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Amanda Rossillo

Evolutionary Anthropology

Duke University

I am an evolutionary anthropology PhD student at Duke University. My work on human evolution focuses on Homo naledi, a mysterious extinct human relative found in South Africa.

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DNA from a mummified bishop's lungs shows tuberculosis infected humans only recently

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New research resolves a scientific debate about when tuberculosis became established in humans

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A decoy may be the key to developing a vaccine against a deadly bioweapon

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New research shows how Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus attaches to cells, paving the way for a vaccine

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Lizards beat the heat by finding new "microhabitats"

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The behavioral change offers refuge from large temperature swings

Denisovans left their DNA traces in humans, but their fossils remain elusive

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New study digs into ancestries of people in Island Southeast Asia

100 million year old giant sperm discovered in a Cretaceous crustacean

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New study uncovers ancient seed shrimp, and their ancient 'seed'

The mysterious cause of sea star wasting syndrome is a mystery no more

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Sea stars suffer when microorganisms living on them suck up too much oxygen from the water

Neanderthals braided their own string

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A 40,000 year old cord made of plant fiber provides unprecedented insight into our extinct relatives

This ancient child burial is the world's oldest, dating back 80,000 years

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The burial site adds to the history of humankind's symbolic commemoration of the dead

A new bird song has spread all over in North America

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Nearly all the white-throated sparrows are singing a new tune