Martin Blaser

May. 23, 2014

Are Microbes Winning the Antibiotic Arms Race?

We're running out of antibiotics, and drug companies have little incentive to develop new ones. Can we save the ones we already have?

missing microbes, antibiotic resistance, modern plagues

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Stomach Bug May Help Battle Asthma

Could a bacterium thought to be responsible for stomach ulcers help ward off childhood asthma?

asthma, allergies, ulcers, bacteria, pylori

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The Myth of the Woolly Bear

\tLegend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy bristles are really used for.

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