All the bearded guys in the study had high microbial counts, compared with only 23 out of 30 dogs tested. Conclusion? Dogs are fine to share MRI machines.
You never know when you walk into a public restroom what you will be using to dry your hands. The options usually are standard
What makes us think life on Mars will look anything like life on Earth? After all, couldn't life on Mars have features that
In the past several years, we have heard a lot about infectious microbes threatening the public health of all Americans. Some of the names of these agents seemed foreign at first but are familiar now - Ebola, MERS and Zika. But are these really new viruses causing disease?
At times, a story demands more credibility than we can muster, so we change some of the details to reconcile ourselves to
Since the upcoming Royal Society meeting on evolution paradigm shift is a public one, one of its organizers -- British philosopher John Dupré -- recently agreed to answer some of my questions about the event.
Relationships are hard. Conflict is everywhere. Lately, Michelle has been trying to blame Lev's farts on me, even though -- and I swear I am not making this up -- only one of us can hiccup and fart at the same time, and it's not me. (Tried. Can't.)
"We live in a microbial zoo."
We now have an opportunity to shift the focus from simply diagnosing and treating ill health to understanding, curing and preventing it. Caring for our microbes gives us a chance to conquer this new wave of illness, and live healthier, happier lives.