Debate continues about the efficacy of vaccinating teens against the sexually transmitted papillomavirus as rates of noncervical HPV cancers climbs
Resistant bacteria help their kin survive antibiotics, but at a cost
Only a tiny fraction of the compounds around us have been tested for safety
New cases in key Indian states are hovering near zero—unprecedented, historic lows—suggesting that a long-time goal of eliminating the virus is within reach in parts of world where it has long been considered intractable...
The 1918 flu genome may help fight future outbreaks
There is no question that HIV is an ugly virus in terms of human health. Each year, it infects some 2.7 million additional people and leads to some two million deaths from AIDS.
Scientists have identified the receptor used by a virus that plagued chimpanzees' ancestors.
More than nine months after the country's devastating earthquake, a cholera epidemic has sickened thousands. Why does this infectious disease persist? David Sack, a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains...
Sequencing the "Exposome": Researchers Take a Cue from Genomics to Decipher Environmental Exposure's Links to Disease
Technological and analytical advances are helping to take environmental exposures the route of genetic profiles in predicting a person's disease risk with greater precision
By any other name, the Anopheles gambiae mosquito would still bear—with its tiny buzzing wing beats—the deadly threat of malaria, which can be passed to humans in a single blood-sucking bite...
The rapidly mutating strains of flu virus have so far thwarted efforts to develop a vaccine that could knock out all varieties with a single injection, but recent advances suggest a synthetic solution...
An advance that tracks a patient's hemoglobin levels without drawing blood could drastically cut down the need for extra blood in the operating room
Pledges fall short for fight against AIDS, TB and malaria.
A new imaging technique shows how diseases work in real time
Just looking at sick people protects against illness
Physics shows that cell phones cannot cause cancer
Exploitative experiments: U.S. government researchers secretly infected Guatemalans with syphilis in the 1940s
The U.S. government apologized Friday for a previously unreported experiment that infected hundreds of un-consenting Guatemalans with syphilis in the 1940s.