Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases
Measles Leaves the Immune System Vulnerable to Other Diseases

Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.

Two studies present biological evidence that measles infections in unvaccinated children wipe out immune memories of other pathogens, putting the kids at risk of other deadly diseases.

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Measles to Hit Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami Next, Study Predicts
Measles to Hit Chicago, Los Angeles, and Miami Next, Study Predicts
Ashley P. Taylor | May 13, 2019
The forecast for upcoming outbreaks failed to foresee the cluster of infections currently affecting Brooklyn.
US Measles Cases Break Record Since Returning to Country
US Measles Cases Break Record Since Returning to Country
Catherine Offord | Apr 25, 2019
There are now more cases of measles in America than in any year since the disease was eradicated nearly 20 years ago.
US Measles Cases Continue to Climb Toward Record High
US Measles Cases Continue to Climb Toward Record High
Ashley Yeager | Apr 9, 2019
So far this year, 465 infections have been reported, with numbers approaching their highest since measles returned to the country.
In Three Months, US Measles Cases Surpass 2018 Numbers
In Three Months, US Measles Cases Surpass 2018 Numbers
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 2, 2019
Most people who contracted the disease were unvaccinated and some state legislatures are now considering whether to curtail nonmedical vaccine exemptions.
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Opinion: What You Believe about “Science Denial” May Be All Wrong
Kari Fischer | Feb 11, 2019
A recent meeting about the disconnect between scientific and public beliefs points to ways researchers can improve how they communicate with skeptics.
Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
Measles Epidemic Rocks Madagascar
Jef Akst | Feb 7, 2019
The outbreak has infected 50,000 people and killed 300, most of them children, since cases began to crop up in October 2018.
Measles Outbreak Worsens in Washington State
Measles Outbreak Worsens in Washington State
Catherine Offord | Jan 28, 2019
Most of the 34 patients are under 10 years old, and almost all have been confirmed as unvaccinated against the virus.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism
Vaccines Did Not Cause My Daughter’s Autism
Peter Hotez | Nov 1, 2018
In a new book, a vaccine researcher describes the scientific facts and personal anecdotes behind his family’s experience with autism and its comorbid disabilities.
Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate
Opinion: The Virome and the Anti-vaccination Debate
Stephan Guttinger | Jun 6, 2017
Advances in microbiome research are increasingly used in anti-vaccination arguments, yet the science actually undermines the premise of the argument.
Trumping Science: Part III
Trumping Science: Part III
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 11, 2017
Scientists criticize unconfirmed reports that President-elect Donald Trump has asked Robert Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine activist, to investigate vaccine safety.
Researchers Call for Retraction of Paper that Questions HPV Vaccine
Researchers Call for Retraction of Paper that Questions HPV Vaccine
Jef Akst | Dec 22, 2016
Oncologists have raised concerns about a mouse study that suggests the vaccine for human papillomavirus could cause brain damage.
Trumping Science: Part II
Trumping Science: Part II
Bob Grant | Dec 6, 2016
As Inauguration Day nears, scientists and science advocates are voicing their unease with the Trump Administration’s potential effects on research.
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Bob Grant | May 4, 2016
This one will be largely based on the discredited anti-vaccine researcher’s 2010 book.
Anti-Vax Doctor Found Dead
Anti-Vax Doctor Found Dead
Bob Grant | Jun 30, 2015
Police are calling the death of James Bradstreet, a physician who claimed vaccines cause autism and offered autism cures to patients, an apparent suicide.
Virus Denier Ordered to Pay Up
Virus Denier Ordered to Pay Up
Bob Grant | Mar 16, 2015
A biologist who offered €100,000 to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus must pony up, a German court says.