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  • Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network

    Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Salud: Depresión no es lo mismo que tristeza

    Salud: Depresión no es lo mismo que tristeza
    La reciente muerte del actor y comediante Robin Williams, quien fue encontrado ahorcado el pasado lunes en su vivienda al norte de San Francisco, ha puesto sobre el tapete el tema de la depresión extrema. Porque no es lo mismo sentirse triste, que estar...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Chikungunya virus Q&A

    While the deadly Ebola virus raises fears about potential worldwide spread of disease, another exotic virus has already reached the United States. Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus, has caused epidemics in the Caribbean and has infected some in the...
  • Sharknado 2: The Second One scores with outrageous Twitter reactions

    Sharknado 2: The Second One scores with outrageous Twitter reactions
    Ratings for Syfy's 'œSharknado 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...
  • Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine

    Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine
    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....