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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January


The World Health Organization says that efforts are on track to distribute an experimental Ebola vaccine in West Africa in January. Two potential vaccines are now being tested for safety in people, and Russia is developing another one. While quantities will be limited, scientists say even a relatively small supply of vaccine can help bring the epidemic under control. Read More

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Ebola And Medical Mistakes


After two weeks of fearful medical news, Texas got some relief today. A sheriff’s deputy tested negative for Ebola. And no one else is showing symptoms.

That gives doctors and medical officials a little breathing room and a chance to look back at what might have gone wrong in the case of Thomas Eric Duncan.

In particular, why he was released hours after his first visit to the ER.

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Forensic Investigators Go Nano And Embrace The Joy Stick


New technology out of Texas is making it harder for criminals to cover their tracks. A University of North Texas chemistry professor has created a device for the U.S. Department of Justice to analyze the tiny particles of inks, paints, and other materials criminals use to create counterfeit documents. It’s called a nanomanipulator.

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Meet the Team

KERA News

Lauren Silverman

Lauren Silverman

Reporter/Blogger

Lauren Silverman came to KERA this spring to cover health, science and technology after three years with NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered in Washington D.C. Lauren produced national stories on everything from the politics of climate change to the future of online education, including a piece on neighborhood farms in Compton, Calif., that won a National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award. She’s written and recorded stories in English and Spanish for a variety of news outlets, including American Public Media’s Marketplace and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Latino USA.

Sam Baker

Sam Baker

Senior Editor/Morning Edition Host

Sam Baker worked in commercial television for six years before moving to public broadcasting. The Beaumont native was News Director and Morning Edition host at KWGS-FM in Tulsa, Okla., for three years before joining KERA in 1991. He hosts and produces the station’s Vital Signs series, edits radio commentaries and has produced KERA versions of the NPR series This I Believe and StoryCorps. He also was the longtime host of KERA-TV’s Emmy Award-winning public affairs program On the Record. He won a 2008 regional Emmy for KERA’s Sharing the Power: A Voter’s Voice Special, and also has earned honors from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters and the Public Radio News Directors.


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ABOUT THIS BLOG

“Breakthroughs” is a KERA News project devoted to the latest innovations in health, science and technology — with a North Texas accent. We’ll focus on medical breakthroughs rooted in hospitals, clinics and labs throughout North Texas. We’ll explore the science labs and tech centers that anchor the region. And we’ll have some fun. You’ll find stories on everything from doctors using proton beams to treat cancer to patients using iPhone apps to monitor eye disease to a boat made of recycled water bottles that crossed the Pacific and landed for good in downtown Dallas. You have a key role in this blog: Share your stories, suggestions and questions – tweet #KERAbreakthroughs.

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