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Thu April 18, 2013
Shots - Health News

Bacteria On Dog Lovers' Skin Reveal Their Affection

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 11:43 am

Should we say Germ-an shepherd? Mango Doucleff, of Washington, shows off the bacteria living on her tongue, which also flourish on her owner's skin.
Michaeleen Doucleff NPR

Well, it looks like there really is such as thing as a dog person.

Humans who share their homes with canines also share the similar bacterial houseguests on their skin, ecologists reported Tuesday in the journal eLIFE.

In fact, two dog owners who don't even know each other have about as many of the skin bacteria in common as a married couple living together.

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Sat April 13, 2013

LASP Receives $36 Million Grant To Measure Space Weather

The ultraviolet imaging spectrograph, built at the University of Colorado will be placed on a satellite to measure densities and temperatures in Earth’s thermosphere and ionosphere.


Sun April 7, 2013


Thu March 28, 2013
The Salt

Mapping The Microbes That Flourish On Fruits And Veggies

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 11:06 am

You call it salad. The bacteria call it home.

Deadly microbes like salmonella and E. coli can lurk on the surface of spinach, lettuce and other fresh foods. But many more benign microbes also flourish there, living lives of quiet obscurity, much like the tiny Whos in Dr. Seuss' Whoville. Until now.

Scientists at the University of Colorado have taken what may be the first broad inventory of the microbes that live on strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes and eight other popular fresh foods.

It turns out the invisible communities living on our food vary greatly, depending on the type and whether it's conventional or organic.

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Sat February 23, 2013