Western United States Mojave Desert, where the desert Woodrat lives, eats deadly poison daily and still survives and strives. The creosote bush is a low-lying shrub with leaves that are covered in toxic resin. The resin has hundreds of chemicals, among them is nordihydroguaiaretic acid or NDGA a chemical that to any other lab … More Microbes That Are Deadly, Help the Woodrat in the Mojave Desert
The silk from silkworms have been studied at David Kaplan’s, Tufts University biomedical lab, as an alternative to using steel screws or plates inside the body. Steel screws or plates place stress on the growing bones and require follow up incisions while screws created from silkworm protein fibers dissipate within the body and are … More Science Rules…Silkworm Screws
We wanted to give an update on the white-nose syndrome that has been decimating bat populations in the Eastern United States. There are recent cases that have been confirmed in Wisconsin, Arkansas and Missouri. It is important for anyone who is an avid explorer of caves or other bat locations to take extreme cautions. Be aware … More Going Batty!!!