Infectious/emerging diseases

This month in pictures
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Reductions in hunting due to COVID-19 restrictions may have led to less stress and better feeding opportunities for already thriving northern birds.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
A new model suggests that many more mammal species than was previously known could host the creation of novel coronaviruses.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
January brought good and bad news to start the year.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
The finding illustrates the value of regular weather observations made by commercial airplanes.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
A vaccine could confer long-term protection even if a natural infection does not.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The animals have evolved an immune system that doesn’t cause as much inflammation.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
The new Nobel Prize for hepatitis C follows Blumberg's 1976 Nobel for hepatitis B. Both discoveries helped make blood transfusions safe.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The research that won this year's Nobel Prize in medicine has saved millions of lives, but it has not yet led to a vaccine.
Brian Owens, Contributor
3 Share Physiology or Medicine Nobel for Discovering the Hepatitis C Virus
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
The unprecedented pace of scientific progress on Covid-19 builds on groundbreaking discoveries from the past.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
A month’s worth of cool science stories, summed up.
Alistair Jennings, Contributor