WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency
The current outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has been going on for nearly a year, and the new status could bring in more funding and assistance.
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency

The current outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has been going on for nearly a year, and the new status could bring in more funding and assistance.

The current outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has been going on for nearly a year, and the new status could bring in more funding and assistance.

disease & medicine
Combination Strategy Nearly Eliminates Invasive Mosquitoes in Field
Combination Strategy Nearly Eliminates Invasive Mosquitoes in Field
Abby Olena | Jul 17, 2019
Researchers use two techniques—Wolbachia infection and irradiation—to suppress reproduction in populations of Asian tiger mosquitoes at two study sites in China.
Measles Kills Thousands in Democratic Republic of Congo
Measles Kills Thousands in Democratic Republic of Congo
Shawna Williams | Jul 16, 2019
Deaths attributed to the disease have outpaced those from Ebola this year.
Genetic Study Points to Metabolic Roots of Anorexia Nervosa
Genetic Study Points to Metabolic Roots of Anorexia Nervosa
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 15, 2019
Some variants implicated in the disease are also linked to other psychiatric disorders.
Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
Smart Pills Help Monitor Cancer Patients’ Therapy
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019
Sensors encapsulated with oral chemotherapy drugs help patients and physicians keep track of treatments.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019
Meet some of the people featured in the July/August 2019 issue of The Scientist.
In Our Blood: A Profile of Stuart Orkin
In Our Blood: A Profile of Stuart Orkin
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 15, 2019
By unraveling the molecular underpinnings of inherited blood disorders, the Boston Children’s Hospital researcher has provided the basis for therapies now being tested for beta-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.
Mardis on the Future of Clinical Genomics
Mardis on the Future of Clinical Genomics
The Scientist Staff | Jul 15, 2019
Meet researcher Elaine Mardis of the Institute for Genomic Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio and coauthor of a feature article on cancer vaccines.
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Strategies for Smuggling Gene Therapies Past the Immune System
Monique Brouillette | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers are devising ways to prevent viral vectors carrying gene therapies from triggering an immune response.
Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Tumor Organoids Hold Promise for Personalizing Cancer Therapy
Jef Akst | Jul 15, 2019
The three-dimensional cell cultures are still in the development phase, but researchers are excited about their use to predict patients’ responses to various treatment options.