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November 20, 2014

 

woman in bed holds stomach in pain

Something I Ate

What you're calling a stomach "flu" is probably food poisoning, and you might be the cause of it.

October 27, 2014

 

Anthrax bacteria (green) being swallowed by an immune system cell

Anthrax Attacks

Anthrax is an infectious disease caused when spore-forming bacteria enter the body.

September 7, 2014

 

A doorknob on a wooden door, which is partly open. A radiator is inside the room.

Potential Forensic Applications Of Microbial Samples

Researchers at the Home Biome Project trace bacterial samples back to specific houses.

August 20, 2014

 

Arm with IV

Infection-Chomping Viruses

Scientists harness the power of viruses to fight off deadly bacterial infections.

July 29, 2014

 

dark chocolate bar and sprinkle of cocoa powder

Why Dark Chocolate Is Good For You

Seemingly decadent, eating dark chocolate is actually good for your heart. Scientists may have finally figured out why.

July 9, 2014

 

A blue stethescope

Contaminated Stethoscopes

It's hard to believe such a common medical tool could be so dangerous, but it is.

July 3, 2014

 

An ant on a purple flower

Ants And Antibiotics

Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.

May 15, 2014

 

A brown frog against a white background.

Antibiotic Frogs 

Could amphibians help us defeat superbugs someday? Some researchers think so.

April 16, 2014

 

A coffee mug filled with roasted coffee beans

Scientists Create Coffee-Chomping Bacteria

Though you may think you love caffeine, you're no match for this custom-built E. coli strain.

March 4, 2014

 

An operating room full of high-tech equipment

Why Operating Rooms Are So Cold

Ever wonder why operating rooms are so cold? Find out on today's A Moment Of Science.

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