Month: January 2013

Meet your Microbes

Meet your Microbes

Field Guides “What we need is a full field guide to the microbes that live in and on people, so that we can understand what they’re doing to our lives. We are them; they are us.” (Jonathan Eisen) There’s work going on to define the microbial […]

Probiotics vs Antibiotics

Probiotics vs Antibiotics

Another interest post about probiotics from Radiolab. Before Probiotics My first encounter with probiotics occurred 40 years ago. Back then, I knew nothing of the term. My landlord had a serious medical problem: his tongue had quickly become swollen and extended it turned a dark […]