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  • Researchers work featured in N.Y. Times

    By Tara Chandler
    Published: Jan. 10, 2008
    Researchers

    In the disease-scarred bones of a Homo erectus from Turkey, scientists have found evidence of a peril that human ancestors encountered in their migrations out of Africa: tuberculosis. Paleontologists examining small lesions etched inside the 500,000-year-old skull said this was the earliest known sign of a form of tuberculosis that attacks the meninges, the membranes …

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