George Rabin discusses new research suggesting that human-to-human mpox transmission began in 2016 at the latest, prior to the 2022 outbreak.
Laura Santamaria Perez explores the way pathogens mimic human biology to disguise themselves from the immune system.
Ayaka Hogg delves into Rabies, a disease of terror, and how a virus strikes the fear of wind and water into the hearts of those infected.
Climate change has more negative outcomes than we think, argues Natalie Stevenson, explaining how it affects human health.
Sophie Beaumont reports on a newly discovered link between Fusobacterium infection and endometriosis.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is spreading at an alarming rate, yet the antibiotic industry is only shrinking—could a pre-antibiotic era return as our future? Antimicrobials revolutionised medicine. Before antibiotics, the average life expectancy was 47 years. Infections such as pneumonia could easily be fatal, and to put it bluntly, a scratch could kill. There is no…
A fungus that can infect the brain may be the key to understanding Alzheimer’s disease. The blood brain barrier (BBB) is a highly selective barrier that allows very few unwanted substances pass through it. However, there are some bacteria and fungi that have found a way to cross the BBB and cause infections; Candida albicans…