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Despite Cold Weather And Protesters, Shoppers Seek Black Friday Sales

Friday, November 28, 2014

Shoppers flocked to the malls on Thanksgiving, but the rush didn't impede Black Friday sales. Protesters are also trying to put a mark on this day, but their actions haven't taken a bite out of sales.

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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Vultures consume toxic bacteria that would sicken or kill humans. Stouter immune systems, colonies of helpful microbes and potent stomach acid may help the carrion eaters gorge with abandon.

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Merck Partners With NewLink To Speed Up Work On Ebola Vaccine

Monday, November 24, 2014

The experimental NewLink vaccine is based on a harmless virus that has been genetically engineered to incorporate bits of the Ebola virus. Testing of the vaccine has begun in healthy volunteers.

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Bloodmobiles To Collect Plasma From West Africa's Ebola Survivors

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Researchers gear up tests in West Africa to see whether blood from Ebola survivors can help people who are sick with the disease. This is part of a broader effort to test therapies in West Africa.

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Consumers Contribute To Retail Food Waste

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Grocery stores and restaurants serve more than 400 million pounds of food each year, but nearly a third of it is never eaten. Demand for pre-cooked meals and pristine produce creates much waste.

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Swiss Health Officials Try New Ways To Combat Ebola

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Health officials in Switzerland say they're planning to test some experimental Ebola therapies in West Africa next month. The tests will take place at Ebola clinics set up by Doctors Without Borders.

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Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Can you run a clinical trial without a placebo group? That's one of the questions facing researchers in West Africa.

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Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.

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Doctor With Ebola In Isolation At New York Hospital

Friday, October 24, 2014

A physician who had returned to New York from Guinea, where he treated Ebola patients, has tested positive for the virus. David Greene speaks with NPR's Richard Harris about the case.

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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready for broader deployment in Africa by early 2015.

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Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Feel At Risk For Getting Ebola

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Forty percent of Americans say they feel at risk for getting Ebola but most say they are likely to survive if they get prompt treatment, according to a poll by the Harvard School of Public Health.

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Chemistry Nobel Given To Scientists For Work On Optical Microscope

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Three scientists will share the prize for developing microscopes that can study living cells in fine detail. Working independently, they took on a problem that many had assumed couldn't be solved.

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Nobel Committee: 3 Scientists Win Chemistry Prize

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for "the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy."

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Dallas Ebola Patient Receives Experimental Drug

Monday, October 06, 2014

Brincidofovir has only been tested against Ebola in the lab and has not yet been tested in animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its experimental use on an emergency basis.

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Experimental Drug Jams Ebola Gene To Fight The Virus

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A drug being tested against Ebola makes use of new scientific insights that could prove useful for treating other illnesses, including one that is inherited.

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Will The Ebola Case In Dallas Lead To A U.S. Outbreak?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A man who had come from Liberia is now in isolation at a hospital in Dallas. Health officials in the U.S. say they are confident that this case will not trigger a wider outbreak.

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CDC Announces First Case Of Ebola Diagnosed In U.S.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the man traveled from Liberia and fell ill in Dallas. He is now in strict isolation at a hospital in the city.

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Tests Of New Ebola Drugs Could Take Place As Early As November

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

New drugs and vaccines can take years to develop. But health officials and researchers are accelerating tests of experimental drugs to fight the outbreak in West Africa.

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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.

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After The NIH Funding 'Euphoria' Comes The 'Hangover'

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The way the National Institutes of Health doles out research grants accentuates booms and busts in the financing of scientific research. More variety in the length of grants could help.

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