The First FDA-Approved Ebola Vaccine: Another Animal Research Victory

The First FDA-Approved Ebola Vaccine: Another Animal Research Victory

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, the FDA announced the approval of Ervebo, the first FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of the Ebola virus disease. The new vaccine protects against the Zaire species of Ebola virus, which is responsible for more than 11,000 deaths in West Africa between 2014 and 2016, and over 2,200 deaths in […]

Measles outbreak in United States and Europe: The dangerous result of science-denial

Measles outbreak in United States and Europe: The dangerous result of science-denial

The measles virus is untreatable. In about 30 percent of affected patients, many of whom are infants and children, complications can lead to blindness, as well as pneumonia and inflammation of the brain—both of which are potentially fatal. Despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

My Story: Why I Do What I Do (Part 2)

My Story: Why I Do What I Do (Part 2)