Scientists figure out how many mutations it takes for healthy cells to turn cancerous

This could be a revolution in cancer prevention and therapy.

Are viruses alive?

The answer has stumped scientists for decades.

Dancing keeps the brain young

Just keep on dancing!

Blood test can find cancer even before any symptoms emerge

Genetic sequencing could pave the way for a new age of cancer detection.

Researchers hijack plant to produce polio vaccine

Anti-vaxxers finally have a natural option.

Knee arthritis has doubled since 1950, and we don’t really know why

Aging and obesity alone cannot explain it.

UN declares Somalia polio-free

Soon, we might truly eradicate polio.

Arizona fleas now carrying the plague, doctors warn

Yes, THE plague.

Google’s top result for “cure for cancer”says carrot juice is the cure

All you need is carrot juice and beetroot. Sheesh…

Child in South Africa becomes HIV free

This could be a game changer.

Scientists want to reduce mosquito population. By releasing 20 million mosquitoes

It seems counterintuitive, but it can work.

Over one third of all dementia cases could be prevented by actions that begin in childhood

Dementia is not inevitable. Staying healthy is the first step to challenge it.

Massive simulation of the HIV ‘shell’ reveals new vulnerabilities that we might exploit to eliminate the virus

It took two years on a supercomputer to simulate 1.2 microseconds in the life of the HIV capsid.

For the first time, a vaccine for gonorrhea proves effective

Bacterial strains that cause gonorrhea have become resistant to antibiotics.

We’re losing the battle with gonorrhea. No clear treatment in sight, and things might get even worse

Gonorrhea, which just flew beneath our radar, might be one of the most dangerous diseases in the world.

Oral sex might be helping the spread of unstoppable bacteria

It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Getting rid of an invasive shrub reduces the number of malaria-spreading mosquitos

Another reason why invasive species can be harmful.

Superantibiotic is now 25,000 times stronger than its predecessor

Our last line of defense just got a lot stronger.

New study shows how Zika might re-emerge and strike the United States

The US is certainly not safe from Zika.

World Health Organization confirms second Ebola case in new outbreak

The disease rears its ugly head again.