This Is What It Would Take to Turn a Virus Into a Weapon
“A well-funded organization with scientific expertise and the resources to grow, manipulate, or release agents, and the motivation to actually use them—that’s the worst case scenario."
The US Will Fund Research to Make Pathogens Deadlier Again
The NIH lifted a 3-year funding moratorium on “gain-of-function” research meant to make deadly viruses stronger and more transmissible.
A Major Avian Influenza Outbreak Could Kill 62 Million People
“It’s just a matter of when it happens, how it happens, and how deadly it's going to be.”
This Transgenic Mouse Is a Flu Pandemic Canary
An early-warning system for the biological 'big one.'
Another Thing to Blame on the South: Your Flu
Scientists recently tried to determine the origins of eight different outbreaks.
Is Your Open Office Making You Sick?
Open offices have long been a popular workplace layout, but they have a serious downside during cold season.
Swine Flu Might Be Mutating, But We're Not Sure Because Virus Monitoring Sucks
The lack of reporting out of India's current outbreak puts the population at a greater risk, a new study shows.
A Universal Flu Vaccine Is Headed to Clinical Trials
Could this be the end of the annual flu shot?
Chill Out, You're Probably Not Going to Die From the Flu
People are freaking out about how this is the worst flu season yet. We asked a few experts whether or not we're really about to relive the movie <i>Contagion</i>.
Why Are So Many of Us Avoiding the Flu Vaccine?
Most people view parents who don't vaccinate their children as kooks who are endangering everyone's health—so why don't more of us get flu shots?