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Changing COVID-19 cases and deaths detection in Florida

Epidemic data are often difficult to interpret due to inconsistent detection and reporting. As these data are critically relied upon to inform policy and epidemic projections, understanding reporting trends is similarly important. Early reporting of the COVID-19 pandemic in particular is complicated, due to changing diagnostic and testing protocols

Isolation of Burkholderia pseudomallei from a goat in New Caledonia: implications for animal and human health monitoring and serological tool comparison

Melioidosis is a serious bacterial infection caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei, a gram-negative bacterium commonly found in soil and water. It can affect both humans and animals, and is endemic in regions such as Southeast Asia and Northern Australia. In recent years, there have been reports of an emergence of human melioidosis in other areas, including New Caledonia.

An agent-based framework to study forced migration: A case study of Ukraine

Migration—the movement of people from an origin to a destination—has been studied extensively by demographers, economists, geographers, political scientists, and sociologists, all with differing perspectives on the causes and consequences of these movements. For the most part, the studies view migration as planned movement, with the prospective migrant intending to remain in the destination permanently or, at a minimum, for a substantial period of time.

Bacterial DnaK reduces the activity of anti-cancer drugs cisplatin and 5FU

Chemotherapy is a primary treatment for cancer, but its efficacy is often limited by cancer-associated bacteria (CAB) that impair tumor suppressor functions. Our previous research found that Mycoplasma fermentans DnaK, a chaperone protein, impairs p53 activities, which are essential for most anti-cancer chemotherapeutic responses.