Tag Archives: Anthrax

Drumming up disease? Anthrax and African drum hides

In 2006, a man in Scotland died from the first case of anthrax in Britain for 32 years. Then, in 2008, a man in London was fatally infected with the same disease. The properties of both men were sealed up … Continue reading

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Thinking about science like Louis Pasteur: Lessons from History

Scientific discoveries and achievements from centuries past are often portrayed as a set of fully-fledged concepts and perfect results. The exacting trial-and-error processes and frequent setbacks we know from modern-day science are rarely mentioned. Why could this be – was … Continue reading

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Microbe Talk: January 2014

This month, Benjamin interviews Dr Jamie Stark, a Research Fellow in the Centre for History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Leeds. Jamie is an expert on the history of anthrax, a lethal disease caused by the bacterium … Continue reading

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