A Cure by Prevention: Eradication of Viruses by Vaccination

Credit: Arek Socha from Pixabay May 8, 2020 will mark the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking declaration by the World Health Assembly that smallpox—a disease that had plagued humanity for over two millennia—had been completely eradicated following the vaccination efforts of the World Health Organization (WHO). This year also marks the 1st anniversary of another … Continue reading A Cure by Prevention: Eradication of Viruses by Vaccination

Going Viral: How Social Media Mirrors Science

By: Jillian Carmichael, 4th year student in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program “Did you see that post? It’s going viral!” Social media can be a strange beast. Within hours, funny videos about pandas going down slides or kids saying the most ridiculous things are all over the Internet. These viral posts saturate social media and it’s almost … Continue reading Going Viral: How Social Media Mirrors Science

Zika Virus: The New Kid on the Block

By: Jillian Carmichael, 4th year student in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program Move over Ebola. There’s a new virus in town. If you’ve been paying attention to the news in the past few weeks, you may have heard about the Zika virus outbreak that’s currently sweeping through the Americas. As with any emerging outbreak, fear is a … Continue reading Zika Virus: The New Kid on the Block