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Historic Treponema pallidum genomes from Colonial Mexico retrieved from archaeological remains

June 21, 2018

Historic Treponema pallidum genomes from Colonial Mexico retrieved from archaeological remains

Johannes Krause and colleagues perform the first reconstruction of T. pallidum genomes from the archaeological material of three human individuals to open the possibility of studying its evolutionary history at a resolution previously assumed to be out of reach. 

Image credit: Krause, et al. (2018)

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06/21/2018

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Extending the global worm index and its links to human development and child education

Peter Hotez and colleagues extend earlier findings from their 2015 "worm index" by calculating worm indices for all 191 countries for which there are available data. Their results generate key and provocative hypotheses that take global deworming beyond the health sector by linking such activities to international development and education. Read the Author Introduction.

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Extending the global worm index and its links to human development and child education

06/14/2018

Research Article

Novel P. knowlesi serological tools

Kevin Tetteh and colleagues use in silico tools to design and express four novel P. knowlesi protein products to address the distinct lack of suitable serosurveillance tools. Read the author summary.

Novel P. knowlesi serological tools

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