A Zombie Apocalypse: How It Could Happen
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Scientists have already created a nano-cyborg, by fusing a tiny silicone chip to a virus. The first thing they found out is these cyborgs can still operate for up to a month...
Well, the whole thing with stem cells is that they can basically be used to re-generate dead cells. Particularly of interest to us is neurogenesis,
In real life, we have a series of brain disorders that do the same thing. Then, Mad Cow Disease came along. It attacks the cow's spinal cord and brain
The Real Rage Virus
There are certain kinds of poisons that slow your bodily functions to the point that you'll be considered dead, even to a doctor (okay, maybe not to a good doctor).
Parasites that turn victims into mindless, zombie-like slaves are fairly common in nature. There's one called toxoplasmosa gondii that seems to devote its entire existence to being terrifying.