Miracle Drugs

On a spring morning in 1980, I was driving to work; it was still cold in Atlanta. I worked for more than two months in the hot regions of Bangladesh and India and returned to the center for disease control and prevention with great relief. In the office greeted her with the familiar, sorted mail…

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The emergence of pathogens

The emergence of pathogens When I was a medical student, I had a summer internship helping a doctor who conducted medical examinations of workers from the West Virginia labor corps. It was a great experience – a lot of clinical work. I have learned to examine healthy young people carefully. My teacher, Dr. Fred Cooley,…

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The human microbiome

The Human Microbiome Think for a moment about their vital organs. The heart, brain, lungs, kidneys and liver are complex structures that perform the necessary functions to sustain life. Every moment, day and night, they pump liquids, transfer waste, take air and food, transmit signals that allow us to feel the world and move around…

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