In the face of rising antibiotic resistance, fungi could be a goldmine for new drugs

Bacteria are getting tougher but scientists are not sitting idle.

CRISPR can be used to test for Zika and cancer quickly and cheaply

One test can cost 0.61 cents to make.

Genetic ‘typos’ may be a more powerful driver of cancer in humans than environmental factors


Yellow fever is killing thousands of rare monkeys in Brazil

The forests are silent now.

New gene discovery could rid Dalmatians of a respiratory disease

Only Cruella de Vil wouldn’t be happy.

New hydrogel can glue retina back into eye

This could revolutionize eye surgery!

Edible Ebola vaccine for wild apes could revolutionize how we fight the disease

It’s a terrible irony.

1962 vaccine breakthrough prevented 4.5 billion cases of polio, measles, rabies, hepatitis A, and many others

This man and his colleagues saved millions of lives. But you’ve probably never heard of him.

World Health Organization says these 12 pathogens could change the world as we know it

Some of them are a hairsbreadth away from infecting us with impunity.

Five HIV patients are now virus-free thanks to a new vaccine therapy — but success rate is low

The new therapy gives the body new tools to weed out the HIV virus without any other drugs — one man has been HIV-free for 7 months.