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This article is brought to you by the International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) and features the work of our Fellows on iLCP projects and expeditions. Read our other articles on the National Geographic News Watch blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world. Text and photos by iLCP Fellow Karen…
Along with her colleagues at Sabeti Lab, computational biologist Pardis Sabeti studies genetics and infectious diseases, working to improve our knowledge and implementation of medical care worldwide. Pardis’ colleague Stephen Gire reports on his experiences in the field. This post continues Stephen’s story from A Brush with Ebola, in the aftermath of a lab accident…
Would you ever count yourself lucky to spend all day with deadly diseases? Stephen Gire tells the story of the lab accident that almost cost his life, and ultimately changed his life’s work.
Pardis Sabeti introduces her team and their constant fight against infectious diseases.
Bernando Lapallo plans to celebrate his 113th birthday this year. The supercentenarian resident of Arizona lives to inspire people everywhere that they too can grow old, even very old, if only they live clean and healthy lives. “Bernando continues to shop for himself, cook, bathe, shave without any assistance from anyone to help him in…
Join radio host Boyd Matson every week for adventure, conservation and green science. This week, they endure a 750-mile climbing and biking Sufferfest, crash during Olympic snowboard halfpipe training leading to a traumatic brain injury, try to save the Great Barrier Reef from dredging, launch the “coolest” space mission ever, chase Shackleton’s legacy across frigid Antarctic waters, enjoy the restorative health benefits of a 30-million person crowd, celebrate with winners’ dominant body language, and investigate 10 deaths high in a Russian mountain pass.
As South Sudan struggles with recent violence and a tense ceasefire, Alaskans of the Alaska Sudan Medical Project reach out to their long-time friends in Africa, and continue to support the clinic that makes Old Fangak a haven for the sick, displaced, and injured.
About three years ago, I was staring at a monitor wall of 2 million crowdsourced “clues” to identify archaeological tombs in Mongolia when three people in black suits walked up and stopped in their tracks. Two of them were from the Department of Defense, and the third was a gruff young doctor named Eliah Spencer…
Dogs aren’t the only creatures with outstanding sniffers: Fruit flies, honeybees, and even rats can detect disease in people.
A synthetic chemical similar to bear bile—the bitter, yellow-green liquid drained from bear gallbladders and certain livestock—may one day help treat diabetes in people.
From a power source to a cancer fighter, learn about the many uses of termite poop.
Studying the rodents’ remarkable cancer resistance may lead to new treatments for people.
Can urine really treat jellyfish stings? See our readers’ wacky suggestions for urine—and why many aren’t a good idea.