- After 15 months, Liberia is Ebola-free!
- Nature interviews Seth Berkley, chief executive of the GAVI Alliance, about bringing vaccines to people around the world.
- Scientists have developed a way to turn smartphones into microscopes that can identify a deadly parasite.
- When African researchers form international collaborations, their foreign colleagues are often favored.
- “Virtually every family in the country, the research indicates, has been subject to overtesting and overtreatment in one form or another.” Doctors often overtreat patients, but the system can change.
- A new type of pluripotent stem cell was recently identified; these might be useful for many research and clinical applications in the future.
- Should we be regulating the amount of arsenic found in foods? Yes, argues science blog The Crux, but it’s complicated.
- Children who get measles have weaker immune systems for years following the infection, a new study finds.
- An 18th-century doctor realized that fireplace soot contained cancer-causing carcinogens. These same chemicals are present in the smoke that is used to grill food … but people rarely worry about this.
- In a Chicago Sun Times article, Chicago Public Health Commissioner Dr. Julie Morita takes on our governor’s budget cuts to public health programs.
- Rep. Mike Quigley is advocating for the use of quieter flight paths coming out of O’Hare, which may help alleviate some of the sleep-disrupting noise from low-flying aircraft.
- NU has trained its second Community Emergency Response Team to assist in crises in the Evanston area.
- Northwestern surgeon Ankit Bharat, MD, uncovered the cause of a rare infection that may save the lives of future lung transplant recipients.