Why We Still Don't Have an Ebola Vaccine

Yesterday, the CDC confirmed the first Ebola case diagnosed in the US. The patient, who recently traveled to Liberia, is now isolated in a Dallas hospital. With containment efforts challenging West Africa, and US officials searching for anyone who came in contact with the Dallas patient, where is the Ebola vaccine? » 10/01/14 10:42am Yesterday 10:42am

How the Experimental Ebola Serum Is Being Grown Inside Tobacco Plants

For years, scientists have been looking for cheaper and faster ways to make vaccines, including tinkering with what sounds like an unlikely source: Tobacco plants. In fact, the highly experimental serum given to the two American Ebola patients was created using this novel technique. Here's how it works. » 8/07/14 2:36pm 8/07/14 2:36pm

No, The Man Tested for Ebola in NYC Does Not Have Ebola

The CDC has now officially confirmed that the man in New York who, as of Monday, maybe (but almost certainly not) had Ebola definitely does not have Ebola. While the mention of even a Ebola test set off scary, screaming headlines all over New York, there would be no reason to freak out even if he had tested positive. » 8/06/14 6:51pm 8/06/14 6:51pm

Inside the Isolation Wards That Keep Us Safe From Ebola

Ebola has officially made it to the U.S., and there is still absolutely no reason to freak out. That's in large part thanks to Emory University Hospital's state-of-the-art isolation ward, which is better-equipped to field Ebola cases than any ordinary hospital in the country. Here's a look at the tech that keeps… » 8/05/14 11:50am 8/05/14 11:50am

Tracking an Ebola Outbreak in a City Without Maps

If you Google Map Guéckédou, the Guinean city smack dab in the Ebola virus's deadly domain right now, you'd see just an abstract blotch of beige and yellow. Zoom all the way in on satellite view, and you can barely make out the outlines of buildings. Don't even think about trying Street View. Google Maps simply… » 4/11/14 10:00am 4/11/14 10:00am

Scientists Have Found a Possible Cure for Ebola

Ebola is an incredibly aggressive virus that kills 90 percent of people it infects, and it is often feared that its use as a biological weapon could wipe out millions of people—because it has no known cure. Now, though, scientists are one step closer to finding a solution, because they can now successfully cure… » 6/14/12 7:29am 6/14/12 7:29am