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Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

A worker sprayed chemicals to kill the mosquito that transmits Zika in Bangkok in September, left; Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were bred for research at a laboratory in Recife, Brazil, right.
Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

Medical and Health News That Stuck With Us in 2016

A worker sprayed chemicals to kill the mosquito that transmits Zika in Bangkok in September, left; Aedes aegypti mosquitoes were bred for research at a laboratory in Recife, Brazil, right.
Saiga Antelopes Are Struck Again by a Plague in Central Asia

Saiga Antelopes Are Struck Again by a Plague in Central Asia

The carcasses of saiga antelopes in Mongolia’s western Khovd province. Scientists have identified the culprit as a virus known as goat plague.
China Fights Spread of Deadly Avian Virus

China Fights Spread of Deadly Avian Virus

A patient infected with the H7N9 flu virus was recently treated at a hospital in Wuhan, in China’s Hubei Province.
China Fights Spread of Deadly Avian Virus

China Fights Spread of Deadly Avian Virus

A patient infected with the H7N9 flu virus was recently treated at a hospital in Wuhan, in China’s Hubei Province.
New biosensor can detect HIV earlier and faster than ever before

New biosensor can detect HIV earlier and faster than ever before

The CSIC chip can spot virus particles in the blood a mere seven days after infection at concentrations 100,000 times lower than existing tests. The post New biosensor can detect HIV earlier and
Global Health: China’s Bird Flu Surge Is a Low Epidemic Threat, W.H.O. Says

Global Health: China’s Bird Flu Surge Is a Low Epidemic Threat, W.H.O. Says

A patient with the H7N9 bird flu receiving treatment in a hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province, in February. Flu specialists from around the world met in Geneva this week to assess the
Global Health: China’s Bird Flu Surge Is a Low Epidemic Threat, W.H.O. Says

Global Health: China’s Bird Flu Surge Is a Low Epidemic Threat, W.H.O. Says

A patient with the H7N9 bird flu receiving treatment in a hospital in Wuhan, central China’s Hubei province, in February. Flu specialists from around the world met in Geneva this week to assess the
Close to Half of American Adults Infected With HPV, Survey Finds

Close to Half of American Adults Infected With HPV, Survey Finds

A magnification of stained HPV viruses. Nearly half of adult Americans are infected with genital human papillomavirus, researchers have found.
Close to Half of American Adults Infected With HPV, Survey Finds

Close to Half of American Adults Infected With HPV, Survey Finds

A magnification of stained HPV viruses. Nearly half of adult Americans are infected with genital human papillomavirus, researchers have found.
Ancient DNA showcases a war between our hominid ancestors and viruses

Ancient DNA showcases a war between our hominid ancestors and viruses

Recent advances in medical science have allowed humans to combat viruses like never before, but a new study from researchers at Rockefeller University shows how our primate ancestors may have waged
Here’s Another Way CRISPR Is Changing Medicine

Here’s Another Way CRISPR Is Changing Medicine

Gene editing, through a technology called CRISPR, can edit DNA almost as easily as a word processor edits text. Now that system is being used to diagnose the presence of cancer and to create
Here’s Another Way CRISPR Is Changing Medicine

Here’s Another Way CRISPR Is Changing Medicine

Gene editing, through a technology called CRISPR, can edit DNA almost as easily as a word processor edits text. Now that system is being used to diagnose the presence of cancer and to create
The Climate Issue: Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

The Climate Issue: Why the Menace of Mosquitoes Will Only Get Worse

The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits Zika and other viruses.
Clues to Zika Damage Might Lie in Cases of Twins

Clues to Zika Damage Might Lie in Cases of Twins

Valéria Gomes Ribeiro holding João Lucas on the two-hour bus ride home after taking him to appointments. The green tape is applied to relax tight muscles.
Clues to Zika Damage Might Lie in Cases of Twins

Clues to Zika Damage Might Lie in Cases of Twins

Valéria Gomes Ribeiro holding João Lucas on the two-hour bus ride home after taking him to appointments. The green tape is applied to relax tight muscles.
Clues to Zika Damage Might Lie in Cases of Twins

Clues to Zika Damage Might Lie in Cases of Twins

Valéria Gomes Ribeiro holding João Lucas on the two-hour bus ride home after taking him to appointments. The green tape is applied to relax tight muscles.
Trilobites: Broken Tulips: ‘That Last Gasp of Beauty Before Death’

Trilobites: Broken Tulips: ‘That Last Gasp of Beauty Before Death’

Preparing for Tulip Time, a festival that concludes this weekend in Holland, Mich.
Bats Are the Number-One Carriers of Disease

Bats Are the Number-One Carriers of Disease

Understanding where new viruses come from is critical for preventing them from rapidly spreading among humans. When it comes to preventing the next pandemic, a new study suggests that bats may be
Bats Are the Number-One Carriers of Disease

Bats Are the Number-One Carriers of Disease

Understanding where new viruses come from is critical for preventing them from rapidly spreading among humans. When it comes to preventing the next pandemic, a new study suggests that bats may be