News & Perspective

Nov 15, 2016

Nov 15, 2016
Experimental Zika vaccine

Experts: Multiple Zika vaccine platforms likely needed

A DNA vaccine could help stamp out the outbreak, while a live-attenuated vaccine could offer lifelong immunity.

Nov 07, 2016

Nov 07, 2016
Zika antibodies

Mouse experiments with Zika antibody suggest protection for fetuses

In other Zika news, Florida reported more local Zika cases over the past few days, officials announced the launch of a vaccine trial, and Palau reported its first local case.

Oct 12, 2016

Oct 12, 2016
ZMapp Ebola drug research

Trial offers mixed view of Ebola drug ZMapp

"I would view the results . . . in an optimistic light," said lead author Richard Davey after the drug showed more than 90% efficacy.

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.

Sep 09, 2016

Sep 09, 2016
Tony Fauci, MD

Zika money dries up; Miami Beach aerial spraying begins

Also, officials report sexual transmission in Pennsylvania and the Netherlands.

Aug 22, 2016

Aug 22, 2016
Insecticide canisters

Florida governor allocates funds to fight Zika in Miami-Dade

The money will be spent on added staff, spraying, and community outreach.

Aug 16, 2016

Aug 16, 2016

News Scan for Aug 16, 2016

Malaria may boost Ebola survival
Scallop hepatitis A source
Inhaled vs injectable flu vaccine
Camels and human cold virus
Venezuela malaria spike

Aug 03, 2016

Aug 03, 2016
Zika viruses in blood vessel

NIAID: Zika is caused by 1 serotype

Antibodies from infected people were able to inhibit strains from both Asian and African lineages.

Jul 28, 2016

Jul 28, 2016
Vaccine syringe

Contrary dengue vaccine response hints at possible problems with Zika

It's called antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), wherein the dengue vaccine sets up severe disease in those not previously exposed — and it might have repercussions for Zika.

Jul 28, 2016
Microbiology lab technician

Public-private partnership aims to spur new antibiotics

The US-UK partnership will provide $44 million this year and as much as $350 million over 5 years.

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