The Panama Canal “was dug with a microscope”—only when yellow fever and malaria were eradicated, could its construction continue.
Bacteria grow nanofilaments that help them latch on to our insides; blocking the protein responsible could help in fighting off infections.
When Singapore was struggling with the SARS outbreak in 2003, ex-director of medical services Tan Chorh Chuan had to make some difficult—but necessary—decisions.
With this funding, Takeda will develop, license and supply at least 50 million doses of a polio vaccine per year to more than 70 developing countries.
Lok, whose team imaged the structure of the Zika virus, explains why the virus is so resilient and how her research could help worldwide efforts to curb the outbreak.
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Vibrio cholerae, which causes cholera, has been found to be attracted to taurine, an amino acid found in intestinal bile.
The Zika virus is stable even at 40°C, possibly explaining why high fevers do not rid the body of the infection.
The Seven Kingdoms may be at war, but erratic seasonal patterns and infectious diseases such as greyscale need more research funding, write senior maesters in an open letter to King’s Landing.