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Ebola Genetic Analysis Shows How Virus Spread From Guinea To Sierra Leone

News outlets report on a study published in Science that describes the genetic mutations taking place in the Ebola virus as it spreads among humans in the West African outbreak. Associated Press: Scientists dig into Ebola’s deadly genes for clues “…Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in…

NIH To Begin Ebola Vaccine Safety Clinical Trial In Humans

News outlets report on an Ebola vaccine human clinical trial scheduled to begin next week. ABC News: U.S. to Test Ebola Vaccine in Humans Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa “U.S. scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, health officials announced [Thursday]. But it could take…

GSK Experimental Ebola Vaccine Soon To Be Tested In Humans

News outlets report on GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) plans to test its experimental Ebola vaccine in humans. Bloomberg News: Glaxo’s Ebola Vaccine to Be Tested for Safety in Humans “U.S. scientists will begin enrolling patients as soon as next week in clinical safety trials of GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK)’s experimental Ebola vaccine as…

Scientists Meet To Discuss Efforts To Find HIV Cure

Humanosphere: Beyond the Berlin patient — seeking a cure for HIV/AIDS Tom Paulson, founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere, writes about the Conference on Cell & Gene Therapy for HIV Cure that took place in Seattle this week. He discusses several different approaches scientists are taking in their efforts to…

Sand Fly Discovery Could Lead To Innovative Methods To Fight Leishmaniasis

New York Times: Clues in a Disease Spreader’s Reaction “…According to research recently published in the journal Parasites and Vectors, the Leishmania parasite affords infected sand flies some immunity against bacterial disease. In other words, what humans experience as a pathogenic invader acts as a probiotic protector for flies –…

Blog Post Summarizes News In Global Health Research

Global Health Technologies Coalition’s “Breakthroughs”: Research Roundup: New TB drugs, the Global Development Lab, licensing agreements, emergency Ebola research, and more Nick Taylor, GHTC’s senior program assistant, discusses some of the news in global health research from the previous week, including a Center for Global Development interview with former USAID…

Liberian Doctor Treated With Experimental Ebola Drug ZMapp Dies

News outlets report on a Liberian doctor who has died of Ebola despite being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp. Agence France-Presse: Liberian medic treated with experimental Ebola drug dies “A Liberian doctor treated with experimental American anti-Ebola serum ZMapp has died, a minister in the West African nation said…

The Guardian Speaks With Experts About Experimental New TB Drug PaMZ

The Guardian: What does new drug PaMZ mean for TB and HIV treatment? “Earlier this year, the TB Alliance announced that it was ready to start clinical trials for PaMZ, its new tuberculosis (TB) drug. PaMZ is a combination of three drugs, two of which have not been licensed for…

Editorials Address Issues Surrounding African Ebola Outbreak

The following editorials address issues surrounding the Ebola outbreak in Africa. Financial Times: The aid needed to stop Ebola’s spread Editorial Board “…If there is one international organization that is facing up to the task at hand, it is the Nobel Prize-winning agency Médecins Sans Frontières [(MSF)]. … MSF says…