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accepted Are there animal models for Clostridium difficile that better replicate human infection than hamsters?
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answered Survivorship Curves: Type II curve mortality rate is not constant?
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answered Is there a strong reason to be sceptical about the “cured HIV patient” being reported by mainstream media?
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comment Is it possible that the recipient of a heart transplant would display some of the donor's personality traits, as if the heart has memories?
Alternately, they could be lied to about who their donor "was" to see if they manifest the memories and feelings of a 22 year old woman when their donor was actually a 35 year old man. Though I'm pretty sure an IRB would clobber that too.
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comment Are there people cured of HIV by means of HAART?
@RoryM Indeed - a drug-based 'cure' for HIV is hardly a finding that would go under the radar.
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answered Are there people cured of HIV by means of HAART?
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answered Can paper/plastic currency serve as a medium for pathogens?
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comment Vaccination and population dynamics of an epidemic
Yes, that's correct.
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comment Vaccination and population dynamics of an epidemic
You should ensure that the basic reproductive number for your Finland model is capable of sustaining an epidemic without vaccination.
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revised How is duration of efficacy estimated for vaccines?
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comment How is duration of efficacy estimated for vaccines?
I've added some details to my answer. Your answer doesn't particularly conflict, its just asking about a subtly different process.
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comment Does making yogurt from non-pasteurized milk work against possible disease bacteria?
@nico And you have not established that there are not. I pointed to a raw milk outbreak in Finland less than a month ago. There are others - your perception that they're aren't any doesn't necessarily mesh with reality. But foodborn outbreaks have to be very large to get much press, and raw milk products, even in Europe, aren't big enough to command that kind of attention. Also steak tartare has a very different pathogenic risk profile to hamburger meat ;)