Chagas disease more deadly than previously thought
May 23, 2017, 11:18 a.m. by John Platt
Transmitted by the assassin or kissing bug, this parasite can cause fatal heart disease.
Melting ice could release ancient viruses hidden in glaciers
May 8, 2017, 10:56 a.m. by John Platt
As global warming thaws permafrost, bacteria that have been frozen for millennia may come back to life.
What is the Powassan virus (and should you worry)?
May 5, 2017, 6:36 a.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
Warm weather means more ticks, which means more tick-borne illnesses.
Dragon blood could provide a cure for antibiotic resistance
February 25, 2017, 5:07 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
The largest lizard on Earth has blood that's deadly to some of the world's most notorious superbugs.
Take this mosquito quiz to prepare for the inevitable onslaught
February 23, 2017, 12:15 p.m. by Mary Jo DiLonardo
How much do you know about these annoying, sometimes deadly insects?
Petri dish experiment shows the amazing powers of breast milk
February 10, 2017, 1:15 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
An image of breast milk in a petri dish has the internet going bonkers.