As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back

Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.

Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.

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Infographic: Fighting Malaria Drug Resistance
Infographic: Fighting Malaria Drug Resistance
Natalie Slivinski | Mar 1, 2019
The parasite that causes malaria has evolved to evade many of the drugs that researchers have developed to fight the tropical disease.
Infographic: Viruses on the Brain
Infographic: Viruses on the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2019
Pathogens can take various routes to pass the blood brain barrier and damage cells.
Can the Flu and Other Viruses Cause Neurodegeneration?
Can the Flu and Other Viruses Cause Neurodegeneration?
Ashley Yeager | Mar 1, 2019
Scientists may need to seriously reconsider the cast-aside hypothesis that pathogens can play a part in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease
Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease
Selene Meza-Perez, Troy D. Randall | Oct 1, 2018
Belly fat helps fight infection, but is also a common site of metastasis.
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice shows infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection
How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection
Yao-Hua Law | Jun 1, 2018
Some beetle species may have evolved to tunnel into the ground to escape the pathogens that abound on dead and rotting animals.
Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukemia May Be Preventable
Prevalent Form of Childhood Leukemia May Be Preventable
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 22, 2018
Early exposure to common microbes could stop leukemia from manifesting in children.
Microglia Remember Bouts of Bodily Inflammation in Mice
Microglia Remember Bouts of Bodily Inflammation in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Apr 11, 2018
A new study reports that immune memory may contribute to neurodegenerative diseases.
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Jim Daley | Apr 1, 2018
Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.