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Laura Kahn

Laura H. Kahn

Articles by Laura H. Kahn

12 September 2016
Americas

Can we remain food secure amid climate change?

Laura H. Kahn

As we work to arrest global warming, we must also mitigate the food security problems it will cause.

1 August 2016
Americas

The unintentional exotic-pet bio-attack on US shores

Laura H. Kahn

Demand for unusual pets has wreaked havoc on ecosystems, with negative effects on human health.

10 May 2016
Americas

If we can't handle seasonal flu, we aren't prepared for bioterror

Laura H. Kahn

We need a better understanding of what motivates people to get vaccines before the next pandemic or bioweapon attack.

28 January 2016
Americas

The human causes of viral outbreaks like Zika

Laura H. Kahn

As another mosquito-borne virus spreads rapidly, we should consider how to prevent the next one.

16 December 2015
AmericasAsia

A Crispr future

Laura H. Kahn

The revolutionary gene-editing technique known as Crispr-Cas9 has the potential to change the world as we know it, which is why we need to oversee this technology with extreme caution. 

15 October 2015
AfricaAmericasAsiaEurope/RussiaMiddle East

Now is the time for another Green Revolution

Laura H. Kahn

Changes in agricultural methods and more scientific research will help stave off global food insecurity.

11 June 2015
Americas

The next epidemic, brought to you by the US government

Laura H. Kahn

Why is the Department of Homeland Security moving dangerous animal disease research to America’s agricultural heartland?

15 April 2015
Americas

If we can’t stop measles, how will we stop a pandemic?

Laura H. Kahn

Weak leadership and public mistrust have let an easily preventable disease return. The same failures could lead to much worse.

15 January 2015
Africa

What Africa really needs to fight Ebola and other emerging diseases: anti-corruption efforts

Laura H. Kahn

What Africa really needs to address its pandemic disease problems is reduced corruption, so money sent to lay the foundations of public health actually is used as intended

13 October 2014
AfricaAmericas

Who’s in charge during the Ebola crisis?

Laura H. Kahn

What's gone wrong and what's going right in dealing with Ebola, in Africa and America

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