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Why We Still Talk About Smallpox, Years After Eradicating the Virus

The smallpox virus terrorized humankind for thousands of years. Even if victims survived the infection, smallpox often led to permanent blindness and disfigurement. This plague upon humanity finally ended in 1980 after a worldwide vaccination drive, completely wiping out the...

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Insulin: From Inspiring Discovery to Deadly Expense

Half a billion people today suffer from diabetes, a disease that causes high blood glucose levels. While many diseases remain untreatable, this is far from the case with diabetes. Although no cure exists as yet, the remarkable discovery and subsequent...