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The Science Behind Microbirth

Last April, Eureka guest blogger Rodney Dietert wrote about how prenatal and postnatal events—from exposure to toxic chemicals and drug and antibiotic administration to Cesarean delivery formula feeding and stress—can lead to immune dysfunction and increased health risks to the child. Continue reading

The Scent of a Man

A fascinating research project undertaken by Jeff Mogil’s lab at McGill University suggests that the odors emanating from male laboratory technicians elevate the stress level of mice, causing the rodents, paradoxically, to feel less pain. Continue reading