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Peek inside the Boston building hosting some of the world’s most dangerous viruses
Here’s why you can feel safe about live disease research in downtown Boston.
This new plexiglass coating could grab viral droplets from the air
Researchers developed a new surface coating that can do clear barriers one better, trapping viral aerosols like fruit flies in soapy vinegar.
As people unmask, other viral diseases are making a dangerous comeback
Respiratory syncytial virus infections, which mainly affect very young kids and older adults, are on the rise.
New data shows Wuhan markets were ripe for diseases to jump from animals to people
Multiple species known to be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 were sold there, both legally and illegally.
Regardless of COVID-19’s origins, experts say it’s time to tighten up biosecurity lab protocols
BSL-4 labs are somewhat risky, and they're not very well managed.
The first swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes is about to hit the US
The lab-raised insects are expected to pass on a gene that kills disease-transmitting females—but some experts are dubious.
The next pandemic could be lurking anywhere. Can this wildlife-tracking app help prevent it?
In Brazil, crowdsourcing intel on sick animals helps health officials gird against yellow fever outbreaks.
The surprising ways your immune system adapts to the flu virus you got as a kid
Immunity continues to be an incredibly complicated concept.
With two COVID-19 vaccines available, the CDC updates its guidance on who gets them first
Here’s everything you need to know this week.
The fight to stop the next pandemic starts in the jungles of Borneo
A conservation-minded healthcare model could provide a blueprint to stop diseases from making the deadly leap between wildlife and people.