Peter Leone

Jul. 15, 2011

Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea Found In Japan

A new multi-drug resistant strain of gonorrhea has been found in Japan.

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May. 27, 2011

Science Diction: The Origin Of The Word "Syphilis"

Medical historian Dr. Howard Markel and STD expert Dr. Peter Leone discuss the history of syphilis.

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Apr. 15, 2011

Even Without Symptoms, Herpes Can Spread

A Journal of the American Medical Association study says people with no symptoms can shed the virus.

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\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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