virology

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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
Health

New, Genetically-Modified HIV Vaccine Enters Next Phase of Trials

Early trials showed the vaccine caused an immune response, but whether that’s enough to prevent someone from getting HIV is another question.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.1.16
Health

'Sweaty,’ Mosquito-Luring Billboards Have Popped Up in Brazil

Two advertising agencies have released designs for a mosquito-trap billboard to help fight the Zika epidemic.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.20.16
Health

Wait, Are Hand Dryers Good or Bad? I Can’t Keep Track

The science of hand drying is far from concrete, but if you scrub up you should be fine.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.18.16
Health

A Promising Dengue Vaccine Was 100% Effective in Early Trials

Though the trial used a small sample size, the results were encouraging and have spurred a wider, clinical trial.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.16.16
News

CDC Doctor Says There’s No Question Zika Is Linked to Microcephaly

Efforts are now turning to preventing, and new concerns over links for paralysis-causing syndrome.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.3.16
News

A Stillborn Baby Has Tested Positive for Zika, Raising New Concerns

A report published Thursday is raising fresh concerns over the quickly-spreading virus.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.25.16
brazil

Scientists Still Can’t Say Zika Causes Microcephaly

The more we understand this condition and the virus, the more questions arise about the relationship between the two.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.16.16
News

A Case of Sexually-Transmitted Zika Virus Has Been Reported in Dallas

But don't panic.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.2.16
Health

Instead of Killing Mosquitoes, Why Don’t We Edit the Viruses Out of Them?

We’re desperate for a solution. What are our options?
Kaleigh Rogers
2.2.16
News

World Health Organization Declares the Zika Outbreak an International Emergency

The designation, only used three times before, indicates the severity of the situation.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.1.16
travel

Six Questions About the Zika Virus, Answered

The previously obscure disease has been making headlines, so what gives?
Kaleigh Rogers
1.21.16
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