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A tinted transmission electron micrograph of Chlamydia trachomatis bacteria (light purple/black) inside a cell. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the U.S., with more than 1.7 million reported cases in 2017. Biomedical Imaging Unit, Southampton General Hospital/Science Source

Record High Number Of STD Infections In U.S., As Prevention Funding Declines

For the fourth year in a row, federal health officials report that there has been a sharp increase in sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tallied nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2017 — an increase of 200,000 cases over the previous year, and a record high. Continue Reading Record High Number Of STD Infections In U.S., As Prevention Funding Declines

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Gary Vonderohe (right) of the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife, administers a low-grade shock to a lamprey, as volunteers stand by with nets to capture it. CREDIT: BRIAN BULL

Tribes And Conservation Groups Study What’s Leading To Low Lamprey Counts

With their tube-like bodies, gaping gill slits, and especially their sucker-like mouths lined with jagged teeth, lampreys aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing creatures. They look like they jumped out of a Ridley Scott sci-fi horror film. But for some Northwest Native tribes, they’re a significant part of the culture. Continue Reading Tribes And Conservation Groups Study What’s Leading To Low Lamprey Counts

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