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The chickenpox virus has a fascinating evolutionary history that continues to...

Patricia L. Foster, Indiana University In July 2021, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presentation obtained by the...

A universal influenza vaccine may be one step closer, bringing long-lasting...

Patricia L. Foster, Indiana University A bad year for flu can mean tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. Getting vaccinated can protect you...

Will going out in the cold give you a cold?

Libby Richards, Purdue University Many of us have heard: “Don’t go outside without a coat; you’ll catch a cold.” That’s not exactly true. As with many...

Why COVID-19 vaccines need to prioritize ‘superspreaders’

Dana Goldman, University of Southern California; David Conti, University of Southern California, and Matthew E. Kahn, Johns Hopkins University Once safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines...

5 ways the world is better off dealing with a pandemic...

Siddharth Chandra, Michigan State University and Eva Kassens-Noor, Michigan State University Near the end of the First World War, a deadly flu raced across the...

Do I have to wear a jacket when it’s cold outside?

Carolyn Kaloostian, University of Southern California Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert...

Zombie flu: How the 1919 influenza pandemic fueled the rise of...

Elizabeth Outka, University of Richmond Zombies have lurched to the center of Halloween culture, with costumes proliferating as fast as the monsters themselves. This year,...

Why the flu shot cannot give you the flu (and why...

Libby Richards, Purdue University Flu vaccination prevents millions of flu-related illnesses and deaths annually, but vaccination rates are low for many reasons. During the 2018-2019 flu...

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The extraordinary life of Whistler’s mother

Daniel E Sutherland, University of Arkansas Many are familiar with James McNeill Whistler’s portrait of his mother – officially titled Arrangement in Grey and Black,...