Death or Full Recovery? Ebola Outcome May Depend on Your Genes
A magnified view of the Ebola virus particles (in red) on the surface of a  cell (in blue)
October 30th, 2014
People infected with Ebola vary greatly in terms of how severe their symptoms are. Now a new study in mice suggests genetics may play a role in how each body fights off the virus.
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Google's Cancer-Detecting Nanoparticles: Are There Drawbacks?
October 30th, 2014
Google is developing nanoparticles that the company hopes will catch early signs of disease, but are there potential drawbacks to the technology?
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FDA Approves Meningitis B Vaccine
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October 29th, 2014
The first vaccine designed to prevent a common type of bacterial meningitis has been approved for use in the United States.
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Ebola 'Patient Zero': How Outbreak Started from Single Child
Guinean Red Cross volunteers making their way door-to-door, sharing information about Ebola during the 2014 outbreak.
October 30th, 2014
When Ebola virus hit a small village in Guinea for the first time, the victim was just a toddler, who later became known to the world as Patient Zero.
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Colon Cleansing: 7 Myths Busted
Glasses of water infused with fruit.
October 29th, 2014
Although colon cleanses are touted for removing "toxins" from the body, strengthening immunity and promoting weight loss, there isn't much science to back up these claims.
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Tiny Human Stomachs Grown in Lab
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October 29th, 2014
They may be small, but new lab-grown miniature human stomachs could one day help researchers better understand how the stomach develops, as well as the diseases that can strike it.
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2014 Ebola Outbreak: Full Coverage of the Viral Epidemic
This digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) shows Ebola virus particles budding from the surface of a cell.
October 28th, 2014
The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and has implications for the world. Here is everything we know about the virus, and its spread, so far.
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Why Flu Strikes in Winter
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October 30th, 2014
Winter is almost here, and that means a likely increase in people falling ill from flu. But why is flu season in winter anyway?
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Stopping Ebola: How Small Changes Make a Big Difference
Experts met at Columbia University this week to discuss the current Ebola crisis in West Africa.
October 29th, 2014
Small changes in the way Ebola interventions are carried out may make a big difference in curbing the growth of the epidemic in West Africa, experts said this week.
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In Images: How the Polio Vaccine Made History
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October 29th, 2014
When Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin developed vaccines for polio, they stopped a brutal disease in its tracks.
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