research

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Guinea Pig in the Time of Chagas
Jun 28, 2015 | Colleen Nguyen

Although endemic in parts of Latin America, studies show that it is hard to transmit Chagas disease. Research studies have estimated that for one...

New Antibiotics - Near or Far?
Jan 21, 2015 | Emily Cohn

In the grand scheme of things, antibiotics are fairly new additions to our medical repertoire. Germ theory achieved general scientific acceptance...

Digital Disease Detection: One Researcher's Take on Twitter, Research and Privacy
Jun 8, 2014 | Anonymous

If you are one of the 255 million active monthly users of the social networking site Twitter, you may be surprised to learn that you are contributing...

Can Probiotics Defeat Intestinal Worms?
Nov 19, 2013 | Katharina Schwan

Last Friday a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego presented exciting research on a potential new treatment against...

Coronavirus Steals Media Spotlight with Promising New Research
Apr 10, 2013 | David Scales

Amidst all the articles on H7N9 in China, the novel coronavirus (nCoV) is making headlines again. While the number of cases continues to trickle...

Microorganisms in Microgravity: Spaceflight Experiments Reveal New Properties of Pathogens
Feb 28, 2013 | Steven Purcell

The International Space Station (ISS), orbiting some 220 miles above earth at a speed of 17,000 miles per hour, is a modern marvel and the pride of...

UNAIDS and Algeria to Build Region's First HIV/AIDS Research Center
May 21, 2012 | David Scales

Earlier this month the UN Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the Algerian Ministry of Health announced their cooperation in building a dedicated HIV/...

The Bird Flu that Man Built: Controversial H5N1 Research to be Published in Part
Apr 18, 2012 | Jason Hayes

  One of the many articles about Dr. Ron Fouchier’s mutated strain of H5N1 is titled “The Deadliest Virus” and printed with a menacing illustration...

Bird Flu Controversy: Research vs. Biosecurity
Dec 6, 2011 | Jane Huston

Recent research around avian influenza H5N1, commonly known as “bird flu,” has stirred up a great deal of controversy. Debate has centered on the...