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reader comments 7 with 7 posters participating, including story author Share this story Vertebrates such as ourselves rely on a complicated, multi-layer immune system to limit the impact of pathogens. Specialized B and T cells play a central role by recognizing specific pathogens and providing a memory of past infections. Obviously, single-celled organisms like bacteria ..

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Enlarge / A metal ladle is used to serve takeout Chinese food from a plastic container, Lafayette, California, December 25, 2021. reader comments 32 with 28 posters participating Share this story Medical experts are calling out a rotten batch of news articles that wrongly claimed spoiled leftover Chinese food caused a teen to develop a ..

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reader comments 20 with 15 posters participating Share this story Smoking can really clog up the lungs, even for people who’ve never been near a cigarette. Turns out that smoking habits from the early 1900s are still inflicting damage—not on tobacco users or their families, but on people with cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is ..

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Enlarge / Red onions have been fingered as the likely culprit. reader comments 179 with 106 posters participating Share this story An outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to tainted onions has mushroomed in North America. So far, the outbreak has sickened 879 people, hospitalizing 114 across 43 US states and seven Canadian provinces. The US ..

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Enlarge / Yuki Morono of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology handles bacteria that might be 100 million years old. Be careful! reader comments 129 with 73 posters participating Share this story You know those videos where people open (or even eat?) military rations from World War II? It’s shocking to see just ..

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Enlarge / Romaine lettuce can be seen at a store in Mountain View, California, United States, on Friday, November 22, 2019. reader comments 165 with 86 posters participating Share this story An outbreak of potentially life-threatening E. coli infections linked to contaminated romaine lettuce has widened to 67 cases in 19 states, with 39 of ..

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Enlarge / A Holstein calf, which has not been gene-edited. reader comments 86 with 59 posters participating Share this story A Minnesota-based gene-editing company is left red in the face after it took on bull genetics—and got slammed. The company, Recombinetics, set out years ago to genetically engineer Holstein dairy cattle to come without their ..

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