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2013-09-02 19:17:09

Adapting tools of evolutionary biology to study the epidemiology of outbreaks reveals 39 new genes implicated in drug resistance For years, physicians around the world have watched as strain after strain of the deadly bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis evolves resistance to drugs. Over the last few decades researchers have used the tools of molecular biology to identify a handful of individual mutations that allow TB to withstand many of the key therapeutics that doctors use to treat...

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2008-07-16 08:10:00

Researchers have found that diabetes may be to blame for more than 10 percent of the tuberculosis cases in India and China. The study found that having diabetes raised a person's chances of getting active TB regardless of where they live. The risk rises roughly three-fold compared to people without diabetes, the researchers wrote in the Public Library of Science journal PLoS Medicine. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston studied data on 1.7 million people from 13...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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