Gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis dominate discourse around the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. They’re also clever adapters, spawning superbug fears over 4 rising infections.   Neisseria meningitidis—a gonorrhea mutation causing…

To engage people on issues like climate change, vaccines or GMOs, scientists might look to Swift, Voltaire or Jon Stewart. That’s what Guillaume Chapron and 3 co-authors did in their climate change warning to Earth, telling the planet to change its ways. Their approach,…

HOUSTON – Peter Hotez has 2 words for his fellow scientists: Speak up. A venerable vaccine researcher and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Hotez says he and other scientists of his generation were taught to do science and…

Venezuela’s social and economic collapse has reached well beyond its borders. Migrants take once-eliminated diseases with them, exposing holes in other countries’ public health programs. Once a pioneer against malaria, Venezuela has seen its cases triple in 3 years. And…

An HIV vaccine remains a reach goal, but ending transmission in the US in the next 3-7 years is not, argues CDC director Robert Redfield. “We have the science to solve the AIDS epidemic,” Redfield says. “Let’s put it into action.”  

The attention on tuberculosis at tomorrow’s first UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting focused on ending the scourge is welcome. But it must be matched by resources, argue Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s…

After scientists raced to develop a Zika vaccine following the 2015 outbreak, a $110 million trial is underway. But here’s the irony: Infection rates are so low that it’s impossible to test whether the vaccine works.   It’s “a good dilemma because we don't have Zika anymore…

Pregnant and lactating women should be included in DRC Ebola vaccine strategies, argue members of the Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics and New Technologies (PREVENT) working group.

Our work is based on science and trust, on our ability to communicate reliable information—and on having people believe that information is real. We help Tanzanians change their behaviors to protect themselves from malaria by laying out the advantages of sleeping under…

The Italian government has alarmed doctors and scientists by suspending 10 mandatory vaccinations for schoolchildren, including measles, tetanus and polio.