Researchers turn to nanotechnology to boost the detection of pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2.
Influenza vaccine turns the virus on its head
To create a flu vaccine that doesn’t require annual tweaking, researchers develop a nanovaccine that uses an inverted hemagglutinin protein.
Gaucher disease may have provided genetic protection against tuberculosis
The genetic variant that causes Gaucher disease may have helped breakdown tuberculosis-causing bacteria in cells through lipid buildup.
Antibacterial surface coating makes medical devices safer
A new antibacterial surface treatment could help improve the safety of medical devices by minimizing the risk of infection during their use.
Pioneers in Science: Kitasato Shibasaburō
A pioneer in preventative medicine well known for his isolation of the bacteria behind the bubonic plague, Shibasaburō helped establish our understanding of infectious diseases and made inroads into the first vaccines.
Breaching the wall: How malaria parasites enter the human brain
Researchers uncover how malaria infiltrates the blood–brain barrier and contributes to disease severity.
Vikings may have helped spread the world’s deadliest virus
Scientists have identified extinct strains of smallpox on the teeth of Viking skeletons from sites across Northern Europe.