Kutter Joplin

27 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Followers | @KutterJoplin | Keep up with Kutter Joplin on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Kutter Joplin”

Developing a Nursing Robot for Ebola Patients

Researchers at Oregon State University‘s Ebola Treatment Unit have been testing a Baxter robot to see how it might perform as a nurse. Let’s just …

Robotics

Deadly Ebola Returns to Eastern Sierra Leone's Kailahun District

© Flickr/ TNS Sofres<p>Russian-Made Ebola Vaccine to Be Tested on Humans Within Months<p>A 9-month-old boy tested positive for Ebola after he died in …

Ebola crisis brutally exposed failures of the aid system, says MSF

WHO unwilling to assume responsibility for robust Ebola reponse, and governments of Guinea and Sierra Leone contributed to loss of life, according to Médecins Sans Frontières report<p>The Ebola crisis has brutally exposed the “age-old failures” of the humanitarian aid system with the World Health …

Disease

Ebola crisis: ‘We really need to learn our lessons’

During the meeting MEPs criticised the lack of response to the initial outbreak. Charles Goerens, a Luxembourg member of the Alde group, said: “The …

Top-secret military warning on Ebola biological weapon terror threat

Porton Down memo marked ‘UK secret UK eyes only’ reveals scientists analysed use of virus by al-Qaida or Isis<p>Scientists at the top-secret military research unit at Porton Down, Wiltshire, have been assessing the potential use of Ebola as a bioterrorism weapon, according to confidential documents.<p>A …

Disease

Scientists Ask If Ebola Could Be Silently Immunizing Some People While Killing Others

By Kate Kelland and Emma Farge<p>LONDON/DAKAR (Reuters) - A recent sharp drop in new Ebola infections in West Africa is prompting scientists to wonder whether the virus may be silently immunizing some people at the same time as brutally killing their neighbors.<p>So-called "asymptomatic" Ebola cases - in …

Blood, drugs, and vaccines: stopping Ebola is a multi-pronged effort

Infectious disease science marches on<p>Three clinical trial volunteers sit next to Kirsten Lyke, a tropical disease researcher, as she discusses her work on the phone. All had come to the University of Maryland, in Baltimore, to receive a dose of an experimental Ebola vaccine. "We’re finishing up our …

THE SHOT: Capturing Ebola

On August 26th 2014, I traveled to Liberia on assignment for the Wall Street Journal to cover the outbreak of Ebola, which was devastating Western Africa. I knew it was dangerous, but I hoped my images would make a difference. The region had been dealing with the outbreak since March. By August, …

Ebola outbreak deaths pass 5,000

<b>The number of people killed by the worst outbreak of Ebola has risen to 5,160, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.</b><p>The frequency of new cases no longer appears to be increasing in Guinea and Liberia but remains high in Sierra Leone, the health agency added.<p>The Ebola outbreak is thought to have …

Disease

Another doctor infected with Ebola

A doctor in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, dealing yet another blow to the country’s fight against the deadly outbreak.<p>Dr Martin Salia, …

How Some West African Countries Have Kept Ebola Out

You know, the ones that don't have Ebola epidemics even though they're bordering on the countries that do<p>While attending a conference for tropical-disease experts yesterday in New Orleans, <i>Popular Science</i> contributing editor Brooke Borel found that 30 experts who were planning to be there had …

Disease

How did nurse Amber Vinson get Ebola? 'It is a mystery to me,' she tells CNN

<b>(CNN) —</b> Amber Vinson says she followed all the rules when caring for an Ebola patient. So how did the Texas nurse contract the deadly virus?<p>"I have no idea," she told CNN. "I go through it almost daily in my mind: what happened, what went wrong. Because I was covered completely every time. I …

Obama defends U.S. Ebola guidelines, backs American volunteers in Africa | Reuters

ATLANTA/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the second of two nurses infected while treating an Ebola patient left an Atlanta hospital, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said policies adopted in the United States should not discourage Americans willing to fight West Africa’s outbreak.<p>U.S. President Barack …

Ebola: Travelers From Stricken Countries Can Enter at Only 5 U.S. Airports

Passengers From Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to Fly Into Airports With Enhanced Screening<p>WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday will begin limiting flights carrying passengers from three West African countries affected by Ebola to arrival at five U.S. airports.<p>The move …

Disease

CDC To Act Faster When A U.S. Hospital Gets An Ebola Patient

The CDC is putting more resources into helping hospitals prepare and handle Ebola patients. This, after a nurse treating Ebola patient Thomas Duncan in Dallas became infected with the virus.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>We have some news and an advisory. The news is this, the Texas Department of …

Nurses' union slams Texas hospital for lack of Ebola protocol

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Texas hospital where two health care workers contracted Ebola while caring for a patient had guidelines that were "constantly changing" and didn't have protocols on how to deal with the deadly virus," a nurses' union claims.<p>"The protocols that should have been in place in Dallas were …

Ebola Vaccine Trial Aims to Wrap First Phase by December

A fast-tracked study conducted in Britain to assess the safety of an experimental Ebola vaccine is expected to complete its first phase of testing by early December, the project leader said Wednesday.<p>The pace of the trial, which began on Sept. 17, has been dictated by the alarming spread of the …

Disease

Obama: U.S. military to provide equipment, resources to battle Ebola epidemic in Africa

Sept. 12, 2014<p>Sept. 7, 2014<p>Sunday<p>Sept. 6, 2014<p>Sept. 5, 2014<p>Sept. 1 to Sept. 4, 2014<p>Health experts debate using unproven drugs to treat the deadly virus as it continues to spread in west Africa.<p>Health experts debate using unproved drugs to treat the deadly virus as it continues to spread in west …

Senegal's first Ebola case raises fear about virus' spread

Authorities in Senegal confirmed the country’s first Ebola case Friday, raising new fear about the disease’s spread through West Africa.<p>The country, the fifth afflicted in what is already the worst Ebola outbreak on record, is a major hub for transportation, business and aid work in the region.<p>More …

Disease

Scientists Develop Technique To Produce Self-Assembling Anticancer Molecules In Minutes

Scientists from the University of Warwick have developed a simple technique for the production of a variety of self-assembling molecules that could …

Bee, scorpion and snake venom may hold cancer cure

It's ancient medicine with a sci-fi-sounding twist.<p>A scientist at the University of Illinois, Dipanjan Pan, and his team say they may have found a way to stop cancer cell growth, according to a paper presented at the American Chemical Society conference this week.<p>The work is in very early stages, …