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Tobacco plant may be key to Ebola drugs - WTAE Pittsburgh

Fri, 2014-10-03 14:30

WTAE Pittsburgh

Tobacco plant may be key to Ebola drugs
WTAE Pittsburgh
... and heart disease. But in recent years the plant's tarnished reputation is getting a makeover from the development of pharmaceuticals through an effective, swift and cost-cutting technique that has been dubbed "biopharming. ... That may change as ...
Six things to know about efforts to develop a drug to treat EbolaWRTV Indianapolis

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Scientists check the engine of cheetahs, animal world's 'Ferrari' - KFGO

Fri, 2014-10-03 13:27

Scientists check the engine of cheetahs, animal world's 'Ferrari'
KFGO
Scientists have now taken a bit of a look under the hood of these feline Ferraris to gauge how much energy they burn as they traverse their African habitats and to gain insight into factors that may be contributing to their precipitous population ...

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HIV pandemic was created by 'perfect storm' of factors, study reveals - The Independent

Fri, 2014-10-03 07:47

The Independent

HIV pandemic was created by 'perfect storm' of factors, study reveals
The Independent
Scientists believe the findings have finally nailed the origin of the Aids pandemic to a single source, a colonial-era city then called Leopoldville which had become the biggest urban centre in Central Africa and a bustling focus for trade, including a ...
How AIDS first spreadThe Economist
After over 30 years, exact location of HIV's first appearance pinpointed by ...Times of India
Global HIV pandemic may originate in Kinshasa: studyXinhua
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