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In-feed antibiotic effects on the microbiome of swine

01/19/2012
Antibiotics have been administered to agricultural animals for disease treatment, disease prevention, and growth promotion for over 50 years. The impact of such antibiotic use on the treatment of human diseases is hotly debated. This study examined differences in pigs receiving antibiotics and those who did not. Antibiotic resistance genes ...

What is Killing the Bats?

06/29/2011
Can scientists stop white-nose syndrome, a new disease that is killing bats in catastrophic numbers?

The Human Lake

04/02/2011
Science writer Carl Zimmer writes a masterful blog piece tracing the history of the study of ecosystems, from lakes to the human microbiome. Just one interesting fact: In their lifetimes, individual humans will produce about five elephants worth of microbes.

Darwin Got It Going On

05/05/2010
A new hip-hop show about evolution is scientifically accurate, and even more fun than a lecture.

"Clean Your Paws for Santa Claus"

12/14/2009
Reinforce good hand hygiene this holiday season with downloadable posters, cold and flu toolkit, and other educational resources.

How Hand Sanitizers Work

11/29/2009
The CDC notes that up to 80 percent of infections may be spread by hand contact. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers work by disrupting the outer coat of viruses and bacteria.

Fantasy Genome Project

09/03/2009
Evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson muses on what genome she would most like to see sequenced and asks what does knowing a wholme genome sequence actually tell us?

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