Wendy Orent

The best protection against bioterror could be an enhanced immune system. But human biology might pose a problem.

The cause of hepatitis C was a mystery solved only after years of groundbreaking research. But the battle continues.

After the panic, the author of our article on avian flu discusses developments in the story.

Biofilms are microbial metropolises: teeming, diverse and, when attached to surgical implants, nearly impossible to subdue.

The link between obesity and diabetes is well established. But it’s not the only reason for the skyrocketing incidence of the disease.

After crippling millions worldwide, polio may soon be wiped out. But to the last, the virus is proving an elusive, stubborn foe.

If God wanted to send a plague to expose the Achilles’ heel of American medicine, that plague would be MRSA.

The avian virus incubating in Asia is remarkably virulent. But nature itself may prevent a human pandemic.