Even people with extraordinary memories sometimes make things up without realizing it
For more than a year, Saudi Arabia has struggled to control the new disease MERS. Now, with millions of Muslim pilgrims descending on the country, the challenge will get that much tougher.
Data collected from flying foxes in Bangladesh indicate that many more wildlife-born viruses could pass to humans
The bacteria in our gut already plays an important role in digestion. But new studies indicate that our bacteria could play a major role in whether or not we become obese
Climate change will make it easier for many infectious diseases to spread. Human beings will be able to adapt — or at least the richer ones will. But biodiversity will suffer as parasites and bacteria find a more welcoming environment
Never mind how well spoken you might be now, you will never again be as adept with languages as the day you were born. Indeed, the youngest person in any room is almost always the best linguist there too. There are 6,800 …
New viruses like the pathogen that causes MERS are jumping across the species barrier, going from animals to human beings. Can we even eliminate infectious disease?
A new book by the co-author of “Three Cups of Tea” profiles a pair of doctors who pioneered a way to solve the most preventable form of blindness
A new and deadly coronavirus emerges in Saudi Arabia. When will we learn to predict emerging diseases in animals before they make the jump to humans.
Researchers report on a new revelation about the human genome: it’s full of active, functioning DNA, and it’s a lot more complex than we ever thought