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Travelers to West Africa Banned from Conference

By Jef Akst | October 31, 2014

Louisiana state health officials ask anyone who has visited Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days to skip next week’s meeting on tropical diseases in New Orleans.

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Patient Zero Identified?

By Jef Akst | October 30, 2014

Researchers pinpoint the source of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa to 2-year-old boy who died in southern Guinea.

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Leader in Birdsong Research Dies

By Kerry Grens | October 29, 2014

Allison Doupe, a neuroscientist known for her work exploring the neural mechanisms of learning, has passed away.

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Ebola Update

By Jef Akst | October 27, 2014

As the number of people infected with the deadly virus in West Africa surpasses 10,000, some countries seek to protect themselves against imported infections, while researchers race to bring vaccines to the hardest-hit nations.

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Ebola Update

By Jef Akst | October 23, 2014

Vaccine testing could start soon; Spanish nurse declared free of virus; travelers from West Africa restricted to five US airports

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WHO: TB’s Toll Worse Than Thought

By Bob Grant | October 22, 2014

A new report from the World Health Organization finds that tuberculosis has infected hundreds of thousands more people around the world than was estimated a year ago.

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Still There

By Jef Akst | October 20, 2014

Researchers identify brain activity patterns that may indicate when an unresponsive patient is conscious.

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Neuro-Insights into Holding It

By Jef Akst | October 17, 2014

Scientists reveal the neural underpinnings—and muscles tightly linked with—the involuntary flexing of the pelvic floor, which comprises muscles that help us delay urination.

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Jet Lag Upsets Gut Microbes

By Bob Grant | October 17, 2014

Frequent airplane travel may contribute to obesity by throwing off circadian rhythms and changing the composition of the intestinal microbiome, according to a new study.

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Week in Review: October 13–17

By Jef Akst | October 17, 2014

Snail not extinct after all; results too good to be true?; mice need myelin production for motor learning; keeping the brain young; the evolution of archaea

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