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Scientists Chart Ebola Risk

A new map identifies areas where animals are likely to be infected with the Ebola virus as a first step towards understanding where future outbreaks of the disease may occur.

The map, based on a model created by a team led by Oxford Univ. scientists, predicts that in animal populations the Ebola virus is likely to be circulating across a vast swathe of forested Central and West Africa. This area covers seven countries which have already reported Ebola transmission from animals to humans, as well as 15 more countries which are likely to be at risk.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/scientists-chart-ebola-risk

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What Makes Humans Special?


Hallmark traits of the human body did not all arise anew in our species. Instead they emerged piecemeal in our forebears over millions of years. Many of these traits seem to have helped support two defining trends in our evolution: upright locomotion and tool use.

Source: scientificamerican.com

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New Article: Limitations of Using Propidium Monoazide with qPCR to Discriminate between Live and Dead Legionella in Biofilm Samples

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