For those that want to know more, here is a good 15-minute feature on the increase of zoonotic diseases from the Frontline documentary, Uganda: Out of the Wild.
Glaxo Offers Free Malaria Research, Vaccine Nears Maybe we are getting closer to defeating the protist, Plasmodium? We usually only think of vaccines as weapons against bacteria or viruses, so this seems kinda new and neat: http://planetark.org/wen/56430
While this year’s media darling disease is the H1N1 swine flu, one of the greatest pathogens on the planet seems to be forgotten. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to rage on as a pandemic. According to your text, it ranks second to pneumonia and flu as one of the leading deadly infectious diseases on [...]