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Connecting Zika and Birth Defects

Over the years public health officials have had to deal with numerous emerging diseases; SARS, Lyme Disease, Ebola and most recently, Zika virus. While some of these diseases have been around for years, sometimes they …

Influenza Resources

We have prepared some facts, graphics and a few links to some useful videos on influenza for upcoming flu season. What is Influenza? Influenza, more commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory infection …

Viruses in the Human Genome?

Since we are in flu season, you are probably aware that viruses enjoy taking over our lives, but not all viruses cause disease. In fact, there are many different outcomes for a virus after it …

Science News Update: March 9th

Science News For The Science Classroom Artificial muscles made of fishing wire While artificial muscles are hardly a new idea, they are often made out of incredibly expensive materials, such as carbon nanotubes, making them …