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Medical Research

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  • NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans

    NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans
    The National Institutes of Health has announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by the Ebola virus, which is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths throughout West Africa. NIH Director Francis Collins...
  • New Pakistan law will likely worsen torture by police [Commentary]

    Police in Faisalabad, Pakistan's third largest city, tortured more than 1,400 people during a six-year period, according to a report researched and written by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School, for Justice...
  • Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]

    Vaccination myths endanger everyone [Commentary]
    This month more than 50 million American children will report to our public and elementary school systems to begin another school year, bringing with them not only new books, laptops, smartphones and iPads, but also their parents' hopes and dreams for a...
  • Morgan football player died of heat stroke, autopsy shows

    Morgan football player died of heat stroke, autopsy shows
    Autopsy results showing that Morgan State University football player Marquese Meadow died of heat stroke have prompted his mother to question whether coaches and trainers monitored the heat at practice or gave players enough water breaks. Meadow, an 18-...
  • New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses

    New genetic test helps identify some mystery illnesses
    William Smith's disease has grim milestones. At 2, the Gambrills triplet known as Mick couldn't walk or talk as well as his siblings. In kindergarten, he started losing language and motor skills. At 12, he needed a wheelchair and a feeding tube....
  • Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network

    Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network
    Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert Gallo sought a way to prepare for future outbreaks — founding the Baltimore-based Global Virus Network in...
  • Inner city kids more likely to suffer food allergies

    Inner city kids more likely to suffer food allergies
    Inner city kids appear to suffer more from food allergies than the general population, according to new research lead by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Researchers had already found that kids in four large cities are more vulnerable to asthma...
  • Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade

    Md. requires new shots for kindergarten, 7th grade
    Students entering kindergarten and seventh grade in Maryland will have to add new shots to their lists of things to do before heading back to school this month. Vaccines required for all school-age children in Maryland include tetanus, diphtheria,...
  • In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States....
  • Psychedelics have way more potential than medical marijuana [Letter]

    Psychedelics have way more potential than medical marijuana [Letter]
    Op-ed writer Nate Greenslit is exactly correct in arguing that it would benefit the proponents of the use of psychedelics to focus the discussion toward the treatment of medical ailments ("Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana?" Aug. 6). However,...
  • Smallpox virus stocks are dangerous [Commentary]

    Smallpox virus stocks are dangerous [Commentary]
    The only known stocks of the deadly smallpox virus are now kept in two designated research laboratories, one in Russia and one in the United States. This has troubled many who believe that destruction of the virus would provide greater assurance that it...
  • Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]

    Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]
    Since smallpox was eradicated from the human population in 1980, the only labs permitted and known to currently have stocks of the virus are the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., and VECTOR, a Soviet-era bioweapon lab that now carries out...