Have you seen this mosquito? The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, the notorious carrier of yellow fever, Chikungunya, Dengue and a known associate of the Zika virus, has disappeared from Palmyra Atoll. The […]
It’s disappointing when your Friday night internet date doesn’t match their profile. But for male periodical cicadas this could mean their match is in thrall to a body-snatching fungus and they’re about to be the next victim.
It’s raining viruses and pouring bacteria out there Get your umbrella out, for the first time scientists have counted the millions of viruses that are swept up from the planet’s surface and […]
When bacteria invade our lungs, our bodies counter-attack by launching a rapid immune response to fight the infection. Yet, this all happens much faster than we can reasonably account for with our current knowledge of the immune system.
So, how do our bodies respond so quickly to a bacterial infection?