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    Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes to Aid Zika Response? FDA Plans to Release More Info

    The US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) acting chief scientist told members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday that FDA is investigating all avenues to combat Zika, including a proposal to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida. Scientists expect that the virus, which has swept across Latin America and the Caribbean, will eventually reach US shores, especially in states like Texas and Florida that have experienced outbreaks of dengu...
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    How NIH Hopes to Make Running Global Clinical Trials Easier for Everyone

    The National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has launched a new website meant to make complying with clinical trial regulations around the world substantially easier. The tool, quietly launched by the agency last month, is known as ClinRegs . As described by NIAID officials, it's an "online database of country-specific clinical research regulatory information designed to save time and effort in pla...
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    Leprosy––Not Yet Consigned to History

    The word leprosy brings to mind a gruesome disease that separates its sufferers from society and continues to strike fear into communities, much like Ebola. While the genome for leprosy has been sequenced and there is a drug cocktail that effectively cures the disease, its mode of transmission still is unknown. A disease that dates back through millennia, leprosy so far has eluded efforts to find the final piece of information that might eradicate it from the world per...