A vast array of species, including people, use slime for a variety of essential bodily functions. Studying the genetic ancestry of slime surprisingly showcases the role of repetitive DNA in evolution.
Archive - August 2022
Diets high in fat, sugar and processed foods are associated with higher calorie intake, poorer memory and lower cognitive function.
What is listeria? A microbiologist explains the bacterium behind recent deadly food poisoning outbreaks
Listeria causes serious illness and food recalls nearly every year.
How primary care is poised to support reproductive health and abortion in the post-Roe era
Primary care doctors have long played an important role in providing birth control. Now, with the fall of Roe, they could help fill a critical need for comprehensive family planning services.
Cigarette advertising aggressively targets kids in low- and middle-income countries, a new study finds
In places around the world that lack restrictions to combat the problem, tobacco companies are using marketing strategies aimed at children, like displaying tobacco products at kids’ eye level.
Taking certain opioids while on commonly prescribed antidepressants may increase the risk of overdose
Drugs can interact with one another in ways that are harmful. A study finds that taking oxycodone with certain SSRIs can make an opioid overdose more likely.