Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith


Study Reveals How Ebola Blocks Immune System

Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine have identified one way the Ebola virus dodges the body’s antiviral defenses, providing important insight that could lead to new therapies, in research results published in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. In work performed at Beamline 19ID at Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source, the researchers […]

rabbit


Research Reveals How Wild Rabbits Were Genetically Transformed Into Tame Rabbits

Until recently, little has been known about what genetic changes transform wild animals into domesticated ones. An international team of scientists, one of whom is a University of Montana assistant professor, has made a breakthrough by showing that genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system were particularly important for rabbit domestication. […]

Map showing the location of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
Map showing the location of Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China.


China Offers Cash For Marriage To Promote Assimilation In Xinjiang

Chinese authorities in the troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang have announced a slew of cash incentives for interracial marriages between members of ethnic minority groups and majority Han Chinese, local officials said. The move immediately drew criticism from overseas exile Uyghur groups, who called it an extension of the ruling Chinese Communist Party’s policy of […]

The Pentagon
The Pentagon


Pentagon Says Preparing Options For Obama On ISIL

By Jim Garamone Military officials here and at U.S. Central Command are working to present President Barack Obama with options to contain the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said this week. Kirby told reporters that officials are taking under consideration the changing situation […]

Areas controlled and claimed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria as of July 19, 2014. Source Wikipedia Commons.
Areas controlled and claimed by Islamic State (formerly ISIS) in Iraq and Syria as of July 19, 2014. Source Wikipedia Commons.


US, Partner-Nations Conduct Humanitarian Airdrop In Iraq

American military planes along with Australian, French and British aircraft airdropped humanitarian aid to the town of Amirli in Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued today. U.S. aircraft also conducted airstrikes against nearby ISIL terrorists in order to support the humanitarian mission, Kirby said in his statement. […]

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