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Virology

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Vincent Racaniello | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Vincent Racaniello

The rapid spread of Zika virus through the Americas, together with the association of infection with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, have propelled this previously ignored virus into the limelight. So what is this virus and where did it come from?

Polio, Cancer - One Nemesis May Counter the Other

Joseph Cooper | Posted 06.10.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

For those of us who were spared by fate and vaccine, Philip Roth's Nemesis charts polio's course and brings to mind the friends and neighbors who suffered the withering and the life-long incarceration of limbs.

Cancer Research Progress Spotlights Cruel Irony

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 06.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

To hear the words "cancer" and "cure" in the same sentence from experienced cancer researchers is both breathtaking and unexpected. Researchers and top oncologists are usually cautious to a fault.

Lemons as Gifts, Viruses for Good, Failure for Success and College Graduation: A Well-Intended Tale

Sydney Small | Posted 07.13.2014 | Science
Sydney Small

Despite the fact that viruses can cause humans much pain and suffering, very smart people have determined that they can be remarkable tools for beneficial uses.

Can Puking Robot Curb Spread Of Killer Virus?

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - Poor Larry isn't looking too good. He's pale and clammy and he's b...