The research marks the first time ZMapp has cured a test subject after such a delay and raises hopes for its use.
Research using ZMapp is “a huge step forward,” expert says, but supply of the drug is exhausted.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday that the outbreak that has ravaged West Africa could infect 20,000 people before it is over. With over 1,500 deaths recorded so far, the virus is certain to claim more lives. At least 3,000 people are believed to have been infected in the current outbreak, but WHO officials believe that the real tally could be two to four times higher.
As the virus has repeatedly mutated in recent months, the WHO seeks to stop the outbreak within nine months.
What happened to the Dorsets? Paleo-Eskimos hunted in isolation for millennia until driven to extinction.
Non-invasive brain stimulation causes a slight uptick in memory performance.
Food, water and medicine are becoming scarce in West Point, which will make the Ebola epidemic worse, not better.
With 1,552 deaths recorded so far, the virus is certain to claim more lives than all of the previous Ebola outbreaks combined.
Scientists say sequencing of Ebola genome also offers clues to outbreak’s origins.
Results from NIH-funded study hold promise for treating Alzheimers and other memory disorders
Your signature bacteria colonize a space within hours, and are unique enough to pinpoint a killer.
The vaccine does not allow Ebola genes to replicate, so it can’t infect vaccinated people, an official says.
A new study also finds that tall guys do more housework.
Chinese officials called off a live-broadcast of Ai Hin giving birth, because she wasn’t actually pregnant. Researchers say “phantom pregnancies” are actually quite common.
Governments move to stop the latest outbreak from spreading further as the death toll from the virus tops 1,300.
When they grow up on land, these fish get better and better at walking.
The neurons that recall a bad memory can be switched to give warm and fuzzy feelings.
Dental caries, or cavities, remain stubbornly common among the young. New recommendation: brush teeth as soon as they appear
A young man on camera names the person who’s challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water — part of a campaign to raise awareness about Ebola prevention in West Africa.
Astronomers have snapped a shot of colliding galaxies by using a larger one as a cosmic lens.
The chemical is still found on the paper you get every day at grocery stores and elsewhere. Health impacts are uncertain.
Study: 43.9 percent of youth who used the electronic devices said they intended to smoke cigarettes.
Heidi Gribble Camp’s stabbing back pain was far from normal. So was its little-known cause.
There’s something odd — and unsettling — about coming across personal photos of my therapist.
A Harvard poll reveals how little we in the media have educated readers.
It depends on what you need. If you try them for routine illnesses, be sure to keep records.
Bring a list of your medications and ask some questions.
Was it bats or bush meat that passed the deadly virus to people in West Africa?
Meteorologists have about 100 different ways to calculate the sensation.
Scientists say the British monarch ate and drank like . . . a king.
Wired looks at the effort to explain whether food types are behind our weight problems.
A nonjudgmental compendium of all the drugs out there, how they affect our bodies and how to stay safe.
In addition to helping prevent heart problems, aspirin may lower their risk of several digestive-system cancers.
First you need to figure out what all those names mean. Then ask some questions.
Readers weigh in on their services and educational background.
Authorities are worried that ‘vaping’ could be a gateway to tobacco use
Years of research suggest that the mystery man with a Polynesian-looking skull was a migratory seal hunter.
WHO warns the flight cancellations and border closures will only make the outbreak harder to deal with.
Two hundred years ago this week, British forces advanced on Washington. Red coats swept aside the U.S. defenders at the Battle of Bladensburg, then entered the Capital, burning the White House, the Capitol and other public buildings in the fledgling city. Three weeks later the same British forces were defeated when they tried to capture Baltimore.
On Aug. 24, 1814, the British started a fire — and ultimately kindled a capital’s future.
The patients are spouses of health-care workers who treated the victim of the first Nigerian case.
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