A new outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome, in South Korea, has put a spotlight on the lack of detailed knowledge about how the virus spreads
State officials report several geese have tested positive for a lethal strain of avian flu, making Michigan the 21st state to confirm a case of the disease
The largest outbreak of the MERS coronavirus outside the Middle East is no different from previous outbreaks in the way that it spreads
Statistics have suggested a sharp increase in the number of American women dying as a complication of pregnancy since the late 1980s, but a closer look at the data hints that all is not as it seems...
Eight days after returning from a trip to the Middle East, a 68-year-old South Korean man developed a cough and fever
At least 70 percent of mice treated with one of these common drugs survived Ebola infection
An experimental leishmaniasis vaccine relies on eliciting an immune response to a protein from the saliva of the sand fly that carries the leishmania parasite, rather than on anything from the parasite itself...
Koalas rely on specialized bacteria to digest eucalyptus, but antibiotics to stop sexually transmitted infections might be killing the microbes off
Genes, traits and disease are linked in complex and surprising ways
New research suggests that humans transform the chemical into a compound linked to obesity
From predatory microbes to toxic metals, nature is inspiring new ways to treat infections
A “time machine” algorithm, backed by experimental data, reveals how to cycle drugs to reverse resistance
Infecting mosquitoes with a common bacterium might be the best tool available for fighting “breakbone fever”
Contrary to conventional wisdom, T cells that cause autoimmune disease actually abound in the body but are held in check
Accelerated testing of compounds that have shown efficacy against the virus may lead to new drugs and vaccines
Scientists are immunizing mosquitoes against disease with the help of a common microbe
Drugmakers are being asked to spell out their sales according to their use in cattle, swine or poultry as part of a new proposed rule
Three strains of the virus are decimating poultry farms across the country, but how they’re being transmitted remains unclear
A Scientific American investigation explores the growing threat from multidrug-resistant shigella in the U.S.
The quest to enlist the body's immune system in the fight against cancer is progressing slowly, but surely