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A New Killer Virus in China?

(Science/AAAS) In June 2012, three men removing slag from a derelict copper mine in southwestern China fell ill with severe pneumonia and died. Six months later, researchers went spelunking in the mine—an artificial cave hewn from a hillside—in search of pathogens. After taking anal swabs from bats, rats, and musk shrews living in the cave,  Read More »

Studying drug-resistant Tb

(OtagoDailyTimes) A high-powered collaboration between the University of Otago and the oldest medical university in Burma is likely to shed new light on the genetics of tuberculosis drug resistance. An international partnership formed by Otago University and the Burmese institution, known as the ”University of Medicine (1)”, in 2012 has since developed in several directions,  Read More »