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World Polio Day 2014

24 October is World Polio Day, an event that aims to raise awareness of the continuing threat of polio to children in some parts of the world. A global effort to eradicate the disease has been ongoing for 26 years, … Continue reading

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New techniques detect BSE in extra-neuronal tissue of cattle

Post by Claire Brimacombe, University of Birmingham Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or “Mad Cow Disease,” as it is more publicly known is a transmissible neurodegenerative disease affecting cattle. Importantly, it is also transmissible to humans and there is currently no … Continue reading

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The evolution of a diarrhoeal viral genome

Post by Rebecca Gladstone, University of Southampton Two billion cases of severe diarrhoea occur globally each year, representing the second leading cause of death in children under five years old, according to the World Health Organization. Diarrhoeal disease is both … Continue reading

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