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Ebola Epidemic on the Wane?

By Jenny Rood | January 26, 2015

The number of reported cases is dropping in West Africa, World Health Organization officials report.

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Ebola Update

By Jef Akst | January 26, 2015

Vaccine trial to start in Liberia as early as next week; trial for experimental therapy also planned, but production is still limited

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Ebola Update

By Jef Akst | January 12, 2015

Researchers gear up for efficacy trials of experimental Ebola vaccines in Africa.

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Guinea Pigs to Model Ebola Spread

By Kerry Grens | January 5, 2015

A new guinea pig model of Ebola viral transmission shows that direct contact with infected animals is not necessary to catch the disease.

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Funding Research in Africa

By Paula Park | January 1, 2015

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa is drawing more money to study the virus, but what about funding for African science in general?

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Bats the Source of Ebola?

By Bob Grant | December 30, 2014

The epidemic in West Africa may have been sparked by bats in Guinea, researchers propose, but concrete evidence of the route of zoonotic infection is lacking.

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CDC Tech Exposed to Ebola?

By Jef Akst | December 29, 2014

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab mistakenly transferred the wrong Ebola samples—ones that may have contained live virus—to another agency lab.

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The Year in Pathogens

By Molly Sharlach | December 29, 2014

Ebola, MERS, and enterovirus D68; polio eradication efforts; new regulations on potentially dangerous research

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Science Setbacks: 2014

By Molly Sharlach | December 25, 2014

This year in life science was marked by paltry federal funding increases, revelations of sequence contamination, and onerous regulations.

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Ebola Update

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2014

Plasma-based therapy trials begin in West Africa; NIH-GSK vaccine shows promise in Phase 1; the real statistics

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