News & Perspective

Oct 01, 2013

Oct 01, 2013
US Capitol building

Fed shutdown affects disease detection, food safety

Response to seasonal flu, H7N9, MERS, and other threats could be markedly diminished.

Sep 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014
MRSA plates

White House launches major effort against resistant bacteria

The multipronged attack includes an executive order, a national strategy, and a detailed PCAST report.

Mar 31, 2015

Mar 31, 2015
Lab worker with test tubes

BioCryst gets HHS contract for Ebola drug development

Funding will be used to continue trials of BCX4430 and prepare for its large-scale manufacture.

Jun 17, 2015

Jun 17, 2015
Ebola checkpoint

Ebola cases dip slightly, but hot spots persist

As cases drop slightly, vaccine trials suffer from lack of patients. Also, the NIH announces a trial involving survivors.

Mar 08, 2016

Mar 08, 2016
Influenza researcher

COMMENTARY: Six policy options for conducting gain-of-function research

Experts offer approaches for moving the GOF conundrum forward that are not mutually exclusive, such as lifting the moratorium, seeking international consensus, and establishing a review board.

Apr 21, 2016

Apr 21, 2016
Biosafety lab

GAO: Many US agencies have gaps in lab safety policies

High-containment labs across the US government, including the CDC, have safety gaps, the GAO says.

Aug 11, 2016

Aug 11, 2016
Wynwood Building-arctic penguin Flickr cc

Florida detects 3 more local Zika cases as feds shift funds

HHS Secretary Burwell says lack of congressional action forced $81 million to be taken from other programs.

Sep 08, 2016

Sep 08, 2016

News Scan for Sep 08, 2016

Prize for drug-resistance tests
Anthrax-like illness in Africa
H7N9 vaccine trial results

Sep 09, 2016

Sep 09, 2016

ASP News Scan for Sep 09, 2016

Resistance evolution on video
Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella in blood
Prize for drug-resistance tests
Undercount of drug-resistance deaths
AMR genes in household dust
E coli in meat samples
Malaria decline, drug resistance
ESBL E coli on pig farms

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

CDC ups Zika testing support; Florida reports more local cases

In other developments, without Zika funding federal officials have had to tap research money for cancer and other diseases.

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