| Aug 16, 2014
Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert Gallo sought a way to prepare for future outbreaks — founding the Baltimore-based Global Virus Network in...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:02 PM
What should happen if a massive viral outbreak appears out of nowhere and the only possible treatment is an untested drug? And who should receive it?
The two American missionaries who contracted the almost-always-fatal virus in West Africa were given...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An experimental vaccine being developed by U.S. government scientists to prevent the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya has shown promise in its first human trials but remains years away from approval for widespread...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:05 AM
An Akron physician is leading a national clinical trial with the goal of improving survival rates for cervical cancer patients worldwide.
Dr. Charles Kunos, medical director of radiation oncology at Summa Akron City Hospital, is heading a National Cancer...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:03 PM
For most cancer patients and their doctors, the most important things to know about a tumor are where it arose in the body and how much it's grown. But in some cases, understanding a tumor's genomic profile is more likely to lead to an effective...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:34 PM
Ratings for Syfy's 'Sharknado 2: The Second One' haven't come in, but the movie is already a hit in one sphere. It quickly shot to number one on Twitter trending, with everyone getting in on the action of the sequel to the unlikely smash hit from...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Sports injuries from repetitive motion and overuse are on the rise among young athletes. Dr. Jason Smith, director of Riverside Sports Medicine in Newport News, counsels parents to let their children try multiple sports, to take at least a couple of...
| Jul 24, 2014
An impulse to give up on America is growing in our corporate boardrooms.
This desire to renounce their corporate citizenship is driven by the latest tax avoidance craze known as "inversion" — an accounting strategy to move a company's headquarters...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:01 AM
You don't often see scientific researchers turning up their noses at nearly a billion and a half dollars in government funding. Still more rarely will the elite of a research field threaten to boycott a huge international project in their field en masse....