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August 1, 2016

 

Electron microscope image of the bacteria (bordetella pertussis) responsible for pertussis (whooping cough).

Bacterial Hooks

Scientists have found that some urinary tract bacteria use a hair‑like fiber to avoid being flushed out.

April 28, 2016

 

ear infection

A Pain in the Ear

Kids are more susceptible to earaches because their middle ear—not fully developed—are more likely to clog up with fluid.

February 2, 2015

 

Scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus budding from the surface of a Vero cell

What is Ebola?

With no licensed Ebola vaccines, early recognition and care is necessary. Know the facts!

August 20, 2014

 

Arm with IV

Infection-Chomping Viruses

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

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.

October 9, 2012

 

jars of the smallpox vaccine

The History Of Smallpox

Ten percent of the population in 17th century London died gruesomely of smallpox, a virus that spread easily via airborne particles or contaminated clothing.

September 13, 2012

 

cavemen evolving in black and white image

Depression May Have An Evolutionary Benefit

Depression may have an evolutionary benefit. It may improve one's chances of fighting off infection.

June 3, 2011

 

man with mouth open

Should I Have My Tonsils Removed?

Say, "Ahh!" Why do we have tonsils and why are they sometimes taken out?

May 18, 2011

 

green and blue antibiotics pills

When Antibiotics Don’t Work…

New strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are appearing faster than scientists can discover new antibiotics.

March 16, 2011

 

orange prescription pills

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.

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