Worried About the West Nile Virus?

If you’re concerned about the West Nile Virus, you’re not alone. This disease, which is typically transmitted from mosquitoes to humans after the insects feast on infected birds, is cropping up all over the country with more cases reported this …

Treat Your Microbes Well—Your Health Depends on It

In 1676, Antony van Leeuwenhoek, the father of microbiology, scraped some plaque off his teeth, peered into a microscope, and discovered “many very little living animalcules.” In 2012, scientists completed the Human Microbiome Project, which determined that our bodies are …