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Mar 29, 2019

Mar 29, 2019
Ebola PPE in DR Congo

DRC Ebola total grows by 15; new antiviral clears hurdle

The FDA clears remdesivir for development under the Animal Rule.

Oct 14, 2015

Oct 14, 2015
Ebola nurses

Study: Most health workers infected in non-Ebola settings

Researchers also report promising findings in monkeys for a new antiviral, and CDC experts discuss response steps.

May 27, 2015

May 27, 2015
Freetown slum

Ebola cases drop, but battle remains in two tough hot spots

WHO sees some promising signs amidst the continuing jagged pattern of cases.

Jan 22, 2013

Jan 22, 2013

Select-agent safety reports find little public health risk

(CIDRAP News) – The risks in working with potentially dangerous pathogens in US labs are low to the scientists involved as well as to the general public, according to two recent reports on safety incidents.

May 01, 2012

May 01, 2012

NIH preparing tool to help labs cope with new DURC policy

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials are working on guidance to help local institutions implement the government's new policy on the oversight of life-sciences dual-use research of concern (DURC), an official from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) said today.

Feb 15, 2012

Feb 15, 2012

Forum: H5N1 research tussle shows need for clear policies

(CIDRAP News) – The acute need for clearer policies concerning the handling of potentially risky life-sciences research was the main theme that came across today in a Harvard forum on the controversy over studies on H5N1 avian influenza viruses with increased transmissibility.

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