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Ebola immunity detector

Ebola Immunity Detector Has Been Developed, Scientists Reveal

The device, which was developed in collaboration with UCL, works in a similar way to a pregnancy test. However instead of detecting hormones, it looks...
hydrocephalus

Two Surgical Approaches Equal in Treating Infection-Caused Hydrocephalus

Implanting a shunt or endoscopically reducing intracranial pressure and reducing fluid production are equally effective in treating infants with hydrocephalus caused by brain infections,...
Rhinovirus C

Chimpanzee Deaths in Uganda Pinned on Human Cold Virus

In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That’s why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory...
HIV

Combination HIV Prevention Reduces New Infections by 42 Percent in Ugandan...

A study published today in the New England Journal of Medicine provides real-world evidence that implementing a combination of proven HIV prevention measures across...
ants

Chemical Profile of Ants Adapts Rapidly

The bodies of ants and other insects are covered with a thin, wax-like layer that protects them from desiccation and enables them to exchange...
Pratt Pouch

Tiny Packet Is Making a Big—and Growing—Dent in Childhood HIV

Developed in 2008, the Pratt Pouch—a ketchup packet-like pouch of antiretroviral drugs—has already saved thousands of lives in Ecuador, Zambia and Tanzania. And now,...
african bat

Study Reveals Interplay of an African Bat, a Parasite and a...

If there is anything scientists are certain of when it comes to bats and their supposed role in causing human disease, it is that...
blood centrifugevideo

Inspired by a Whirligig Toy, Stanford Bioengineers Develop a 20-cent, Hand-powered...

Here’s how to build a whirligig: Thread a loop of twine through two holes in a button. Grab the loop ends, then rhythmically pull....
Malaria

MIT-USAID Program Releases Supply Chain Evaluation of Malaria Diagnostic

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria, a life-threatening, but ultimately curable and preventable...