LAWS OF NATURE
France architects Cattani realized a nice conversion project by transforming old shipping containers into students accommodation.“The new town is the result of the transformation of old containers in modular housing units equipped with every comfort. Mounted on a metal grid, the containers have given shape to a four-story building that houses 100 apartments of 24 square meters each.”
To ensure maximum heat and sound insulation, the walls of the adjacent containers to the outside and those that divide the different units have been coated with fire walls in reinforced concrete, and come within layers of rubber to dampen vibrations.
The project is called Cité and is located in Le Havre, France.
Oral papillomas on tongue (A) and face (B) of a dog.
Papillomaviruses are DNA viruses that can integrate into cells, activate the expression of normal cellular genes, and ultimately cause overexpression or inactivation of genes that can lead to cellular transformation or uncontrolled growth. Papillomaviruses are oncogenic, contagious, and infectious and have been described in a number of species.
Papillomaviruses are considered species specific, and human, bovine, canine, and feline isolates lack serologic cross-reactivity. However, similar species such as the coyote may be infected with dog isolates. Papillomaviruses of the family Papovaviridae are responsible for producing benign, mucocutaneous, canine papillomas and benign, often multicentric, lesions in cats, someof which may progress to carcinoma in situ (Bowen’s disease).
The canine and feline papillomaviruses are larger than the parvoviruses of dogs and cats but are similar in structure. Electron microscopy has been used to identify the presence of the virus in infected tissues. Like otherpapillomaviruses, the canine and feline papillomavirus is resistant, acid stable, and relatively thermostable. Although there is only limited sequence homology between the DNA sequences of papillomaviruses of different species, substantial sequence homology exists between isolates derived from any given species.
(Images and text: Carolyn J. Henry- Cancer Management in Small Animal Practice)