Michaeleen Doucleff appears in the following:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
It's aimed at rotavirus, a nasty pathogen that can cause diarrhea and kills more than 500 children a day. The secret to the vaccine is the same thing that makes space ice cream so cool.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Move over Japanese women. You've been dethroned as the population with the healthiest hearts. This group of people can fight off heart disease even into their 80s. What's their secret?
Friday, March 17, 2017
A pandemic is likely to crop up in the next few decades, many scientists predict. To help readers prepare, NPR created its first-ever Pandemic Preparedness Kit. But it's not your traditional kit.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The world is seeing more and more new diseases, and the U.S. is no exception. We're living in a hot spot for tick-borne diseases. Some are deadly. The key to stopping them may be an unlikely critter.
Monday, March 06, 2017
One scientist is predicting a risky year for tick-borne Lyme disease in the Northeast, and it's spreading. But don't panic. We've got tips.
Monday, March 06, 2017
Lyme disease is spreading, and this summer is shaping up as a whopper. Why has the tick-borne illness gotten so bad? The answer traces back to something the colonists did more than 200 years ago.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
People were dropping dead in Malaysia, and no one could figure out why their brains were swelling. A young scientist solved the mystery. Then he had to get people to believe him.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
If you think there are more dangerous infectious diseases than ever, you're right. One big reason: pushing animals like this one out of their homes.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Over the past 60 years, the number of new diseases cropping up in a decade has almost quadrupled. "We're in a hyperinfectious world," says one scientist.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
One big part of the puzzle: Why have there been so many microcephaly cases in the northeastern tip of Brazil?
Friday, December 23, 2016
Scientists announced Thursday that they created a safe, effective vaccine to prevent Ebola. They don't know yet how long the protection will last, but it will bring outbreaks to a screeching halt.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
The results are in from the clinical trials of a new vaccine — and it looks like a potent weapon. In fact, they are already stockpiling it.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
Scientists were shocked to see what happened when this ancient bacterium encountered modern antibiotics.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Next time you get a Brazilian wax or do a little manscaping, you may be getting more than you bargained for. Banishing hair downstairs may increase the risk of sexually transmitted infections.
Friday, November 18, 2016
But it's too early to say whether the epidemic isn't has bad as the agency first predicted back in February.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
"This is an avoidable disaster," says one expert. And there are at least three things you can do to help.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Leprosy has been long gone from Great Britain. Or so we thought.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Two studies show that Ebola virus mutated early in the West Africa outbreak, becoming much more infectious and thus able to kill more people.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
A Canadian flight attendant had been blamed by media for years for bringing HIV to the U.S. A new study proves that's impossible. The virus that took hold came from Haiti in the early 1970s.