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Understanding the factors that influence spillover could help forecast future epidemics.  

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Pestilent Spread

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

See the University of Pennsylvania's David Roos explain the process of parasite replication.

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Infographic: Evolving Virulence

By Andrew F. Read and Peter J. Kerr | October 1, 2017

Tracking the myxoma virus in the wild rabbit populations of Australia has yielded insight into how pathogens and their hosts evolve.

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TB Traces

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Take a trip to the mummy museum in Vác, Hungary, to see the human remains that helped researchers learn more about the origins of tuberculosis in Europe.

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Berlin Activist

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015

Timothy Ray Brown, the first and only patient to ever be cured of AIDS, is bringing his message of hope to the search for a more widespread solution to the AIDS epidemic.

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AIDS Warrior

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015

Peter Piot, codiscoverer of the Ebola virus and longtime HIV/AIDS activist, describes how the global response to the AIDS crisis has changed the public health landscape.

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Hide and Seek

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015

Oxford researcher John Frater explains the strategy of targeting viral reservoirs to beat HIV.

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The Scientist on The Pulse, July 18

By Kerry Grens | July 18, 2014

Flying dinos, genetic pacemakers, and dangerous microbes on the loose

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Out of Sight

By Nsikan Akpan | September 1, 2013

The community-based healthcare effort that helped stamp out river blindness in one area of Sudan

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Fighting River Blindness

By Nsikan Akpan | September 1, 2013

The debilitating parasitic disease, onchocerciasis, is all but vanquished in one corner of Sudan, thanks to a community-wide health effort.

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