Ebola survivors still immune to virus after 40 years

Tissue samples from survivors of the Yambuku Ebola outbreak are transported to a field lab. by Erika Check Hayden Survivors of the world’s first known Ebola outbreak have immunity to the virus 40 years after they were infected, scientists have found. “It’s interesting to see that after such a long time, people still have thisContinue reading “Ebola survivors still immune to virus after 40 years”

Old as time: What we can learn from past attempts to treat aging

Erika Check Hayden Nature Medicine 20,1362–1364(2014)doi:10.1038/nm1214-1362Published online 04 December 2014 In 1889, the pioneering endocrinologist Charles Edouard Brown-Séquard told Parisian doctors that he had reinvigorated himself by injecting an extract made from dog and guinea pig testicles. Thousands of physicians began administering the extract—sold as “Elixir of Life”—to their patients. Though other researchers looked derisivelyContinue reading “Old as time: What we can learn from past attempts to treat aging”