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Richard Harris

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Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Feel At Risk For Getting Ebola

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Forty percent of Americans say they feel at risk for getting Ebola but most say they are likely to survive if they get prompt treatment, according to a poll by the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Chemistry Nobel Given To Scientists For Work On Optical Microscope

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Three scientists will share the prize for developing microscopes that can study living cells in fine detail. Working independently, they took on a problem that many had assumed couldn't be solved.

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Nobel Committee: 3 Scientists Win Chemistry Prize

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."

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Dallas Ebola Patient Receives Experimental Drug

Monday, October 06, 2014

Brincidofovir has only been tested against Ebola in the lab and has not yet been tested in animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its experimental use on an emergency basis.

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Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.

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Will The Ebola Case In Dallas Lead To A U.S. Outbreak?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A man who had come from Liberia is now in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. Health officials in the U.S. say they are confident that this case will not trigger a wider outbreak.

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CDC Announces First Case Of Ebola Diagnosed In U.S.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the man traveled from Liberia and fell ill in Dallas. He is now in strict isolation at a hospital in the city.

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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.

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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The answer, this time, isn't simply more cash, says Dr. Harold Varmus, director of the National Cancer Institute. Instead, changing the way research money is distributed might fix systemic problems.

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Breast Cancer Patients Seek More Control Over Research Agenda

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tired of waiting for a cure for breast cancer, a coalition of activists now leans hard on Congress to steer money to particular research projects. Critics say that approach may miss promising leads.

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A Scientist's Journey From Beer To Microbiology To Bourbon-Making

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

When his home-brew tasted bad, a college student decided to pursue microbiology. After more than a decade as a scientist, he's going back to brewing — but this time, he's moving up to bourbon.

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Too Few University Jobs For America's Young Scientists

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

So, you want to be a science professor? Good luck. Highly educated, relatively low-paid postdoctoral fellows may drive U.S. biomedical research, but they're training for jobs that don't exist.

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Patients Vulnerable When Cash-Strapped Scientists Cut Corners

Monday, September 15, 2014

A shrinking pool of grant money for medical research has led competing applicants to oversell weak scientific findings, critics say. The result: Many experimental treatments are worthless.

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Built In Better Times, University Labs Now Lack Research Funding

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

When the National Institutes of Health budget doubled, some schools scrambled to build new laboratory buildings. But the funding has declined, leaving institutions struggling to pay for the buildings.

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When Scientists Give Up

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

They were talented, idealistic risk-takers on the road to what they thought would be important medical discoveries. But when the funding for risk-takers dried up, these two academics called it quits.

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U.S. Science Suffering From Booms And Busts In Funding

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

The federal budget for bioscience has undergone big swings since 2000. Some scientists are now out of work and others are abandoning the ambitious, creative ideas that fuel discovery.

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Why Ebola Is Making It Harder To Provide Good Health Care

Thursday, August 21, 2014

People are afraid to go to the doctor. Clinics have lost staff to the virus. Basic supplies aren't there. Ebola will have an impact on everything from malaria treatment to maternal health.

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Even With $100 Million, WHO Says It Will Take Months To Control Ebola

Friday, August 15, 2014

The WHO has called for donations to help contain the outbreak. But money is just the first step. The challenges run from finding the right staff to prepping neighboring countries just in case.

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