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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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Brain Genetics Paper Retracted

By | September 4, 2014

A study that identified genes linked to communication between different areas of the brain has been retracted by its authors because of statistical flaws. 

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UN Calls for $600M in Aid to Stop Ebola

By | September 4, 2014

The United Nations and medical organizations request additional international action on Ebola as the pace of the ongoing epidemic accelerates.

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Funds To Speed Ebola Drug Development

By | September 4, 2014

A $42 million US government contract awarded to an experimental Ebola medicine maker aims to accelerate the process of meeting demand for the therapeutic.

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The ALS Association has raised more than $100 million in donations through a charity campaign that went viral. How should that money be spent?

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NIH To Speed Ebola Vax Trials

By | September 2, 2014

The ongoing Ebola outbreak has prompted the National Institutes of Health to accelerate human trials of multiple Ebola vaccines, starting this week.

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Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise

By | September 2, 2014

ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.

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Crossing Boundaries

By | September 1, 2014

A groundbreaker in the study of Listeria monocytogenes, Pascale Cossart continues to build her research tool kit to understand how to fight such intracellular human pathogens.

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Filling In the Notes

By | September 1, 2014

Why the brain produces musical hallucinations

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Head Scratchers

By | September 1, 2014

Many natural phenomena elude our understanding.

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