The bacteria which causes the infection in yellow-eyed penguins is closely related to a human pathogen.
The first full human genome was sequenced 20 years ago. Now, a project is underway to sequence 1 million genomes to better understand the complex relationship between genetics, diversity and disease.
Van Leeuwenhoek, who discovered bacteria, is one of the most important figures in the history of medicine, laying the groundwork for today’s understanding of infectious disease.
Hollywood movies have long leaned into colonial representations of the tropics: imagined as romantic palm-fringed coasts full of abundance, but also scary places full of pestilence and primitiveness.
We can learn about the spread of diseases through populations by studying naturally occurring instances of herd immunity. Avian cholera in the Canadian Arctic provides a useful case study.
Microbes can alter the minds of mouse mothers and disrupt their natural instinct to nurture their young.
Whether or not you respond to a certain medicine or therapy doesn’t just depend on you. The microbes in your gut play a role in the success or failure of various drugs, including cancer therapies.
Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.
US monuments and memorials have overlooked frontline workers and people of color affected by past epidemics. Will we repeat history?
The reality TV show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here is under fire for using non-native insects while filming in the Welsh countryside.
A study of 800 Black American families shows early experiences of racism have long-term consequences for physical and mental health.
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.
Believed to possess magical qualities, amulets were once widely used. They range from amber pendants worn during Denmark’s Mesolithic age to wind chimes found at Pompeii.
Many young people with inflammatory bowel disease choose to conceal their diagnosis from friends and colleagues.
Damage to septic tanks is one of the major health hazards people face when they return to their bushfire-affected homes. It was simply dumb luck a disease outbreak didn’t happen last summer.
The pandemic has revealed the complexity of new and ongoing health crises. Post-secondary institutions need to respond to this complexity with an interdisciplinary approach to teaching health issues.
Rich and diverse microbiomes in our local environment are important for keeping us healthy.
Stating that COVID-19 is a “Chinese” disease, dehumanizes and reinforces well-worn stereotypes of Chinese people as the “yellow peril.”
When Abbott Thayer’s wife succumbed to the disease, his life and art underwent a dramatic shift.
Research shows that children can become infected with the coronavirus and spread it to others. Though rare, some kids do become severely ill and a few have died from COVID-19.