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Posts tagged immunity

May 1, 2017

 

Bacteria communicate with each other by releasing chemicals in a process called quorum sensing.

What Did the Bacteria Say to the Other Bacteria?

The life of a bacteria community is a huge balancing act.

April 1, 2014

 

If you're taking your temperature with an oral thermometer and the reading is at or above 99.9 degrees Fahrenheit, you have a fever.

Feed A Fever, Starve A Cold?

Unfortunately, this old saying doesn't make a lot of sense in the context of modern science.

December 27, 2013

 

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How To Clean A Pacifier

A new study suggests it may not be the worst thing in the world to clean your baby's pacifier with your own saliva.

February 13, 2012

 

They're not the most attractive creatures...

Why Did Scientists Decode The Genome Of The Naked Mole Rat?

I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?

September 27, 2003

 

Flu Virus: The Unwelcome Guest

What we call “the flu bug” is really many different viruses. There are two main families: A and B, and both have many individual members, like Influenza A-Moscow, Influenza A-Panama and Influenza B-Sichuan.

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