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Enterovirus Spreads Among US Kids

By | September 10, 2014

A previously rare respiratory virus is landing hundreds of children in hospitals.

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Ebola’s Exponential Increase in Liberia

By | September 10, 2014

World Health Organization officials say intervention efforts must be scaled up at least three-fold.

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Ebola Vaccine Protects Macaques

By | September 9, 2014

Human trials are now underway.

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FDA Gives Nod to Melanoma Drug

By | September 8, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration last week approved the first of a new type of immunotherapy that aims to pit a patient’s own immune system against her cancer.

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Losing Languages

By | September 4, 2014

Biological criteria and evolutionary models help predict threats to spoken language, according to two studies.

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Social Data for Ebola Surveillance

By | August 26, 2014

Algorithms that map social media posts and mobile phone data can help researchers track epidemics.

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Marburg Drug Shows Promise

By | August 22, 2014

Monkeys infected with lethal doses of Marburg virus were rescued by an experimental siRNA-based therapeutic, a study shows.

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DARPA Challenge to Predict Chikungunya Spread

By | August 19, 2014

Contest aims to identify models that accurately forecast outbreaks.

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Chikungunya Vaccine Clears Phase 1

By | August 18, 2014

Early-stage clinical trial yields promising results. 

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Biotech Terminates IPO

By | August 15, 2014

The Israeli firm Vascular Biogenics withdrew its initial public offering after six days of trading. 

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