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image: DARPA Challenge to Predict Chikungunya Spread

DARPA Challenge to Predict Chikungunya Spread

By | August 19, 2014

Contest aims to identify models that accurately forecast outbreaks.

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image: WHO: Ebola Outbreak Underestimated

WHO: Ebola Outbreak Underestimated

By | August 18, 2014

The World Health Organization says the ongoing Ebola outbreak may be worse than their official numbers show and notes that it’s still considering the use of several experimental therapies.

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image: Chikungunya Vaccine Clears Phase 1

Chikungunya Vaccine Clears Phase 1

By | August 18, 2014

Early-stage clinical trial yields promising results. 

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image: Week in Review: August 11–15

Week in Review: August 11–15

By | August 15, 2014

Early antibiotics lead to obesity; plants communicate with mRNA; how chikungunya spreads; development of the premature infant gut microbiome; bonobo empathy

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Gene x Gene x Environment

By | August 12, 2014

Chikungunya virus is transmitted through a three-way interaction that hinges on viral strain, mosquito genotype, and ambient temperature, researchers have found.

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image: Serum to Stop Ebola?

Serum to Stop Ebola?

By | August 6, 2014

An experimental monoclonal antibody therapy, tested only in animals, is given to two Americans infected with Ebola virus.

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image: Meal Plans

Meal Plans

By | August 1, 2014

Bacterial populations’ differing strategies for responding to their environment can set genetic routes to speciation.

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image: Ebola on the Move

Ebola on the Move

By | July 28, 2014

Health officials report the first case of Ebola virus disease outside of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. A 40-year-old man has died in Nigeria.

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Super Sniffers?

By | July 24, 2014

African elephants have more genes for olfactory receptors than dogs or humans, a study shows. 

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image: Dustup Over Lionfish Science Fair Project

Dustup Over Lionfish Science Fair Project

By | July 23, 2014

A former graduate student says he feels slighted by a failure to attribute his contributions to a line of research regarding the salinity tolerances of an invasive species.

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