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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

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.

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.

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.

Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents

AmericanChemicalSociety: Scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against dangerous chemical and biological agents, should the need arise. In the journal ACS Nano, they describe new spherical micromotors that rapidly neutralize chemical and biological agents and use water as fuel.