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Airborne Ebolavirus

Airborne Ebola: A Flight of Fancy

Like the cockroach after a nuclear blast, the airborne ebolavirus debate just won’t die. Many mentions in the media in the last few weeks, including the NYT and CIDRAP articles have further fueled the debate with references to a 2012 … [Read More]

Anthrax Cells

Using Anthrax to Deliver Cancer Drugs

Bacillus anthracis bacteria have very efficient machinery for injecting toxic proteins into cells, leading to the potentially deadly infection known as anthrax. A team of MIT researchers has now hijacked that delivery system for a different … [Read More]

DARPA Fold Fx Program

Scripps Scores 7.9M from DARPA Fold F(x) Program

Scientists from both campuses of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have been awarded a total of $7.9 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the U.S. Department of Defense. The two teams will build what is, … [Read More]

ExactID DNA Forensics from Battelle

Game-Changing DNA Forensics Technology

Every year, investigators collect tens of thousands of biological samples from crime scenes that may hold valuable clues to solving criminal cases. Unlocking those clues now is easier thanks to a revolutionary new software solution … [Read More]

Salmonella Pathogen Detection

FDA Sponsors Food Safety Innovation Challenge

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for potential breakthrough ideas on how to find disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce. The 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge was developed under the … [Read More]

Black Death Bubonic Plague Illustration

Ancient Plague Provides New Insights

Dangerous new pathogens such as the Ebola virus invoke scary scenarios of deadly epidemics, but even ancient scourges such as the bubonic plague are still providing researchers with new insights on how the body responds to infections. In … [Read More]