Experiments suffer from a lack of lab materials and staff during the partial government shutdown
Several factors may be contributing to recent whooping cough outbreaks, but parents’ refusal to immunize their children is one
Environmental degradation might be amplifying the effects of a measleslike virus, fueling infections that are propelling an alarming death count
Infection rates of diseases like malaria, dengue fever and West Nile virus are likely to rise as a warming climate creates more mosquito-friendly habitats
By taking advantage of evolutionary principles, researchers may have found a way to outwit some pathogens that ordinarily become resistant to antibiotics. Wayt Gibbs reports.
A nanoparticle-based cancer therapy has been found to thwart an antibiotic-resistant, sexually transmitted infection in mice
2013 MacArthur picks include scientists taking on prosthetics, audio preservation and describing planets beyond our solar system
Ciclopirox is currently approved by the FDA as a topical antifungal cream (Credit: Fougera) A common drug that dermatologists turn to treat nail fungus appears to come with a not-so-tiny side effect: eradicating HIV ...
A mouse study finds that a temporary infection can dangerously and permanently change the rodent's attitude toward cats--with implications for understanding the full effects of human infectious disease...
A newly declassified government plan for a flu pandemic suggests a challenging scenario, as vaccine production could take months and basic services could be disrupted
Living near livestock farms and manure-treated fields are found to be associated with higher rates of antibiotic-resistant infection
Infectious agents called prions can resist standard sterilization and are difficult to diagnose, posing tough challenges for hospitals
Next week the nation’s top public health officials will lay out a plan to help control the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria
Tropical diseases have begun appearing in Europe anew, raising concerns about donated blood
A test vaccine has been found to be protective against a synthetic version of the H5N1 virus, but the result might not predict performance on real pandemic H5N1
No measurable increase in risk for neurological conditions could be found in a large cohort of pre-adolescent children who had been vaccinated on schedule when infants. Wayt Gibbs reports...
Mathematicians have found that by varying the timing of treatments, doctors may be able to increase the odds that a disease outbreak will die off suddenly
A new discovery hints at the virus's source, but how it spreads to humans remains unknown
An expert sheds light on what polio virus found in the nation’s sewers means for the world
Bacteria with mutations that enhance their swimming abilities have a decreased ability to form biofilms associated with some illnesses. Dina Fine Maron reports.