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How 'Black Death' pathogens survived in Europe

For the study, scientists reconstructed complete pathogen genomes from victims of the Great Plague of Marseille (1720-1722).

Human-Neanderthal relationships may be root of modern allergies

Passionate encounters between ancient humans and their burly cousins- the Neanderthals, may have left modern people more prone to sneezes, itches and other allergies, researchers say.

How body controls inflammatory response to pathogens

This study is significant because there is an urgent need to develop novel anti-inflammatory agents to combat inflammation, and these findings could offer an alternative. 

Harmful bacteria can survive in cookies for months

Focusing on cookie and cracker sandwiches, the researchers put the salmonella into four types of fillings found in cookies or crackers and placed them into storage.