Global warming is allowing an array of forgotten pathogens to emerge from the thawing permafrost—and possibly reinfect humans.   Organic matter like dead animals, moss and plants, long preserved in ice, are now thawing, rotting, and releasing gases that not only spur global…

Maybe you were skeptical of the 5-second rule. Maybe you consider double-dipping an actual crime. So how is it that you’re fine with eating cake misted with bacteria?  

In 2 separate studies, researchers Katharine Coyte of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Carey Nadell of Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology investigate how water flow affects bacteria’s behavior in a collective environment, or biofilm.  

A new way to advance public health: Don’t use paper money, argues Dina Fine Maron in Scientific American.   The fibrous surfaces of US money are full of crevices that provide nice hidey holes for fecal bacteria and other pathogens, Fine Maron writes, citing recent dirty…

To combat tropical diseases caused by parasitic worms, researchers are going after the bacterium called Wolbachia that the worms depend on. If they succeed, they can improve some 150 million lives. In the 1990s, scientists found that doxycycline could eliminate Wolbachia…

You read Global Health NOW. You’re smart. That’s a given. But how smart are you when it comes to antimicrobial resistance? Dana Berry, of the On Biology blog at BioMed Central, came up with surprisingly enlightening and fiendishly difficult quiz to test your knowledge of…