Humans, Climate, and the Emergence of Zoonotic Disease

The balance between humans and pathogens is undergoing a rapid, dramatic shift, and researchers believe that anthropogenic environmental influences are playing a major role. The relationship between humans and ...

The Aftermath of Ebola

The 2014 West African Ebola virus outbreak made for a tragic loss of life and caused widespread social disruption. The epidemic started in late December of 2013 in Guinea presumably due to the ingestion of frui...

The Search for Better Approaches to Combatting the Flu

          According to the World Health Organization, seasonal influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that can affect anyone worldwide. However, influenza is not equally dangerous to all demo...

Finding an Unlikely Friend in Stress

It is safe to assume that everyone has experienced stress at least once. Stress is an adaptation for human survival, but many of us feel that it is more burdening than helpful. We have all felt the strains of e...

Swan Song For Dr. Joe Burdo

Most people wind down after a hectic week by watching some television or reading a book. Associate Professor of the Practice of Biology Dr. Joe Burdo, on the other hand, heads to the racetracks. “There’s nothin...