Robert McCollum Dies

Robert McCollum, a viral researcher, has died, reports the New York Times. He was 85. McCollum was part of a team at Yale University in the 1950s that discovered that the polio virus circulated in the blood before entering the spinal column — a finding that paved the way for a vaccine, the Times notes. McCollum then studied hepatitis and was able to tell the difference between serum hepatitis from transfusions and infectious hepatitis.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

In Science this week: International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium publishes the bread wheat cultivar Chinese Spring reference genome, and more.

At his FDA Law Blog, Jeffrey Gibbs discusses FDA's technical assistance for the draft Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act.

The New York Times reports that genetic testing has uncovered unfaithful penguins at a Utah aquarium.

Cancer researcher loses funding under new Wellcome Trust anti-bullying policies, the Guardian reports.