infectious diseases

January 31, 2019

Studies of human monoclonal antibodies isolated from survivors of coronavirus-induced severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) or Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS) are unveiling surprising immune defense tactics against fatal viruses.

Mosquito of the Culex genus
October 30, 2018

The first locally acquired case of West Nile virus in a King County resident has been reported by Public Health -- Seattle & King County.

October 18, 2018

A newly discovered toxin that some bacteria deploy to fend off competing bacteria stands out from others in the battle for microbial domination.  While many deadly substances have been identified among bacteria, this previously unknown toxin beh

July 6, 2018

Science reporter Amanda Grennell explores the current status of Zika research and outbreak monitoring in a article today on the PBS NewsHour.

May 23, 2018

Joost Snijder, who studies molecular machinery in viruses and microorganisms, will receive the 2018 Heineken Young Scientist Award in the Medical/Biomedical Sciences.  The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences  announced today that Snij

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