Experimental Ebola vaccine passes 1st hurdle in U.S.

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TORONTO – A single dose of a U.S.-designed Ebola vaccine may be protective against the disease, a new study suggests. But the research also appears to indicate that dose will have to be relatively large, which may present problems for the vaccine.

The study found that people who got the higher of two doses tested in the trial developed immune responses that look similar to those seen in vaccinated non-human primates who survive exposure to what should have been lethal doses of Ebola. Many of them also developed mild to moderate side-effects.

The vaccine was created by scientists at the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and is being developed by Pharma giant GSK, formerly known as GlaxoSmithKline. The study was published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Run Sackboy! Run! available now on PS Vita, Android, iOS

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Run Sackboy! Run! is a free-to-play, platform survival game built exclusively for PS Vita and mobile devices, in which you can earn exclusive costumes for Little Big Planet 3.

The Negativitron (best name ever; that big nasty vacuum cleaner who sucks up all the creativity) is back, wreaking havoc on Craftworld and nipping at the heels of Sackboy. Using simple tap and swipe gestures, you’ll speed through three iconic worlds — the Gardens, the Canyons and Avalonia — evading danger for as long you can. Anyone can enjoy the game, but as Sackboy charges along at top speed, you’re going to need super-quick reactions to keep him on course and out of trouble.

Collect as many bubbles as you can as you speed through Craftworld, and then use your bubbles to buy special costumes and upgrades. Each of the game’s costumes has built in store multiplies, meaning you don’t…

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Divers find body in sunken South Korean ferry; 28 still missing

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SEOUL, South Korea – Divers found another body trapped in a sunken South Korean ferry Tuesday as the search for more than two dozen missing passengers resumed after strong winds and waves halted the effort for three days.

Searchers have found 276 bodies, and 28 passengers remain missing. Most of the victims were students from a single high school south of Seoul. Improved weather allowed the search to resume early Tuesday, government task force spokesman Ko Myung-seok said.

Nearly a month after the ferry sank, the search teams have been hampered by bad weather, floating debris inside the ship and, lately, the vessel’s deterioration. According to Ko, it has been difficult to enter some of the rooms because waterlogged walls have partially collapsed and blocked passages.

Only 172 people, including 22 of the 29 crew members, survived the April 16 disaster. All 15 surviving crew members involved in the…

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