Author: Rachel Nuwer
Are fecal transplants really an effective and safe way to treat infection?
New research evaluating novel laser treatment versus ‘good old’ surgery reveals differences
Nubian mummies chronicle a modern plague
Breaking down traditional Chinese medicine
Age-old remedies drive trade in endangered species and promote animal suffering, despite alternatives
AIDS activism gets a wakeup call with Kramer’s Broadway opening today
Exotic animals in New York City
Sensationalizing disease risk from our furry friends misses the point
More awareness is needed to combat this neglected tropical disease, including in North America
Media focus on charismatic, sexy animals loses sight of the bigger picture
Not much can be done to stop a spinning head after an alcohol overdose, but we can understand why it happens and how to avoid it.
Researchers add pathogenic fungus to risk list for already endangered turtles
What’s a scientist to do when an oilrig explodes his backyard?
Hydropower might help the region but risks loss of biodiversity and a way of life
Farming of exotic animals has not solved Vietnam’s illegal wildlife trade predicament
Proponents of so-called “worm therapy” believe parasites may be a key ingredient for health
Our relationship with inner microbes is more than just a dinner date.
‘Pee-in-a-pot’ campaign identifies strategies for engaging young people in STD testing
Understanding microbial “Good Samaritans” may be key for combating bacterial infection
Overfishing has led Indian fisheries to rely on less marketable species for profit — a practice that could have severe ecological consequences
A Sampling of “The Astronaut’s Cookbook”