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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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Zoo Boise director leads trip to Africa - The Idaho Statesman

Sun, 2014-08-03 14:37

The Idaho Statesman

Zoo Boise director leads trip to Africa
The Idaho Statesman
Every time you visit Zoo Boise, your entry fee includes a 50-cent donation to worldwide animal conservation. Zoo Boise was the first zoo in the country to do this, empowering visitors to help save the animals in the wild that they were learning about ...

Western Montana researchers work to develop Ebola vaccines - The Missoulian

Sun, 2014-08-03 12:45

Guardian Liberty Voice

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 ...