News & Perspective

Dec 21, 2015

Dec 21, 2015
DC skyline

Infectious disease efforts see gains in 2016 budget approval

The NIH sees its biggest boost in 12 years, and other public health initiatives benefit, too.

Dec 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015
Lab vials and syringes

GOF risk-benefit analysis unveiled ahead of NSABB debate

The analysis is a key part of a federal review of controversial studies on H5N1 and other pathogens.

Nov 25, 2015

Nov 25, 2015

News Scan for Nov 25, 2015

South Korea MERS death
Chikungunya vaccine trial

Nov 24, 2015

Nov 24, 2015

News Scan for Nov 24, 2015

Chicken salad E coli outbreak
Hawaii dengue outbreak
Postexposure BioThrax approved
Malaria gene replacement

Nov 12, 2015

Nov 12, 2015
Riyadh map

Saudi Arabia notes MERS case, upcoming meeting

The lastest patient, a foreign man in Riyadh, contracted the disease in a healthcare setting.

Nov 05, 2015

Nov 05, 2015
Child on nebulizer

New approach for attenuated RSV vaccine shows early promise

The candidate vaccine, given as nose drops, produced a strong immune response.

Oct 02, 2015

Oct 02, 2015
Culturing cells in petri dish

Work continues on policies for 'gain of function' research

The NSABB plans to release final recommendations in spring 2016.

Sep 23, 2015

Sep 23, 2015
Ebola hand washing

Ebola total grows by 2 with new cases in Guinea

Sierra Leone reports no cases after having 5 last week, and new funds for drugs and vaccines are announced.

Sep 23, 2015

News Scan for Sep 23, 2015

MERS in Kuwait
Soft palate and flu evolution
Egyptian H5N1 cases series
Avian flu in Nigeria, Vietnam, South Africa
Flu activity down Down Under

Aug 19, 2015

Aug 19, 2015
IV drip

Riyadh MERS total grows; team reports promising vaccine results

Three new cases are noted, and an NIH study shows promising vaccine results in animals.

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