Infographic: When Cancers Become Parasites
Infographic: When Cancers Become Parasites
Only a handful of contagious cancers are known to exist, yet they have attracted an increasing number of researchers worldwide trying to understand how and why they arise.
Infographic: When Cancers Become Parasites
Infographic: When Cancers Become Parasites

Only a handful of contagious cancers are known to exist, yet they have attracted an increasing number of researchers worldwide trying to understand how and why they arise.

Only a handful of contagious cancers are known to exist, yet they have attracted an increasing number of researchers worldwide trying to understand how and why they arise.

Disease ecology
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2019
The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.
Image of the Day: White Stripes
Image of the Day: White Stripes
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 23, 2019
Black-and-white painted skin can help protect from insect bites.
Questions Raised About Pertussis Reemergence
Questions Raised About Pertussis Reemergence
Abby Olena | Dec 20, 2018
Scientists debate why the number of whooping cough cases is up, and whether the effectiveness of a vaccine introduced within the last two decades is to blame.
Zika Likes it Warmer than Dengue: Study
Zika Likes it Warmer than Dengue: Study
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 15, 2018
Climate change may open up new habitats suitable for the virus’s spread.
Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor
Image of the Day: Call the Coral Doctor
The Scientist Staff | Jun 22, 2017
Scientists surveyed coral colonies in Hawaii for disease after a mystery pathogen caused tissue from the common rice coral (Montipora capitata) to degenerate.