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This Queasy Love: How Having Frequent Diarrhea as a Child Shapes Your Adult Mate Choice

It’s not everyday that love and diarrhea come together in theoretical matrimony. Recently, however, a study by an interdisciplinary team of scientists managed to form this near-perfect union. Oh relax. I’m not about to share the sordid details of a revolting new sexual fetish. (That’s for another post.) The research I’m about to tell you about [...]

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Parasitic Worm Eggs Ease Intestinal Ills by Changing Gut Macrobiota

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Intestinal issues are not just for us humans. Whereas the inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) now afflicts some 1.4 million people in the U.S., a similar condition often besets captive monkeys. But these animals are providing new insights about a cure for this condition in both species—and that cure is worms. Rhesus macaque monkeys living in [...]

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How Do Germs Get into the Swimming Pool? You Might Not Want to Know

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As the summer winds down and Labor Day weekend approaches in the U.S., beaches and public pools will be filling up with swimmers looking to take one last dip outdoors before the season ends. Most people will hit the water without worrying about the microscopic organisms they’ll be swimming with. Maybe that’s for the best, [...]

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India is Drowning in its Own Excreta-Can Science and Engineering Come to the Rescue?

3 puppies resting in the shade cast by 50 gallon water drums

Just a few weeks ago, I flew into India to join other new media specialists and journalists with the International Reporting Project to examine issues of child survival and health. (Before I continue, I simply must extend thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for providing a portion of the IRP funding to make [...]

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