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Why Scapegoating Bats Is A Big Mistake For Human Health - Huffington Post

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Huffington Post

Why Scapegoating Bats Is A Big Mistake For Human Health
Huffington Post
Even before allegations emerged that West Africa's Ebola outbreak may have originated in bats, public opinion of the animal was hardly glowing. Years as a Halloween icon cast a dark shadow over the flying mammal's reputation. But leading experts in ...

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Maine judge rejects quarantine for Hickox, dismisses 'bad science, misinformation' - Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-31 20:23

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)

Maine judge rejects quarantine for Hickox, dismisses 'bad science, misinformation'
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
The order includes scientists and health-care experts who had been planning to attend a high-level conference on tropical diseases scheduled in New Orleans Nov. 2-6. Several experts from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control ...
Why Ebola Aid Workers Are Quarantining Themselves When Scientists Say They ...Huffington Post
Ebola: Nurse Beats Quarantine PushMedPage Today

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Pentagon Request Shows Scant Science Supports White House's Ebola ... - Foreign Policy

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-31 19:33

Foreign Policy

Pentagon Request Shows Scant Science Supports White House's Ebola ...
Foreign Policy
The Defense Department is seeking research that shows federal public-health officials and the broader medical community have a limited understanding of the Ebola virus, despite their assurances that the public should not panic about the deadly disease.

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Zoo Welcomes Two Rare Baby Animals (PHOTOS) - The Weather Channel

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:29

The Weather Channel

Zoo Welcomes Two Rare Baby Animals (PHOTOS)
The Weather Channel
Populations of kudu, long-horned antelope typically found throughout eastern and southern Africa, are dropping due to habitat loss, hunting and predation, reports The Nature Conservancy. "Their habitats are used for charcoal burning and farming, and ...

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Ebola Should Have Never Left Africa - Brookings Institution

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-31 14:04

Ebola Should Have Never Left Africa
Brookings Institution
It is now spreading to other countries, although it is unlikely to be a major crisis outside Africa because response systems are in place in many countries. What is so problematic is that a small amount of intervention initially by the world community ...

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Scientists catch fruit fly disguising itself as four distinct species - Alaska Dispatch

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-31 13:40

RedOrbit

Scientists catch fruit fly disguising itself as four distinct species
Alaska Dispatch
"This outcome has major implications for global plant biosecurity, especially for developing countries in Africa and Asia," the study's lead author, Mark Schutze, of the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre and the Queensland University of ...
Four fruit fly species found to be the sameAustralian Life Scientist
What's In A Name? Everything - If You're A Fruit FlyRedOrbit
Four in One - New Discovery On Pest Fruit FliesAllAfrica.com

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E. Africa scientists conduct research on disease resistant Napier - Coastweek

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-31 12:40

E. Africa scientists conduct research on disease resistant Napier
Coastweek
NAIROBI, (Xinhua) -- Scientists in East Africa are currently conducting research in order to select a disease resistant Napier grass variety, a Kenyan researcher revealed on Tuesday. Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) Senior ...

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Health|Genes Influence How Mice React to Ebola, Study Says In 'Significant ... - New York Times

Africa research news - Fri, 2014-10-31 00:24

International Business Times

Health|Genes Influence How Mice React to Ebola, Study Says In 'Significant ...
New York Times
The study, published online Thursday by the journal Science, is “a significant advance,” said Dr. James Musser, director of the Center for Molecular and Translational Human Infectious Diseases Research at Houston Methodist Research Institute. Using ...
Ebola Resistance In Mice: Why Some People Survive DiseaseForbes
Why Do Some Die From Ebola and Others Survive?Newsweek
Death or Full Recovery? Ebola Outcome May Depend on Your GenesLive Science
Washington Post -International Business Times -The Japan Times
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Just let Kaci Hickox have a pizza - Vox

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-10-30 20:23

Just let Kaci Hickox have a pizza
Vox
Update: This story now has a happy ending. Just around the time this article went live — about 20 hours after nurse Kaci Hickox requested a pizza — a Bangor Daily News reporter tweeted this photo of the pizza being delivered. The company apparently ...

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Scientists catch fruit fly disguising itself as four distinct species - Christian Science Monitor

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-10-30 19:42

Christian Science Monitor

Scientists catch fruit fly disguising itself as four distinct species
Christian Science Monitor
"This outcome has major implications for global plant biosecurity, especially for developing countries in Africa and Asia," the study's lead author, Mark Schutze, of the Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre and the Queensland University of ...
What's In A Name? Everything - If You're A Fruit FlyRedOrbit
Four in One - New Discovery On Pest Fruit FliesAllAfrica.com
Four Of The Most Destructive Farm Pests Are Actually One Speciesio9

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Ebola Exacerbates West Africa's Poverty Crisis - Scientific American

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-10-30 13:19

Ebola Exacerbates West Africa's Poverty Crisis
Scientific American
"One of the best ways to interrupt the spread in Africa is people identifying themselves as potentially infectious and showing up for medical attention," explained Robert Kanter, a research scientist at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness ...

