Microbes

  1. Health & Medicine

    Camels linked to mystery disease

    A mysterious and deadly virus has sickened 94 people — killing 46 — in parts of the Middle East, Europe and northern Africa. A new study finds that camels (the one-humped type) may have introduced the new disease to people. The germ responsible is a virus that lives in people’s lungs, throats and noses. Scientists recently named the disease it causes Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS.

    By
  2. Microbes

    Some dirt won’t hurt

    By
  3. Environment

    Home, plastic home

    By
  4. Microbes

    The power of microbes

    A living animal is never alone. Its body — like yours — is home to trillions of microbes, or tiny single-celled organisms. Those microbes aren’t just hitchhiking. They can play an important role in separating species, researchers now report.

    By
  5. Health & Medicine

    Infection time

    By
  6. Health & Medicine

    Flu in the air

    By
  7. Health & Medicine

    Killer-flu update

    By
  8. Microbes

    Deadly new flu

    By
  9. Animals

    Infectious animals

    By
  10. Animals

    Explainer: People can sicken animals

    By
  11. Microbes

    Microscopic caffeine fiends

    By
  12. Health & Medicine

    Deadly new virus emerges

    By