Health & Fitness

The Plague Hits Madagascar

The plague happened hundreds of years ago, right? Professor Barry Fox comments on the recent outbreak of the pneumonic plague in Madagascar. […]

Health & Fitness

Bird Flu Update

The Bird Flu. It’s been out of the news for a while but is making a resurgence. Dr. Barry Fox discusses the risks and potential pandemic. […]

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Featured

The Zika Virus: What Have We Learned So Far?

Although the Zika virus existed in central Africa decades ago, the rapid spread of the virus around the world in only a couple of years is a significant event. What do we already know, and what do we still have to learn about this prolific virus? […]

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Featured

Are We Headed Back to the Pre-Antibiotic Era?

We now have a moral obligation to use antibiotics more wisely than ever before. They are only beneficial under some circumstances, and have real risks of side effects. inappropriate use is leading to “superbugs” and a possible return to the pre-antibiotic era, where we will have no drugs to treat the pathogens. […]

Biology

The Secret Life of a Virus

Viruses are tiny, tiny particles that are not visible by anything but the electron microscope. They are referred to as obligatory intracellular parasites because they […]

Biology

Malaria: The King of Tropical Diseases

Malaria—a mosquito-borne infectious disease—is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions of Earth. One of a variety of tropical diseases, Malaria has had a long and insidious […]