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Fighting Cholera With Mass Vaccination

Fighting Cholera With Mass Vaccination

When studying bacteria it is quite easy to get fascinated with them as a laboratory specimen while forgetting the huge impact they can have in real life societies.

March 30, 2014 — S.E. Gould

Who Remembers Smallpox?

A global immunization campaign in the mid-20th century eradicated the smallpox virus, one of the deadliest diseases in history

July 9, 2014 — Annie Sneed
Science Merit Badges

Science Merit Badges

I was only in the Girl Scouts for a few years, but I really like the idea of merit badges: you do a task, master a skill, learn something new, and you get a physical token of your achievement to display on a sash.

July 11, 2014 — Katie McKissick
متى سيكون لدينا لقاح لفيروس إيبولا؟

متى سيكون لدينا لقاح لفيروس إيبولا؟

تفشي فيروس إيبولا القاتل في غرب أفريقيا، يسلط الضوء على الحاجة المُلحَّة لوجود لقاح ضده، ويقول الباحثون إنه في غضون سنوات قليلة، سيكون هناك لقاح متاح 

June 30, 2016
What do you need to know to survive this years flu?

What do you need to know to survive this years flu?

I spent a year filtering spit and nasal washings, growing influenza in tissue cultures in a minimalist lab, and trying to develop an oral flu vaccine, all as part of my Infectious Diseases fellowship thirty years ago.

January 8, 2014 — Judy Stone