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Jessa Netting's Articles

  • Feature

    Ancient Estrogen

    A jawless fish ancestor may have revealed the most ancient of hormones and how current hormones evolved from it.
  • Feature

    Sticky Situations

    Bacteria find strength in numbers as members of huge, mucous-covered communities called biofilms that can stall, equip, and initiate fierce infections.
    16 years ago
  • Feature

    Telltale Heart

    Genetics is revealing the first steps in building a heart—the organ that is first to develop, subject to the most birth defects, and difficult to heal when damaged later in life.
    16 years ago
  • News

    Forget about jet lag, and much more

    Airline flight attendants with chronic jet lag have higher stress hormone concentrations and smaller temporal lobes (centers of short-term memory in the brain)than do more rested attendants.
  • News

    Dormant bacteria may spawn infection

    Clinicians' standard methods don't detect the dormant phase of a bacterium that commonly causes urinary tract infections in women.
    16 years ago
  • News

    Dirty money harbors bacterial dangers

    More than half of 68 dollar bills collected at a high school sporting event and a grocery store in Ohio hosted bacteria that commonly infect poeple in hospitals or those with depressed immune systems.
    16 years ago
  • News

    Breast milk battles thrush in infants

    Human breast milk inhibits the growth of yeast spores, the source of the painful fungal infection of the mouth and throat that can be deadly for infants with AIDS.
    16 years ago