KI takes part in vaccine project for Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever
Karolinska Institutet

Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever is a life-threatening disease that is caused by a virus of the same family as Ebola and that has a mortality rate of a..Read More

HEAL Initiative Aims to Address Global Shortage of Health Care Workers
UCSF School Of Medicine

Major disasters such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa often highlight the need for well-trained health care work..Read More

Launch of the Infectious Diseases Data Observatory (IDDO)
WWARN-Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network

Born out of the success of the WWARN, IDDO is applying the data sharing principles, processes and expertise developed for malaria to other neglected a..Read More

Meet the WWARN team at international conferences
WWARN-Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network

This workshop will demonstrate tools available to support researchers developing a new clinical trial and provide you with an opportunity to provide f..Read More

DigitalGlobe to Better Map World’s Most Underserved Populations
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai today announced it is partnering with leading satellite imaging..Read More

Follow the Bouncing Ball
Cornell University

What do infectious disease and internal medicine have to do with competitive table tennis? Not a lot. And that's one reason why Dr. Matthew Simon love..Read More

National Treasure
Cornell University

"This may not look like much," says Dr. John Gallin, '69, "but this the most high-containment facility in the country — probably in the world." Dr. Ga..Read More

Resistance Movement
Cornell University

Last fall, New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells suffered an ankle injury during practice. He later spiked a temperature of 104 and was rushed to the..Read More

WWS Reacts: How Will Funding Help in the Fight Against Zika?
Princeton University

The Senate voted last week to advance $1.1 billion in emergency funding to help fight the spread of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus that is particularly ..Read More

A conversation from space with astronaut, Stanford alumna
Stanford Medicine

“Hello, Houston? This is George.” George Mauro, the lead audio-video technician at the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, cupped a hand ov..Read More

Student Entrepreneurs Gain Support through Venture Competition

Founders of Kinnos Inc., winners of the Columbia Venture Competition, from left to right: Kevin Tyan, Jason Kang, Katherine Jin. Photo Courtesy of Kat..Read More

We need more nurses!
University of Oxford

Our vaccine group (OVG) is looking to recruit nurses who are interested in working with researchers to help develop new vaccines. OVG conducts world-l..Read More

Dr Matthew Snape wins prize for engaging the public
University of Oxford

The 12 winners of the inaugural University of Oxford's Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research were announced on Friday 1 July by..Read More

‘Patients first, CPD second, everything else can wait’ How doctors in different specialties tackle their CPD
The Royal Society of Medicine

Friday 11 March 2016 Ask any doctor, continuing professional development is high on the priority list. Whether they are getting ready for appraisals, ..Read More

A day in the life of Surgeon Commander Catherine Doran
The Royal Society of Medicine

Friday 22 July 2016 Emergency and colorectal surgeon Catherine Doran joined the St John Ambulance at the age of seven and knew then that she wanted to..Read More

Stomping out the Superbugs
University of Pennsylvania

Since Alexander Fleming first discovered penicillin nearly 100 years ago in 1928, antibiotics have been used to help treat infections and save million..Read More

DoM celebrates successes in Student Awards for Outstanding Achievement
Imperial College London

Two PhD scholars in the Department of Medicine have received Student Awards for Outstanding Achievement. Calls for nominations are announced annually ..Read More

NASA's DNA Sequencing in Space is a Success, UCSF Researchers Confirm
UCSF School Of Medicine

Two hundred miles above Earth, NASA has conducted the first genome sequencing in space, and researchers at UC San Francisco helped analyze the data se..Read More

UCLA faculty voice: What the UN must do to wipe out cholera in Haiti
UCLA

Ralph Frerichs is professor emeritus of epidemiology in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He recently authored, in collaboration with Renaud ..Read More

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus
Duke Medicine News

DURHAM, N.C. – Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the bod..Read More

Three Johns Hopkins Public Health Researchers Win Zika Challenge Grants
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Three teams from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will be awarded grants from U.S. Agency for International Development’s Combating..Read More

UTA chemists devise cheaper, faster, more accurate, automated method to quantify water content in solid pharmaceutical drugs
University of Texas at Arlington

Chemists at The University of Texas at Arlington have invented a method to quantify water content in solid pharmaceutical drugs that is faster, cheape..Read More

IU School of Public Health-Bloomington dean to return to teaching, research
Indiana University

BLOOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Mohammad R. Torabi, founding dean of the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, has announced that he plans to ..Read More

Researchers Map Zika’s Routes to the Developing Fetus
UCSF School Of Medicine

Zika virus can infect numerous cell types in the human placenta and amniotic sac, according to researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley who sho..Read More

Scripps Florida Scientists Pioneer a Breakthrough Approach to Breast Cancer Treatment
The Scripps Research Institute

A Drug Candidate Successfully Targets Cancer-Causing RNA JUPITER, FL – May 9, 2016 – In a development that could lead to a new generation of drugs to ..Read More

HEAL Initiative Aims to Address Global Shortage of Health Care Workers
UCSF School Of Medicine

