The skin is the human body’s largest organ. At 1.8 square meters for the average adult, skin covers about as much area as a large closet, and accounts for 12-15% of total body weight. The
This article is being cross-listed with the Harvard graduate student publication Signal to Noise, Special Edition on Infectious Disease. Health equity is based on the idea that all lives, anywhere in the world, have equal value.
Ebola virus (EBOV) is a highly virulent pathogen, resulting in death by Ebola hemorrhagic fever in up to 90% of people who contract the virus. There are no drugs to treat it, and no vaccines
I’m an immunologist, or a parasitologist, depending on whom you ask or who asks me. I investigate how parasites modulate the human innate immune system to cause diseases like leishmaniasis and lymphatic filariasis. I’m certainly
This is the first weekly student post on our relaunched PLOS Student Blog. Read about the blog’s purpose and scope on SciEd. Undergraduate science education is changing. Fading are the days of large introductory lectures,