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Home birth may start babies off with health-promoting microbes

Joan Combellick, Yale University For all of human history, babies have been born where their mothers lived – whether in a house, hut or cave....

Ticks spread plenty more for you to worry about beyond Lyme...

Jerome Goddard, Mississippi State University When it comes to problems caused by ticks, Lyme disease hogs a lot of the limelight. But various tick species...

Rapid water quality tests better protect beachgoers

Rachel Noble, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Planning a trip to the beach? Along with looking forward to some summer fun, beachgoers may...

Microbes that live in fishes’ slimy mucus coating could lead chemists...

Sandra Loesgen, Oregon State University One day in the future, you may take a pill to treat an illness – and owe your recovery to...

How scientists are fighting infection-causing biofilms

Nicholas Fitzkee, Mississippi State University The surfaces people interact with every day may seem rather mundane, but at the molecular scale, there is more activity...

Math shows how DNA twists, turns and unzips

Mariel Vazquez, University of California, Davis If you’ve ever seen a picture of a DNA molecule, you probably saw it in its famous B-form: two...

Sugars in mother’s milk help shape baby’s microbiome and ward off...

Steven Townsend, Vanderbilt University While living in a mother’s womb, cushioned by amniotic fluid and protected from the outside world, babies have only minimal exposure...

Why you may not need all those days of antibiotics

Brad Spellberg, University of Southern California A recent article in the British Medical Journal set off a bit of a firestorm with its claim that...

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Sure, cancer mutates, but it has other ways to resist treatment

Fabian V. Filipp, University of California, Merced Because of advances in drug design and precision medicine, researchers have been able to target certain molecules within...