Answers to Questions:

Sometimes I don't have enough time in lecture to respond to deeper questions that aren't part of the lecture content or might be a bit out of sequence. Here are some links to address some of those questions.


Is there mercury in modern vaccines?

Understanding Thimerosal, Mercury, and Vaccine Safety - CDC


Is Skin Waterproof?

How and Why is Skin Waterproof


Why is our skin waterproof?


Why doesn't a mother's immune system usually attack a developing fetus?


Placenta fools body's defenses


Maternal Acceptance of the Fetus: True Human Tolerance


 

How do blood types work?

How do blood types work?

 

 

How many calories are in a Big Mac?

MacDonald's Caloric Information (for the Brave)

 

Where can I find out more about evolution?

UC Berkeley: About Evolution


Do some drugs damage chromosomes?

Chromosomal Damage from LSD

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/172/3982/431


News Articles and Science:

Please note that these are articles about science, and may in fact, not be scientific in nature or may contain inaccuracies. Never the less - This is NEWS!


Antibiotic Resistance

 

 

Dreaded Superbug Found for First Time in US

CNN May 27, 2016

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/26/health/first-superbug-cre-case-in-us/index.html

 

Researchers Turn to NGS to Understand Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance in Pathogens

Genomeweb - July 29, 2015

https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing-technology/researchers-turn-ngs-understand-growing-threat-antibiotic-resistance-pathogens

 

 

New Drug Beats Antibiotic Resistant Bugs: CBS News - January 7, 2015 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/advanced-antibiotic-may-fight-resistance-bacteria/


Antibiotics Revolution? iChip Promises Resistance Free Antibiotics

July 23, 2015

http://news.mongabay.com/2015/07/antibiotics-revolution-ichip-promises-resistance-free-antibiotics/


iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

Popular Science - January 20, 2015 

http://www.popsci.com/ichip-new-way-find-antibiotics-and-other-key-drugs


Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance

Centers for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/


Starfish Wasting Disease


Keystone species

http://www.insidebayarea.com/california/ci_27864229/sea-star-disease-raises-concerns-about-west-coast


Evolution

Scientists Discover 113-million Year Old Snake Fossil With 4-legs: (June 2015)

http://www.geek.com/science/scientists-discover-113-million-year-old-snake-fossil-with-four-legs-1629305/

 

Avian Flu Adapts to Human Hosts:  

(May 2015) 

http://evolution.berkeley.edu/evolibrary/news/150506_avianflu

 

Immune System

Skin Microbes Trigger Specific Immune Responses (January 2015)

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150105170022.htm



Brain Eating Parasite

Boy, 12, dies from brain-eating parasite

(August,  2013)

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/24/us/brain-eating-parasite-boy-dead/index.html

 

Girl battling brain-eating amoeba continues to fight

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/06/health/arkansas-amoeba-survivor/index.html


Vaccines - Good or Bad?

Measles Outbreak: How bad is it?

2015/2/2 CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/02/health/measles-how-bad-can-it-be/

 

5 Myths Surrounding Vaccines:

2015/2/5 CNN: Dr. Sanjay Gupta

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/04/us/5-vaccine-myths/index.html

 


Measles Outbreak - Callifornia, December 2014 - February 2015

http://www.cdc.gov/mmWR/preview/mmwrhtml/mm64e0213a1.htm?s_cid=mm64e0213a1_w

 

U.S. reports malaria vaccine breakthrough

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/malaria-vaccine/index.html

 

 

 

Genes and Genetic Information


DNA storage: The code that could save civilization

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130724-saving-civilisation-in-one-room


23andMe Spit-Kits May soon Hit Shelves in Walgreen's

http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2016/02/29/23andme-spit-kits-may-head-to-the-shelves-of-this.html


Police Request DNA Data from Ancestry and 23andMe Databases

http://www.kitguru.net/channel/science/jon-martindale/police-request-dna-data-from-ancestry-and-23andme-databases/ 


Maryland House Legislators Introduce Bill on DTC Genetic Testing

https://www.genomeweb.com/policy-legislation/maryland-house-legislators-introduce-bill-dtc-genetic-testing

 


Invisible enemy killing dolphins

Scientists believe a virus is killing hundreds of bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast. Susan Candiotti reports.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/09/01/pkg-candiotti-nj-dolphin-deaths-virus.cnn.html


McDonald's Use Of Ammonium Hydroxide To 'Wash' Meat?

McDonald's Use Of Ammonium Hydroxide To 'Wash' Meat Angers Chef Jamie Oliver, But They're Not The Only Culprit

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130724-saving-civilisation-in-one-room

 

 

 

Charles Darwin