One sure-fire way to test vaccines and treatments is to deliberately infect volunteers. Once unthinkable, the idea is quickly gaining steam.
A milestone vaccine will soon move forward in clinical trials. But does its target—the MAP bacterium—actually play a role in the condition?
They represent a small minority of victims. But their illness could hold valuable lessons about how COVID-19 works—and how to stop it.
With tests in short supply, some hospitals are creating homegrown versions in their own labs. The pandemic may prove how essential such efforts are.
At least 10% of cancers are probably caused by a viral infection. But researchers struggle to replicate the success they have had with cervical cancer.
The drug-resistant Candida auris has taken up residence in U.S. hospitals. What will it take to fight back?
The common surgical glove has an amorous past.
Health officials know how to stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. So why the growing epidemic?
Guidelines for operating room attire may change in 2019 and ease tension over donning the controversial bouffant.
A bold theory—that the brain-tangling proteins of Alzheimer’s disease may form to fight infection—could spur new research.
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