How good are North American mosquitoes at spreading Zika virus?

Zika virus (ZIKV) is usually transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. In different geographic locations...

Gene therapy against vision loss in the elderly

Retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) degeneration is a key feature of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which...

Understanding immune system paralysis in times of bacterial stress

Sepsis is a life-threatening condition in which the body's immune response to infection injures its own tissues...

The Down Low: Curbing the HIV Epidemic in Rural Louisiana

African American men who have sex with men (MSMs) are at higher risk for new HIV infections in rural communities...

A Leap Forward to Cure a Neglected Disease

The World Health Organization estimates that as many as 11 million people worldwide are infected with the parasite...

What's Calcium's role in heart and kidney disease?

Hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, is a global problem leading to heart attacks and strokes. Many...