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Helicobacter pylori: a poor man's gut pathogen?

04/02/2010
The epidemiology of H. pylori infection is characterized by marked differences between developing and developed countries, notably among children. In addition, congruent lines of evidence point out to socioeconomic factors and living standards as main determinants of the age-dependent acquisition rate of H. pylori, and consequently its prevalence. These data ...

Transposases are the most abundant, most ubiquitous genes in nature

03/18/2010
A team of scientists based at San Diego State University, the University of Chicago, and the University of South Florida have analyzed all sequence data available in public databases from complete genomes and environmental community genomes, and found out that jumping genes (known as transposases) are nature's most abundant genes. ...

Pigs cannot fly, but their viruses "flew"!

03/12/2010
The common idiom states that pigs cannot fly. I don’t think this statement can be easily debated. However, the swine flu viruses now seem to have flown around the globe quickly...

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