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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


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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.

March 11, 2010



Is It Possible To Be Too Clean?

Is it possible to be too clean? Scientists are investigating the "hygiene hypothesis".

March 26, 2009


Eggs in open carton

Why You Should Store Your Eggs Fat End Up

The reason it's smarter to store your eggs with the fat end up is that the egg itself does not completely fill the interior of the shell.

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