Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ebola vaccine efficacy trial suggest vaccine provides high protection against disease

Tests of the experimental Ebola vaccine VSV-ZEBOV in over 7500 participants in Guinea suggest that the vaccine provides high protection against the disease as early as ten days after vaccination, in adults who have potentially been exposed to the virus by coming in close contact with a recently infected person. …read more

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Safeguarding the greater good

A unanimous international consensus reached by 26 scientists recommends specific measures for the responsible conduct of gene drive researchGene drives are genetic elements – found naturally in… …read more

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Evolutionary war between microorganisms affecting human health, IU biologist says

Health experts have warned for years that the overuse of antibiotics is creating “superbugs” able to resist drugs treating infection. …read more

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Reconstructing ancient virus should help scientists improve gene therapies

Scientists hope to better understand the complexity of viruses by reconstructing an ancient ancestor so they can design next-generation viruses to deliver gene therapy. …read more

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Liver plays role in pneumonia, sepsis susceptibility

New evidence highlights the importance of the liver in immunity against bacterial pneumonia. …read more

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