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Possible Game-Changing Antibiotics from Soil Bacterium

Researchers have found a potential drug to fight the evolving antibiotic crisis, buried just underfoot in the soil in Maine. Named teixobactin, the promising target was discovered by a team led by Kim Lewis of Northeastern University, and has proven effective at killing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in mice, and a host  Read More »

  • January 12, 2015

New 15-Minute Ebola Diagnostic to be Trialed in Guinea

A rapid, point-of-care diagnostic test for the Ebola virus will be trialed in the coming weeks at the Ebola treatment center in Conakry, Guinea

  • December 1, 2014

NIAID/GSK Experimental Ebola Vaccine Appears Safe

Results from a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Phase 1 clinical trial support accelerated development of the candidate vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease.

  • December 1, 2014

Rare and Emerging Viral Disease Impact on Special Populations

NIAID has a requirement for the development of therapeutic strategies for select rare and emerging viral diseases in special populations.

  • December 1, 2014

Engineers develop material for better detectors

MedicalNewsToday: University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs.

  • November 6, 2014