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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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Diabetics face a brighter future thanks to microbiome research

New approaches to the management of debilitating diabetic foot ulcers may be on the horizon, thanks to new microbiome research. Today at the Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference, Eleanor Townsend from the University of the West of Scotland is … Continue reading

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