Meningitis Vaccine May Protect Against Gonorrhea
Diana Kwon | Jul 11, 2017 | 1 min read
Individuals who received a meningitis B vaccine were less likely to have contracted the sexually transmitted infection than their unvaccinated counterparts.
Parasitic Worm Spreads in Hawaii
Bob Grant | Apr 11, 2017 | 1 min read
The roundworm that causes rat lungworm disease has infected at least six people on the island of Maui in the last three months.
Zika Update
Kerry Grens | Mar 14, 2016 | 2 min read
Virus found in breastmilk; another disease linked to Zika infection; some mosquitoes resistant to pesticide; genetically engineered–mosquito field trials could proceed
Iron-Ferrying Protein Impedes Pathogens
Molly Sharlach | Dec 15, 2014 | 2 min read
Meningitis-causing bacteria exerted strong evolutionary pressure on an iron-binding protein in primates, a study shows.
Bacterial Identity Crisis
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 9, 2011 | 1 min read
Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.
Approaching Universality
Rino Rappuoli | Jun 5, 2011 | 4 min read
Pitfalls and triumphs on the way to complete vaccine protection.