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When vanity is dangerous -- skin-lightening creams and mercury exposure

It has always amazed me the extent to which individuals are not satisfied with their physical appearance; this dissatisfaction is the foundation of much cosmetic surgery. However, it also has dangerous implications. After decades of warnings, individuals are finally becoming aware of the danger of skin...

Unexpectedly, Prions Can Move Between Species and Target Organs Other Than the Brain

A recent post noted that viruses from bush meat can jump from one species to the next, and that as such bush meat poses a major health threat. The mobility of prions has also been underestimated. (For a general description of prions, see Prion .) Researchers have shown that engineered mice can be infected...