Richard Harris Award-winning journalist Richard Harris reports on biomedical research for NPR's newsmagazines, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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Magnified 25,000 times, this digitally colorized scanning electron micrograph shows Ebola virus particles (green) budding from an infected cell (blue). CDC/NIAD hide caption

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Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

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Doctor With Ebola In Isolation At New York Hospital

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This experimental Ebola vaccine, developed by the U.S. government, is just one of several undergoing small-scale, preliminary testing. University of Maryland School of Medicine/AP hide caption

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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

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Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Feel At Risk For Getting Ebola

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Chemistry Nobel Given To Scientists For Work On Optical Microscope

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Nobel Committee: 3 Scientists Win Chemistry Prize

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Dallas Ebola Patient Receives Experimental Drug

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A man stands above a new Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. Health workers in Liberia, the hardest-hit nation, have turned people away from treatment units because of shortages of beds and staff. Pascal Guyot/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will The Ebola Case In Dallas Lead To A U.S. Outbreak?

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CDC Announces First Case Of Ebola Diagnosed In U.S.

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Some potential new Ebola drugs will be tested at treatment centers like this one run by Doctors Without Borders near Monrovia. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

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Dr. Harold Varmus, a Nobel Prize winner, cancer biologist and director of the National Cancer Institute. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis

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Coalitions of patient advocates now help steer research funding toward particular projects. Lilli Carré for NPR hide caption

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Breast Cancer Patients Seek More Control Over Research Agenda

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Ian Glomski outside his home in Charlottesville, Va., where hops grow in his garden. He quit an academic career in microbiology to start a liquor distillery. Richard Harris/NPR hide caption

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