funding, infectious disease
Typhoid Outbreak in Pakistan Linked to Extensively Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Typhoid Outbreak in Pakistan Linked to Extensively Drug-Resistant Bacteria
Jim Daley | Feb 21, 2018
In January, health officials began an aggressive vaccination campaign to counter the spreading disease.
CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
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.
New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log Data
New CRISPR-Based Tools Flag Genetic Sequences and Log Data
Diana Kwon | Feb 16, 2018
SHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.
NSF Will Require Reporting of Sexual Harassment
NSF Will Require Reporting of Sexual Harassment
Jim Daley | Feb 9, 2018
The agency could demand institutions it funds to remove researchers who are found guilty of misconduct from NSF-supported projects.  
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Ashley Yeager | Feb 9, 2018
Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Catherine Offord | Feb 9, 2018
The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.
CDC Identifies Seoul Virus Outbreak Among Pet Rat Owners
CDC Identifies Seoul Virus Outbreak Among Pet Rat Owners
Diana Kwon | Feb 6, 2018
These are the first known cases of individuals catching the virus from their pets in Canada or the U.S.
Flu Forecasters Predict This Year’s Season to Peak Early
Flu Forecasters Predict This Year’s Season to Peak Early
Christina Reed | Jan 23, 2018
Influenza cases normally top out in February. This year brought an early start and an early peak, but how long flu season will remain is uncertain. 
As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2018
Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.
Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death
Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death
Ashley Yeager | Jan 16, 2018
A new study suggests that the plague, which killed millions of people, was not transmitted by rats.