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September 27, 2007

 

Man giving blood

Not My Type? Not a Problem

Researchers have found a way to convert types A and B blood into type O, which can be transfused into any patient. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

October 2, 2006

 

a bottle of prescription pills

Using Genes to Pinpoint Prescriptions

Mapping the human genome is interesting, but why exactly is it useful?

July 30, 2006

 

glass of grapefruit juice

Grapefruit and Medicine

Did you know that grapefruit juice can be dangerous if you're taking certain kinds of medication?

August 18, 2005

 

Food Allergies

Do you know what a food allergy is? A study has shown that 25% of adults believe they have food allergies. According to doctors, the number of adults who actually have food allergies is more like 1 or 2%. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

Bombardier Beetle

Learn about one of Africa's most dangerous bug. "The Bombardier Beetle" on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

Plants Arming Themselves

Imagine this scenario. You're a plant, and a butterfly lays its eggs on you. What do you do? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Flat Worms: The Earthworm Predators

Over the past few decades, the earthworm population has severely decreased. Since the New Zealand flatworm accidentally made its way to the British Isles in 1963, it has wreaked havoc on some of the land, devouring fields of earthworms.

September 27, 2003

 

A Healthy Famine?

Suppose you could live a longer, healthier life if you were willing to eat about half what you normally do and spend every day feeling cold and hungry?

September 27, 2003

 

A Scientist in the Locker Room

Olympic trainers take these systems into account. A long-distance runner should use aerobic metabolism for as much of her ATP as possible. To ensure this, she’ll be tested on a treadmill to measure her threshold of aerobic metabolism.

September 27, 2003

 

Honeybees and Cavities

Honeybees make propolis by collecting the secretions of trees and other plants where they live; thus the make-up of propolis varies depending on the plant life around. Researchers have found the propolis of Brazilian honeybees to be particularly potent when it comes to protecting teeth.

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