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English 1.1

English 1.1 - there is a resemblance to new-age syphilis...

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Max Haubold English 102 MWF 8am Erin Allingham Abstract Research Question - For years there has been an ongoing debate over the origin of syphilis. Scientists have turned towards genetics for the answer. Where did it actually come from? Objective - Dr. Harper and her team want to see if there is a correlation between syphilis and the treponemal diseases-yaws, endemic syphilis and pinta. Method - To do this, they first had to collect data, which was very difficult due to the scarcity of the diseases. The team had to gather the world’s laboratory collection of treponematoses. They also collected wild strains from baboons and rabbits, in addition to two human strains of Yaws found in Amerindians. Once collected, the strains were compared to new-age syphilis, to see if
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Unformatted text preview: there is a resemblance to new-age syphilis. This would then determine if the treponemal diseases such as yaws are genetically relevant to syphilis. Results- The team found that syphilis is most similar to yaws, a non venereal disease, concurrent with the early people of the New World. Traced back, yaws started in the Old World, and then was possibly brought over on the Bering Strait, transmuted into yaws, and carried back to the Old World with the explorers, where it again changed into what is now known as syphilis. Conclusion- Findings suggest that Yaws was passed from the New World, its home, to Europe through explorers. Conditioned to warm climates, it migrated to the genitals, and evolved into what we know today and Syphilis....
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