An “oddball” virus with a distributed genome—split among 8 segments—promises to turn our knowledge of viruses upside down.  

Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis In collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project is convening UN leaders and other experts to explore how to…

Farming is the major source of income for young adults residing in sub-Saharan Africa. But for those living in the mycetoma belt, it’s also a curse—one that will continue to destroy lives until affected countries step up and prioritize mycetoma surveillance, management and…

The WHO's strategy aimed at halving deaths and disability by 2030 from snakebites—which kill up to 138,000 people and injure 400,000 each year—is taking shape. The snakebite envenoming roadmap, which will be launched in Geneva this May, centers on delivery of up to 3…

Machine-learning algorithms may offer a better system than ever for tracking deadly cholera outbreaks. Current methods of tracking cholera outbreaks are fairly inaccurate, based on reports of patients with watery diarrhea at local hospitals. Researchers may have found a way…

From handwashing in Kenya to Ebola in Nigeria, the vogue human-centered design—including co-designing with communities, interviews, speedy prototyping—has swept global health with qualitative information. But to properly serve the customers of the industry—the 800 million…

Stalled for over 4 years, studies that modify bird flu viruses—which could make them riskier to humans—are set to recommence within weeks. Federal officials had deemed the experiments too dangerous to conduct. But last year, they were quietly green-lit and NIH funding is…

Getting mosquitoes to scram is an age-old challenge for humans and scientists alike. “On a lark,” a group of scientists tried putting them on a diet—and it worked pretty well. Naturally gluttonous mosquitoes gorge themselves on human blood “the same way that we might…

The condemned CRISPR baby experiment could be an example of “ethics dumping.” This egregious research practice occurs when studies based in countries with stricter regulations (which are typically wealthier) are conducted in countries with more lax rules (which are…

As debate roils over whether e-cigarettes are a key quit-smoking tool or a bane on health, new research says e-cigarettes are twice as effective as nicotine replacements for people trying to quit, the Washington Post reported<