Author: Joshua A. Krisch

Josh is the frenzied product of ambulance nightshifts, aviation emergencies, long hours in the laboratory, and a burning desire to write about them. While earning his B.A. in biology at Yeshiva University and completing graduate work in health sciences at Cornell, Josh was routinely exposed to the excitement of science and medicine. When not deciphering medical jargon, Josh enjoys bad science fiction, decent coffee and excellent company.

An ode to the Internet, reviewed

An ode to the Internet, reviewed

WikiMusical, a satire of the digital age, brought some good ol’ fashioned geek to this summer’s New York Musical Theatre Festival.

By Joshua A. Krisch | Posted August 8, 2014

VIDEO: Close up on Fly's Eye photography

VIDEO: Close up on Fly’s Eye photography

Artist M. Henry Jones turns lenses and lighting into 3D portraits that really pop

By Sarah Lewin and Joshua A. Krisch | Posted February 28, 2014

Could copper surfaces prevent food poisoning on cruise ships?

Could copper surfaces prevent food poisoning on cruise ships?

New research suggests that copper kills the offending norovirus

By Joshua A. Krisch | Posted November 11, 2013

Cause for a headache

Cause for a headache

A new study investigates migraine as a risk factor for stroke

By Joshua A. Krisch | Posted October 31, 2013

Microbial medical examiners

Microbial medical examiners

Are bacteria the super sleuths of the future? Study suggests that microbes could help determine time of death in tricky murder cases.

By Joshua A. Krisch | Posted October 24, 2013

To wake a sleeping herpes virus

To wake a sleeping herpes virus

Certain prescription drugs may activate the most common strains of herpes

By Joshua A. Krisch | Posted October 19, 2013

Flesh-eating bacteria: an underachieving scourge

Flesh-eating bacteria: an underachieving scourge

A closer look at exaggerated reports of the man-eating microbe that terrorized Florida.

By Joshua A. Krisch | Posted October 10, 2013

"Bio-Artist" paints life in the laboratory

“Bio-Artist” paints life in the laboratory

With living tissue as his artistic medium, Oron Catts aims to put science into perspective.

By Joshua A. Krisch | Posted October 8, 2013