Finding Nemo Got Clownfish Biology All Wrong

Aside from the fact that fish don’t talk, there are a few other misleading attributes of the characters and plot in the Disney–Pixar film Finding Nemo. To set the record straight, I interviewed animal behaviorists Marian Wong of University of Wollongong, Australia, … Continue reading

Uncovering a Stealth Pathogen, Bartonellosis

I interviewed in October veterinarian and infectious disease researcher Ed Breitschwerdt of North Carolina State University about his studies of infections by bacteria in the genus Bartonella–the most familiar of which is cat scratch fever. Over his career, Breitschwerdt and his colleagues … Continue reading