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
A top antiviral-therapy researcher, Joep Lange, was among the more than 100 researchers and advocates killed en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Australia
The day we knew would come is finally here. The first locally acquired case of the tropical disease chikungunya was reported in the U.S. today.
The Centers for Disease Control plans to take measures to better protect lab workers and the rest of us from dangerous biological samples
Conservation may be important for human health
So-called gain-of-function pathogen research will likely receive closer scrutiny after three U.S. biolab incidents
As antibiotic resistance increases the search for new anti-bacterial treatments becomes more and more important. One way to design anti-bacterials is to find specific biochemical pathways that the bacteria require to survive, and develop drugs that block off these pathways...
The third recent mistake in handling of pathogens is a “wake-up call,” says Centers for Disease Control head
Stopping bacteria from maintaining their cell walls could lead to new ways to treat infections
The infant was placed back on medication but the clinical trial to replicate virus suppression is still expected to proceed
A global immunization campaign in the mid-20th century eradicated the smallpox virus, one of the deadliest diseases in history
Sixty-year-old ampoule contains smallpox DNA, and it is unclear whether the virus is viable.
New drugs for women are passing through key trials
Can excellent scientists be excellent physicians at the same time? "I would like to ask you about a trip to Thailand." This is not the kind of question I expected from a patient in my cardiology clinic at the Veterans Administration hospital in Indianapolis...
The bacteria found on someone's mobile phone is a good match for the most common kinds of bacteria that live on their hands. Christopher Intagliata reports