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Trial Shows Two Drugs Can Treat Ebola Virus

Ebola virus

A clinical trial in the Congo shows two different therapies made with synthetic antibodies are better able to treat Ebola infections than two other drugs tested. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Two Drugs Can Treat Ebola Virus

Infographic – Where Vaccine Distrust is Greatest

Chart: mistrust in vaccines

While much attention is focused on the current measles outbreak, distrust of vaccines apparently goes beyond this one disease. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Where Vaccine Distrust is Greatest

A.I. Harnessed to Diagnose Children’s Gut Diseases

Sana Syed

Medical researchers and data scientists are using artificial intelligence, or A.I., to diagnose children’s intestinal diseases found in the developing world. . . . → Read More: A.I. Harnessed to Diagnose Children’s Gut Diseases

Trial Testing Vaginal Ring, PrEP in Teens, Young Women

Vaginal ring and PrEP

A clinical trial is underway testing use and preferences for drugs or a medical device to prevent HIV infection among young women and teenage girls in Africa. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Vaginal Ring, PrEP in Teens, Young Women

Human Antibodies Devised for Snakebite Treatment

Black mamba snake

An academic-industry team in Europe and Central America assembled a group of human antibodies that protects lab mice against venomous toxins from a dangerous African snake. . . . → Read More: Human Antibodies Devised for Snakebite Treatment

Novartis, NGO Partner on Generic Antibiotics

Pills and capsules

Drug maker Novartis and a not-for-profit organization delivering antibiotics for low- and middle-income countries are collaborating on production of generic antibiotics for children. . . . → Read More: Novartis, NGO Partner on Generic Antibiotics

Clinical Trial Testing Anti-Resistant Malaria Therapy

Malaria clinic

A clinical trial is getting underway that tests the safety and dosage levels of a new drug to treat malaria and block resistance from developing to it. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Testing Anti-Resistant Malaria Therapy

Clinical Trial Underway for Lassa Fever Treatment

Lassa fever investigation

An early-stage clinical trial is underway to test a treatment for Lassa fever, a viral disease found in West Africa, infecting as many as 300,000 individuals a year. . . . → Read More: Clinical Trial Underway for Lassa Fever Treatment

Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Baby with microcephaly

Researchers in the U.S. and the Netherlands found ingredients in over-the-counter products to control fleas and ticks in house pets can also help prevent infectious diseases in humans spread by mosquitoes. . . . → Read More: Pet Health Ingredients Shown Effective Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases

Inexpensive Blood Test Technique Devised for Hepatitis-B

Hepatitis-B screening

An international research team developed a simple blood testing process to diagnose hepatitis-B at a small fraction of the cost as current methods. . . . → Read More: Inexpensive Blood Test Technique Devised for Hepatitis-B