The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease
Scientists are experimenting with using dogs to sniff out people infected with COVID-19. But dogs aren't the only animals with a nose for disease.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~8 min
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2020 was a big year for Fauci – but he's been on the national stage for decades. Here's more about his work before COVID-19 and why he was perfectly poised to help the US respond to the pandemic.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~10 min
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A fast-moving equine flu cratered the US economy in the fall of 1872, showing all too clearly that horses were essential and deserved better treatment.
Dec. 3, 2020 • ~9 min
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As ready as you are to be done with COVID-19, it's not going anywhere soon. A historian of disease describes how once a pathogen emerges, it's usually here to stay.
Oct. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
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With a COVID-19 outbreak in the White House, people are watching the health of President Trump and many others. A doctor explains the possible course for this unpredictable disease.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~11 min
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The US response to the coronavirus was slow and problematic, but it also was rooted in a 19th-century way of viewing public health.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~8 min
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There's no scientific definition for a wave of disease – and no evidence that the original onslaught of coronavirus in the US has receded much at all.
July 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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What the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history – and the human response to them
People have lived with infectious disease throughout the millennia, with culture and biology influencing each other. Archaeologists decode the stories told by bones and what accompanies them.
June 15, 2020 • ~11 min
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The puzzling questions of the coronavirus: A doctor addresses 6 questions that are stumping physicians
Mysteries surround the coronavirus, but our expert is here to address some of the most perplexing issues.
May 6, 2020 • ~5 min
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Human psychology has evolved to avoid situations that could lead to infection. Behavioral choices now could have long-term effects on how people interact with others and the world.
May 4, 2020 • ~10 min
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