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U.S. Researchers Unsure Of Impact Of Temporary Federal Ban On Some Experiments

NPR: How A Tilt Toward Safety Stopped A Scientist’s Virus Research “As cases of a worrisome respiratory virus continue to pop up in the Middle East, scientists who study it in the U.S. are struggling to understand how they’ll be affected by a government moratorium on certain kinds of experiments…”…

Policies Can Spur Robust Antibiotic Development Pipeline

Health Affairs Blog: Addressing The Threat Of Antibiotic Resistance: Policy Solutions To Fix A Broken Pipeline Rachel Zetts, who supports research and advocacy for the Pew Charitable Trusts’ antibiotics and innovation project, and Allan Coukell, Pew’s senior director for drugs and medical devices, examine the antibiotic development pipeline and discuss…

Media Sources Report On Various Aspects Of Ebola Drug, Vaccine R&D

Media sources report on various issues surrounding research into Ebola vaccines and treatments. Associated Press: U.S. officials unveil plan to test Ebola drugs (Marchione, 11/5). CIDRAP News: FDA, industry officials vow to minimize barriers to Ebola vaccines (Roos, 11/5). Reuters: U.S. Ebola researchers plead for access to virus samples (Steenhuysen,…

Additional Federal Funding For HIV Vaccine Research Needed, Experts Say At CSIS Event

Media sources report on an event held Tuesday at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, titled “Ending Epidemics Through Technology: Developing an HIV Vaccine.” CQ HealthBeat: Advocates Cite Promising AIDS Vaccine Research in Quest for Funds “AIDS experts said Tuesday that it’s critical to push for higher levels of…

Experimental Hepatitis C Vaccine Safe In Humans, Study Says

News outlets report that an experimental vaccine for hepatitis C has shown to be safe for humans. Los Angeles Times: Experimental hepatitis C vaccine shows promise, researchers say (Morin, 11/5). Reuters: GSK hepatitis C shot shows promise, bodes well for Ebola vaccines (Kelland, 11/5). TIME: Hepatitis C Vaccine Safe In Humans, Study…

Researchers Developing Faster, Easier Ebola Diagnostic Tests

New York Times: Researchers Seek Crucial Tool: A Fast, Finger-Prick Ebola Test “Searching for a new way to attack Ebola, companies and academic researchers are now racing to develop faster and easier tests for determining whether someone has the disease. Such tests might require only a few drops of blood…

Canada Commits New Funding For Ebola Vaccine, Treatment R&D

Reuters: Canada commits funding for Ebola vaccine research, stockpile “Canada announced new funding on Monday for clinical trials into an Ebola vaccine, and to create a stockpile of the vaccine and experimental treatments for use in the event the deadly disease reaches the country…” (Mordant, 11/3).