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Clinical Trials and Tribulations: Steve Hauser's quest to cure MS

A team of researchers disprove a decades-old dogma. The result? The first ever FDA-approved drug for primary-progressive multiple sclerosis.

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Does Ebola hide in snakes?

In this episode, we chat with Dr. Joe DeRisi, UCSF’s resident Sherlock Holmes of infectious diseases. You’ll hear about a surprising discovery that could have enormous implications for controlling – or even preventing – future Ebola outbreaks. 28 more words

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Whacked wannabe pilot put in clink

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World Rat Day! Helping researchers lay the groundwork for a new tool in disaster relief

A Norway rat has many names: the brown rat, common rat, street rat, or sewer rat and is one of the best known rats.

This New Orleans rat is helping researchers lay the groundwork for a potentially powerful tool in disaster relief: a mathematical model that could simulate how environmental changes, natural or man-made, affect populations of rodents that carry pathogens hazardous to human health. 39 more words

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