The Ebola virus is a terrifying disease that, while typically confined to certain parts of Africa, has gained worldwide attention due to its recent proliferation. According to the Center for Disease Control, there have been nearly 25,000 cases of Ebola virus reported throughout multiple countries in the last year alone. (source: CDC.gov)Read More
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Many people may consider leprosy to be a defunct disease from the middle ages, but for some, it is a contemporary and terrifying condition that can result in nerve and skin damage, and even the loss of fingers or toes.Read More
Researchers from Rockefeller University and Necker Medical School in Paris worked together to discover one way fungal infections spread below the skin’s surface on a genetic level. The condition, known as dermatophytosis, can mean that an infection spreads to the lymph nodes, bones, digestive tract or the brain. The team of researchers discovered a genetic deficiency that makes this possible, shedding light on the theory that says genetic deficiencies can cause normally healthy people to become very ill from an infection.