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Roberts, Pompeo, Huelskamp win in Kansas - 10 billion in investments for ... - Politico

Wed, 2014-08-06 14:11

Roberts, Pompeo, Huelskamp win in Kansas - 10 billion in investments for ...
Politico
$10 BILLION IN INVESTMENTS FOR AFRICA: “An Africa aid program formed by G8 industrialized nations has raised nearly $10 billion in private investments, which is expected to create nearly 650,000 jobs and reach more than 5 million farmers in Africa, U.S ...

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The Ebola Virus Pandemic: “A Weapon of Mass Destruction”? - Center for Research on Globalization

Wed, 2014-08-06 13:20

Center for Research on Globalization

The Ebola Virus Pandemic: “A Weapon of Mass Destruction”?
Center for Research on Globalization
This ultra-covert, highly unethical and illegal, malevolent practice of customarily misusing science, often at top universities with unlimited taxpayer funding to harness brilliant yet twisted scientific minds to unleash Nazi Dr. Mengele-type ...
How does Ebola virus spread and can it be stopped?Washington Post
Research: 4 Promising Ways to Eradicate Ebola VirusNigerian Bulletin
The Ebola Outbreak: 'A Dress Rehearsal For The Next Big One'WLRN

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Why the Ebola Vaccine Won't Be Administered in Africa - Newsweek

Wed, 2014-08-06 13:15

Newsweek

Why the Ebola Vaccine Won't Be Administered in Africa
Newsweek
Because antibodies influence how the body receives a vaccine, a treatment showing promise in a U.S. trial could still fail to thwart the outbreak in Africa, which has killed almost 900 people to date. There are ... “That's been done in animal models ...
Costs have delayed Ebola vaccine for yearsAl Jazeera America
ASU scientist's research led to experimental Ebola vaccineazcentral.com
The depressing reason why Ebola remains a disease without a drugMacon Telegraph (blog)
Arizona Daily Star
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Why West Africans keep eating bush meat, which could be Ebola's bridge from ... - Sydney Morning Herald

Tue, 2014-08-05 21:46

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Why West Africans keep eating bush meat, which could be Ebola's bridge from ...
Sydney Morning Herald
To many Africans, however, bush meat - the cooked, dried or smoked remains of a host of wild animals, from rats and bats to monkeys - is not only the food of their forefathers, it is life-sustaining protein where nutrition is scarce. And as it ...
UN: Ebola Outbreak Likely Caused by BushmeatBreitbart News

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Two Americans who contracted Ebola in Africa received an experimental serum - Washington Post

Tue, 2014-08-05 18:59

Fox News

Two Americans who contracted Ebola in Africa received an experimental serum
Washington Post
The CDC put the group in touch with National Institutes of Health workers in West Africa, where an employee knew about promising research the U.S. government had funded on a serum that had been tested only in monkeys. “Our staff in Liberia ... It is ...
US government, military research program helped identify experimental Ebola ...Fox News
Ebola outbreak: Stricken US missionary staff 'improving' after taking untested ...The Independent
Second American with Ebola arrives in Atlanta for treatmentWJLA
Los Angeles Times -WTNH
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Shropshire celebrity vet Steve Leonard goes wild in new TV series - shropshirestar.com

Tue, 2014-08-05 18:19

Shropshire celebrity vet Steve Leonard goes wild in new TV series
shropshirestar.com
Over in South Africa, Thandi, a white rhino was attacked by poachers for her horn and left for dead. Her wound never healed and vets decided their only option was a skin graft, so they called in specialist help from a plastic surgeon who usually ...

Animal Welfare and Palm Oil in Products We Buy - Huffington Post

Tue, 2014-08-05 16:46

Animal Welfare and Palm Oil in Products We Buy
Huffington Post
Equally adorable apes like chimpanzees are being threatened with extinction as well as the palm oil industry moves into Africa. Scientists are calling great apes like the orangutan and chimpanzee "canaries in the coal mine" as many other species of ...

There's a Superplume Under Africa, Slowly Splitting the Continent Apart - The Weather Channel

Tue, 2014-08-05 13:34

There's a Superplume Under Africa, Slowly Splitting the Continent Apart
The Weather Channel
Scientists have known for years that the tectonic plates underneath this part of the continent are in the process of separating, slowly moving away from each other by a few millimeters a year. But now they're much ... As Scientific American magazine ...

American Ebola victims are the subjects of a science experiment - Vox

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:55

Newsweek

American Ebola victims are the subjects of a science experiment
Vox
The science behind the first alleged treatment — using the blood serum of a survivor to cure those who are suffering — is the subject of controversy in the Ebola research community, said Dr. Thomas Geisbert, a professor or microbiology and immunology ...
The Secret Serum That Could Cure EbolaNewsweek
Military, Gov't Had Role in New Ebola DrugMilitary.com
Experimental Ebola Serum Grown in Tobacco LeavesMedscape
The Globe and Mail -Financial Advisor Magazine
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Feces-clogged shore shows Africa infrastructure failings - Citifmonline

Tue, 2014-08-05 12:50

Citifmonline

Feces-clogged shore shows Africa infrastructure failings
Citifmonline
Fredrik Sunesson had high hopes when the first tanker truck unloaded feces from some of Accra's 4 million residents at his recycling plant in Ghana's capital. Seventeen months later, those expectations have been dashed. A combination of red tape and ...

