Secrets of Germany's 'Alcatraz' virus island revealed

World / Science & Health Dec 28, 2019

Secrets of Germany's 'Alcatraz' virus island revealed

On a Baltic Sea island once used by the Nazis for biological weapon research, German scientists are developing virus vaccines that could save lives. Access to the island of Riems is highly restricted. Scientists who work there have to have disinfectant showers when entering or ...

Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics

Business Oct 11, 2019

Fund pledges $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB and malaria epidemics

Governments, philanthropists and private firms pledged just over $14 billion Thursday for a plan to save 16 million lives, in a boost for the global fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The money was promised at a replenishment meeting in Lyon, France, of the Global ...

World / Science & Health Feb 2, 2017

Malaria superbugs threaten global control, scientists say

Multidrug-resistant malaria superbugs have taken hold in parts of Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, threatening to undermine progress against the disease, scientists said. The superbugs — malaria parasites that can beat off the best current treatments, artemisinin and piperaquine — have spread throughout Cambodia, with even ...