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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.

July 24, 2014

 

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Dog Mouth Vs. Human Mouth

Some people believe that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a human's. While this may be true, which mouth is more dangerous to people?

December 27, 2013

 

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How To Clean A Pacifier

A new study suggests it may not be the worst thing in the world to clean your baby's pacifier with your own saliva.

November 18, 2013

 

Three baby rats cuddle while sleeping.

Who You Calling a Rat?

It's not a flattering likeness, but rats and humans actually have a lot in common, including physiology.

March 4, 2013

 

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How Do Scientists Study Deadly Diseases?

What do the Ebola virus, anthrax, and the avian flu have in common?

January 31, 2013

 

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Naked Mole Rats May Hold Clues To Pain Relief

Unlike the mice and common rats used to test drugs and chemicals in labs, naked mole rats are hard to infect with disease.

April 25, 2011

 

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Is There Any Danger In Sleeping With Your Pets?

Are there health risks associated with sleeping with your pet?

April 7, 2011

 

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Read Up On Health Risks Before Traveling!

It's awful to get sick when visiting relatives or friends overseas. Make sure to read up on health risks before you travel!

March 16, 2011

 

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How Do Antibiotics Know Where To Target?

Our bodies are also made up of living cells, the antibiotics have to distinguish between the cells in our bodies and the cells of the bacteria.

March 15, 2011

 

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The History Of Penicillin

In 1928, Alexander Fleming was studying the bacterium, Staphylococcus, when some of the bacteria became contaminated with Penicillium...

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