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Aug 21, 2014
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Aug 20, 2014
Aug 20, 2014

Tekmira drug saves monkeys with Marburg fever, Ebola’s cousin

NEW YORK, Aug 20 (Reuters) – An experimental drug from
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp helped lab monkeys recover
from the most deadly strain of Marburg virus, a close cousin of
Ebola, even after symptoms appeared, scientists reported on

The findings, published in the journal Science Translational
Medicine, offer a glimmer of hope for treating not only Marburg
disease but also Ebola hemorrhagic fever at a relatively late
stage of infection.

Aug 20, 2014
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Aug 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014
Aug 15, 2014

In CDC bird flu mix-up, U.S. agency cites sloppy science, failed reporting

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. government scientist working with bird flu rushed through a procedure designed to ensure safety, allotting only about half the time necessary, in order to get to a staff meeting, health officials said on Friday.

The lab worker’s haste likely contributed to a potentially fatal mishap, in which samples of mild avian flu were tainted with a highly deadly strain and sent from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Aug 15, 2014
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      "After covering science and medicine at Newsweek, then the Wall Street Journal, then Newsweek again, I joined Reuters in 2012 to report on neuroscience, genetics, cognitive science, and other research. My books have focused on the brain: 2007's Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain (the first popular account of the revolution in neuroplasticity), and 2012's The Emotional Life of Your Brain (with Richard J. Davidson)."
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