If an emotion can serve the same purpose as some medical treatments, then it may be worth promoting.
Since he was a teenager, Jason Tetro has called the laboratory his second home. His experience in microbiology and immunology has taken him into several fields including bloodborne, food and water pathogens; environmental microbiology; disinfection and antisepsis; and emerging pathogens such as SARS, avian flu, and Zika virus. In the public, Jason is better known as The Germ Guy, and regularly offers his at times unconventional perspective on science in the media. Jason has written two books, <em>The Germ Code</em>, which was shortlisted as Science Book of The Year (2014) and <em>The Germ Files</em>, which spent several weeks on the national bestseller list. He has also co-edited, <em>The Human Microbiome Handbook</em>, which provides an academic perspective on the impact of microbes in human health. He lives in Toronto.
The results of a new study reveal the fascinating way your body deals with an infection and prepares itself for any future attacks.
12/19/2017 12:45 EST
Papillomavirus is normally harmless, but research has shown the infection can lead to skin cancer.
12/14/2017 10:23 EST
Our noses pick up on an odour and our brains instruct us to react accordingly. Another recently identified type of smell occurs in the lungs.
12/04/2017 13:55 EST
It involves a virus that may be a trigger in the onset of diabetes.
12/01/2017 16:25 EST
The results of this study are an eye-opener for those who believe influenza is not a costly infection.
11/22/2017 17:02 EST
Scientists were able to alter an enzyme that is already used to treat the disease.
11/16/2017 11:01 EST
The impact goes far beyond grogginess and irritability. In many cases, sleep loss can give certain diseases the upper hand.
11/06/2017 11:09 EST
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are left with a variety of symptoms ranging from bloating to diarrhea.
10/30/2017 16:54 EDT
We've blamed flu deaths on socioeconomic factors and pre-existing conditions. New research suggests our fate could lie hidden deep within the infected cell.
10/23/2017 15:51 EDT
Hospital wastewater may contain a solution.
10/18/2017 15:12 EDT
Last year saw a significant spike in infections compared to previous years.
10/12/2017 13:55 EDT
We may be able to include genetics as a risk factor along with the usual suspects of dietary and lifestyle choices, and the environment.
10/02/2017 15:11 EDT
As much as public health officials have tried to slow the progress of antibiotic resistance, the pace has not slowed.
09/26/2017 10:12 EDT
In the future, those with respiratory problems or compromised immune systems may not have to worry about an unwanted MAC attack.
09/21/2017 14:22 EDT
With the help of killer molecules known as PNAs, it may be the key to stalling the growth of bacterial cells.
09/11/2017 17:24 EDT
The only question is whether governments are ready to listen.
09/05/2017 14:53 EDT
Warmer weather has already helped spread ticks across Canada.
08/29/2017 13:10 EDT
Make sure your back-to-school shopping list includes necessities like sanitizers and other hygiene products.
08/22/2017 11:27 EDT
This technique may one day improve our lives and potentially help us to correct and possibly cure diseases.
08/15/2017 12:06 EDT
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