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October 2014

PSI in the Spotlight
Latest News from Around the Protein Structure Initiative: Biology Network

 

Ebola virus mutating rapidly as it spreads
Outbreak likely originated with a single animal-to-human transmission.

 

Scientists and cheesemakers gather for (microbial) culture
Microbiologists are on a quest to catalogue and control the bacteria that make each raw-milk cheese unique.

 

Congo polio strain can resist vaccine
Variant was responsible for a deadly outbreak but is stopped by fresh, oral immunization.

 

Seals brought TB to Americas
Bacteria found in ancient Peru remains points to relatively recent origin of the disease and to its spread by sea.

 

NIH to probe racial disparity in grant awards
US agency will assess whether grant reviewers are biased against minority applicants.

 

US assesses virus of the Caribbean
Researchers warn that a change of mosquito host could accelerate spread of chikungunya across the Americas.

 

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