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Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

Oct 21, 2015

Oct 21, 2015

News Scan for Oct 21, 2015

Cholera in Iraq, Tanzania
Drug-resistant malarial parasites
Polio vaccination in Ukraine

Dec 23, 2014

Dec 23, 2014
Africa map with syringe

African Ebola vaccine trial shows modest immune response

The authors say the findings have proved useful in creating a more potent version.

Nov 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014
Ebola vaccine shot

NewLink, Merck deal boosts prospects for Ebola vaccine

The small biotech and the drug giant announced an agreement today.

Nov 13, 2014

Nov 13, 2014
Monrovia street scene

Liberia ends Ebola emergency; Mali cluster grows

The end of the state of emergency called in August signals a shift in the fight against the virus.

Sep 16, 2014

Sep 16, 2014
US military truck

US announces surge of aid for West Africa's Ebola epidemic

The White House announces a plan to send 3,000 US troops and establish a command post in Liberia.

May 21, 2013

May 21, 2013

Medical conferences spotlight H7N9 threat

(CIDRAP News) – Science and preparedness discussions in the wake of China's H7N9 avian flu outbreak took the stage at two medical meetings today, with experts uneasy about how the virus has behaved so far and questioning its source and if the threat to humans can be contained.

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.

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