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

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

Thu, 2014-10-30 20:54

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.

Just let Kaci Hickox have a pizza - Vox

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Tue, 2014-10-28 18:37

National Geographic

Africa's Lions May Be Deemed Threatened in US—Will It Help?
National Geographic
Countries that allow lion hunting would also have to prove that their hunting is well managed and that their revenues support on-the-ground research into lion conservation and local communities. "The burden is on that country to ... The proposed ...
African lions: The last big endangered catTech Times
Wildlife agency moves to list African lion as threatenedPhilly.com
US May List African Lions as Endangered SpeciesPaw Nation
AmmoLand.com -PR Newswire (press release) -Yahoo News UK
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Medical Research Institute Contributes to Vaccine Development Effort - Department of Defense

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

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 ...

What's in a name? Everything -- if you're a fruit fly - EurekAlert (press release)

Tue, 2014-10-28 08:10

UN News Centre

What's in a name? Everything -- if you're a fruit fly
EurekAlert (press release)
A global research effort has finally resolved a major biosecurity issue: four of the world's most destructive agricultural pests are actually one and the same. For twenty years some of the world's most damaging pest fruit flies have been almost ...
Four in one – new discovery on pest fruit fliesStarAfrica.com

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Ebola and the Vast Viral Universe - New York Times

Mon, 2014-10-27 21:22

New York Times

Ebola and the Vast Viral Universe
New York Times
Advances in microscopy have allowed scientists like Sriram Subramaniam and colleagues at the National Cancer Institute to look at the workings of tiny viruses. In this ... It was the primordial viral “collective,” said Luis P. Villarreal, director of ...

How some exposure to Ebola could lead to immunity - Fox News

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:22

Fox News

How some exposure to Ebola could lead to immunity
Fox News
When a virus does move form an animal to a human, "Usually what happens is nothing the virus dies because it is not suited to our bodies," Reluga told Live Science. "But every once in a while, the virus makes the transition and starts infecting cells ...

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Kaci Hickox, Nurse Under Ebola Quarantine, to Be Released From Newark ... - Wall Street Journal

Mon, 2014-10-27 15:45

Wall Street Journal

Kaci Hickox, Nurse Under Ebola Quarantine, to Be Released From Newark ...
Wall Street Journal
So, according to "Dr." Christie, a health care worker who treated Ebola patients in W. Africa must be quarantined, even if he or she shows no symptoms (and therefore cannot communicate the disease to anyone else). What about the health care workers ...
White House says has concerns about New York, New Jersey Ebola quarantine ...Yahoo News
Governors back home quarantine for Ebola workersWPEC
AP News in Brief at 8:58 pm EDTThegardenisland.com

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Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon - Forbes

Mon, 2014-10-27 11:28

Forbes

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon
Forbes
“Bushmeat,” or portions of roasted meat from a variety of wild animals, is considered by many to be a delicacy in Africa, and in a continent where hunger is widespread, it is also a necessity for many hungry people. After several months of medical ...

An ancient rift among giraffes gives us clues on how to conserve them - BMC Pediatrics (blog)

Mon, 2014-10-27 11:03

BMC Pediatrics (blog)

An ancient rift among giraffes gives us clues on how to conserve them
BMC Pediatrics (blog)
The number of giraffe subspecies, and the relationship between them, remains controversial. Research, published in BMC Evolutionary Biology, uses a new analysis of mitochondrial DNA to help resolve these questions, with implications for the ...