immunology

food allergies

Why This Australia City Has Become the Food Allergy Capital of the World

And while the beauty, weather, quality of life, and vibrancy of its restaurant scene make Melbourne a great place to live, its location and climate also make it a prime spot for the prevalence of potentially lethal food allergies.
Nick Rose
8.23.16
Malaria's Last Stand

What It's Like to Have Malaria 50 Times

Dr. John Lusingu has dedicated his career to studying malaria and searching for a vaccine.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.27.16
Art

Promising Antibody Therapy Wakes Up HIV Just To Kill It

A recent trial finds hope for a cloned natural antibody in fighting dormant HIV.
Michael Byrne
6.24.16
death

A Universal Cancer Vaccine Might Be Closer Than You Think

A new way of tricking the body's own immune system to attack cancer cells.
Michael Byrne
6.1.16
Health

Researchers Uncover the Genetic Roots Behind Rare Vibration Allergy

How a bumpy road can give some people a full-body rash.
Michael Byrne
2.4.16
Science

Ethical Questions Arise After Scientists Brew Super Powerful 'SARS 2.0' Virus

Creating powerful new viruses has benefits and dangers.
Melissa Cronin
11.15.15
bacteria

Common Antibiotics Are Making Drug-Resistant Bacteria More Powerful

That's bad news.
Michael Byrne
11.11.15
AIDS

'Post-Treatment Controllers' Offer a Glint of Hope for a Functional HIV Cure

Some patients are able to stop antiviral therapy and remain healthy. No one quite knows why.
Michael Byrne
7.22.15
Flu

A New Flu Drug Works Astoundingly Well—By Not Targeting the Flu at All

Vasculotide buys the immune system time, which may be all it needs.
Michael Byrne
6.13.15
Stuff

I Asked an Expert Which Gross Diseases I Should Panic About

"One of the scariest threats to me is pandemic flu."
Rachael Bazan
12.5.14