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2010-11-01 08:40:00

A new study tracking the DNA signature of the plague has found that the deadly disease first broke out in China more than 2,600 years ago before making its way to Europe via Central Asia’s “Silk Road” trade route.

2010-10-29 13:37:02

Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have identified a potential new treatment for the Nipah and Hendra viruses, two lethal and emerging viruses for which there is currently no treatment or vaccine available.

2010-10-14 08:43:48

Scientists to research connections between infectious diseases and land use, global warming and other environmental changes.

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2010-10-10 08:20:00

Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been confirmed by anthropologists to have been caused by a germ called Yersinia pestis.

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2010-10-01 09:16:53

Kathleen Alexander, associate professor of wildlife in Virginia Tech's College of Natural Resources and Environment, has discovered a novel tuberculosis (TB) species in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex, a group of pathogens that have adapted by using mammals as hosts.

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2010-09-23 09:31:48

The model is based on transplanting human immune stem cells from umbilical blood into mice that are susceptible to infection.

2010-09-11 01:53:21

That swine manure sprayed on to fields adds valuable nutrients to the soil is well known. But what is not known is whether all that manure is bringing harmful bacteria with it.

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2010-06-22 12:04:23

The discovery could help to design new strategies to increase their sensitivity to antibiotics.

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2010-06-22 07:45:50

Sampling of pigeons captured on the streets of Madrid has revealed the bacterial pathogens they carry.

2010-06-15 00:52:29

Prion diseases are lethal neurodegenerative disorders that include Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) in humans and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE; commonly known as mad cow disease) in cows.


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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