Ebola Virus

A Virus in Koala DNA Shows Evolution in Action

1 hour ago   |   NY Times

Many animals, including humans, have DNA left over from ancient viral infections. In koalas, researchers are studying the process in real time.
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Congo to start using J&J Ebola vaccine in November

21 hours ago   |   National Post

KINSHASA - Health authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo will introduce a Johnson & Johnson Ebola vaccine in November in the country's eastern provinces, to counter the...
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Measles In The Airport Again, This Time It Is Philadelphia

1 day ago   |   Forbes

It's been a good year for the measles virus with more reported cases in the U.S. than in any other year since 1992.
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Could CRISPR Be Used as a Targeted Virus-Killer?-Brainstorm Health

2 days ago   |   Fortune

Happy Friday, readers. New research from the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard carries a tantalizing proposition: CRISPR gene-editing could be used to home in on, and destroy...
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When Mosquitoes Brought Yellow Fever to the Caribbean, They Also Spread Slavery

When Mosquitoes Brought Yellow Fever to the Caribbean, They Also Spread Slavery

2 days ago   |   Time

When Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean in 1492, he brought Spanish visions of gold and glory, as well as new animals and pathogens. Pigs and rats ravaged the island...
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How fake news spreads like a real virus

How fake news spreads like a real virus

3 days ago   |   Stanford

If we understand how disinformation percolates, perhaps we can help curb its transmission, say cyber-risk researchers at Stanford Engineering.
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Health officials confirm 3rd human case of West Nile virus

Health officials confirm 3rd human case of West Nile virus

3 days ago   |   WCVB

State laboratory testing has confirmed the third human case of West Nile virus in a man in his 60s from Middlesex County.
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New material could someday power quantum computer

3 days ago   |   Science Daily

Quantum computers with the ability to perform complex calculations, encrypt data more securely and more quickly predict the spread of viruses, may be within closer reach thanks...
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Koala epidemic provides lesson in how DNA protects itself from viruses

3 days ago   |   Science Daily

In animals, infections are fought by the immune system. Studies on an unusual virus infecting wild koalas, by a team of researchers reveal a new form of "genome immunity."
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West Nile death confirmed in Jefferson County

West Nile death confirmed in Jefferson County

3 days ago   |   WLKY

Health officials have confirmed that someone in Jefferson County has died as a result of West Nile virus.
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'The End' leaves Fortnite players staring at black hole for hours

'The End' leaves Fortnite players staring at black hole for hours

A special event to end the 10th season of Fortnite actually ended the game altogether - at least for the afternoon. Read more ...

Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer win 2019 Nobel Economics Prize

Banerjee, Duflo and Kremer win 2019 Nobel Economics Prize

Economists Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer won the 2019 Nobel Economics Prize for creating an experimental approach to alleviating global poverty. “This... Read more ...

EU must consider Turkish arms embargo - French FM

EU must consider Turkish arms embargo - French FM

European Union foreign ministers must again condemn Turkey's offensive in Syria and call for an arms embargo on Ankara, France's foreign minister said on Monday. “This... Read more ...

Girl dies after being flung from ride at a New Jersey festival

Girl dies after being flung from ride at a New Jersey festival

A 10-year-old girl was ejected from an amusement ride and airlifted to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Read more ...

Trump's Former Russia Adviser Set To Testify As Part of Impeachment Inquiry

Trump's Former Russia Adviser Set To Testify As Part of Impeachment Inquiry

Fiona Hill, a British-born American foreign affairs expert, resigned as the president's top Russia analyst just days before the president's controversial call with his... Read more ...

Crash knocks out power to Wake County residents, 2 teens injured

Crash knocks out power to Wake County residents, 2 teens injured

An overnight crash left dozens of northern Wake County residents without power early Monday morning. Read more ...

Still got it! Champions League winning goalkeeper Petr Cech saves two...

Still got it! Champions League winning goalkeeper Petr Cech saves two penalties in ice hockey debut

Legendary Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech's transition from the football pitch to the ice hockey rink went smoothly on Sunday as he saved two penalties in his debut game for... Read more ...

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets world marathon record in Chicago

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei sets world marathon record in Chicago

CHICAGO - Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds to break the world record in the event. Read more ...

Aaron Boone's bullpen plan backfires on Yankees this time

Aaron Boone's bullpen plan backfires on Yankees this time

HOUSTON - In some ways, the final moment was an inevitability: Carlos Correa taking a big hack at J.A. Happ's first pitch in the bottom of the 11th inning, sending it over the... Read more ...

Darnold throws 2 TDs in return, Jets edge Cowboys 24-22

Darnold throws 2 TDs in return, Jets edge Cowboys 24-22

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Sam Darnold gave the Jets' struggling offense a huge boost by throwing two touchdown passes in his return from mononucleosis, and New York held on to... Read more ...