Can We Get Ahead of Ebola?


In the fight against the current deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus, researchers are using an easily

overlooked tool: the mobile phone.

Ebola vaccine to be tested in UK


Originally Published by BBC News – A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium.

Tracking foodborne illness with Yelp

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Originally Published by Earth Sky -An estimated 48 million Americans (about 1 in 6) are stricken with food poisoning each year. So says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but it really is, as my italicizing implies, just an estimate. It’s difficult to say how many people get sick from meals annually because only a fraction of these cases are ever reported. Working with Yelp may provide some answers.

Twenty Buses a Day: The High Stakes Race to Create a Global Cholera Early Warning System

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What infectious disease kills the most children under the age of five? If you guessed malaria or AIDS, guess again. Cholera claims more victims than either of those diseases. Now, a team of researchers are developing a method to provide early warning of cholera outbreaks. If successful, the effort could drastically reduce the number of cholera deaths.

Ducks were bird flu 'melting pot'


Ducks were bird flu 'melting pot' Originally published by BBC – Ducks were the melting pot of viruses that led to the new bird flu emerging in China early this year, according to Chinese scientists tracking the evolution of the virus.

Copper linked to Alzheimer's disease


Copper linked to Alzheimer's disease Originally published by BBC News- A lifetime of too much copper in our diets may be contributing to Alzheimer’s disease, US scientists say.

Heart's Own Stem Cells Offer Hope for New Treatment of Heart Failure


Heart's Own Stem Cells Offer Hope for New Treatment of Heart Failure Originally published in the journal Cell – Researchers at King’s College London have for the first time highlighted the natural regenerative capacity of a group of stem cells that reside in the heart. This new study shows that these cells are responsible for repairing and regenerating muscle tissue damaged by a heart attack which leads to heart failure.