"It is true, and thus the question of whether it is sad or happy has no meaning whatever."
Bernhard Schlink

Science is best when discussed: leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments!!

Monday, October 18, 2004

Slime and Ocean Spray  

The slippery mucus that covers a fish's skin may prove to be a source of new antibiotics. The layer protects fish from water-bourne bacteria, and scientists are looking into what chemicals are involved, and if they might be medically active.

Cranberries have long been used as a complementary treatment for bladder and digestive disorders, particularly infections, but now it seems that they may help take on a much nastier foe: genital herpes. The results are preliminary and only in vitro, but if it leads to better management of the virus (which a appalling number of people don't know they have), that'll be good.

Comments: Post a Comment

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?