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Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Ashley Yeager | Feb 9, 2018
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.
Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 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.
Kate Rubins Was the First to Sequence DNA in Space
Aggie Mika | Sep 1, 2017
The virologist turned NASA astronaut pioneered DNA sequencing in space and conducted experiments in microgravity.
Ebola Persistence Documented in Monkeys
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 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.
Officials Declare Congo’s Ebola Outbreak Over
Diana Kwon | Jul 3, 2017
International agencies responded quickly to the crisis, but some public health officials say the world may not be ready for a bigger outbreak.
Ebola Survivor’s Antibodies Thwart Multiple Viral Strains
Kerry Grens | May 18, 2017
The antibodies bind conserved viral parts, allowing them to neutralize all five Ebola types.
Two Confirmed Cases of Ebola in Congo
Kerry Grens | May 15, 2017
More than a dozen other individuals are suspected of infection in the central African nation.
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Staff | May 1, 2017
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Image of the Day: Inner Conflicts
Staff | Apr 12, 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.
Pardis Sabeti: An American Scientist Born in Iran
Bob Grant | Feb 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.