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Researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have developed a way to predict which species of rodents are likeliest to be sources of new disease outbreaks in humans. Their study, which includes maps showing potential future disease hot spots, appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more

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Vaccinating against cancer

Geert-Jan Boons, Distinguished Professor in biochemical sciences and recipient of the 2015 Lamar Dodd Award for distinguished achievements in the sciences, explains how his laboratory is developing new vaccines that teach the immune system to find and attack cancerous cells. He and other researchers are paving the way for a new era of cancer treatment that may ultimately help doctors treat cancers that were previously considered incurable. Read more