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Ebola outbreak: Vaccine from GlaxoSmithKline passes early safety test

ABC News 27 November 2014

An experimental Ebola vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline caused no serious side effects and produced an immune response in all 20 healthy volunteers who received it in an early-stage clinical trial, scientists reported in the New England Journal of Medicine. 29 more words

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Bubonic Plague Is Still Shockingly Common, And It's Ravaging Madagascar Right Now

By Laura F. Friedman in the Business Insider

Madagascar is currently experiencing an outbreak of the plague, the disease once known as the Black Death, the World Health Organization…

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Published! Role of a Nuclear Localization Signal ... in BK Polyomavirus Nuclear Entry

My second research paper from my graduate school lab finally came out, and I would like to try to summarize it for you here, in layman’s terms and with cartoons instead of figures because I’m not sure how copyrights work and I don’t feel like searching for old data. 1,016 more words

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Early Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy Associated With Immune Restoration

A report published online yesterday by JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (commonly referred to as ART) is correlated not only with decreased viral load, but also with immune recovery and reduced AIDS risk. 592 more words


Biosecurity threats increasing as Australia becomes more connected with the rest of the world

ABC Rural 25 November 2014

A report on potential biosecurity threats has found being more connected to the rest of the world is increasing the potential of biological threats in Australia. 47 more words

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Hiding cells to prevent HIV transmission

The fight against HIV is ongoing and despite our rapid progression against the disease we still lack a cure or even adequate treatment for people infected. 577 more words


Garlic for the common cold

I’ve been suffering with a cold for the past week so I was quite interested to see this updated metastudy from the Cochrane Database. I’m not convinced garlic can cure the comon cold, but I certainly haven’t been troubled by vampires recently. 371 more words