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Crossing the Interspecies Barrier: Opening the Door to Zoonotic Pathogens

Crossing the Interspecies Barrier: Opening the Door to Zoonotic Pathogens | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

The number of pathogens known to infect humans is ever increasing. Whether such increase reflects improved surveillance and detection or actual emergence of novel pathogens is unclear. Nonetheless, infectious diseases are the second leading cause of human mortality and disability-adjusted life years lost worldwide [1-2]. On average, three to four new pathogen species are detected in the human population every year [3]. Most of these emerging pathogens originate from nonhuman animal species.

 


Via Mel Melendrez-Vallard, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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#Plankton ~ #OceanDrifters ~ narration by Sir David Attenborough #PlymouthUniversity

"Ocean Drifters, a secret world beneath the waves" is written, produced and directed by Dr Richard Kirby (Marine Institute Research Fellow, Plymouth University) with a narration by Sir David Attenborough and music by Richard Grassby-Lewis.

 

Drawing upon Richard Kirby's plankton imagery, Ocean Drifters reveals how the plankton have shaped life on Earth and continue to influence our lives in ways that most of us never imagine.

 

Further information about the plankton can be found at the Ocean Drifters website (oceandrifters.org) and in the popular book about plankton also titled "Ocean Drifters, a secret world beneath the waves".


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Marian Locksley's curator insight, March 10, 2014 4:22 AM

10.3.14 ~ 

Citizen science study to map the oceans' plankton

By Mark KinverEnvironment reporter, BBC News

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26483166

 

 

Without these ancient cells, you wouldn’t be here BY REBECCA JACOBSON  March 6, 2014 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/tiny-ocean-organism-brought-earth-life/