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Inside the Lab Microbiology and immunology, Clinical care

It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times

When was the last time you ran into a case of rickets or scurvy? How about typhus or scarlet fever? These diseases may sound archaic, but the truth is that, in many locations, they are actually on the rise (1). Even gout and cholera are on their way up. Fortunately, consumption – better known as tuberculosis – is slower to follow suit, although it too is making a comeback in some disadvantaged populations.

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Michael Schubert

While obtaining degrees in biology from the University of Alberta and biochemistry from Penn State College of Medicine, I worked as a freelance science and medical writer. I was able to hone my skills in research, presentation and scientific writing by assembling grants and journal articles, speaking at international conferences, and consulting on topics ranging from medical education to comic book science. As much as I’ve enjoyed designing new bacteria and plausible superheroes, though, I’m more pleased than ever to be at Texere, using my writing and editing skills to create great content for a professional audience.

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