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October 15, 2019


Gut Microbes And Depression

In 2019, a team of Belgian researchers obtained new evidence correlating gut bacteria with depression in humans. They found a correlation between the patients’ depression and the absence of two bacteria species.

August 1, 2019


Milk Osmosis

The sugar added to sweetened condensed milk kills bacteria that would otherwise digest the milk and spoil it.  The sugar kills not by poisoning the bacteria, but by a more direct physical process.

July 15, 2019


The Slimy Mental Networks Of Bacteria

The human brain contains about 86 billion nerve cells, or neurons. They signal to one another electrochemically to control our behavior.

May 29, 2019


Paul Ehrlich, Dyes And Drugs

In 1909 Paul Ehrlich developed the first safe and effective drug to treat syphilis in humans.

May 29, 2018


Making Food Last Longer

There are several things you can do to waylay bacteria, yeasts, and molds.

April 26, 2018


Another Way To Use A Drone

Scientists are using drones to study how healthy whales are.

April 19, 2018


Touched By A Bacterium

Scientists from Indiana University found that bacterium have a sense of touch.

January 29, 2018


From the source: (L to R) chimpanzee skeleton, a modern human skeleton, and a neanderthal skeleton.

How We Got Teeth And Bones

If our ancestors hadn't evolved the ability to form bones, we might be shapeless piles of goo.

January 16, 2018



Another Good Reason To Go For Thai Food

Onion, garlic, oregano and allspice alone all kill or inhibit up to twenty-nine different kinds of food-borne bacteria.

November 20, 2017


From the source: "The microbiome is comprised of microorganisms that live in and on us and contribute to human health and disease."

Is That Bacteria In Your Eyes?

A recent study found that mice have microbiomes on the surface of their eyes.

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