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Seventeen Minutes of Science: Virology & World Health (Episode 2)

Stuck at home with nothing to do during this quarantine? Restless to still be learning and interacting with other scientists? You’re in luck! You can now tune in weekly to our virtual series “Seventeen Minutes of Science”. Every Tuesday at 11am PST/ 2pm ET we will go live on Facebook to talk about science for …

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The Evolution of Drug Resistance; an Issue of “When, not if”

Drug resistance in many pathogens — viruses, bacteria, protozoa, parasitic worms and more — presents a growing and potentially catastrophic challenge to human and animal health. Resistance is manifested by a decreased ability, or complete failure, of previously-effective drugs to successfully prevent or clear infections.  Well-known human examples include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas (MRSA); multi-drug resistant …

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Meet Janis Weeks: A Neuroscientist Turned Global Health Advocate

Dr. Janis Weeks is the first to admit her career arc has been anything but traditional. The neuroscientist turned parasite researcher and global health advocate fell in love with Africa on her first visit in 1996, while teaching in a neuroscience short-course. Since then her connections with the African continent have grown, including becoming a …

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