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Microbe Talk: May 2016

Meet Wolbachia – the bacteria that could rid the world of dengue

Dengue is one of the world’s most devastating infectious diseases. Around half of the entire planet’s population is at risk from dengue infection, which can lead to excruciating joint pain, haemorrhaging and, eventually, death. 139 more words


Yellow fever – facts and challenges  WHO’s Director of Pandemic...

Yellow fever – facts and challenges 

WHO’s Director of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases, Dr Sylvie Briand, explains what yellow fever is and describes the challenges responders are facing with the latest epidemic in Africa.

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How Viruses infect Bacteria: A Tale of a Tail

Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. Using state-of-the-art tools, EPFL scientists have described a million-atom “tail” that bacteriophages use to breach bacterial surfaces. The breakthrough has major implications for science and medicine, as bacteriophages are widely used in research. 595 more words


Were Neanderthals killed off by Human Diseases? | Prehistoric...

Were Neanderthals killed off by Human Diseases? | Prehistoric News 

Diseases passed on by the ancestors of modern humans may have helped wipe out the Neanderthals.

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June E. Osborn: At the Center of National Policy on AIDS

By Gregory Pike and John Rees

A new archival collection, June E. Osborn Papers, 1954–2001, is now available at the National Library of Medicine for those interested in AIDS history and the federal government’s early response efforts. 1,362 more words