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Blood, Rats and Anticoagulants: The Story of Warfarin

The history of Warfarin is a surprisingly bloody one. Find out how this anticoagulant drug went from cow-killer to life-saver in this Nature Video animation.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on March 13, 2018. It is a Nature Video production.

March 16, 2018 — Nature Video

Saliva Protein Might Inhibit Intestinal Anarchy

A protein found in spit prevents bad bugs from binding to intestinal cells in the lab, pointing to a possible way to lower the chances of dysentery. Christopher Intagliata reports.

March 10, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

To See Gun Injury Drop, Hold an NRA Meeting

When the National Rifle Association holds its national convention, gun injuries drop 20 percent—perhaps because fewer gun owners are around their guns. Christopher Intagliata reports.

February 28, 2018 — Christopher Intagliata

Mosquitoes Learn the Smell of Danger

The bloodsuckers lose their appetite for attractive scents when they associate those aromas with a likelihood of being swatted. Karen Hopkin reports.

February 22, 2018 — Karen Hopkin

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day