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Ebola Update: Funding, Vaccines, and More Deaths in DRC

By Catherine Offord | May 23, 2018

A total of 27 people have died since April, but new funds and the deployment of an experimental vaccine are expected to help contain the virus.

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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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A consortium of institutions will not renew its contract with the publisher that ends in June, following the lead of organizations in other countries.

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Men received both more and larger grants than women did, ending up with three times as much funding on average.

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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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“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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An algorithm trained to move through a virtual environment spontaneously generated patterns of activity found in so-called grid neurons.

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

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The UK-based biomedical research charity says researchers or institutions that fail to report misconduct will risk losing grants.

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