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Two Americans who contracted Ebola in Africa received an experimental serum - Washington Post

Tue, 2014-08-05 00:30

Fox News

Two Americans who contracted Ebola in Africa received an experimental serum
Washington Post
The CDC put the group in touch with National Institutes of Health workers in West Africa, where an employee knew about promising research the U.S. government had funded on a serum that had been tested only in monkeys. “Our staff in Liberia ... It is ...
American Ebola patients become serum test subjectsLos Angeles Times
US government, military research program helped identify experimental Ebola ...Fox News
Second American aid worker stricken with Ebola now back in USChristian Science Monitor
Huffington Post -Philippine Star
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The Ebola outbreak's real cause: Letting industry drive the research agenda - Vox

Mon, 2014-08-04 18:30

The Ebola outbreak's real cause: Letting industry drive the research agenda
Vox
Blood containing the mystery virus was innocently sent in a blue thermos to Belgium, where Flemish scientists figured out they were unwittingly handling a violently lethal pathogen, and named it after a river in what was then Zaire. Since then, we've ...

The US Is Sitting on Promising Ebola Vaccines - Newsweek

Mon, 2014-08-04 16:42

Newsweek

The US Is Sitting on Promising Ebola Vaccines
Newsweek
One promising vaccine he helped develop was shown in lab tests to fully protect rhesus macaques against contracting Ebola-Zaire, the strain now tearing through Central and West Africa. It even worked as a treatment—it saved four out of eight animals ...
Ebola a lesson in need to bring rural Africa into global economyThe Australian
An Ebola vaccine? 'There's no money in it.'CNBC
How The Ebola Outbreak Became The Deadliest In HistoryHuffington Post
Health24.com -The Charlottesville Newsplex -RIA Novosti
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FACT SHEET: US – African Cooperation on Global Health - Whitehouse.gov (press release)

Mon, 2014-08-04 16:31

FACT SHEET: US – African Cooperation on Global Health
Whitehouse.gov (press release)
The United States has for decades invested in the health of Africa's people, helped train its health and science professionals, and partnered with Africa to meet shared challenges. .... Applying Genomics Research to Disease Burdens of Africa: The Human ...

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Ebola outbreak: end of epidemic in sight, says scientist - Telegraph.co.uk

Mon, 2014-08-04 16:15

Telegraph.co.uk

Ebola outbreak: end of epidemic in sight, says scientist
Telegraph.co.uk
On Sunday night a woman in her 70s was tested for the virus after dying shortly after arriving at Gatwick Airport from West Africa. However the test came back negative. Liberia and Sierra Leone have declared national emergencies with Liberia closing ...

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Will Mines, Tunnels and Drilling Scar Earth Permanently? - Scientific American

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:11

Will Mines, Tunnels and Drilling Scar Earth Permanently?
Scientific American
In the present day, while certain tree roots can reach as much as 68 meters deep in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa, miners in that country have tunneled five kilometers below Earth's surface in pursuit of gold. The world's deepest borehole, in ...

Scientists feel urgency to find an Ebola cure - The Columbian

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:01

Scientists feel urgency to find an Ebola cure
The Columbian
SEATTLE — Scientists working on an Ebola cure say the growing outbreak in West Africa lends urgency to their mission. “To see how fast it's spreading is incredible,” said University of Washington immunologist Michael Gale Jr. “It shows how dire the ...
Scientists feel urgency in search for an Ebola virus cureBusiness Mirror

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Analysis of African plant reveals possible treatment for aging brain - Science Codex

Mon, 2014-08-04 13:01

Science Codex

Analysis of African plant reveals possible treatment for aging brain
Science Codex
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 Plant May Be Possible Treatment for Aging BrainBioscience Technology

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Luminex Is Supporting US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious ... - MarketWatch

Mon, 2014-08-04 11:05

Luminex Is Supporting US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious ...
MarketWatch
In a study conducted in rhesus macaques, Dr. Abbe Ames and colleagues showed that some animals may be able to limit the replication of the virus, and thus have a better chance of survival.1 Understanding the pathophysiology of the Ebola virus may ...

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Picture: Is African lioness prowling US city? - gulfnews.com

Mon, 2014-08-04 06:41

gulfnews.com

Picture: Is African lioness prowling US city?
gulfnews.com
Craig Packer — a professor at the University of Minnesota Lion Research Centre and author of Into Africa — said after examining the footage: “Yes, it certainly does look like an African lion. It's not a cougar.” ... Joel Almquist — executive ...

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