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On Public Health and Rat Risks

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Research assistant professor Marieke Rosenbaum says COVID-19 can teach us how to encourage other behavioral changes for health—and plans to test urban rodents.

Marieke Rosenbaum testing a hitech trap outside

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

Giraffes Under Parasitic Attack?

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Besides their graceful long necks and legs, giraffes are most recognizable by their distinctive spots. Now conservationists are concerned about a different sort of spots on giraffes, made up of dead tissue and crusty sores that ooze blood or pus.

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.

Sea Sick

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

An MCM alumna is on the trail of an illness that has migrated to the oyster beds of New England—one associated with a pathogen typically found in warm water.