iol scitech aug 29 Peter Piot
AFP

‘Perfect storm’ for Ebola to spread

The scientist who co-discovered the Ebola virus says a 'perfect storm' in West Africa had given the disease a chance to spread unchecked.

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iol scitech aug 29 ebola
AFP

Ebola sequences may aid hunt for treatment

Scientists tracking the spread of Ebola have released 99 sequenced genomes of the deadly and highly contagious hemorrhagic virus.

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iol scitech aug 29 Eminem
AP

Why a song takes you down memory lane

Scientists find that listening to a favourite song boosts activity in region of the brain responsible for memory and emotions.

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