Jeff Keyes

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How Good Gut Bacteria Could Transform Your Health

Scientist Jeff Leach is studying gut microbes that have the potential to improve our weight, mood, allergies, heart and more.<p>Barefoot and coated in …

This is How You Fold a Record-Breaking Paper Airplane

In 2012, designer John Collins constructed a paper airplane that flew an astonishing 226 feet, establishing a distance record that still stands. A …

770,000 Tubes of Spit Help Map America's Great Migrations

America is not the great melting pot that poets like Ralph Waldo Emerson once extolled. At least, that’s not the story that DNA tells, according to …

Microbiome Science Could Bring a Revolution in Medical Care

The human body is made up of roughly 10 trillion cells. That’s a huge number, but it’s dwarfed by the 40 trillion or so bacterial cells that live on and inside the body.<p>In recent years, scientists have learned that our bacteria — known collectively as the microbiome — are intimately involved with …

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Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

3D Printing