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What Makes Snot Turn Green?

What Makes Snot Turn Green?

We all do it, one time or another. You blow your nose for what must be the hundredth time that day. Before you throw out the tissue, you take a surreptitious glance inside. Rather than the usual clear or slight yellow, you see something different. Something green. Suddenly, your snot resembles the color palette of […]

By | Posted February 1, 2010

Did Tainted Cow’s Milk Kill Jane Austen?

Did Tainted Cow’s Milk Kill Jane Austen?

Medical and literary experts debate English novelist Jane Austen’s fatal illness

By | Posted December 7, 2009

Nitric Oxide Holds Promise for Better Antibiotics

Nitric Oxide Holds Promise for Better Antibiotics

Researchers may improve antibiotics by targeting nitric oxide in bacteria

By | Posted November 13, 2009

Weightlifting with Lymphedema

Weightlifting with Lymphedema

Pumping iron may be safe after breast cancer surgery, but doctors urge caution.

By | Posted November 12, 2009

Killing TB While it Sleeps

Killing TB While it Sleeps

Newly discovered compounds can kill tuberculosis bacteria while it is in its dormant state.

By | Posted October 28, 2009

In Kenya, Better Cows for Better Health

In Kenya, Better Cows for Better Health

A parasite researcher from NYU is hoping to tackle African sleeping sickness in Keyna by creating genetically enhanced cows that cannot catch or transmit the disease

By | Posted October 19, 2009

Tuberculosis is at a Record Low, and We've Been Here Before

Tuberculosis is at a Record Low, and We’ve Been Here Before

History’s lessons on the resurgence of a disease.

By | Posted October 5, 2009

Sad Smokers Mean Happy Hearts

Sad Smokers Mean Happy Hearts

Smoking bans reduce heart attacks by over a third.

By | Posted October 4, 2009

Caution: Communicable Diseases May Be Breakable

Caution: Communicable Diseases May Be Breakable

New virus sculptures explore the public perception of scientific images.

By | Posted September 24, 2009

Swine Flu: the Good, the Bad and the Cute

Swine Flu: the Good, the Bad and the Cute

Using ferrets to predict the virus’s virulence.

By | Posted September 2, 2009

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