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Western Montana researchers work to develop Ebola vaccines - The Missoulian

Sun, 2014-08-03 12:45

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Western Montana researchers work to develop Ebola vaccines
The Missoulian
Recent research indicates the virus has existed in African bats for possibly thousands of years. Humans may be getting infected by butchering or eating other jungle animals that have been in contact with the bats. The people can then transmit the ...
Ebola: The Race for a CureGuardian Liberty Voice
Why isn't there a treatment or vaccine for Ebola?WFAA
Ebola Vaccine possible, but many doubts persistGhanaWeb
Pacific Standard -Scientific American
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NJ farmers' basil crop succumbs to fungal infection early this year - The Star-Ledger

Sun, 2014-08-03 10:34

NJ farmers' basil crop succumbs to fungal infection early this year
The Star-Ledger
“I love basil, customers love basil, and it's New Jersey — people love their basil and tomatoes,” said farmer David Zaback of Z Food Farm in Lawrence. He noticed that some of his basil plants were infected about two weeks ago, a month earlier than ...

Dismantling of nuclear plant will cost about $4.4 billion - Press Herald

Sun, 2014-08-03 04:08

Dismantling of nuclear plant will cost about $4.4 billion
Press Herald
SAN DIEGO — Dismantling the San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California will take two decades and cost $4.4 billion, but spent radioactive fuel will be held at the site indefinitely, according to a plan from Southern California Edison. The ...

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Seattle scientists seek an Ebola cure - The Seattle Times

Sun, 2014-08-03 01:12

Seattle scientists seek an Ebola cure
The Seattle Times
She and her colleagues have developed strains of laboratory mice that mimic human populations in terms of their genetic variability. When the mice are infected with Ebola in experiments at the federal Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Montana, the animals ...

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Hamilton scientists working on ebola vaccine - Ravalli Republic

Sat, 2014-08-02 22:13

Hamilton scientists working on ebola vaccine
Ravalli Republic
Recent research indicates the virus has existed in African bats for possibly thousands of years. Humans may be getting infected by butchering or eating other jungle animals that have been in contact with the bats. The people can then transmit the ...

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Warding off lions with cell phones shows African technology boom - Chicago Daily Herald

Sat, 2014-08-02 12:40

Warding off lions with cell phones shows African technology boom
Chicago Daily Herald
Mobile technology is revolutionizing life for many of the more than 1 billion people in Africa for whom services like banking, the Internet and affordable energy were previously considered luxuries, rather than everyday staples. Lights from ... The ...

Ebola virus heading to the US: Here's why you don't need to panic - Los Angeles Times

Sat, 2014-08-02 09:13

Ebola virus heading to the US: Here's why you don't need to panic
Los Angeles Times
With Emory University Hospital in Atlanta planning to receive and treat two U.S. citizens who are sick with the Ebola virus, some Americans have expressed fear that a deadly outbreak -- which has killed at least 729 people in West Africa -- could ...

ISU researcher to test altered bananas - DesMoinesRegister.com

Sat, 2014-08-02 05:27

ISU researcher to test altered bananas
DesMoinesRegister.com
Wendy White, a food science professor leading the study, said the goal of the research is to help people in Africa increase their production of vitamin A. ... The bananas were developed by scientists at Queensland University of Technology in Australia ...

In Galveston, experts look for Ebola cure - Houston Chronicle

Sat, 2014-08-02 01:25

In Galveston, experts look for Ebola cure
Houston Chronicle
GALVESTON - As the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history sweeps across West Africa, hope for a cure is centering on scientists thousands of miles away at the Galveston National Laboratory, where researchers are working on three of the most ... The ...

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Analysis of African plant reveals possible treatment for aging brain - HealthCanal.com

Sat, 2014-08-02 00:24

Analysis of African plant reveals possible treatment for aging brain
HealthCanal.com
Now, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered that the power of the plant isn't just folklore: a compound isolated from Voacanga africana protects cells from altered molecular pathways linked to Alzheimer's disease ...

African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video - Los Angeles Times

Fri, 2014-08-01 22:48

African lioness in Norwalk? Experts analyzing grainy video
Los Angeles Times
Is it a large hybrid cat, leopard or an old dog with an off gait? Even more intriguing, could it be -- as some experts are speculating -- an African lioness? Grainy surveillance footage of the large animal strolling across a driveway late at night is ...

