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Healthy humans make nice homes for viruses

September 16, 2014
By Caroline Arbanas

The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. 865 more words

National Institutes Of Health

How infectious disease may have shaped human origins

Inactivation of 2 genes may have allowed escape from bacterial pathogens, researchers say

Roughly 100,000 years ago, human evolution reached a mysterious bottleneck: Our ancestors had been reduced to perhaps five to ten thousand individuals living in Africa. 694 more words

Counter Intuitive - Medical

A Look into Cat Genomics

As a part of my Skull of the Month series I always try to find out a bit about the chosen animal’s evolutionary history. This is because I studied human evolution at university and want to broaden my knowledge of other animals. 896 more words