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Testosterone Key to Disease Transmission


August 8, 2008

researcher setting a mouse free High levels of testosterone may be a key factor in spreading disease among mice, according to biologists. The findings could help explain why males in a population are often more likely to get infected, and transmit disease. Full Story

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