infections

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
Food

This Medicine-Misting Bat Cave ‘Air Freshener’ Could Ward Off a Deadly Disease

White nose syndrome has killed an estimated 6 million bats in North America, which are an important part of our food system.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.28.16
Work

Is Your Open Office Making You Sick?

Open offices have long been a popular workplace layout, but they have a serious downside during cold season.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.25.16
Health

Are You in a Plague Risk Zone? Here’s a Handy Map

Fortunately, plague risk is a relative thing.
Michael Byrne
12.31.15
Drugs

Leading Antibiotic Doomsayer Mellows on Infection Armageddon

A new realm of narrow-spectrum antibiotics offers new hope, Richard James explains.
Michael Byrne
11.22.15
bacteria

Common Antibiotics Are Making Drug-Resistant Bacteria More Powerful

That's bad news.
Michael Byrne
11.11.15
Health

Tapeworms That Morph Into Human Cancers Are a Dark Twist on Parasitism

A rare but worrisome occurrence.
Michael Byrne
11.8.15
zombies

Inside the Grim World of the Phytoplasmas 'Zombie' Plant Bacteria

The budding dead.
Michael Byrne
10.17.15
video

See-Through Zebrafish Offer a Window Into the Chilling Creep of Meningitis

A uniquely unpleasant way to go.
Michael Byrne
10.1.15
video

Watch the Body’s Sniper Cells Take Out Cancer with Ruthless Precision

The microscopic T cell killing machines have been caught on camera.
Emiko Jozuka
5.19.15
Health

A First Human Trial Shows Promise for a New HIV-Fighting Antibody

The first human trial of a new generation of broadly-neutralizing antibodies is hopeful.
Michael Byrne
4.8.15
Culture

When Handshakes Are Like Smoking

Neither one belongs in the doctor's office, it seems.
Ben Richmond
5.16.14
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