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The Weird and the Weary

Apr 16, 2019

Wash your hands! Germs exist everywhere to help build our immune systems and allow us to face different exposures to said germs but some, like Candida Auris a yeast-like, drug-resistant fungus, can cause death. Worldwide, there have been accounts in Africa, South America, Chicago, New York and New Jersey. Why is this fungus so virulent and deadly? And speaking of genetics, we discuss a few interesting facts about Scott Kelly's almost one year stay on the International Space Station and how space could possibly hold some answers to the ways human bodies are affected by being in space. Is space a fountain of youth and genetic evolution? Find out what we thought on this week's episode: Killer Fungi and the Twin Spacemen.