Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

December 21, 2014
IMF lending undermined healthcare provision in Ebola-stricken West Africa
Researchers criticize reforms advocated by the IMF for chronically under-funded and insufficiently staffed health systems in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

First successful vaccination against 'mad cow'-like wasting disease in deer
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere say that a vaccination they have developed to fight a brain-based, wasting syndrome among deer and other animals may hold promise on two additional fronts: protecting US livestock from contracting the disease, and preventing similar brain infections in humans.
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