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Semen Protects HIV from Microbicide Attack

Semen Protects HIV from Microbicide Attack

Microbicides that kill HIV in the lab often fail in clinical trials. A study finds that semen may be the culprit. Cynthia Graber reports

 

November 14, 2014 — Cynthia Graber
Doctors Without Borders Fight on Ebola's Front Lines

Doctors Without Borders Fight on Ebola's Front Lines

Scientific American health and medicine correspondent Dina Fine Maron talks with Armand Sprecher of Doctors Without Borders, who has fought Ebola in Guinea and Liberia. And Steve talks Ebola with Stanford's David Relman, chair of the Forum on Microbial Threats of the Institute of Medicine
 

November 14, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron and Steve Mirsky
Mali Quarantines Dozens after Ebola Kills 2nd Victim

Mali Quarantines Dozens after Ebola Kills 2nd Victim

Authorities quarantined dozens of people at the home of a 25-year-old nurse who died from Ebola in the capital, Bamako, and at the clinic where he treated an imam from Guinea who died with Ebola-like symptoms

November 12, 2014
How Ebola Strains West Africa’s Infrastructure

How Ebola Strains West Africa’s Infrastructure

An Ebola patient produces up to 40 times more waste than other patients. This and other challenges, including too-small airstrips, complicate the fight against the virus

November 7, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
Ebola Expert Update

Ebola Expert Update

Scientific American health and medicine correspondent Dina Fine Maron talks about Ebola with tropical medicine and infectious disease expert Daniel Bausch of Tulane University at the annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

 

November 5, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron and Steve Mirsky
Plan Now for Future Ebola Outbreaks

Plan Now for Future Ebola Outbreaks

Diagnostics, vaccines and new drugs could vastly improve the way future Ebola outbreaks manifest in Africa, according to emerging infectious disease expert Jeremy Farrar. Steve Mirsky reports

 

October 31, 2014 — Steve Mirsky
Hints of Progress in the Ebola Fight

Hints of Progress in the Ebola Fight

The number of Ebola cases appear to be dropping in Liberia—but what will it take to stamp out the disease?

October 31, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron
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