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Black Death Genome Could Reveal Secrets of Ancient And Modern Pathogens
2011-10-13 04:32:16

Scientists have successfully mapped the complete genome of the Black Death - the bubonic plague that wiped out 50 million Europeans between 1347 and 1351.

Raw Sewage Is Home To Millions Of Undescribed Viruses
2011-10-04 10:53:53

Biologists have described only a few thousand different viruses so far, but a new study reveals a vast world of unseen viral diversity that exists right under our noses.

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2011-09-14 18:55:27

How diseases are transmitted among humans, other animals, the environment is focus

2011-09-09 11:35:57

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a therapy for a potentially deadly type of infection common in catheters, artificial joints and other "in-dwelling" medical devices.

14th Century Plague Lives On Via New Strain
2011-08-30 10:17:00

According to a study published Tuesday, a less virulent version of the 14th century's Black Death plague is still present today.

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2011-08-16 07:04:39

Sanitizing the outside of produce may not be enough to remove harmful food pathogens.

2011-08-01 16:03:14

Are you genetically predisposed to tuberculosis?

2011-06-15 11:25:00

NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC: BNET). Food safety concerns have been in the news again with the recent account of an outbreak of deadly E. coli in Germany, initially identified as coming from bean sprouts.

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2011-04-13 09:07:07

Bacteria that grow in the antennae of wasps help ward off fungal threats by secreting a 'cocktail' of antibiotics explains a scientist at the Society for General Microbiology's Spring Conference in Harrogate.

2011-03-21 13:55:00

Recent research aboard the space shuttle is giving scientists a better understanding of how infectious disease occurs in space and could someday improve astronaut health and provide novel treatments for people on Earth.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.