Christopher Strother

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A heavy day at London Zoo

What happens when you survive Ebola?

Two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug.<p>Shortly after, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown separately from Liberia to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital -- the first human patients with Ebola to ever come to the United …

Has the Atlantic Ocean Stalled Global Warming?

New research suggests that heat trapped by atmospheric greenhouse gases is getting buried in the Atlantic.<p>Temperatures at Earth's surface aren't rising as fast as they did in the 1990s, even though the amount of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continues to increase steadily. This …

This lizard's DNA might hold the key to regenerating human tissue

The humble green anole has but a few claims to fame: it was featured on the cover of the very first <i>Animorphs</i> book, and it can self-amputate and regrow its tail after coming face to face with a predator. It's that latter ability that's tickled the scientific community's fancy (though c'mon, <i>Animorphs</i> …

Pay rise for doctors and nurses blocked

Danny Alexander, chief secretary to treasury, says there is a 'strong need' for restraint on public sector pay<p>Ministers will defy calls to give doctors, nurses and other NHS workers a pay rise next year amid concerns it would put patient care at risk.<p>Danny Alexander, the chief secretary to the …

Waiting times in NHS at worst for six years

NHS waiting times are at their worst level for six years, official figures show, as 3.2m are waiting for treatment it has been admitted<p>Waiting times in the NHS are getting worse, with targets missed and more than 3.2m people waiting for treatment, officials have admitted.<p>Earlier this week, Jeremy …

Physiology

How the NHS can deal with soaring drugs prices

Last week the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (Nice) ruled that offering abiraterone, demonstrated to extend life by up to four months in advanced prostate cancer, was not cost effective as a treatment when given before chemotherapy. Described as a “kick in the teeth” by Prostate Cancer …

Lancaster and Vulcan bombers unite for Lincoln flypast

During the Second World War, Lincolnshire was home to thousands of crew from Bomber Command.<p>Today, the first turf was cut for a memorial centre which will tell the stories of those involved in the conflict.<p>To mark the event, the final two airworthy Lancasters flew in formation, along with the last …

British militants make up majority of European IS fighters | DW | 21.08.2014

The war being waged across Iraq and Syria in the name of an Islamic caliphate has rocked the region and shocked the world beyond. Never more than …