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2014-12-29 14:29:10

A neurodegenerative disease similar to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, that typically impacts sheep and goats has the potential to affect humans, according to a new paper published earlier this month in the journal Nature Communications.

2014-11-20 00:22:04

African-led Group of Clinicians, Blood Banks and Social Science Experts, in Collaboration with U.S.-based Clinical RM and United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Work

Smallpox word cloud
2014-07-09 12:11:05

Smallpox is a deadly virus that was all but wiped off the face of the Earth in the late 1970s, but on Tuesday the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that random bottles of smallpox were found in at a federal lab near Washington, DC.

2014-07-08 11:16:27

The fungus responsible for an outbreak of contaminated Greek yogurt last year is not harmless after all but a strain with the ability to cause disease.

2014-07-01 11:29:26

Contrary to popular belief, the foodborne pathogen Campylobacter jejuni is not a harmless commensal in chickens but can cause disease in some breeds of poultry.

2014-06-09 08:22:55

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Successfully treating direct surface pathogens is only part of the food safety challenge for processors, according to South Florida-based RGF

Work On Microbial Signaling Offers A Window Into Better Biofuels, Human Health
2014-04-25 03:28:23

A common plant puts out a welcome mat to bacteria seeking to invade, and scientists have discovered the mat's molecular mix.

2014-04-08 10:58:47

New insights into a surprisingly flexible immune system present in bacteria for combating viruses and other foreign DNA invaders have been revealed by researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago and the Netherlands.

2014-04-04 10:29:01

When cannibals ate brains of people who died from prion disease, many of them fell ill with the fatal neurodegenerative disease as well.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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