Science Lion Byte: Vaping Illness Outbreak Update – Jan. 31, 2020

***Science Lion Media will pause coverage on the vaping outbreak as the public health issue has plateaued and appears to be reaching a resolution. Thank you for heeding the advice of health professionals and communicators to protect yourselves and others from unnecessary harm*** Please refer to our previous publication for a comprehensive background of the... Continue Reading →

Immunology Series – Part 1: What Actually is Immunology?

Immunology. Say it with me: Imm-yuh-nah-lah-gee. Excellent! Now, let's discuss what this weird-looking word means, and why it is important to us. Immunology literally means the study ('-ology') of the immune system ('immuno-'). Wherever you see that '-ology' suffix, understand that you're dealing with the study of something. When it comes to immunology, there are... Continue Reading →

Science Lion Byte: Vaping Illness Outbreak Update – Dec. 6, 2019

Please refer to our previous publication for a comprehensive background of the vaping illness outbreak in the United States. Here is a summary of the latest vaping-related lung illness data released by the CDC, as of December 5, 2019 at 1pm EST: As of December 4, 2019, CDC will only report hospitalized EVALI cases and... Continue Reading →

Science Lion Byte: Vaping Illness Outbreak Update – Nov. 21, 2019

Please refer to our previous publication for a comprehensive background of the vaping illness outbreak in the United States. Here is a summary of the latest vaping-related lung illness data released by the CDC, as of November 21, 2019 at 1pm EST: The number of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases... Continue Reading →

Nightmare Fuel: Botflies hijack mosquitoes to lay maggots under your skin.

I wish today's creature and the title was a bad joke. Unfortunately this is no joke- The Human Botfly (Dermatobia hominis) slaps eggs onto a mosquito, when that mosquito bites you, those eggs are implanted under your skin. Over the next 5-12 weeks, a maggot grows under your skin causing painful leaking pustules until it... Continue Reading →

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