Holi!


Please visit my friend's blog svclasses.blogspot.com
It might be very helpful to those students who are preparing for  prestigious Engineering Entrance Examination. Who is this person? I'll not tell,  his profile doesn't need my introduction. :)
If you find that blog useful, please don't hesitate to share you view there & share information with others.

I'm sure, many readers already know that  almost all Charlton Comics (The Phantom) from #30 to #74 except 5 (#37, #52, #68, #71, #72)  were reprinted by Indrajal Comics.
It's a Charlton #35  (Dec - 1969)   which was printed as Indrajal comics #104 in 1970.
Story title (English Indrajal 1970 also):  The Ghost Tribe    
Writer: Bill Harris
Artist: Bill Lignante

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It's a contribution by Anurag Dixit.

Hoping you'll like this comics.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

8 006 - Chakra Panthiyon Se Muthbher

It's originally the Sunday Strip #41 - The Crescent Cult (10-Apr-1955 to  07-Aug-1955) by McCoy which was printed in Indrajal comics as English tittle  "The Lunar Cult".
Now a days, finding out such early numbers of Indrajal with all pages in good condition is not easy task.  Many thanks to Abhishek Asthana who is supporting us providing his physical copies for scanning & Ajay Misra as always for scanning.
I'm not a photoshop professional, tried to make it better  to preserve it for future  as I understand there is very rare chances we can get better copies. This time I am saying about it, because I wish you criticized what you didn't like in these scans, it'll help me to make better mostly future posts.
74 years ago on February 17, 1936, the Phantom was first introduced to the world in a daily strip with the story "The Singh Brotherhood" AS GROWN UP person, but we say his birthday. OK, Happy Birthday  Dear Phantom & Fans! :))

Hoping you'll like this Cover to cover version.

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If you wish to see original scans, here this comic but in small size: Original

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

14 114 - Pachasnvi Rani (Hindi) & some more covers

This comic is originally the Daily Strip #79 - The 50th Wife (31-Oct-1960  to  25-Feb-1961) by artist McCoy. I wonder how many times Diana Palmer  was kidnapped. This time for becoming the 50th wife of King Ban. :) 
Have a look at some next coming Hindi new versions. Mostly are cover to cover, some missing pages hoping to receive soon. Some issues need  photoshop repairing, so it may take sometime to post. If you wish to read any at priority basis, let me know.
These are not all, many more are coming. Keep visiting.


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It's an Ajay's contribution. Hoping you'll like this comic.

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