ebola
Ebola Epidemic on the Wane?
Ebola Epidemic on the Wane?
Jenny Rood | Jan 26, 2015
The number of reported cases is dropping in West Africa, World Health Organization officials report.
Ebola Update
Ebola Update
Jef Akst | Jan 26, 2015
Vaccine trial to start in Liberia as early as next week; trial for experimental therapy also planned, but production is still limited
Ebola Update
Ebola Update
Jef Akst | Jan 12, 2015
Researchers gear up for efficacy trials of experimental Ebola vaccines in Africa.
Guinea Pigs to Model Ebola Spread
Guinea Pigs to Model Ebola Spread
Kerry Grens | Jan 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.
Funding Research in Africa
Funding Research in Africa
Paula Park | Jan 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?
Bats the Source of Ebola?
Bats the Source of Ebola?
Bob Grant | Dec 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.
CDC Tech Exposed to Ebola?
CDC Tech Exposed to Ebola?
Jef Akst | Dec 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.
The Year in Pathogens
The Year in Pathogens
Molly Sharlach | Dec 29, 2014
Ebola, MERS, and enterovirus D68; polio eradication efforts; new regulations on potentially dangerous research
Science Setbacks: 2014
Science Setbacks: 2014
Molly Sharlach | Dec 25, 2014
This year in life science was marked by paltry federal funding increases, revelations of sequence contamination, and onerous regulations.
Ebola Update
Ebola Update
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2014
Plasma-based therapy trials begin in West Africa; NIH-GSK vaccine shows promise in Phase 1; the real statistics