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Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

Aug 1, 2015

Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said Friday, possibly heralding “the beginning of the end” for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands. The serum was 100 percent effective after a week in the ...

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Jul 29, 2015

Vaccine for MERS shows promise in animal tests

Researchers in the United States trying to develop a vaccine against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) virus say they have had early signs of success in animal experiments. Using a two-step approach in mice and rhesus macaques, scientists at the vaccine research ...

Jul 29, 2015

Students find 560,000-year-old tooth in French cave

Two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a prehistoric cave in southwestern France, a discovery praised by archaeologists as the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country and being rare from that period in Europe. The ...