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Is the Blood of Ebola Survivors an Effective Treatment?

Is the Blood of Ebola Survivors an Effective Treatment?

When the World Health Organization recently named blood transfusions from Ebola survivors as its priority experimental therapy for the disease ravaging west Africa there was only one major problem: no data indicating that such transfusions work...

December 1, 2014 — Dina Fine Maron

Mali Confirms 8th Ebola Case

Mali is the sixth West African country to be hit by the worst outbreak on record of deadly haemorrhagic fever that has killed some 5,459 since the first case was recorded early this year in Guinea...

November 24, 2014

Germany Reports 2nd Case of Bird Flu

German authorities on Saturday confirmed a second case of the H5N8 strain of bird flu in the eastern state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with the virus found in a wild bird

November 22, 2014

Care of the Wounded, 1914

Reported in Scientific American, This Week in World War I: November 21, 1914 From the Scientific American Supplement issue of November 21, 1914, we note, "The first object of an army in war is to disperse or destroy the enemy, but a correlative duty is the care of its own men when wounded or otherwise [...]..

November 21, 2014 — Dan Schlenoff

Battle of the `Staches Raises Money for Men's Health

People who donate money or fundraise for a cause are often silent heroes. However, unlike many fundraising efforts, it's readily apparent who's participating in one that's currently taking the nation by its facial hair...

November 21, 2014 — Sheena Faherty

Worse Than the Bite

A new study suggests bed bugs can transmit Chagas disease to mice—but the same thing is unlikely to happen in humans. Christopher Intagliata reports

November 20, 2014 — Christopher Intagliata
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