Ecological study identifies potential association between antimicrobial resistance and climate change

New research presented at this week’s 29th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13—16 April 2019), identifies a novel association between antibiotic resistance and climate change. The study was conducted at the Institute of Infection Control and Infectious Diseases, University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), Germany, in collaboration with the … Read more

European experts sound alarm as mosquito- and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate

Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly. Spurred on by climate change and international travel and trade, … Read more

Harvard geneticist: No population’s DNA is ‘pure’

DNA reveals we are all genetic mutts David Reich talks about the deep history of people in Europe and Southeast Asia relating to ancient DNA, at the Science Center. Jon Chase/Harvard Staff Photographer Geneticist David Reich discusses how migration shaped modern human populations Examination of ancient DNA can provide profound insights into human history, according … Read more

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