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Gates Foundation awards $12 million to teams hunting for universal flu vaccine

Scientific teams from inside and outside the world of influenza research have been awarded funding to try to unlock mysteries ...
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We’ve almost eradicated Polio. But recent measles outbreaks show us why the battle isn’t over.

[T]he polio campaign must push on across the finish line. Failure to do so could have dire consequences. ... For ...

Genetic sequencing of 50-year-old tissue sample boosts theory that HIV emerged 100 years ago

For more than 50 years, the RNA remained hidden in a lymph node that had been snipped out of a ...
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Creating a synthetic version of the Ebola virus to help fight the real thing

Scientists at the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention have created a synthetic version of the Ebola virus circulating in ...
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Deadly superbug Candida auris is wreaking havoc in hospitals. Where’s the research money needed to stop it?

In the universe of scary drug-resistant pathogens that can kill, Candida auris is having a moment. The freaky fungus, which ...
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Undervaccinated US population adds tinder for blaze of measles outbreaks

U.S. health officials are putting all they have into extinguishing measles outbreaks, many of them raging in cities throughout the ...
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Why recent measles outbreaks may represent a ‘new normal’

Back near the start of this century, before the full damage of Andrew Wakefield’s debunked study linking measles vaccine and ...
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Tetanus infection offers ‘gut-wrenching’ warning about dangers of not vaccinating children

A 6-year-old boy from Oregon who had never received a single vaccine got a cut on his forehead while playing ...
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Amidst measles outbreaks, ‘massive’ new study proves again that vaccines don’t cause autism

A massive new study from Denmark found no association between being vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella and developing autism. In science ...
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How your history with the flu could shape your body’s response to vaccines

If you’ve ever gotten a flu shot — and then, later that season, gotten the flu — you were more ...

International treaty could threaten genetics research on ebola, other infectious diseases

There is something that is weighing heavily on the minds of some infectious diseases scientists these days. ... It’s an ...
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New cousin to deadly Ebola virus discovered in bats in China

The notorious filovirus family — which includes such dangerous actors as the Ebola and Marburg viruses — seems to just keep ...

How 100-year-old tissue samples could rewrite the Spanish flu’s deadly history

Late one night Michael Worobey began poking around on the internet, looking for descendants of a World War I British ...

Promising flu drug could be hampered by rapid viral resistance

A new, fast-acting flu drug showed strong potential but also some surprising and even concerning results in two newly published ...

Fighting disease, not making money, focus of new Gates Foundation biotech institute

There’s a new biotech in town. And it doesn’t care about making money. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has ...

Why this winter’s flu is wreaking so much havoc

To put it flatly, H3N2 is the problem child of seasonal flu. It causes more deaths than the other influenza ...
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Birth defects in Brazil linked to Zika, not insecticides or vaccines

In the fall and early winter of 2015, a startling number of infants in northeastern Brazil were born with abnormally small ...
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Zika vaccine now seen as unlikely, as project dropped

Vaccine giant Sanofi Pasteur has quietly pulled the plug on its Zika vaccine project, a move that underscores how difficult ...
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WHO arranging to send experimental Ebola vaccine to Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Health Organization and outside experts are making arrangements to send an experimental Ebola vaccine to the Democratic Republic ...

Superbug antibiotic backlash? Let’s review the science

Don’t call it a war on superbugs. That’s the latest advice from international public health experts who have been watching ...
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Critics contest WHO’s classification of transgender identity as mental illness

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. It is, perhaps, a ...

CDC believes Hawaii dengue outbreak may foreshadow Zika on mainland US

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A new report on ...

Advisory issued to pregnant women after Zika virus detected in Hawaii

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The United States has ...

Scientists working towards developing universal flu vaccine

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Designing a flu vaccine ...

Too many directions in Ebola research could hinder search for cure

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When it comes to treatments for Ebola, there has been a nearly four-decade-long drought. Nothing in the medical arsenal attacks ...

How the Ebola virus has spread

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If you’ve been following the fast moving Ebola outbreak in West Africa, you may wonder why containing the deadly virus ...
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DNA study shows herbal products not always what they appear to be

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DNA barcoding revealed that sixty percent of herbal products tested contained DNA from plant species not included on the label ...