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MIT Develops Rapid Paper Strip Ebola Diagnostic

When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining whether a patient needs immediate treatment and isolation. A new test from MIT researchers could change that: The device,  Read More »

UNMC receives $1.9 million grant to develop therapy to protect against nerve agents

University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers have received a $1.9 million grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense’s to develop a new therapy to protect military members from nerve agent exposure.

Genetic safety switches could help curb potential bioterror risks

The potential threat of bioterrorism using man-made biological organisms could be reduced, thanks to a new method developed by scientists.

New BARDA Initiative to Develop Universal Flu Vaccine

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is launching a new initiative supporting the advanced development of influenza vaccine candidates with the goal to provide enhanced, long-lasting protection from a broad range of influenza viruses within and across subtypes.

Feb. 2 news: Public health amicus brief, CDC warning on measles, vaccinations, Ebola vaccine

-Public health amicus brief argues in support of administration position in King v. Burwell -CDC warns of ‘large outbreak’ of measles -Obama: You should get your kids vaccinated -Ebola vaccine trial starts in Liberia