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App Game Review: Plague Inc.


Have you ever felt the urge to destroy the world in a hilarious and manipulative way? Well now you can!

Plague Inc., a delightful app game found on IOS and Android Markets, offers you the power to infect BILLIONS of people. 260 more words

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Contagious cancers in humans? STCs?


I know it’s Guardian but this one is science.

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Transmissible venereal tumor (TVT) is an 11,000 year old cancer, says Dr. Elizabeth Murchison, lead researcher with Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

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Geeking At School

I’m going to do something a little different today. Those of you who read my blog regularly are now saying (I can hear you in my head!) how is this different from every other day? 793 more words


Bees: A Natural Alternative to Antibiotics

Honey has long proven to be a useful naturally occurring substance that has been used as a home remedy to fight throat bacterial infections due to it’s soothing properties. 193 more words

How do plants fight back?

It’s well known that animals can fight pathogens using immune cells and antibodies which travel around the body in the blood. Plants lack¬†these mobile immune cells and they don’t produce antibodies. 543 more words


Researchers discover inter- and intraspecies of Staph 'gangs' share nutrients during infection.

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. Like the individual members of a gang who might be relatively harmless alone, they turn deadly when they get together with their ‘friends.’¬† The findings, reported in… 677 more words


Single tick bite can pack double pathogen punch

People who get bitten by a blacklegged tick have a higher-than-expected chance of being exposed to more than one pathogen at the same time.

The new research, published online today in the journal PLOS ONE… 439 more words