Smallpox

Morning Break: Trebek Needs More Chemo; Smallpox Lab Explosion; 'poop Shame'

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Wannacry Is Still The Smallpox Of Infosec. But The Latest Strain (sort Of) Immunises Its Victims

Whatever you do, don't pay the ransom Analysis  WannaCry – the file-scrambling ransomware that infamously locked up Britain's NHS and a bunch of other organisations worldwide in May 2017 – is still a live-ish threat to this day, infosec...
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Here's How Emergent Biosolutions Procured A Higher Price Today

Shares of Emergent BioSolutions (NYSE: EBS) are up 14% at 11:55 a.m. EDT after the bioterrorism expert was awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to deliver approximately $2 billion worth of smallpox vaccine ACAM2000...
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Lucas, Jenner, Washington, Shaw

I am thinking about modern macroeconomic methodology again. I am also thinking about the fresh water school of thought. Also I am thinking about aspirin and smallpox. I am going to attempt a nickle summary of the Lucas critique (really a half penny...
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Why Is The Government Allowing Its Own Drug Research To Be Monopolized For Profit?

How do we eradicate HIV/AIDS? One route is a vaccine, but so far that has proved a very difficult research problem. There is an ongoing clinical trial of one promising treatment in South Africa, but unlike the smallpox or polio vaccines, it appears...
Related topics: Medical Research, AIDS, HIV, HIV Vaccine, Virus, Vaccines, Clinical Trials, South Africa

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European Colonizers Killed So Many Indigenous Americans That The Planet Cooled Down, A New Study...

Following Christopher Columbus' arrival in North America in 1492, violence and disease (is this reiterative?) killed 90% of the indigenous population — nearly 55 million people — according to a new study. Diseases like smallpox, measles,...
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Treat Anti-vaxxers Like The Dangerous Conspiracy Theorists They Are

Smallpox, an ancient airborne disease with a terrifying 30 percent fatality rate, afflicted more than 50 million new victims per year in the 1950s. By 1979, smallpox became the first human disease in history to be effectively eradicated. Polio,...
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Poxvirus Hijacks Cell Movement To Spread Infection

Vaccinia virus, a poxvirus closely related to smallpox and monkeypox, tricks cells it has infected into activating their own cell movement mechanism to rapidly spread the virus in cells and mice, according to a new UCL-led study.
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Worst Outbreaks Of All Time

Outbreaks of disease have had a profound effect on human existence. From the time of the pharaohs to the present day, epidemics of diseases like the bubonic plague, cholera, influenza, and smallpox...
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Scientists Freak Out Over Pandemic Potential Of Genetically Engineered Smallpox

Following the release of a paper earlier this year which describes how researchers stitched together segments of DNA in order to revive horsepox - a previously eradicated virus, scientists have been flipping out over the possibility that bad actors...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, DNA, Virus, Virology

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Second Person Diagnosed With Monkeypox In U.k. Likely Contracted Viral Disease In Nigeria

Health authorities have confirmed the second ever case of monkeypox in the U.K. The patient was diagnosed just days after the first case of the disease was announced on Friday. Monkeypox is a rare viral infection similar to human smallpox, which...

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Monkeypox Alert: First Case Of Rare African Virus Confirmed In Uk

UK health officials have claimed that monkeypox, a virus similar to human smallpox that is endemic in Central and Western Africa, has been found in an individual traveling from Nigeria to Britain.
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D.c. Rap Up: Smallpox Rx; Essure Goes Away; Cirrhosis Deaths Spike

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Why The Fda Just Approved A Drug For Smallpox, A Disease That No Longer Exists

Smallpox was eradicated in 1980, but there are at least two remaining stores of the virus: one in the U.S., the other in Russia.
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Health Highlights: July 16, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: First Smallpox Drug Approved by FDA The first drug to treat smallpox has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A massive...
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Has The Anti-vaccine Movement Affected Vaccination Rates?

Vaccines have been hailed by virtually all medical experts, as well as medical historians, as the among the greatest triumphs of public health to occur in the past two centuries. Yet since Jenner first proposed vaccination for smallpox using the...
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Stem Cell Clinics That Blinded Women, Used Smallpox Vaccine Go To War With Feds

Enlarge / FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb had vowed to crackdown on the dubious clinics. (credit: Getty | Zach Gibson) Two stem cell clinics will “vigorously defend” their dubious treatments against civil suits levied this week by the...
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Bill Gates Thinks A Coming Disease Could Kill 30 Million People Within 6 Months — And Says We...

New pathogens emerge all the time. It's becoming easier for small groups to create weaponized diseases. According to Gates, a small group could build a deadlier form of smallpox in a lab. And people constantly hop on planes, making it possible for a...
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Planning For Smallpox Outbreak Must Consider Immunosuppression

New research reveals that the number of people living with weakened immune systems must be examined when planning for the real risk of smallpox re-emerging in the world. The research poses a warning after Canadian scientists last year created a...
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Compound In Red Wine, Chocolate Prevents Smallpox Virus Cousins From Replicating

The secret to stopping some viruses from making people sick might be hidden in red wine and chocolate -- but that doesn't mean having more bonbons and vino is in order, Kansas State University researchers say.
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