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US Military to Join Ebola Fight

By Kerry Grens | September 17, 2014

President Obama plans to send thousands of military personnel to Africa to streamline infectious disease-response efforts.

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Ebola’s Exponential Increase in Liberia

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 10, 2014

World Health Organization officials say intervention efforts must be scaled up at least three-fold.

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Ebola Vaccine Protects Macaques

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 9, 2014

Human trials are now underway.

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image: UN Calls for $600M in Aid to Stop Ebola

UN Calls for $600M in Aid to Stop Ebola

By Tracy Vence | September 4, 2014

The United Nations and medical organizations request additional international action on Ebola as the pace of the ongoing epidemic accelerates.

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Funds To Speed Ebola Drug Development

By Kerry Grens | September 4, 2014

A $42 million US government contract awarded to an experimental Ebola medicine maker aims to accelerate the process of meeting demand for the therapeutic.

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Losing Languages

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 4, 2014

Biological criteria and evolutionary models help predict threats to spoken language, according to two studies.

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NIH To Speed Ebola Vax Trials

By Jef Akst | September 2, 2014

The ongoing Ebola outbreak has prompted the National Institutes of Health to accelerate human trials of multiple Ebola vaccines, starting this week.

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Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise

By Tracy Vence | September 2, 2014

ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.

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Book Excerpt from The Lagoon

By Armand Marie Leroi | September 1, 2014

Author Armand Marie Leroi reminisces about the shells that sparked his love of science.

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Aristotelian Biology

By Armand Marie Leroi | September 1, 2014

The ancient Greek philosopher was the first scientist.

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