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Sorghum research in Africa may bring solutions for farmers here at home - High Plains Journal

Fri, 2014-08-01 14:34

Sorghum research in Africa may bring solutions for farmers here at home
High Plains Journal
American researchers from several universities are hoping that by collaborating and helping African sorghum farmers improve their crops and yields, they can discover ways to improve the crop here at home. They're working through the Feed the Future ...

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Electricity in South Africa -- download FREE Research Report - Mail & Guardian Online

Fri, 2014-08-01 05:40

Electricity in South Africa -- download FREE Research Report
Mail & Guardian Online
Although South Africa has avoided load-shedding since 2008, Eskom continues to walk a tightrope in trying to supply electricity to industry and consumers while bringing overdue power plants on line and maintaining its current power station fleet. To ...

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Scientist calls for passage of the Plant Breeders Bill - GhanaWeb

Fri, 2014-08-01 03:57

Scientist calls for passage of the Plant Breeders Bill
GhanaWeb
... and plant varieties among countries in the sub-region, any of them could adopt and register any of the varieties developed by Ghana as its own. If that happened, all the years of work and achievements made by the research scientists would come to ...

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Standard Chartered more than doubles commitment to Power Africa to $5bn - BusinessDay

Fri, 2014-08-01 00:30

Standard Chartered more than doubles commitment to Power Africa to $5bn
BusinessDay
Standard Chartered is more than doubling its commitment to 'Power Africa' by increasing its pledge from $2 billion to $5 billion, after reaching its initial commitment in 12 months, the firm said in a statement. On President Obama's ... Azura-Edo Power ...
Standard Chartered more than doubles its commitment to Power Africa to USD5bnSierra Express Media
Standard Chartered Raises 'Power Africa' Stake to U.S.$5 BillionThe Guardian

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The Critical Question We're Not Asking About The Ebola Outbreak - Huffington Post

Thu, 2014-07-31 22:49

The Critical Question We're Not Asking About The Ebola Outbreak
Huffington Post
"For very good reason, the news coverage and activities are subsumed with containing this outbreak and limiting human infections," said Jonathan Epstein, a wildlife veterinarian with EcoHealth Alliance, a New York-based organization of scientists ...

'No Market': Scientists Struggle to Make Ebola Vaccines, Treatments - MyArkLaMiss

Thu, 2014-07-31 16:24

MyArkLaMiss

'No Market': Scientists Struggle to Make Ebola Vaccines, Treatments
MyArkLaMiss
Even though Ebola is burning out of control in West Africa , it's not a huge potential market for a large pharmaceutical company to sink its teeth — and its assets — into developing. That leaves the U.S. government and small, niche biopharmaceutical ...
Experimental vaccine could help Ebola patients, RML scientist at forefrontNBC Montana
Experts warn deadly Ebola virus could spread to Britain through MEAT ...Daily Mail
Ebola virus could enter Britain through contaminated exotic 'bush meat'Metro
Salon -New Scientist
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Removing Just a Few Trees Can Lower Tropical Animal Biodiversity - Smithsonian

Thu, 2014-07-31 16:10

Science Codex

Removing Just a Few Trees Can Lower Tropical Animal Biodiversity
Smithsonian
It's easy to understand how the clear-cutting of vast tracts of tropical forest might be bad. After all, the loss of all those trees is bound to also take out many of the animals that made that forest their home. So selective logging—in which just at ...
Ecologists underestimating impacts of old-growth loggingMongabay.com

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Korea to aid Busia County put up an Organic fertilizer factory - Africa Science News Service

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:12

Korea to aid Busia County put up an Organic fertilizer factory
Africa Science News Service
The County government of Busia is partnering with the People's Republic of South Korea to establish the first ever organic fertilizer Company in the county, Africa Science news can reveal. Speaking during an Agricultural field day in Busia town, the ...

How deforestation is fueling Ebola's spread across Africa - Public Radio International

Wed, 2014-07-30 23:33

Public Radio International

How deforestation is fueling Ebola's spread across Africa
Public Radio International
Often that habitat is people's homes — putting people in that country in close contact with the animals suspected of carrying Ebola. But that's not all. Researchers also suspect mining, which often puts humans deep in forests, contributes to human ...