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Ecotourism wildcard in African disease cocktail

Somewhat counter-intuitively, protected areas of Africa where numbers of humans are limited appear to also be hotspots for the exchange of fecal matter between animals and humans. “The research identifies the coupled nature of humans, animals, and the natural environment across landscapes, even those designated as protected,” said Kathleen Alexander, an associate professor of wildlife […]

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Bacterial “disabler” treatment side-steps antibiotic resistance

It’s not an antibiotic, but it accomplishes the same thing as an antibiotic. A compound that disables bacteria instead of killing them has proven successful in tests against antibiotic resistant bacteria and is currently being examined for commercial use in agricultural pathogen control and human medicine. Discoverer Ching-Hong Yang (pictured), an associate professor of biological […]

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