• dust storm over Phoenix, 2013

    Inherit the Wind

    Climate changes hurt our health and hopes for a peaceful world

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • aerial photo of mountain with top striped for mining

    A Canary Named West Virginia

    Human health and the environment’s health are inseparable

    by Daniel Doyle

  • top of plastic water bottle showing blue cap

    After Effects

    Scientists study how epigenetic mechanisms work

    by Greta Friar

  • man writing equations on white board

    A Closer Read

    To parse data sets, researchers look to natural language tools

    by Kevin Jiang

  • portrait of Lloyd Tepper

    Outside, In

    Physicians track how the environment affects humans

    by Susan Karcz and Ann Marie Menting

  • satellite view of 2017 fires in California

    Forces on Nature

    A different perspective on earthly events sobers and stuns

    by Ann Marie Menting

Also in this issue

  • portrait of Dean Daley

    From the Dean

    Dean's letter to readers

    by George Q. Daley

  • streetscape of city in Nepal

    The Hidden, Revealed

    South Asian genomic analysis could inform disease prevention

  • microscopic image of Clostridium botulinum

    Deadly Increase

    New type of botulinum toxin found

    by Nancy Fliesler

  • colored x-ray of lung with TB

    Behavioral Analysis

    Molecular TB test surpasses standard lab culture test

    by Ekaterina Pesheva

  • Micrograph of Salpingoeca rosetta

    The Birds and the Bees

    “Bacterial aphrodisiac” triggers cell mating

    by Stephanie Dutchen

  • Illustration of a brain on a blueprint background

    Mind's Eye

    Visual system blueprint may be present at birth 

    by Christen Brownlee

  • head shot of Jonathan Abraham

    Five Questions

    A profile of Jonathan Abraham, an infectious disease expert

    by Ekaterina Pesheva

  • head shot of Giulio D'Angio

    Taking a History

    A profile of Giulio D'Angio, class of 1945

    by Susan Karcz

  • preserved thin section of diseased lung


    Medical history from Countway Library

    by Susan Karcz

  • nameplate above entrance to Vanderbilt Hall


    HMS alumni share memories of their days in Vanderbilt Hall

  • cover of Autumn 2017 issue (cracked fish bowl with goldfish)

    Cover Story

    From theme to ideation to design

    by Paul DiMattia