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January 29, 2016
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Map shows hotspots for bat-human virus transmission risk

West Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia are most at risk from bat viruses ‘spilling over’ into humans resulting in new emerging diseases, according to a new global map compiled by scientists at UCL, the Zoological Society of London … Continue reading

October 27, 2014
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IBM Launches Humanitarian Initiatives to Help Contain Ebola Outbreak in Africa

Taps data and citizen engagement against the spread of disease FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE; LAGOS, NIGERIA : IBM has launched several initiatives to help curb the spread of Ebola in West Africa. They include a citizen engagement and analytics system in … Continue reading

July 8, 2014
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A virus reveals the physics of nanopores

Nanopores could provide a new way to sequence DNA quickly, but the physics involved isn’t well understood. That’s partly because of the complexities involved in studying the random, squiggly form DNA takes in solution. Researchers from Brown have simplified matters … Continue reading

February 24, 2014
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Zukunftsthema Infektionskrankheiten – zwei neue Forschungsprojekte im Bereich Medizinische Biodiversität und Parasitologie

In Zeiten des Globalen Wandels finden zahlreiche Krankheitserreger und -überträger ihren Weg in neue Lebensräume. Auch zeigen sich gänzlich neuartige Krankheiten und treten häufig erst mit zeitlicher Verzögerung in den Industrieländern auf. Lebensweisen, Umweltbedingungen und Wirt-Erreger-Interaktionen beeinflussen dabei die Ausbreitungsmechanismen. … Continue reading

June 14, 2012
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Vampire Bat Study May Lead to Better Rabies-Control Strategies

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— A new study of rabies in vampire bats in Peru has found that culling bats—a common rabies control strategy—does not reduce rates of rabies exposure in bat colonies, and may even be counterproductive. The findings may eventually … Continue reading

January 2, 2012
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Andrew Artenstein: Essential Enzymes Key to Disease, Maybe Treatments

*Proprotein convertases are enzymes that activate many essential proteins, but they are also implicated in many processes that cause disease. In a research review in the New England Journal of Medicine, Andrew Artenstein and Steven Opal argue that proprotein convertases … Continue reading