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U.S. speeds up human clinical trials for promising Ebola vaccine
U.S. speeds up human clinical trials for promising Ebola vaccine

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health are accelerating human clinical trials for what scientists hope is a promising new vaccine to combat the deadly Ebola virus. Phase 1 of the clinical trials, which were previously not expected to begin until the end of September, will start early next month in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Fauci said researchers hoped to finish Phase 1 by the end of November rather than January 2015, as originally planned. “We’re dealing with an urgent situation,” Fauci said. “We want to respond as safely as...

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