viruses

antibiotic resistance

Bacteria-Killing Viruses Found in a Pond Knocked Out an Antibiotic-Resistant Infection

Phage therapy isn’t a new idea, but it’s taken a while to gain traction in the US.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.8.18
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
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
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
Florida

Florida Needs a New Place to Release Genetically-Modified Anti-Zika Mosquitoes

The local community voted against the experiment, but the government has decided to move forward somewhere else.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.21.16
Health

New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain

NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known.
Michael Byrne
11.20.16
Flu

It's Time To Face My Flu Shot Fears

I haven't had the flu or a flu shot for almost a decade, but that's a weak argument against vaccination.
Michael Byrne
10.30.16
Health

This Is the Most Googled Question About Zika

You asked, we answered.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.25.16
Health

Scientists Discover a Vulnerability in HIV's Protective Shell

The discovery offers a new target for future treatments.
Michael Byrne
8.10.16
japan

A New Japanese Cat Café Is Raising Awareness of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Neco Republic want people to know that there’s no need to fear cats with FIV.
Emiko Jozuka
7.4.16
bacteria

Viruses Could Help Save Us from the Antibiotic Apocalypse

A new study shows how bacteriophages can deliver a one-two punch to drug-resistant bacteria.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.26.16
Health

This Powerpuff Girls PSA Is Teaching Brazilian Kids About Zika

​When it comes to fighting Zika, we need all the help we can get.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.24.16