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Alltech Crop Science acquires South African distributor - agprofessional.com

Africa research news - Thu, 2014-10-30 12:21

Alltech Crop Science acquires South African distributor
agprofessional.com
For nearly 20 years Alltech Crop Science has conducted research on 69 cultivars in 29 countries to form the scientific basis for its products. Its North American brand portfolio – Agro-Mos, Compost-Aid, Complex-Aid, Crop-Set, Grain-Set, Soil-Set and ...

The Ebola vaccine: Are we there yet? - Fox News

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-10-29 16:06

United States Army (press release)

The Ebola vaccine: Are we there yet?
Fox News
As the death toll for Ebola nears 5,000 in West Africa, scientists are scrambling to design and approve a vaccine that can halt this epidemic. The traditional drug approval process in the U.S. can take years, as it first must go through animal trials ...
Army scientists striving to develop Ebola vaccineUnited States Army (press release)
Ebola Shots on Lake Geneva for $845 Test Vaccine SupportBloomberg
GlaxoSmithKline, Amgen Inc. lead race for Ebola drugsCity Index
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International Researchers Find Major Fruit Fly Pests to be the Same Species - Entomology Today

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-10-29 14:39

ABC Online

International Researchers Find Major Fruit Fly Pests to be the Same Species
Entomology Today
These species cause incalculable damage to horticultural industries and food security across Asia, Africa, the Pacific, and parts of South America, so in 2009 a coordinated research effort got underway to definitively resolve the differences, if any ...
Four Of The Most Destructive Farm Pests Are Actually One Speciesio9
Four in One - New Discovery On Pest Fruit FliesAllAfrica.com
Scientists find four fruit fly species believed to threaten Australia's ...ABC Online
EurekAlert (press release) -Shanghai Daily (subscription)
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Turning the Tide for Great White Sharks - UConn Today (blog)

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-10-29 13:09

UConn Today (blog)

Turning the Tide for Great White Sharks
UConn Today (blog)
Having a chance to work closely with these iconic animals, Perkins admits, is a rarity in this particularly competitive area of marine science research. While he founded Shark Bay Research Trust last year to help fund his research, he is also eager to ...

These strange hillocks might be the work of gophers, termites, or something ... - BBC News

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-10-29 12:25

These strange hillocks might be the work of gophers, termites, or something ...
BBC News
Standing in a native prairie near the city of Olympia, Washington, the view resembles an expanse of giant grass-covered bubble wrap. Broad ... "If you consider that many of our landscapes here are very nutrient-poor, you have these landscapes that are ...

Research: Identifying animal-to-human transmitted diseases - WorldPoultry.net

Africa research news - Wed, 2014-10-29 11:04

Research: Identifying animal-to-human transmitted diseases
WorldPoultry.net
As a currently under explored area, the research is vital to improve our ability to identify viruses. Beneficial to researchers involved in the study of animal-to-human transmitted viruses, disease diagnostics and epidemiology, the three-year project ...

Africa's Lions May Be Deemed Threatened in US—Will It Help? - National Geographic

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-10-28 18:37

National Geographic

Africa's Lions May Be Deemed Threatened in US—Will It Help?
National Geographic
Even if lions are listed as threatened, U.S. hunters could still import lions that they had killed in Africa as trophies—as long as they get permits from countries with a "scientifically sound" approach to managing lions, according to the Fish and ...
African Lions Face Extinction by 2050, Could Gain Endangered Species Act ...Scientific American (blog)
African lions: The last big endangered catTech Times
Wildlife agency moves to list African lion as threatenedPhilly.com
Paw Nation -Yahoo News UK
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Medical Research Institute Contributes to Vaccine Development Effort - Department of Defense

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-10-28 17:19

Medical Research Institute Contributes to Vaccine Development Effort
Department of Defense
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 – No vaccines or drugs are available yet to protect people worldwide against Ebola virus disease, but two potential vaccines are in human safety testing, and scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious ...
USAMRIID Scientists to Evaluate Nanoviricides Anti-Ebola Drug CandidatesAZoNano.com

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Swiss agency approves trial for Ebola vaccine - WANE

Africa research news - Tue, 2014-10-28 13:30

WANE

Swiss agency approves trial for Ebola vaccine
WANE
Clinical safety trials with this experimental Ebola vaccine have already begun in healthy human volunteers in Mali, the United Kingdom and the United States of America after showing very promising results in animal research. It is expected that further ...