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.

Brazil says Zika epidemic is officially over

Although authorities are still on alert, the Zika epidemic seems to have backed off.

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.

New treatment effectively kills whipworm — a roundworm which infects 1 billion people

A new treatment from the University of Manchester brings hope for hundreds of millions of people.

Scientists engineer mosquitoes that could stop malaria spread

A mosquito with a gene that blocks the malaria parasite has been created in the laboratory, a new research reports.