Entrance to Disneyland

Welcome Back, Measles

The news of a recent outbreak at Disneyland in California brought measles back into the public view.
A woman clutches at a tissue and her sinuses

The Mystery of Super-Spreaders

It’s estimated that roughly 20% of the population are so-called "super-spreaders" who cause 80% of infectious disease cases.
A scale pauses at 190 pounds

Where Does Lost Weight Go? Into Thin Air.

If your resolution is to lose weight this year, have you thought about where exactly that lost fat goes?
Robert Louis Stevenson and His Wife, an oil painting, by John Singer Sargent from 1885

The Culture of Tuberculosis

When perusing the biographies of artists, you'll notice that a large number of them had tuberculosis.
Jugs of milk

Do Adults Need to Drink Milk?

Do we really need to drink so much milk?
A mechanized dropper fills several vials at a time in a medical lab

“Stupidity Virus?” Not Quite

No, researchers did not find a so-called stupidity virus.
Stethoscope on top of a chest x-ray

Travel, Quarantine, and the Future of Tuberculosis

A 2007 tuberculosis case teaches us about contagion, travel, and quarantine.
Bird's eye view of a busy and lit up city

Are Artificial Light Cycles Making Us Sick?

Is an artificial day/night cycle affecting our health?
Microscopic view of stem cells

Embryonic Stem Cells Finally Start to Deliver

The early promise of stem cells might finally be overcoming controversy and paying off.
Dr. Eugene Porter Walking Dead

Walking Dead: The Science Behind the Zombies

Walking Dead: the science behind the zombies.