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Evolutionary Trade Off: A solution to anti-biotic resistance?

We all have heard of a saying, “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger” by Friedrich Nietzsche. This is especially true in case of bacteria, organisms that are found everywhere ranging from “on us” to “inside us”. these microscopic … Continue reading

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To be or not to be? The question of virulence as posed by polio

In a previous post we discussed the identity of polio. If you haven’t yet read it and aren’t well-versed in who or what polio is, might I recommend a brief glance? If you’re already up to date on cVDPVs, let’s … Continue reading

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You’ve heard about measles, you’ve probably even heard about smallpox… but what do you know about polio?

Feeling feverish? It could be the outcome of a fevered excitement to read this article, or it could be polio. Polio, also known as poliomyelitis (let’s stick with polio), is a highly contagious illness that can, along with fever, induce … Continue reading

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