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Missing Gene Linked To Autism

Researchers at the University of Leeds have shed light on a gene mutation linked to autistic traits. The team already knew that some people with autism were deficient in a gene called neurexin-II. To investigate whether the gene was associated with autism symptoms, the Leeds team studied mice with the same defect. They found behavioural […]

Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 22, 2014. U.S. Agency for International Development photo by Morgana Wingard
Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 22, 2014. U.S. Agency for International Development photo by Morgana Wingard


To Contain Ebola Outbreaks First Train Caregivers – Analysis

The risks are high – Ebola diagnosis, treatment, care should be left to teams of well-trained providers. By Manisha Juthani-Mehta Ebola has spread terror because of the lethality of the disease, even more so as the caregivers and physicians on whom patients depend are frequently felled by the malady. To deal with Ebola and other […]

Ebola situation map as of Aug. 7. 2014. Source Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Ebola situation map as of Aug. 7. 2014. Source Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Ebola, Anarchy And Failing States: The Crisis In West Africa – Analysis

By Benjamin Syme Van Ameringen According to the latest data from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) the number of Ebola cases as of November 12, 2014 were reported to be 1878 in Guinea, 6822 in Liberia, and 5368 in Sierra Leone. These organizations have reported the official number […]

South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC)
South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC)


SAARC Summit: Long Term Opportunities And Immediate Threats – Analysis

By Mirza Sadaqat Huda Since its inception in 1985, the efficacy of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) as a viable institutional mechanism that can facilitate the collective development and security of the region has come under increasing scrutiny. As the heads of the eight South Asian nations meet at the 18th SAARC […]