Toxoplasma can make mice more likely to cozy up to cats and can also cause serious health problems in people. Our researchers are investigating ways to prevent Toxoplasma’s deleterious effects.
Viruses, Bacteria and Parasites! Oh My!
If you're confused about the differences between viruses, bacteria and parasites – and their relation to disease – we're here to help.
Which Diseases Cause the Most Deaths?
The infectious diseases that we study cause about twice as many deaths as diabetes and disproportionately affect poor and marginalized people. And the mortality rate for these infectious diseases has stalled – or worsened – over the last few decades.
Giant Rats and Blood Biomarkers: The Future of Diagnosing Tuberculosis
Our scientists helped create an approach that could accelerate TB diagnosis and slow the epidemic.
Five Easy Ways to Create an Inclusive Workplace
There’s a glaring lack of diversity in STEM fields. Here are five ways you can help overcome this by creating a more welcoming workplace for all.
Human vs. Pathogen: The Art of Battling Infectious Disease
Inspired by the battle our scientists wage against deadly disease-causing pathogens, we have developed a series of posters to capture the spirit of this battle of “Human vs. Pathogen”.
(Don’t) Fear the Reaper
Zika, Ebola, H1N1 - How worried about infectious diseases should we really be?
Understanding Infectious Disease Through Music
Health transcends nearly all human experiences. In a similar vein, there are few expressions of human existence that are more universal than music.
Infant Mortality Around the World
The risk of a child dying before their first birthday is highest in Africa.
Choosing Not To Vaccinate Has Real-World Consequences
My daughter looks forward to camp each summer. This year, it only lasted two days - thanks to whooping cough.
Why Take a Science Lab Photo Every Day for 100 days?
Written on day 53 of her goal to capture each day in the lab in one photograph, Dr. Alexis Kaushansky shares her thoughts, struggles, and passion for building a lab from the ground up.