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Jonas Salk - The Ma(i)n Behind Polio Eradication

Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995) was an American medicinal scientist and virologist. He found and created the first fruitful inactivated polio immunization. 1,035 more words


Researchers to test whether Ebola survivors' blood can provide new treatment.

The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that will assess whether the blood or plasma of Ebola survivors can be used to treat Ebola patients in West Africa.  308 more words



An antibody (AB), also known as an immunoglobulin (Ig), is a globular glycoprotein produced and secreted by plasma cells from the immune system. Antibodies function to identify and neutralize any foreign material such as bacteria and viruses. 345 more words


The most promising treatments for ebola are based on basic immunology-part 2

One of the more peculiar, historic and almost cinematic treatments being discussed in the midst of the ebola crises is the use of blood transfusions. In movies, the blood of a survivor or someone special is often supposed to have some sort of mystical effect on the (usually villainous) recipient. 557 more words

On the State of the Species: pushing ahead in the race against infectious diseases

by Charles de Bourcy

Lush is the diversity of life forms on Earth, unrelenting their struggle for survival.

From the fluorescent pygmy scorpion hiding in tree bark to an underwater feeding frenzy in front of the island of Nusa Lembongan, all observations on our naturalist expedition to the Malay Archipelago in August 2014, led by Rob Phillips from Caltech, point to this truth. 1,140 more words


Supersensitive nanodevice can detect extremely early cancers

October 5, 2014

Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases is on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in Greensboro, NC.

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The most promising ebola treatments are based on basic immunology

Though for many of us, the ebola crises is oceans away, the epidemic still weighs heavily on the hearts and minds of people all over the world. 831 more words