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Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.

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image: Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens

Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens

By Katarina Zimmer | October 31, 2017

A government report finds that laboratories in the U.S. that work with select agents such as Ebola and anthrax aren’t as secure as they should be.

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Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space

By Aggie Mika | September 1, 2017

The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.

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Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 17, 2017

In tissue samples from rhesus macaques, researchers find the virus in the same immune-privileged sites where Ebola has been found to persist in humans.

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International agencies responded quickly to the crisis, but some public health officials say the world may not be ready for a bigger outbreak.

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The antibodies bind conserved viral parts, allowing them to neutralize all five Ebola types.

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Two Confirmed Cases of Ebola in Congo

By Kerry Grens | May 15, 2017

More than a dozen other individuals are suspected of infection in the central African nation.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2017

Climate change, research funding, race, and much more

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Image of the Day: Inner Conflicts

By The Scientist Staff | April 13, 2017

Transcriptomic analyses of a patient with severe Ebola virus disease revealed shifts in the expression of antiviral and immune response genes, corresponding to the stages of illness.

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image: Pardis Sabeti: An American Scientist Born in Iran

Pardis Sabeti: An American Scientist Born in Iran

By Bob Grant | February 9, 2017

When she entered the U.S. shortly before the Iranian revolution of 1979, the now 41-year-old geneticist was a refugee toddler. 

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