In the wake of recent measles outbreaks in the U.S., experts lay out six strategies addressing America’s vaccine policies, the motivations of vaccine-hesitant parents and the prevention of a widespread measles resurgence.
They're too humble to tell you, but brothers Brad and David Sack are public health legends. Their work on the front lines of the cholera wars for a combined 90-plus years has helped to save millions of lives.
They’re unsung heroes, dedicated to Baltimore’s underserved communities. Whether it’s helping drug addicts get to detox, organizing kids’ activities or cleaning up a blighted city block, they’ve never given up on their neighborhood.
By Arturo Casadevall, as told to Maryalice Yakutchik
Science needs big thinkers, but the current system teaches students to think small. The new chair of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology has a provocative idea: Restore more philosophical thinking to postgraduate science training.
Among the hard lessons learned from the Ebola epidemic is the critical role of high-functioning health systems in times of crisis. What are the underlying problems of weak systems and what does it take to turn them around?
More than 100 children across the U.S were struck with a polio-like condition in last fall’s enterovirus outbreak. Epidemiologist Priya Duggal wants to know if a child’s own genome can play a role in the development of acute flaccid myelitis.
Sophisticated wearable computer sensors can generate dizzying amounts of information about our activities and overall health. It’s up to the biostatisticians to decipher meaning from these evolving technologies.
After scouring store shelves in 14 countries, researchers from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control amassed over 3,000 tobacco product packs. The mission: to study health warning labels and marketing themes.
People came back to the streets of Baltimore on the morning of April 28. They brought brooms and shovels and cleaned up after unrest following Freddie Gray’s funeral. They reveal the great heart of this tough city.