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  • Exclusive: NewLink says Ebola vaccine trial could start in weeks

    (Reuters) - NewLink Genetics Corp, which licensed an Ebola vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists, has enough doses on hand to launch the first human safety trial of an Ebola vaccine this summer, its chief executive said on Wednesday. The...
  • Experimental chikungunya vaccine shows promise in human trial

    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...
  • Ohio doctor leads cervical cancer study of promising drug

    Ohio doctor leads cervical cancer study of promising drug
    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...
  • Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say

    Don't judge every tumor by its tissue, scientists say
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lives, dreams on the line as Congress dithers over immigration

    Robert Sagastume is Honduran by birth, American by choice and legally stuck somewhere in between by politics. He is also the embodiment of the humanitarian problem at the heart of our border crisis. Now a 26-year-old Midwestern college student, he...
  • Why do 2 Americans get the 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? Who should receive it? The two American missionaries who contracted the almost-always-fatal Ebola virus in West Africa were given...
  • No serum for Ebola outbreak in Africa, CDC says

    WASHINGTON As two Ebola-stricken U.S. missionaries slowly recover at Emory University Hospital, the disease's death toll soars in West Africa. But the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told Congress on Thursday that the...
  • Chill out, America: An Ebola reality check

    In West Africa, uneasiness is in the air. The world’s worst Ebola outbreak, one that has killed more than 900 people in four countries, is slowly but surely taking its toll on the region. There is no cure for the disease. It’s fair to say,...