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There’s a second case of monkeypox in the US this year—but don’t freak out
Health authorities say there’s no cause for alarm.
For the second time ever, someone was spontaneously cured of HIV
Could this change our understanding of the immune system?
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.