Skip to main content

Stories by Christopher Intagliata

Lyme Helps Spread Other Tick Infections

Mice infected with Lyme and the Babesia parasite are more likely to pass on babesiosis than mice infected with babesiosis alone. Christopher Intagliata reports

December 31, 2014 — Christopher Intagliata

Quarter-Million Tons of Plastic Plague Oceans

Based on trawling samples and visual observations of plastic debris, computer models calculate that some 5.25 trillion particles of plastic—about 269,000 tons—may litter the world's oceans...

December 10, 2014 — Christopher Intagliata

Worse Than the Bite

A new study suggests bed bugs can transmit Chagas disease to mice—but the same thing is unlikely to happen in humans. Christopher Intagliata reports

November 20, 2014 — Christopher Intagliata

Fecal Transplanters Fish Out Key Ingredient

The bacterium Clostridium scindens , a member of the gut’s microbiome, appears to ward off the hospital-acquired infection C. difficile. Christopher Intagliata reports...

October 22, 2014 — Christopher Intagliata

Dino Devastator Also Ravaged Veggies

After the Chicxulub meteorite, more than half the plant species in temperate North America perished along with the dinosaurs, and the composition of post-impact vegetation changed markedly...

September 19, 2014 — Christopher Intagliata

Andromeda Snickers at Milky Way Mass

A new estimate finds that the Milky Way, once thought to be twice as massive as Andromeda, may actually only have half our neighbor galaxy's mass. Christopher Intagliata reports 

 ...

August 6, 2014 — Christopher Intagliata

Ocean Plastic Particles Could Get in Gills

Sea creatures eat plastic dumped in the ocean, but they also might be accumulating plastic by sucking up tiny particles with their siphons and gills. Christopher Intagliata reports 

 ...

July 28, 2014 — Christopher Intagliata
Scroll To Top

Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine