Sputum, writes Samuel Million-Weaver (@smwmarathonsam), is no fun. It’s gloppy. As a tuberculosis sample, it has many flaws, including that it conceals the bacteria that clinicians are looking for. An oral swab test could be simpler, more accurate, and easier to administer in the field. Samuel describes promising results for a TB swab test for UW Health Sciences NewsBeat. More personal musings and photos of the author’s Avengers bedsheets are at millionweaver.com.