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Book of Germs: The Quest for a Field Guide to Microbes

03/01/2012
A field guide for microbes? There may be an app for that.

Ebola in the News

05/28/2010
"Tests in four rhesus monkeys showed that seven daily injections cured 100 percent of them. And Geisbert said the researchers gave the monkeys an extremely high dose of Ebola." The antivirus injections were given within an hour or so after infection. They are testing to see if they can extend the ...

In Haiti, Wounds, Infectious Diseases Are Top Concerns

01/27/2010
Tuesday's earthquake in Haiti left some 300,000 people homeless. Many are clustering in public places without food, clean water or sanitation. It's the perfect environment for the spread of communicable disease. VOA's Carol Pearson reports on health concerns Haitians face in the wake of Tuesday's disaster.

Rachel Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself?

11/05/2009
(from http://www.ted.com) Venice, Italy is sinking. To save it, Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.

Flu outrunning vaccine, experts say

11/05/2009
H1N1 in the news.

Kary Mullis' Next-gen Cure for Killer Infection

07/15/2009
A very promising cure against infection. Nobel-winning chemist Kary Mullis discusses this break-through antibiotic mechanism.

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