In 1803, nearly two dozen orphan boys endured long voyages and physical discomfort to transport the smallpox vaccine to Spain's colonies.
Four major theories of disease transmission dominated scientific discourse in the nineteenth century. As one scholar writes, all were political.
Research makes the case that people who fear police violence are less likely to seek out health care.
How do those who have been the objects of scientific study and medical experimentation become the agents or the producers of scientific knowledge?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began during World War II to prevent the spread of malaria to troops stationed in the South.
Scientific racism. Paternity tests. And mass tattooing, just in case of nuclear attack.
Does it explain why we’re having so much trouble sleeping?
When bodies fight back against infection, they can overwhelm themselves with their own destructive force.
Many people facing the end of their life receive treatments that ultimately have no benefit. A team of researchers set out to find out why.
Preprints are academic papers that haven't been peer-reviewed yet. When preprints make news, that's often overlooked.