News & Perspective

Dec 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017
Ebola virus

Feds lift gain-of-function research pause, offer guidance

Researchers are relieved to resume experiments, but some public health questions remain.

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

Oct 11, 2017

Oct 11, 2017
Ebola vaccine study

Liberia trial finds Ebola vaccines yield year-long immune response

A trial at the end of Liberia's Ebola outbreak shows 2 candidate vaccines posed no major safety concerns and triggered immune responses that lasted at least a year.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017

News Scan for Sep 28, 2017

More H3N2v infections
3-strain Ebola vaccine
US food safety efforts
ID surveillance platform

Sep 21, 2017

Sep 21, 2017
Lab scientist

US panel advises on AMR reduction in humans, animals

Recommendations focus on public-private R&D funding, incentives, and other steps.

Sep 19, 2017

Sep 19, 2017

News Scan for Sep 19, 2017

H7N9 vaccine development
Cyclospora cases rise
MERS vaccine trial
Zika transmission prediction
Nigerian cholera vaccination

Aug 15, 2017

Aug 15, 2017
Tamiflu macro

ECDC experts confirm support for neuraminidase inhibitors

The review didn't find any new evidence to drive policy changes, but said more research and new antivirals are needed.

Aug 04, 2017

Aug 04, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 04, 2017

Molecular diagnostics for TB
Australian drug stewardship report
Diagnostic stewardship
Animal antibiotics in Denmark
Key role for vaccines
Stewardship in US hospitals
Resistant E coli
Death and MDR-TB

Jul 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017
AIDS researcher

Report details economic benefits of US global health R & D

The study says the funding has spurred growth of US jobs while bringing lifesaving products to the world.

Jul 13, 2017

Jul 13, 2017
Mouse mom

Animal study suggests vaccines block in-utero Zika transmission

In other Zika developments, a human rights group raised concerns about water, sanitation, and other public health concerns in Brazil, and India announced microcephaly screening for newborns.

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