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Hoover Hogs and Hansens Disease: What’s up with Armadillos and Leprosy?
Bacteria / Disease / Environment / Health / Worldwide

Hoover Hogs and Hansens Disease: What’s up with Armadillos and Leprosy?

Leprosy seems like an antiquated disease – and it mostly is. A few small pockets of the world still carry it, one of them being the American South, thanks to…… armadillo hosts? Learn more about how armadillos give humans leprosy in my guest blog post over at the Canadian Association for Science Writers! Continue reading

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The Undead Assassins Living in Your Body: Bacteriophages!
Death / Environment / Microbiology / Science / Viruses / Worldwide

The Undead Assassins Living in Your Body: Bacteriophages!

Since I was introduced to bacteriophages, I have been fascinated by their crisp geometric structure that reminded me of the illustrations of leggy, warring aliens called “Tripods” from my childhood version of War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. And in a way, these viruses share more in common with Well’s invaders than just their … Continue reading

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