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Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018
Bacillus subtillis

Research reveals probiotic's potential against Staph

Bacillus could be a tool to decolonize patients found to carry S aureus in their nose or intestines.

Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
Aedes aegypti closeup

Study profiles local Zika threat to California; first live attenuated vaccine trial begins

In another new development, the NIH today announced the start of the first human trial of a live attenuated vaccine against Zika.

Aug 16, 2018
vaccine research

CEPI announces new collaboration and funding for Lassa vaccine

The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.

Jul 26, 2018

Jul 26, 2018
Blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis

Increase in tick-borne diseases likely, US experts say

As a commentary sounds the alarm, Lyme-carrying ticks spread into a new area in Tennessee.

Apr 25, 2018

Apr 25, 2018
Malaria mosquito net

Malaria studies show benefit of mass treatment, methylene blue

On World Malaria Day, global health leaders aired concerns about stalled progress in some regions and recommitted to the battle against the disease.

Apr 05, 2018

Apr 05, 2018
Horseshoe bat

New SARS-like virus from bats implicated in China pig die-off

The virus killed nearly 25,000 piglets at 4 farms in Guangdong province in 2016 and 2017.

Feb 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018
Vaccine research

NIAID releases strategy toward universal flu vaccine

It includes a profile of what such a vaccine would accomplish and the different research areas needed.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Cattle herd

MERS antibody treatment clears phase 1 trial

The therapy, which uses cattle antibodies to treat the virus in humans, has shown to be safe and well-tolerated.

Dec 05, 2017

Dec 05, 2017
Vaccinating teen girl

Phase 1 trials promising for 2 Zika vaccines, including shelved one

Trials of both an inactivated and a DNA vaccine showed good safety and immune response data.

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