In Florida Zika Probe, Federal Scientists Kept At Arm’s LengthFlorida has yet to invite a dedicated team of the federal government’s disease hunters to assist with the investigation on the ground.
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“The Zika virus has undergone significant genetic changes in the past 70 years,” explained senior author Genhong Cheng, a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. “By tracing its genetic mutations, we aimed to understand how the virus is transmitted from person to person and how it causes different types of disease.” READ MORE
Malignant cancer was found in a 1.7 million-year-old foot bone
These new findings change theories that cancer is a result of modern lifestyles and environments
"We tested this particular bone with a known modern human osteosarcoma specimen, and it looked identical," he said. "Millions of years old, and you wouldn't be able to tell it apart."
Therein lies a tantalizing mystery: In the time since that nameless unlucky soul got bone cancer, massive evolutionary changes have occurred. Things changed. Humans changed. Why didn't the cancer? Read more