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July 19, 2004

 

Fencing in Bacteria

What do you do when infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa? You'll want to know! Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Disgust in Phobias

In treating patients with phobias, therapists address the emotion of fear and try to alter that emotion so the patient is no longer afraid. However, patients with what doctors call blood-injection-injury phobia experience more difficulty with treatment. It includes people who fear needles, blood, and surgery.

September 27, 2003

 

Albinism

Lack of pigment also makes eyes extremely sensitive to bright light. The pigment that determines whether your eyes are blue, brown, green, or gray normally helps to filter out stray light.

September 27, 2003

 

The Nocebo Effect?

If the placebo effect means you feel better just because you believe a certain treatment is going to work, then the nocebo effect means that you feel worse just because you expect the worst.

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