disease

Health

The US Just Approved ‘Killer’ Lab-Grown Mosquitoes to Help Fight Disease

The Environmental Protection Agency has given the green light to biotech startup MosquitoMate.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.7.17
Wait, What?

The Bizarre Chain of Events That Led to an Unusual Number of Ticks This Summer

Ticks can carry Lyme disease and other pathogens, so be extra cautious.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.29.17
Science Solved It

Doctors Didn’t Know How Cholera Spread Until One Genius Drew a Map

In the midst of a deadly cholera outbreak in London, a local anesthetist figured out how the disease was spreading using data visualization.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.23.17
disaster response

Is Trump Prepared for the Next Epidemic?

Another outbreak will come, whether we’re ready or not.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.9.17
Not-so-super bugs

These Are the Most Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs in the World

As these bugs develop resistance to our last line of defense, it puts us in a serious pickle.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.27.17
bite me

This Single Vaccine Could Protect Against Zika, Dengue, and Malaria

Rather than targeting the diseases, the vaccine targets the mosquitoes that spread them.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.23.17
Sigh

On Top of Everything Else, Climate Change Helps West Nile Disease to Spread

The good news is, widespread immunity can trump a drought's effects.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.8.17
humans of the year

The Vaccine Hunter: Nelson Michael Is Working to End Humanity’s Worst Diseases

From Ebola, to Zika, to HIV, Dr. Nelson Michael isn’t afraid of a challenge.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.3.17
brazil

Scientists Are Peeling Back the Layers of the Zika Virus

The more we know, the easier it will become to fight the virus.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.13.17
Donald Trump

How Trump Could Change America's Vaccine Policies

Trump met with notorious anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Tuesday, but what can he actually do?
Kaleigh Rogers
1.10.17
Health

Scientists Hacked an Old Brain-Zapping Treatment for Parkinson’s

Deep brain stimulation can be more efficient, and safer, by using the computer-generated pattern, the study showed.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.6.17
Health

Sanitation and Running Water Make Mass Zika Outbreak in US Unlikely

But investment in health and sanitation infrastructure is crucial to make sure that continues.
Grennan Milliken
1.3.17
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