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2012-05-09 05:29:39

Last year it killed an estimated 655,000 people. Now researchers are developing new ways to block the transmission of Plasmodium, the parasite responsible for human malaria.

2012-03-29 02:27:15

In the largest study of its kind, researchers have profiled genetic changes in cancer with drug sensitivity in order to develop a personalised approach to cancer treatments.

Gene Can Transform Mild Flu Into A Life-threatening Disease
2012-03-26 07:13:43

An international team of researchers has discovered a human genetic flaw that could explain why influenza makes some people more sick than others.

2012-03-23 13:12:45

Researchers have found the subtle genetic differences that make one parasite far more virulent than its close relative.

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2012-03-13 07:56:05

A recent study posted in Nature Genetics explains that researchers have found that Chlamydia has been evolving differently than previously thought. The researchers used whole genome sequencing to find these results.

2012-03-12 09:57:18

In a study released today in Nature Genetics, researchers have found that Chlamydia has evolved more actively than was previously thought.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.