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98.6 Trades Metabolic Cost for Fungal Protection

98.6 Trades Metabolic Cost for Fungal Protection

A mathematical model finds that a temperature of about 98.6 Fahrenheit is high enough to ward off the majority of fungal infections, but still low enough to only require a manageable level of food intake...

December 27, 2010
Curing the Common Cold

Curing the Common Cold

Be careful what you wish for. The remedies may be far worse than the illness

December 27, 2010 — Veronique Greenwood

Flu Factories

The next pandemic virus may be circulating on U.S. pig farms, but health officials are struggling to see past the front gate

December 27, 2010 — Helen Branswell

The worms within

Some of the worms and germs we’ve been warding off may actually keep us well. One solution, some scientists say, is to welcome them back I met William Parker just two days before World Toilet Day, an international campaign to break taboos about, yes, potties...

December 17, 2010 — Robin Ann Smith
Drug-Resistant Genes Spread among Bacteria

Drug-Resistant Genes Spread among Bacteria

Unlike other superbugs, a new class of antibiotic-resistant bacteria are gaining their power from easily transferable genes such as NDM-1

December 16, 2010 — Katherine Harmon
Trained Rats Sniff Out TB

Trained Rats Sniff Out TB

Rats can be trained to identify TB-positive sputum samples--and do it better than conventional techniques. Karen Hopkin reports

December 15, 2010

World AIDS Day Marks Progress Toward Prevention

Wednesday marks the 22nd annual World AIDS Day. In the past year several scientific advances have helped rekindle convictions that progress is being made against the spread of HIV and AIDS...

December 1, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Divine intervention via a microbe

The best science stories I hear about generally involve going back and reconciling or correcting observations from the past to unlock some new level of understanding.

November 19, 2010 — James Byrne
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