Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Indonesia says it has found more virulent bird flu strain

Indonesia has identified the bird flu virus that killed hundreds of thousands of ducks in recent weeks as a more virulent type which is new to the country, according to a letter seen Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Phylogenomic analysis reveals origin, spread of MRSA clone

(HealthDay) -- Phylogenomic analysis has revealed details about the emergence and transmission of a major methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clone, EMRSA-16, according to research published online May 14 in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Asian origins of Machado-Joseph disease revealed

(Medical Xpress) -- Knowledge of a disease prevalent among Northern Territory Indigenous communities has been overhauled thanks to research contributed by the University of Sydney's Garth Nicholson.

Genetics

Basque roots revealed through DNA analysis

The Genographic Project announced today the most comprehensive analysis to date of Basque genetic patterns, showing that Basque genetic uniqueness predates the arrival of agriculture in the Iberian Peninsula some 7,000 years ...

Genetics

King Tut and half of European men share DNA

According to a group of geneticists in Switzerland from iGENEA, the DNA genealogy center, as many as half of all European men and 70 percent of British men share the same DNA as the Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, or King Tut.

Genetics

Plague came from China: scientists

The first outbreak of plague occurred in China more than 2,600 years ago before reaching Europe via Central Asia's "Silk Road" trade route, according to a study of the disease's DNA signature.

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