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A new study provides strong evidence that the experimental drug given to two American aid workers stricken with Ebola in Africa really works and could make a difference in the current outbreak — if more of it could be produced. In the study, all 18 monkeys exposed to a lethal dose of Ebola virus survived […]

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An experimental Ebola drug developed in San Diego protected all monkeys infected with the deadly virus in lab testing, according to a study published Friday in the journal Nature. The research provides more promise that ZMapp, from Mapp Biopharmaceutical in Sorrento Mesa, could help human patients fight off the outbreak raging across much of West Africa. […]

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A recent research related to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) states that the Ebola virus is rapidly mutating, making it difficult to diagnose and treat. A study conducted on the initial patients being infected with the virus in Sierra Leone revealed more than 400 genetic modifications of the Ebola virus, which might prove detrimental for […]

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Five West African Ebola researchers died from the virus before they ever saw their work in print. The Harvard University-led study, published Thursday in Science magazine,found that the virus has mutated over the course of the 2014 outbreak, which has killed more than 1,500 people since its March onset. The work emphasized that the rapid variations […]

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A young man who recently had traveled in an Ebola-hit African country was placed in medical isolation in Stockholm after developing a high fever Sunday evening, local media reported. “Yes, we have a suspected [Ebola] case, but it’s not confirmed,” a spokeswoman for Stockholm’s County Council told The Wall Street Journal. A communicable diseases specialist […]

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A group of four college students is taking the media by storm with the development of aninnovative nail polish that can detect date rape drugs that have been slipped into young women’s drinks. While the new product has captured its fair share of headlines over the past week, sexual assault prevention advocates warn that it’s not necessarily the […]

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A single funeral caused many. Stephen Gire and other health researchers on the ground in Africa had some hope that the Ebola outbreak was coming under control or at least plateauing in late May. Then came the funeral of a healer in Guinea. More than a dozen of the mourners contracted the disease there, probably […]

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tremely low levels of the compound in marijuana known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, a recent study from neuroscientists at the University of South Florida shows. Findings from the experiments, using a cellular model of Alzheimer’s disease, were reported online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers from […]

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More than twelve and a half thousand people in St. John parish are at risk of a brain eating amoeba detected in the water system. A water sample taken two weeks ago by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals tested positive for the potentially deadly amoeba called Naegleria fowleri. Residents in Reserve, Garyville and […]

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