» culture and infectious disease

Most Recent

image: Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?

Musical Tastes: Nature or Nurture?

By Diana Kwon | March 1, 2017

Studies of remote Amazonian villages reveal how culture influences our musical preferences.

1 Comment

A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.


image: Thirty Years of Lab Safety

Thirty Years of Lab Safety

By Michal Barski | October 1, 2016

From mouth pipetting to automated liquid handling, life-science labs have gotten much safer over the past three decades.

1 Comment

image: Serious Putty

Serious Putty

By Ashley P. Taylor | May 1, 2016

A naturally occurring clay, used in traditional Native American medicine, shows promise as an antibiotic.


image: TB over Time

TB over Time

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2015

Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.


image: A Plague on Pachyderms

A Plague on Pachyderms

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2015

At least seven species of herpesvirus commonly infect elephants. At zoos, keepers scramble to save calves, who are particularly vulnerable to the viruses.


image: HIV in the Internet Age

HIV in the Internet Age

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2015

Social networking sites may facilitate the spread of sexually transmitted disease, but these sites also serve as effective education and prevention tools.


image: Llamas as Lab Rats

Llamas as Lab Rats

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.


image: Miraculous Activist

Miraculous Activist

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015

Timothy Ray Brown, commonly referred to as the “Berlin patient,” does not want to be the only person cured of AIDS.


image: Centennial <em>Shigella</em>

Centennial Shigella

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2015

A strain of the dysentery-causing bacterium isolated in 1915 tells the story of a young soldier who died of the disease in the early days of World War I.


Popular Now

  1. Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
  2. Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies
  3. Elena Rybak-Akimova, Chemical Kinetics Expert, Dies
  4. University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center