Almost as soon as they got to Sierra Leone, epidemiologists Michelle Dynes and Anne Purfield saw Ebola do its worst: killing 20 nurses and a beloved doctor, wiping out entire families and making one orphan after another.
Even when the vaccine is closely matched to the type of influenza that's prevalent, which doesn't happen every year, randomized, controlled trials of healthy adults found that vaccinating between 33 and 100 people resulted in one less case of influenza.
Agribusiness giant Syngenta AG now faces lawsuits from farmers in 11 US states claiming the seed-and-chemical company's sale of a genetically-engineered variant of corn yet to receive approval in China depressed market prices for the grain.
Thanks to the tireless work of millions of activists, journalists and movements like the worldwide March Against Monsanto, the term "GMO" has become a word imbued with all sorts of negative connotations, one synonymous with the deception, health, and envi
Filoviridae family has two specific genera: Ebola and Marburg viruses. Although there is no such exact scientific name for ebola virus, yet it gets its name from the Ebola River Valley in Zaire (presently being renamed as Democratic Republic of Congo).
Americans are inundated with media coverage and politicians warning them of dire threats: Ebola, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the war on Christmas. The truth, though, is that the most-hyped threats are often not actually that threatening
At 3:30 a.m. in the world's biggest Ebola treatment center, Daniel Lucey found the outbreak reduced to its essentials: patients lying on mattresses on the floor and vomiting in the dark, visible only by the wavering flashlight beam of a single volunteer