Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rabies: How it spreads and how to protect yourself

A 21-year-old Canadian man recently died of rabies—a disease that kills an estimated 59,000 people a year internationally but hasn't infected a person in Canada since 2007.

Neuroscience

'Gut sense' is hardwired, not hormonal

If you've ever felt nauseous before an important presentation, or foggy after a big meal, then you know the power of the gut-brain connection.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study seeking to isolate antibodies against rabies virus

Few people die from rabid animal bites in the United States thanks to the near-universal availability of human rabies immune globulin and rabies vaccine, which are given as separate shots as soon as possible after exposure ...

Neuroscience

Viral tool traces long-term neuron activity

For the past decade, neuroscientists have been using a modified version of the rabies virus to label neurons and trace the connections between them. Although this technique has proven very useful, it has one major drawback: ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rabies is a real and rising threat to people and pets

The warm months are a time to beware of rabies as an infectious disease that can threaten the health of people and their pets – a fact underscored in mid-May, when state health agencies reported that two dogs in Colorado ...

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