In a new study with mice, a vaccine administered directly to the bladder cleared the bacteria that cause urinary tract infection. Can it work for people?
March 3, 2021 • ~4 min
People with severe COVID-19 and a secondary blood infection had longer hospital stays and poorer outcomes, research finds.
Dec. 23, 2020 • ~4 min
There's growing evidence that Bartonella infection can involve skin lesions and mental symptoms, report researchers.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
People who used e-cigarettes in the past were 21% more likely to develop respiratory disease, and current users had a 43% higher risk, a new study finds.
Nov. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Healing is a complicated process. As people age, higher rates of disease and the fact that old cells lose the ability to divide slow this process down.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~9 min
COVID-19 cases are skyrocketing across the US. Testing has ramped up over the past few months, but increasing hospitalizations, deaths and test-positivity rates show that the virus is out of control.
Nov. 18, 2020 • ~6 min
We answer some of your questions about the Pfizer vaccine for coronavirus.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~1 min
'Normal' body temperature has declined in urban, industrialized settings like the US and UK. Anthropologists find the trend extends to Indigenous people in the Bolivian Amazon – but why?
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
Health insurers are starting to roll back coverage for telehealth – even though demand is way up due to COVID-19
Widely adopted in the US when pandemic precautions kept people home, telehealth faces a challenge as insurance coverage changes, right when its popularity had surged.
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~8 min
A second pathway into cells for SARS-CoV-2: New understanding of the neuropilin-1 protein could speed vaccine research
Scientists in the UK and Germany discovered a new doorway that the COVID-19 virus uses to infect human cells. This reveals new therapeutic possibilities for blocking the virus.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~10 min