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Experimental Ebola Vaccine Shows Acceptable Safety, Ability to Generate Immune Response

An experimental Ebola vaccine, which has its first trials at Oxford University has shown an acceptable safety profile as well as the ability to generate an immune response. “The Ebola vaccine was well tolerated. Its safety profile is pretty much as we had hoped,” said professor Adrian Hill of the Jenner Institute at Oxford University who led the trial. The ...

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600 Mutations in Ebola Virus to Make New Drugs Ineffective, Warns Study

As is the case with virus, researchers are apprehensive that the genetic makeup of Ebola in West Africa has undergone several mutations that could potentially make new drugs ineffective to treat the deadly virus. “The (Ebola) virus mutates rapidly,” Jeffrey Kugelman of the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) said in a study. “And it’s an ongoing ...

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Ebola Could End By June in Liberia, Predicts Study

The Ebola epidemic in Liberia could likely to be eliminated by June if the current high rate of hospitalisation and vigilance can be maintained, a new study predicted. The new model, developed by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Pennsylvania State University, includes factors such as the location of infection and treatment, the development of hospital capacity and ...

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Ebola nurse who returned to UK in critical condition, says hospital

Pauline Cafferkey, a British nurse, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone, is now in a critical condition, doctors at the Royal Free Hospital in London said. “The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is sorry to announce that the condition of Pauline Cafferkey has gradually deteriorated over the past two days and is now critical,” hospital officials ...

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2015 Likely to Hold Great Future for Science

As per the reports from a journal Nature, when 2014 turns out to be a great year with discoveries of 3D-printed body parts and scientific breakthroughs like comet landing, 2015 too holds a great future for science. It is in 2015, the world’s most powerful atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), is expected to restart. The machine at CERN, ...

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New Experimental ‘Candidate’ Vaccine to Fight Ebola Virus Offers Fresh Hope

An experimental vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is developed by a group of Russian scientists and its trials are due to be completed in February, said the Director of St. Petersburg-based Research Institute of Influenza on Monday. “The candidate vaccine against Ebola created by a group of young scientists of our institute is undergoing tests for genetic stability,” said ...

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Cancel Outstanding Debt for Ebola-hit Countries, Urges UN

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) recommended to creditors on Monday to cancel the outstanding debt of the three West African countries worst affected by the deadly Ebola epidemic, highlighting that even if those most affected were to register zero economic growth, the impact on Africa as a continent would be minimal. “The impact of the Ebola on ...

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