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First Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak reported in Guinea

(Vaccine News Daily) The World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa announced on Sunday that it received notification from the Ministry of Health of Guinea that an Ebola hemorrhagic fever outbreak began in southeastern Guinea. As of March 22, there have been 49 confirmed cases of Ebola hemorrhagic fever, including 29  Read More »

New enhanced microbial killing discovered in neutrophils

(Medical News Today) Case Western Reserve University researchers have discovered a novel population of neutrophils, which are the body’s infection control workhorses. These cells have an enhanced microbial killing ability and are thereby better able to control infection. Neutrophils, the body’s most abundant type of white blood cells, have long been  Read More »

EBOLA: “There is no treatment and no vaccine. The priority is to isolate suspected cases.”

(Pulse) The Ebola epidemic confirmed by the Ministry of Health on March 22 is the first to affect Guinea. The latest official statistics put the toll at 86 suspected cases and 60 deaths. The priority of the teams on site is to identify patients with Ebola symptoms and isolate them, while  Read More »

Synthetic biologists break new ground in medicine, energy

(Phys Org) With such ambitious goals as helping cure cancer and eradicating pervasive disease, some of the most talented scientists in the country from the emerging field of synthetic biology are breaking new ground at Northwestern University. The hot field of synthetic biology uses tools and concepts from physics, engineering and  Read More »

Biosecurity spending under the microscope

(Newstalk ZB) Biosecurity spending priorities are being put under the microscope. The Ministry for Primary Industries spent over $900,000 on an operation earlier this year after a single Queensland Fruit fly was found in Whangarei. Labour MP Damien O’Connor says the money had to be spent, and the work had to  Read More »