Infectious/emerging diseases

While martinis probably aren't more protective than good travel habits, researchers can't explain the superspy's luck.
Haley Weiss, Staff Writer
Fallen vaccination rates pose a threat to this vulnerable population.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
The COVID-19 pandemic might have just been a trial run for the next virus threat.
Inside Science Contributor
Wearing masks for more than a year could have been a key factor in why many states can now lift mask wearing restrictions.
Inside Science Contributor
Cells exposed to an inflammatory signaling molecule are quicker to commit suicide -- but speed can lead to mistakes.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
High-speed camera footage shows how the COVID-19 virus spreads through speech.
Inside Science Contributor
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