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ASM_Weekly_Newsdigest2 - ASM Weekly Newsdigest Issue #549...

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ASM Weekly Newsdigest Issue #549 In this week’s issue: 1. Stopping smallpox vaccinations has cleared the way for the emergence of monkeypox in Africa 2. Evergreen source of Tamiflu 3. Treatment for S. aureus skin infection works in mouse model 4. Frugal microbes reduce the cost of proteins 5. Hints of altruism among bacteria 6. Superfast TB test slashes waiting time 7. Ancient bacteria could improve anti-ageing cosmetics 8. Scientists unwrap DNA packaging to gain insight into cells 9. Nano-engineered cotton promises to wipe out water bugs 10. Imaging reveals key metabolic factors of cannibalistic bacteria Stopping smallpox vaccinations has cleared the way for the emergence of monkeypox in Africa Los Angeles Times August 30, 2010 http://articles.latimes.com/2010/aug/30/news/la-heb-monkeypox-20100839 New findings reported Monday indicate that the prevalence of monkeypox infections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has increased 20-fold since the halt of the smallpox vaccination campaign. Evergreen source of Tamiflu Science News August 30, 2010 http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/62796/title/Evergreen_source_of_Tamiflu Your discarded Christmas tree might help researchers fight the flu. Some evergreen tree leaves bristle with shikimic acid, an important starter material for the antiflu drug Tamiflu. The compound is a precursor for
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This note was uploaded on 10/06/2010 for the course ES ES271 taught by Professor Machaut during the Spring '10 term at Colby.

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