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Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
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Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
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Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
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Ian Lipkin is director of the Center for Infection & Immunity at Columbia University and an expert in molecular techniques to discover new pathogens. Lipkin and his team have discovered hundreds of new infectious agents.
Vincent Munster is chief of the Virus Ecology Unit at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton, Montana, which is part of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He studies the ecology of emerging viruses, including Ebola and Nipah, both in the field and the lab.
Martin Enserink is a contributing editor for Science based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He specializes in infectious diseases and global health and has covered many disease outbreaks.