Faculty and fellows participating in the HEAL initiative in Hinche, Haiti. From left to right: Robin Tittle, HEAL co-founder Phuoc Le, HEAL co-founder..Read More

UCSF Zika Symposium Brings Together Bay Area Experts to Pool Latest Information
UCSF School Of Medicine

Alarmed by the rapid spread of the Zika virus across the Americas, experts gathered at UC San Francisco to explore the many issues raised by the epide..Read More

U.S. needs greater preparation for severe public health threats
UCLA

In a report released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, an independent panel formed to review the department’s response to Ebo..Read More

Predicting disease outbreaks using environmental changes
UCL News

A model that predicts outbreaks of zoonotic diseases – those originating in livestock or wildlife such as Ebola and Zika – based on changes in climate..Read More

World Health Organization’s TB Care Advice Violated Standards, Researchers Say
Duke Today

Durham, NC - The World Health Organization (WHO) violated sound standards of medical care and human rights by nudging poorer countries to follow less ..Read More


Imperial College London

Dr Nathalie MacDermott, a paediatric and clinical research fellow at Imperial, still thinks daily of the families she encountered in Greece. Working i..Read More

Investment will support global health research and education
Harvard Medical School

Philanthropists Ronda Stryker and her husband, William Johnston, have pledged $20 million to the Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health an..Read More

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Honors Graduates and Health Care Leaders at 47th Annual Medical Education Commencement Ceremony and Inaugural Master’s Degree Commencement Ceremony
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

A former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, an award-winning science journalist, the President-Elect of the American Public Health Associati..Read More

Researchers Discover Potential Treatment For Sepsis And Other Uncontrollable Responses To Infection
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai say that tiny doses of a cancer drug may stop the raging, uncontrollable immune response to..Read More

Undocumented Student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Receives 2016 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Denisse Rojas Marquez, a Mexican immigrant and first-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), was awarded a 2016 P..Read More

New nanoparticle technology to decipher structure and function of membrane proteins
Karolinska Institutet

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have developed a nanoparticle technology that can be used to stabilise membrane proteins so that their structure ..Read More

Former UGA researcher aids in ongoing search for vaccine
University of Georgia

Dr. Thomas Hodge, a former endowed chair at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, is working with a company "that has created a dr..Read More

Illuminating the hidden causes of the Ebola outbreak
Harvard Medical School

When a diamond miner named Sahr arrived at the Ebola treatment unit in Kenema, Sierra Leone, in December 2014, he saw red fences surrounding the area ..Read More

TSRI Scientists Find Clues to Neutralizing Coronaviruses Such as MERS
The Scripps Research Institute

LA JOLLA, CA – March 2, 2016 – When the respiratory illness SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) emerged in 2003, it killed at least 775 people be..Read More

Podcast: Drone builders, hacking for good and ebola vaccine trial concludes

Drone swarms that could print buildings, exploring the Advanced Hackspace and getting the final vaccination in an Ebola trial. The podcast is presente..Read More

Columbia Experts Tackle Many Aspects of Ebola
Columbia News

On Nov. 11, Dr. Craig Spencer, New York’s first and thus far only diagnosed case of Ebola, was released from Bellevue Hospital Center where his recove..Read More


Imperial College London

Dr Nathalie MacDermott (centre) outside Ebola clinic Nearly 23,000 children have lost parents to Ebola in the crisis-hit countries, according to figur..Read More

HEAL Initiative Aims to Address Global Shortage of Health Care Workers
UCSF School Of Medicine

Major disasters such as the 2010 Haiti earthquake or the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa often highlight the need for well-trained health care work..Read More

UCSF Global Food Initiative Fellows Tackle Food Insecurity’s Impact on Infectious Diseases
UCSF School Of Medicine

Three UC San Francisco research fellows are exploring the role food insecurity plays in poor health related to infectious diseases, as part of the Uni..Read More

When Disaster Strikes
UCSF School Of Medicine

Behind makeshift orange fencing, the Ebola isolation unit in Bo, Sierra Leone, lies shrouded in a haze of smoke from the constant fires burning contam..Read More

How Irv Weissman learned to figure things out
Stanford Medicine

Irving Weissman had an unconventional start in science. The son of a hardware store operator and grandson of a fur trader, he learned lifelong lessons..Read More

News by Topic

News by Topic Allergic Diseases Antimicrobial Resistance Asthma Autoimmune Diseases Bacterial Infections Biodefense and Related Programs Dr. Anthony S..Read More

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Safe, Prompts Immune Response

​An early-stage clinical trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine conducted at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Walter Reed Army Institut..Read More

Ebola Test Vaccines Appear Safe in Phase 2 Liberian Clinical Trial

Two experimental Ebola vaccines appear to be safe based on evaluation in more than 600 people in Liberia who participated in the first stage of the Pa..Read More

NIH Study Finds No Evidence of Accelerated Ebola Virus Evolution in West Africa

Ebola virus, isolated in November 2014 from patient blood samples obtained in Mali. The virus was isolated on Vero cells in a BSL-4 suite at Rocky Mou..Read More