Captions are on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. When I was a kid, swimming was one of my favorite things to do. I was on the swim team starting when I was four years old and then on and off throughout grade school, although I wasn’t especially Continue Reading

Fungi: Death Becomes Them – CrashCourse Biology #39

Hello and welcome to the wonderful world of fungi (fuhn-gahy), or fungi (fuhn-jahy). Both are acceptable pronunciations. But I say fungi because it’s fungus. Not fun-jus. Though fun-jus is also fun to say. Fungi are a little bit like plants, and more like animals than you might think. They diverged Continue Reading

Human Disease & Fungal Homologs in SGD’s YeastMine

We have recently added OMIM data into YeastMine, an advanced search resource at SGD. You can find homology relationships between yeast genes and human genes and diseases. In addition, fungal homolog information from 24 additional species have been added to YeastMine. Links to YeastMine are found on almost all SGD Continue Reading

Animated Stories | Fungus Attack Fungal Infection

Like most little kids, when I was little, I loved to play outside. We lived in a more rural area, and that afforded my friends and me endless places to play. We rode horses. We explored hiking trails and trekked through streams. We got grubby and sometimes muddy. One Monday, Continue Reading

Circumcised vs. Uncircumcised – Which Is Better?

Circumcision of the male penis has been practiced for thousands of years, often related to cultural and religious traditions. But whether you’re “cut” or “uncut”, is one better in terms of health, how it feels, or sex? Circumcision is a medical procedure that removes the foreskin from the head of Continue Reading

What Actually Causes Dandruff?

Hey! This episode was sponsored by Head & Shoulders. A hundred and twenty-five million years ago in what is now China, dinosaurs walked the earth. and a few species of small feathered dinosaurs climbed trees This is Sinornithosaurus Although they couldn’t truly fly, they could glide, which helped them evade Continue Reading

Cracking the code of the elephant skin

The African elephant thermoregulates through evaporative cooling which requires wetting of its skin through regular bathing and spraying In addition to its characteristic wrinkling, the skin of the African elephant is deeply sculptured by an intricate network of sub-millimetric crevices. This fine pattern of channels allows spreading and retention of Continue Reading