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Research Round-Up

Weekly Research Round Up #2: January 8-14

Welcome to the second week of research round up, where I look back on some of the interesting research papers I happened to read this week. Notice a pattern yet? Yeah… I am working on a lot of antimicrobial resistance related stuff! 1. Series on Antimicrobial Resistance in The Lancet: The series on the rising… Keep Reading

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Turning to the "Infected Jelly" to Treat Ebola

The NEJM has come out with a very interesting paper: Evaluation of Convalescent Plasma for Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea. The explosive outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa last year had hijacked the headlines and media space in a big way. Multiple solutions were touted, including the vaccine trial STRIVE. Few articles, however, looked… Keep Reading

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STRIVE to Control Ebola

The Sierra Leone Trial to Introduce a Vaccine Against Ebola (STRIVE) has started recruiting volunteers to test for the effectiveness of the vaccine. About 6,000 healthcare and other frontline workers will be enrolled in STRIVE to receive the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine, which uses the vesicular stomatitis virus to carry a non-infectious Zaire ebola virus gene, hopefully… Keep Reading

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