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This clever video by TakePart, which appears to be connected to the upcoming Steven Soderbergh move Contagion, succinctly explains how influenza viruses spread, how a …

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Cutting-edge techniques and cost-effective methods of rapidly sequencing entire genomes of bacteria and viruses are transforming the field of microbiology. With these tools, a new …

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I missed this yesterday, but here's a fascinating account of reverse zoonosis (essentially the transmission of an infectious disease from humans to non-human animals) on …

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Brian Mossop's blog pick of the month - an entry about prions by Scientific American's Jennifer Frazer - is a really nice piece of writing. …

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