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image: Nipah Virus Kills 10 in India

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.


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.


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.


image: Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House

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.


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


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


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. 


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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