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How Does COVID-19 Compare with the Flu?

Thursday, March 12th, 2020

A Cummings School expert on influenza and infectious disease shares what we might expect to see as the new coronavirus continues to spread—and how to stay safe

How Do Vaccines Work?

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

With a little scientific trickery, the same pathogen that causes a disease can end up protecting us against it

This Education Contains Multitudes

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Not wanting to choose between a career as a researcher or a doctor, this Ph.D. student chose a veterinary path

Jonathon Stone posing for the camera in the lab

The Spillover Effect

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Tracking the origins of influenza and other infectious diseases in the animals around us In the early twentieth century, the leading cause of death was infectious disease. Epidemics erupted with little warning, seemingly out of… Read More

Influenza’s wild origins in the animals around us

Friday, March 9th, 2018

With the 100th anniversary of the “Spanish flu” approaching, Jonathan Runstadler writes a piece for the Conversation US looking at the origin of influenza in animals and how understanding the ecology and history of the disease in animals could provide valuable information to aid in preventing future risks to humans.

The Flu Hunters

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

A new research team at Cummings School is racing to keep the world ahead of the next pandemic.