Julie Bauknight

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A Few Ebola Cases Likely In U.S., Air Traffic Analysis Predicts

It's only a matter of time, some researchers are warning, before isolated cases of Ebola start turning up in developed nations, as well as hitherto-unaffected African countries.<p>The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more people than all previous outbreaks combined, the World Health …

The Helmet That Could Change Football

It's flexible, but it can really take a beating.<p>For decades, football players have worn rigid, unyielding helmets that protected the skull but did little to prevent concussions. To address this shortcoming, Riddell built a smarter helmet. Available to NFL and college teams, and soon youth and high …

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Johnson & Johnson Pushes Ahead With Ebola Vaccine

All of a sudden there's some movement in the development of vaccines against Ebola.<p>Johnson & Johnson said Thursday that the company is speeding up work on its part of an experimental two-shot vaccine being developed in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. …

Newly identified genetic variants could delay Alzheimer's onset by four years

Over the past few years scientists and researchers have made some inroads in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, but as yet no definitive cure has …

Squid Protein Could Help Brains 'Talk' to Computers

Unfortunately it won't allow humans to squirt ink, at least not yet.<p>In the most advanced prosthetics--such as this crazy mind-controlled robotic arm--electronic hardware interfaces directly with nerves and muscles in the human body. But getting living tissue to play nice with a circuit board is …

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