Influenza: So S’not Funny

Influenza: So S’not Funny

Influenza: So S’not Funny Happy Flu Season! A throbbing headache, fever, chills—if you’ve ever enjoyed a few days off courtesy of influenza, you’ve got good reason to embrace the simple flu shot. Every year, millions of us roll up our sleeves and take our medicine....
Zika On The Brain

Zika On The Brain

The Latest On The Rise Of Zika The spread of the Zika virus is raising alarm bells in the United States, and Congress has yet to pass any legislation to combat the fight. Zika infections reported in Miami confirm the virus’ stateside arrival, pushing residents to take...
Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

THE STATE OF ANTIBACTERIALS One of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century is antibiotic resistance, which occurs when a few bacteria in a given population develop a genetic mutation that enables them to survive—even in the presence of antibiotics....
Biotech Battles Zika

Biotech Battles Zika

Latest Mosquito-Borne Disease Outbreak The buzz around the Zika virus isn’t going to die down anytime soon. The global health threat is dominating the news while the Brazilian outbreak threatens to spread to the rest of the Americas. As the ramifications of the...
Interrupting HIV

Interrupting HIV

Therapies In HIV Pipeline Medicine has made gigantic strides in understanding and treating the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) since its emergence in the early 1980s. Thanks to robust drug discovery efforts, today HIV is managed as a chronic disease instead of the...
The ABCs Of Hepatitis

The ABCs Of Hepatitis

Hepatitis Viruses Explained Curing disease is serious business. Lou Reed, the infamous leader of the rock band Velvet Underground, died in 2013 of complications from hepatitis C and liver disease. Death is the most profound fear for people living with hepatitis C, but...