Medicine

Auditing the Blue Blood Bank
Video

Horseshoe crabs have been saving our species—are we endangering theirs?

How To Fix a Jellyfish Sting
Article - Short

Pack tweezers and vinegar in your beach bag—and forget what you’ve heard about the pee cure.

Florida’s White Ibises May Be Spreading Disease
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The increasingly urban birds are carrying salmonella. 

The Unexpected Discovery of Anaphylaxis
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How the sting of the Portuguese man-of-war led to one of the most significant medical advances rooted in oceanographic work.

A Different Kind of Oral History
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Marine mammals have a surprising prevalence of dental disease.

A Mysterious Illness Is on the Move
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A fish-borne toxin that causes “paradoxical temperature reversal” and other strange symptoms has started to spread.

The Seed for Disease Is Blowing in the Wind
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Saharan dust plumes link ecosystems across the globe, but these connections can be deadly.

Surf and Turd
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Sheltered beaches with weak waves stagnate and accumulate bacteria. 

Toxins in the Food Chain
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What does the first-known detection of an algal toxin in Alaska’s marine mammals mean for food security in the North?

What’s Killing Alaska’s Sea Otters?
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A mystery disease is stranding sea otters in Alaska’s Kachemak Bay region. 

Ocean Rx
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Five Marine Organisms That Are Good for Your Health.

A New Treatment Could Save Sea Lions from a Deadly Algae
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Researchers are testing to see if alpha lipoic acid can halt the toxic effects of domoic acid.

Sleepless? Venomous Cone Snails to the Rescue
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Venom from a scarcely studied Indian cone snail has sleep inducing properties. 

Five Years On, Cholera Threatens to Become Endemic in Haiti
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Ongoing investigations suggest cholera is establishing itself in the environment.

Blood in the Water
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Proteins from salmon blood can stop bleeding and alleviate pain.

Five Islands We Are Really Sick Of
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An island stay sounds dreamy, but the reality of these five quarantine islands was often a nightmare.