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April 14, 2015

 

bacteriophage on the attack

Can Bacteria Get Sick?

Bacteriophages turn the table on bacteria and the hunter becomes the hunted.

April 13, 2015

 

long-haired cat

Why Do Cats Shed All Year?

Cats shed their fur in response to increased sunlight; most indoor cats, however, lose track of seasonal changes and therefore shed year around.

April 10, 2015

 

rock climbing wall

How Cells Get Around

Tracking how cells move around the body is key to preventing diseases, like cancer, from spreading.

April 9, 2015

 

two painted turtles sun themselves on a log

The Heat is On for Painted Turtles

Temperature determines the sex of painted turtle hatchlings, and climate change is tipping the balance to an all-female future.

April 8, 2015

 

acne-riddled skin covered up with makeup

Acne-Fighting Bacteria

Get tough on acne and fight bacteria with bacteria.

April 7, 2015

 

close pin

Back To Basics 

Baking soda clears the air of bad odors by chemically neutralizing them.

April 6, 2015

 

alligator partly underwater

Face the Gator 

Despite their tough exterior, gators are extremely touchy.

April 3, 2015

 

X-ray of chest and shoulder

Broken Bones

Osteoclasts are the demolition crew of your body's bones, repairing and fusing fractures and breaks immediately.

April 2, 2015

 

ventillator

One-Way Breathing: Not Just For Birds Anymore

Birds and many reptiles evolved a specialized way of breathing—one-way air flow.

April 1, 2015

 

blood cells pulsing in artery

The Parts of Metabolism

Anabolism builds tissues; catabolism breaks them down.

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