The World Health Organization identified Disease X as a global threat. A deadly epidemic caused by the still unknown pathogen may emerge from a variety of sources and may strike anytime.
Public Health March 10, 2018
In 2015, a deadly disease wiped out half of the entire saiga population in Kazakhstan. Scientists suspected that environmental changes triggered such event, and a new study confirmed this theory.
Animals January 18, 2018
Experts have warned about the dangers of using the cellphone inside the bathroom. Here's why it is not a good idea to browse through your Facebook News Feed while sitting on the toilet.
Public Health October 9, 2017
A new study paints a scary picture of how raindrops can help spread bacteria. Watch the video here.
Earth/Environment March 8, 2017
Smallpox, a deadly disease that killed millions before it was declared eradicated in 1980, was likely a modern killer and not an ancient disease. The findings were based on analysis of DNA from a 17th century mummified child in Lithuania.
Ancient December 9, 2016
National Steak and Poultry announced it is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products that may have been undercooked. What products are affected by the recall?
Public Health December 6, 2016
Compounds found in the milk of Australia's Tasmanian devil were found effective at killing disease-causing pathogens such as the drug-resistant bacteria MRSA. Findings could pave way for development of arsenal against superbugs.
Animals October 19, 2016
Where will the next Ebola strike? These new maps reveal the global hotspots of animal hosts that can spread infectious diseases to humans.
Animals June 15, 2016
Hundreds of thousands of years ago, ancient viruses attacked our ancestors. Somehow, remnants of these viruses found its way into the human DNA and have been passed down from generation to generation.
Life March 23, 2016
Tens of thousands of tuna cases are being recalled due to possible contamination by pathogens that could cause life-threatening diseases. Is your family in danger from food products that could be on your kitchen shelves right now?
Life March 18, 2016
Salmonella and other pathogenic bugs can survive for at least six months in holiday cookies and crackers. This is surprising news for researchers, as salmonella contamination more typically occurs in high-moisture foods, not dry goods such as these holiday treats.
Life December 28, 2015
With Virocap, doctors do not have to know the virus that they are looking for making the new test valuable when the pathogen behind a disease is not known.
Life October 1, 2015
The emergence of Ebola, West Nile virus and other infectious diseases in new places and new hosts, has something to do with changes in habitat triggered by global warming, two researchers claim.
Earth/Environment February 17, 2015
Most people think rats are pretty gross, and they try to stay away from them. Now a new study shows that they're even more disease-ridden than we may have thought before.
Internet Culture October 15, 2014
Scientists cleaning an unused part of a government laboratory in Maryland discovered vials containing smallpox virus. The laboratory is not approved nor equipped to handle the dangerous pathogen.
Life July 10, 2014
Researchers from the University of Houston have created a smartphone attachment that can diagnose illness by determining the chemical reaction between pathogens and molecules, allowing for real-time diagnosis.
Life March 11, 2014
A deadly disease is causing the starfish population to tear themselves apart and scientists don't know why.
Animals February 4, 2014