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16 HOURS AGO - Washington Post

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Now that Ebola is in the U.S., are we ready?

Arthur Caplan, director of the Division of Medical Ethics in New York University’s Langone Medical Center, offers five ethical points to consider. A case like this was bound to happen. A few more are likely given the ability to travel easily from nation to nation. There will be calls to restrict travel but that is not needed. What is needed ...

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23 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Plant-based vaccines challenge big pharma for $3 billion flu market

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two tiny companies are preparing to challenge some of the world's largest drug makers in the battle for dominance in the $3 billion global market for influenza vaccines, armed with little more than tiny tobacco plants. The use of plants to produce life-saving pharmaceuticals captured global attention when it was revealed that the ...

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SEP 30, 2014 - Washington Times

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Shares of companies testing Ebola vaccines rise

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of companies that are studying potential vaccines for Ebola climbed after federal officials announced that the first case of the disease has been diagnosed in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control said a patient being treated at a hospital in Dallas tested ...

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SEP 29, 2014 - New York Daily News

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Scientists grapple with ethics in rush to release Ebola vaccines

Normally it takes years to prove a new vaccine is both safe and effective before it can be used in the field. But with hundreds of people dying a day in the worst ever outbreak of Ebola, there is no time to wait.

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SEP 28, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Failed cancer vaccines might live again with new immune drugs

By Ben Hirschler MADRID (Reuters) - Using vaccines to fight cancer is a field littered with failures but experts believe it is possible the approach could get a new lease of life if such shots are combined with a new class of drugs called checkpoint inhibitors. Unlike traditional preventative vaccines, therapeutic cancer vaccines are designed for people with established disease ...

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