News & Opinion
Top 10 Innovations
Cell & Molecular Biology
Disease & Medicine
Ecology & Environment
Genetics & Genomics
Pharma & Biotech
Image of the Day
Predicting Future Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
A step-by-step study of diseases that jump species gives subtle clues about future epidemics.
Ebola Update: Funding, Vaccines, and More Deaths in DRC
Catherine Offord | May 23, 2018
A total of 27 people have died since April, but new funds and the deployment of an experimental vaccine are expected to help contain the virus.
Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House
Shawna Williams | May 10, 2018
The position was eliminated the same week a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
Catherine Offord | Feb 16, 2018
The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.
Cholera Ripping Through Yemen
Diana Kwon | Jun 8, 2017
More than 100,000 cases of the bacterial disease have been reported in the war torn country.
Tanya Lewis | Jul 26, 2016
Researchers in Brazil ponder whether virus alone causes birth defects; Colombia declares epidemic over; first Zika-related microcephaly case reported in Europe
Tanya Lewis | Jul 14, 2016
Epidemic may be peaking and could end within three years, scientists suggest; dengue antibodies enhance risk of Zika infection; considering new strategies for the control of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks
Mapping Zoonotic Disease
Jef Akst | Jun 14, 2016
Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.
Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes May Be More Constrained in U.S.
Bob Grant | Jun 14, 2016
The CDC has released a new map that shows US counties where scientists have reported the presence of
over the past 20 years.
WHO: Ebola Emergency Over
Tracy Vence | Mar 30, 2016
While additional flare-ups may occur, the World Health Organization says countries now “have the capacity to respond rapidly to new virus emergences.”