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Spring Break Green Slime

Having fun with my big brother visiting; at one point Georgia and I decided to check out if there was anything in the pond worth looking at in the microscope. We had grabbed some green slime ¬† And took a … Continue reading

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Why we wash our hands: Toxoplasmosis

The organism:¬†Toxoplasma gondii The disease: Toxoplasmosis Symptoms: Immunocompentent adults -some flu-like symptoms, possibly increased risk taking behavior, rarely schizophrenia. ¬†Fetuses: hydrocephalus (“water on the brain”), inflammation of the retina, and later in life: blindness, deafness, mental retardation. How it works: … Continue reading

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