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
Are protists single cells?
Examples of Single Celled Protozoans
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
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!
Dreaded Superbug Found for First Time in US
CNN May 27, 2016
Researchers Turn to NGS to Understand Growing Threat of Antibiotic Resistance in Pathogens
Genomeweb - July 29, 2015
New Drug Beats Antibiotic Resistant Bugs: CBS News - January 7, 2015
Antibiotics Revolution? iChip Promises Resistance Free Antibiotics
July 23, 2015
iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery
Popular Science - January 20, 2015
Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance
Centers for Disease Control
Starfish Wasting Disease
Scientists Discover 113-million Year Old Snake Fossil With 4-legs: (June 2015)
Avian Flu Adapts to Human Hosts:
Skin Microbes Trigger Specific Immune Responses (January 2015)
Brain Eating Parasite
Boy, 12, dies from brain-eating parasite
Girl battling brain-eating amoeba continues to fight
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
Measles Outbreak - Callifornia, December 2014 - February 2015
U.S. reports malaria vaccine breakthrough
Genes and Genetic Information
DNA storage: The code that could save civilization
23andMe Spit-Kits May soon Hit Shelves in Walgreen's
Police Request DNA Data from Ancestry and 23andMe Databases
Maryland House Legislators Introduce Bill on DTC Genetic Testing
Invisible enemy killing dolphins
Scientists believe a virus is killing hundreds of bottlenose dolphins along the East Coast. Susan Candiotti reports.
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