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Nipah Virus Kills 10 in India

By Kerry Grens | May 22, 2018

Fruit bats are a reservoir for the disease, which can cause brain damage.

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Victoria, a southern white rhino at the San Diego Zoo, was impregnated by artificial insemination on March 22 and, if all goes well, will birth the calf in summer 2019.

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As the virus spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization is preparing to immunize people as soon as this week.

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image: “Minibrains” May Soon Include Neanderthal DNA

“Minibrains” May Soon Include Neanderthal DNA

By Ashley Yeager | May 14, 2018

Brain organoids engineered to carry the genetic material could reveal how our brains are similar to and different from those of our closest relatives.

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Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House

By Shawna Williams | May 10, 2018

The position was eliminated the same week a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Sequencing of a single gene can spot patients with a dangerous form of mycosis fungoides better than other prognostic tests.  

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The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.

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The country’s health ministry and the World Health Organization rush to contain the new outbreak.

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The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 

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The CEO of a biomedical startup had made headlines this year when he injected himself with an untested herpes vaccine in front of an audience.

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