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study shows tiny animals steal antibiotic recipes from bacteria

On Jul. 19, 2024, a study led by the University of Oxford reported that a group of small freshwater animals protect themselves from infections using antibiotic recipes stolen from bacteria that could help develop future medicines.  The little-known creatures called…

Fossils of ancient chromosomes discovered

On Jul. 11, 2024, a team led by scientists from Baylor College of Medicine, University of Copenhagen, and Centre Nacional d’Anàlisi Genòmica and Centre for Genomic Regulation reported discovering fossils of ancient chromosomes in the remains of a woolly mammoth…

WHO prequalifies the first self-test for hepatitis C virus

On Jul. 10, 2024, The World Health Organization (WHO) announced it had has prequalified the first hepatitis C virus (HCV) self-test which can provide a critical support in expanding access to testing and diagnosis, accelerating global efforts to eliminate hepatitis…

Researchers pinpoint brain cells that delay first bite of food

On Jul. 10, 2024, Scripps Research scientists announced they have identified a group of neurons in a small and understudied region of the brain—the parasubthalamic nucleus (PSTN)—that controls when an animal decides to take a first bite of food. The…

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Michigan Dairy Herd

On Jul. 9, 2024, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) announced the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in another dairy herd from Gratiot County, bringing the total number of affected dairy herds in Michigan to…

Toons & Teasers

Enjoy our original cartoons from today and historical cartoons from yesterday illustrating COVID-19, scientific advancements, health crisis, pioneering scientists, the FDA, regulations and other topics.

COVID-19 Vacations Redux

COVID-19 Vacations Redux iIlustrates once again the pits and perils vacation travelers face as they begin their Summer…

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