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  • 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

    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...
  • Use of experimental Ebola drug raises red flags among medical experts

    Two American aid workers were gravely ill, fighting to survive infection with the deadly Ebola virus. A San Diego drug company had three doses of an experimental Ebola medicine that showed promise in monkeys but had never been tested in humans....
  • Smallpox virus stocks are dangerous [Commentary]

    Smallpox virus stocks are dangerous [Commentary]
    The only known stocks of the deadly smallpox virus are now kept in two designated research laboratories, one in Russia and one in the United States. This has troubled many who believe that destruction of the virus would provide greater assurance that it...
  • FDA authorizes Ebola test; vaccine will probably take until 2015

    The FDA has authorized use of an unapproved Ebola virus test under a special emergency-use provision, although efforts to develop a vaccine for the deadly illness are unlikely to bear fruit until 2015, officials say. The test-tube diagnostic test was...
  • 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...
  • White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs

    White House declares war on drug-resistant superbugs
    The White House announced Thursday that it was mobilizing key federal agencies to combat a growing, global health threat -- bacteria that have evolved an immunity to powerful antibiotic drugs. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 2 million illnesses...
  • Leesburg teen picked to attend future medical leaders gathering in D.C.

    Leesburg teen picked to attend future medical leaders gathering in D.C.
    LEESBURG — Katherine Theriot-Hasson is confident she has a future in medicine. So do those who picked her to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Nov. 14-16 in Washington, D.C. The Leesburg resident was chosen based on her academic...
  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...