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Ebola Update: Funding, Vaccines, and More Deaths in DRC

By Catherine Offord | May 23, 2018

A total of 27 people have died since April, but new funds and the deployment of an experimental vaccine are expected to help contain the virus.

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image: Nipah Virus Kills 10 in India

Nipah Virus Kills 10 in India

By Kerry Grens | May 22, 2018

Fruit bats are a reservoir for the disease, which can cause brain damage.

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Men received both more and larger grants than women did, ending up with three times as much funding on average.

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As the virus spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization is preparing to immunize people as soon as this week.

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image: Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House

Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House

By Shawna Williams | May 10, 2018

The position was eliminated the same week a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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The country’s health ministry and the World Health Organization rush to contain the new outbreak.

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The UK-based biomedical research charity says researchers or institutions that fail to report misconduct will risk losing grants.

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The budget is smaller than what some researchers hoped for, and too high for at least one EU member state.

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Under a new policy, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will provide fewer grants to labs receiving more than $1 million in funds.

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The relationship is independent of grantees’ scientific accomplishments.

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