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  • Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September

     Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September
    GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday, Aug. 28, that it will begin testing its Ebola vaccination as early as mid-September in human volunteers ¬† ¬†With the help of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, GSK will start...
  • Canada's Immunovaccine Inc says test of Ebola vaccine promising

    WINNIPEG Manitoba (Reuters) - Four monkeys survived the Ebola virus after being injected with a vaccine that included Immunovaccine Inc's technology, the tiny Canadian company said on Monday, and the announcement sent its stock soaring. The Halifax, Nova...
  • Emotional distress an additional risk for people with type 1 diabetes

    PITTSBURGH People with type 1 diabetes can face multiple health complications including high blood pressure with potential damage to nerves, kidneys, eyes and heart. But add symptoms of emotional distress, as measured by the Beck Depression Inventory,...
  • BioCryst expects to begin Ebola study in weeks

    (Reuters) - BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc said it expects to initiate a study within weeks to test its antiviral in primates for use against Ebola infections The biotechnology company's stock was up about 5.4 percent in premarket trading after it also...
  • Ancient birds traded umami for sweet, leading to today's hummingbirds

    Ancient birds traded umami for sweet, leading to today's hummingbirds
    Hummingbirds don't have teeth, and yet they have quite a sweet tooth. They eat insects to get such essentials as protein and fat, but most of their diet consists of sugary nectar. This has puzzled scientists. Humans and other animals who prefer sweet...
  • Men, substance users less likely to have weight-loss surgery

    NEW YORK, (Reuters) - A one-size-fits-all approach to weight-loss surgery may be keeping obese men, substance users and older people out of the operating room, a new study suggests. The study analyzed data from a Canadian program intended to encourage...
  • Ebola vaccine from GSK fast-tracked into clinical trials

    LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - An experimental Ebola vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline is being fast-tracked into human studies and the company plans to build a stockpile of up to 10,000 doses for emergency deployment, if results are good. The research work...
  • Epidemics and the global village

    The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume that this kind of epidemic is unusual. However, localized epidemic disease has been a part of the biological system of the planet since the origin of life....
  • U.S. aid workers who survived Ebola leave Atlanta hospital

    ATLANTA, (Reuters) - Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe...
  • Nail polish that detects date-rape drugs stirs a storm

    Nail polish that detects date-rape drugs stirs a storm
    Four N.C. State University students have dreamed up a striking way to detect date rape drugs that's getting some major media buzz. It's also generating a backlash from people who say it doesn't get at the root causes of rape. The idea: nail polish...
  • Rekha Basu: Trendiness aside, ice bucket challenge a triumph for those who have suffered

    My son explained the gig this way: People are dumping buckets of ice water over themselves, filming it and posting the videos online. Then they tag three others, who have 24 hours to do the same or pay up. They're doing this in the name of ALS. I wasn'...