Why did the chicken grow a beard?

Beards have made their comeback not only in the hipster population but also for some chickens in the form of tufts of elongated feathers around their face and beak. For years, farmers have noticed these bearded chickens, but the cause has always been a mystery. Now, thanks to scientists in China, the mystery has been […]

Study shows genes can predict who will get sick… and who won’t

Have you ever wondered why when a child comes home from school with a stomach bug that threatens to sideline the whole family, some members of the family get sick while others go unscathed? Well, according to a Duke Health study a person’s resistance to certain germs, specifically E. coli bacteria, could come down […]