The Olympics are not just a chance for countries to bring home the gold. They also provide a perfect chance to spread infections all over the world.
Health care is decimated, leaving the region more vulnerable than ever to infectious diseases
A new analysis showed that the genes of the deadly 1918 pandemic are of avian origin, not from the mixing of human and swine viruses
An astronomer's mysterious malady became a golden opportunity for a medical entomologist
Just as the CDC’s and other experts’ thoughts on Ebola and infection control have evolved with experience, mine have taken a slight twist as well.
Buddhists across Asia release wildlife as a show of compassion, but conservationists find that the practice tortures the animals and may impact threatened species
Our recent effort to galvanize people around great #sciart on Twitter was a raging success, proving to us that science art is growing by leaps and bounds.
A hominid ancestor, swine flu, the world's biggest laser system and other highlights that defined this year in science
I spent a year filtering spit and nasal washings, growing influenza in tissue cultures in a minimalist lab, and trying to develop an oral flu vaccine, all as part of my Infectious Diseases fellowship thirty years ago.
Tech companies--Facebook, Google and IBM, to name a few--are quick to tout the world-changing powers of "big data" gleaned from mobile devices, Web searches, citizen science projects and sensor networks.
Muddled about all the new flu viruses? Its hard to keep up with the changing names in the news. H1Nwhat? Bird flu. Pig flu. MERS. SARS. Here is a quick overview of this dizzying, dyslexia inducing array, with what you need to worry about, even if some arent yet in your backyard.
So-called gain-of-function pathogen research will likely receive closer scrutiny after three U.S. biolab incidents
The unknown origins behind language, handedness, flu seasons, superconductivity, antimatter, proton spin, cosmic rays and sex