The morbillivirus is the prime suspect in the unprecedented and ongoing die-offs, but other culprits are possible
News is rapidly changing regarding Ebola. Even as I've been writing this post, we've gone from "There is no treatment except supportive care" to NIH's Dr.
Scientific American editor–turned-sci-fi-writer Mark Alpert, author of Final Theory and Extinction , talks about his latest book, The Furies
Although the virus is exerting a heavy toll in West Africa, it does not spread easily
The retraction represents a setback for those trying to explain a puzzling cluster of sudden-onset narcolepsy reported in 2010 in Europe
There is little risk of the deadly virus spreading to the U.S., experts say
Fist bumps are back in the news this week after the publication of a study finding that fist bumps transfer fewer bacteria than the more customary handshake.
Weeks ahead remain fraught with uncertainty as pathogen jumps borders and appears in Africa’s largest city
The deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa highlights the urgent need for a vaccine, and researchers say one may be available in a few years
Scientists are eager to find out whether the new virus that infects gut bacteria could promote health or influence susceptibility to certain conditions
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment was an infamous clinical study that began in 1932, conducted by the Public Health Service at the Tuskegee Institute.
When patients take too many unnecessary antibiotics it inches us ever closer to a world where essential drugs are no longer effective. More than two million people in the United States develop antibiotic resistant infection each year and some 23,000 of them die as a result...
CDC officials say doctors clearly miss opportunities to vaccinate teens at the same time that other standard immunizations are administered
Salmonella's primary fuel source is the molecule fructose-asparagine. Starving it of that fuel in an infected person could kill it without harming beneficial gut bacteria. Karen Hopkin reports
As the far north heats up, its inhabitants—from musk oxen to residents of growing cities—are getting ill
Patients' virus levels became undetectable after a bone-marrow therapy with stem cells
Material from deadly pathogens triggers alerts directly, and could speed detection
HIV health workers, a WHO staffer and at least one top AIDS researcher were among those killed when a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over Ukraine
Infections from Naegleria fowleri, the so-called brain-eating amoeba, may be on the rise--here’s what you should know about the deadly organism
The research community mourns the killing of Joep Lange, who was among the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine