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  • Arthur L. Caplan: Why do two white Americans get Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?

    Arthur L. Caplan: Why do two white Americans get Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?
    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...
  • How a Canadian Prairie city made an Ebola vaccine

    How a Canadian Prairie city made an Ebola vaccine
    An experimental Ebola vaccine that is offering some hope for West Africa was invented in a small Canadian Prairie city and had its roots in the Cold War, the German town of Marburg and a disease scare that panicked Toronto in the 1970s. The Canadian...
  • The economics of Ebola, or why there's no cure

    The economics of Ebola, or why there's no cure
    Of all the horrific features of Ebola disease--its deadliness, its virulence--perhaps the scariest is that there's no cure. This is not the same thing as saying it's incurable or untreatable. In fact, scientists are fairly confident they can develop...
  • EVMS received grant to offer certificate in medical Spanish

    EVMS received grant to offer certificate in medical Spanish
    The Batten Educational Achievement Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation has given almost $450,000 to establish a program at EVMS for a certificate program in medical Spanish. The Spanish Bilingual Clinician Certification & Longitudinal Service...
  • Mystery Ebola virus serum manufactured by San Diego firm

    Mystery Ebola virus serum manufactured by San Diego firm
    An experimental serum given to Christian aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus was manufactured by a San Diego pharmaceutical firm using plants, the company and U.S. health authorities disclosed Monday. As Dr. Kent Brantly fights for his life...
  • American Ebola patients become serum test subjects

    American Ebola patients become serum test subjects
    There is no vaccine or proven treatment for patients stricken with Ebola, but two ailing Americans who were infected with the deadly virus while working in the West African nation of Liberia have become test subjects for an experimental serum that they...
  • DNA ties Ashkenazi Jews to group of just 330 people from Middle Ages

    DNA ties Ashkenazi Jews to group of just 330 people from Middle Ages
    All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago. So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team of scientists sequenced the complete genomes of...
  • Grapefruit isn't a great fruit with some medicines

    whatdoctorsknow.com If you take a statin -- a hugely popular class of drugs taken by more than 35 million Americans -- you should take note of some tiny script printed on the container label: "Do not take with grapefruit or grapefruit juice." It seems...
  • A personal stake in the Alzheimer's Act

    As the U.S. Senate returns to session, they must consider and pass Senate Bill 2192 Alzheimer’s Accountability Act. This Act would fund National Institutes of Health scientists' research to discover methods to treat, cure and prevent this disease. ...
  • Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state

    Plunge in federal hiring takes toll on state
    Hiring by Maryland's largest employer — the federal government — has fallen by more than 40 percent nationally over four years, and the state's job market is feeling the pain. Years of tightening budgets have brought federal hiring to the...
  • Medical research rarely uses female test subjects

    Medical research rarely uses female test subjects
    Women and men often react differently to illness and treatment, yet surgical researchers rarely use female animals or cells in their published studies — to the detriment of patients, a Northwestern University professor has concluded. Dr. Melina R....