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Bacteria Might Share the Blame for Eczema

In patients with severe eczema, Staphylococcus aureus strains dominated the skin microbe population—suggesting that certain types of bacteria could worsen eczema flares. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

July 7, 2017 — Christopher Intagliata

Why Do Allergies Make You Sneeze?

Do you suffer from allergies? Follow the dendritic cell and the entire Scientific American Allergy Orchestra to discover how allergens from pollen to pet dander can change the body's tune.

June 12, 2017 — Lydia Chain

Wanted: More Data, the Dirtier the Better

The computational immunologist Purvesh Khatri embraces messy data as a way to capture the messiness of disease. As a result, he’s making elusive genomic discoveries

June 12, 2017 — Esther Landhuis and Quanta Magazine

Is Protein Powder Safe During Pregnancy?

Is it OK to use protein powder when you're pregant? Find out how much protein you and your baby need, what the best sources are, and how to make sure you're getting enough

June 10, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Pros and Cons of the Whole30 Challenge

The Whole30 nutrition challenge is wildly popular. But can it really deliver on its promises? Nutrition Diva examines the pros, cons, and alternatives

June 6, 2017 — Nutrition Diva Monica Reinagel

Special Edition: Mysteries of the Mind