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Julie Steenhuysen

Julie Steenhuysen

    WHO declares Zika virus a global health emergency
    WHO declares Zika virus a global health emergency
    The World Health Organisation on Monday declared the mosquito-borne Zika virus to be a global emergency, as the disease linked to thousands of...
    Ebola survivors' blood could aid new disease treatments
    Ebola survivors' blood could aid new disease treatments
    After successfully treating four Ebola patients last year, Emory University in Atlanta is leading a government-funded project that uses blood...
    US pleads to keep bird flu studies secret
    US pleads to keep bird flu studies secret
    The US government has asked the scientific journals Nature and Science to censor data on a lab-made version of bird flu that...
    Orangutan snack binges give insight into human obesity
    Orangutan snack binges give insight into human obesity
    In lush times, orangutans on the island of Borneo gorge themselves on forest fruits, packing on extra pounds in preparation for leaner years, when...
    Thirty years on, Aids fight may tilt more to treatment
    Thirty years on, Aids fight may tilt more to treatment
    After 30 years of Aids prevention efforts, global leaders may now need to shift their focus to spending more on drugs used to treat the syndrome as...
    Cellphone calls alter brain activity -- US study
    Cellphone calls alter brain activity -- US study
    Spending 50 minutes with a cellphone plastered to your ear is enough to change brain cell activity in the part of the brain closest to the...
    Intensive diabetes treatments give mixed results
    Intensive diabetes treatments give mixed results
    Aggressive drug treatment to lower blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol in diabetics does little to prevent heart disease and strokes, but...
    Learning to relax extends cancer survival
    Learning to relax extends cancer survival
    Working with a psychologist to reduce stress can help women whose breast cancer comes back survive longer, US researchers said on Tuesday.
    Fast machines, genes and the future of medicine
    Fast machines, genes and the future of medicine
    Francis Collins, who helped map the human genome, did not get around to having his own genes analysed until last summer. And he was surprised by...
    Working memory: The new IQ
    Working memory: The new IQ
    Defects in working memory -- the brain's temporary storage bin -- may explain why one child cannot read her history book and another gets lost in...
    Aids efforts found to work best when nations lead
    Aids efforts found to work best when nations lead
    Countries that take the lead in directing domestic efforts against HIV and Aids seem to have the greatest success, global Aids experts said on...
    Imaging finding goes boldly into genetic frontiers
    Imaging finding goes boldly into genetic frontiers
    Researchers have figured out how to spot genetic changes in the body that may help determine whether a tumor is shrinking or a drug is working,...