Scientists investigate animals for germs that could spill over into people
These terms can describe what is happening as a disease spreads
Strong immune system may save bats but make their germs harder for humans and others to survive
Recent discoveries about the Arc protein have shown that its function and origin may be even more complicated than scientists originally thought.
After learning to identify the structure of viruses and understand how this structure relates to cellular infection, students will create a 3-D model of the COVID-19 virus and suggest structural changes.
Where did Zika come from? What happens when you get infected? How worried should you be? And why has Zika has become such a problem recently?
How much of what you do is actually your choice? What if you were secretly being controlled by a parasite that had infected your brain? What if that infection was spreading?
Aaron joins the crew of the S.E.A. Polaris and learns how vaccines can help protect him against an unexpected prehistoric creature.
Maggie Hoffman-Terry, a physician and researcher who’s been on the front lines of the epidemic for decades, explains how treatment has evolved, its early drawbacks, and the issue of access to medications.
Students learn about the differences between viruses and bacteria to understand that disease arises from different kinds of agents.