David La at the UW’s Baker Laboratory is part of a team working on potential Ebola treatments, but they’re also crowdsourcing ideas over the Internet relating to a cure. (Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Northwest labs and donors leading the fight against Ebola

As Ebola spreads at alarming rates in West Africa, local labs are leading the race for an effective treatment.
Sep 19, 2014
A market stall in Grand Gedeh County, Liberia, which is so far still relatively Ebola-free and remains under quarantine. (Photo by Karin Huster)

A plea for help from the front lines of Ebola

A Seattleite working on Ebola relief in Liberia reports a dismal lack of resources and staff on the front lines.
Sep 15, 2014

Flood of health data reveals sickly similarities around the globe

The same diseases that are the top killers in the US are now the leading causes of death worldwide as well. So is it a sign of progress or apocalypse?  
Mar 8, 2013

World Malaria Day hits close to home

Today is World Malaria Day. It seems timely because Malaria has been on my mind a lot lately. My 21-year-old niece, Erica, recently returned from six months in Togo working for the non-profit Youth With A Mission. Right before flying home she started to feel ill. During a long layover in Hawaii, a nurse told her that she […]
Apr 25, 2012