Friday, September 27, 2013

Bacteria Beats Bad Breath

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by Deborah Franklin
Scientific American
May 5, 2013

Oral Bacteria, TEM
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Porphyromonas oral bacteria
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© Dr. Hazel Appleton, HPA CfI /
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Treponema bacterium
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© Dr. Linda Stannard, UCT /
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Streptococcus mutans bacteria
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River Blindness Eradicated from Northern Sudan

In the news:
by Nsikan Akpan
The Scientist Magazine
September 1, 2013
Onchocerca volvulus (SEM) - Stock Image BV8779
© Ralph C. Eagle, Jr./Science Source Colorization by: Robin Treadwell

Color-enhanced Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) of Onchocerca volvulus, image of a female worm with microfilaria. O. volvulus is a nematode that causes onchocerciasis, or "river blindness," mostly in Africa. Long-term corneal inflammation, or keratitis, leads to thickening of the corneal stroma which ultimately leads to blindness.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Like Arsenic on Rice...

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by Sabrina Tavernise
New York Times
September 6, 2013
Arsenic - BJ4080
Credit: Charles D. Winters / Science Source

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