WHO unveils new monkeypox variant names

As a first step in renaming the monkeypox virus and its variants, an expert group convened by the World Health Organization (WHO) has agreed on new names for the variants, as the WHO continues to collect proposals on a new name for the…

Did gonorrhea give us grandparents?

Summary: Researchers have identified a set of genetic mutations that protect against cognitive decline in older people. A new study suggests that selective pressure from infectious pathogens like gonorrhea may have favored the emergence of…