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1 hr ago | The White House

Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Josh Earnest en route Atlanta, Georgia, 9/16/14

MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon and welcome aboard Air Force One as we embark on a 24-hour trip to Atlanta and Tampa, where the President will be engaged on two significant national security priorities. The first is stepping up our whole-of-government approach to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Africa, Nigeria Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Travel, South Africa Travel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

6 hrs ago | Medical Daily

At-Home Anemia Test Produces Accurate Diagnosis Within 60 Seconds, At Low Cost

A single drop of blood is all that's needed to mix with a chemical reagent so anemia patients can check hemoglobin levels. Anemia patients may soon be able to skip involved and time-consuming trips to the doctors' if a new at-home testing device can secure federal approval.


10 hrs ago | Deseret News

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, ebola victim Dr. Kent Brantly, right, hugs a member of the medical staff that treated him, after being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Brantly is scheduled to testify before a Senate panel on the Ebola crisis Tuesday afternoon on Capitol Hill in Washington.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US News, US Senate, Senator Chris Coons, US Politics

14 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Civil War soldiers buried as 'unknowns' identified

A historian says the names of 350 unknown soldiers from the American Civil War will be added to a memorial at a Georgia cemetery after hospital records from the era were used to identify them. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that historian Brad Quinlin worked with Betty Hunter, president of the Marietta Confederate Cemetery Foundation, to identify the soldiers.


Related Topix: History in the News, Confederate, KY, Duke University

Mon Sep 15, 2014

In-depth Africa

Ebola crisis

Akong Charles Ndika Correspondent A surprise press conference held last month by Emory University Teaching Hospital stands out as a rare bright moment in the fight against an uncontrollable Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. ZMAPP, an untested serum-based therapy in humans, was successfully administered to two American health workers who were later declared fee from the virus, which has killed more than 2 400 people.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Paradise Post

Ebola patient in Nebraska bored in isolation room

Nebraska doctors treating an American aid worker battling Ebola say that as he improves, he's getting bored in his isolation room. Debbie Sacra says the Nebraska Medical Center brought in a chess board, books and a Nerf basketball hoop to help entertain her husband, Dr. Rick Sacra.


Related Topix: Nebraska, Games, Chess

The Scarlet

Five new members join Board of Trustees

The Clark University Board of Trustees appointed four new members on July 1, and welcomed a familiar face back for another term. New members are Wendy G. Trilling '86 of Los Angeles, Jason M. Barnett '90 of Irvington, N.Y., and Vickie H. Riccardo, P '17, of Darien, Conn., who were appointed to six-year terms, and Mona Domosh '79, M.A. '83, Ph.D. '85, of Lebanon, N.H., who was elected by her fellow alumni for a six-year term.


Related Topix: Clark University, Darien, CT, Norwalk, CT, Comedy

Medical News

Simple point-of-care testing device provides more rapid diagnosis of anemia

A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease. The disposable self-testing device analyzes a single droplet of blood using a chemical reagent that produces visible color changes corresponding to different levels of anemia.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia Tech, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014


Elsewhere in Science, 12 September 2014

Each week, the Science family of publications publishes articles that are likely to be of interest to Science Careers readers. So, every Friday, we're pointing our readers toward articles that hold some relevance to careers in science and other technical fields.


Related Topix: UC San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, France, World News, University of Washington, New York University

The New American Shakespeare Tavern Presents Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Now thru 10/5

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The New American Shakespeare Tavern presents Pericles: Prince of Tyre, today, September 13-October 5, 2014. A dark and troubling riddle starts the heroic adventure of one man's lifetime, a story of love gained, lost and gained again.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Dining, Life, Food

Cross Roads News

Wills lectures on government, arts

Pulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and historian Garry Wills will present a public lecture on "Government and the Arts" on Sept. 18 at Emory University.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Northwestern University

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Science Daily

Anemia: One-minute point-of-care test shows promise in new study

A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease. About a third of the population is at risk for anemia, which can cause neurocognitive deficits in children, organ failure and less serious effects such as chronic fatigue.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Georgia Tech


All Saints-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Montecito Selects New Rector

After an extensive search, a new rector currently working in Illinois has been chosen to lead one of the South Coast's oldest churches, and will begin her tenure this December. The Rev.


Related Topix: Religion, Episcopal Church, Montecito, CA

News Max

Experts: Ebola Deaths Could Top 100,000 by Year's End

The U.S. is planning a "surge" of federal workers into West African countries hit by Ebola, and has hired the air-ambulance company that evacuated two infected U.S. citizens in July to support them. About 1,400 U.S. government employees are in the region now, and more are on the way, the State Department said in a contract document released yesterday.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Charitable Organizations

Dr. Katina Clardy-Wright - Greenwood

Dr. Katina Clardy-Wright, 69, of 805 Saddle Hill Road, widow of Will Wright, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Self Regional Medical Center. Born in Union, she was the daughter of the late Eugene Dillard Clardy and Jean Smith Clardy.


Related Topix: Greenwood, SC, University of Georgia, Psychology, Science, Inman, SC


Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly Donates Blood to Treat Rick Sacra

Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly donated a unit of blood to treat the third American aid worker infected with the virus as doctors fight to save the patient's life, Samaritan's Purse tells NBC News. Brantly flew to Nebraska last week to donate his blood to use to treat Dr. Rick Sacra, Samaritan's Purse President and CEO Franklin Graham said.


Related Topix: Medicine, Nebraska


Ebola Crisis in West Africa: Where Did All the Development Money Go?

This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.


Related Topix: The Conversation, Reggae, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Malaria, Health

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WALB-TV Albany

South Georgians help make wedding a reality for Adel couple

As Charles Shivers and his fiance sat in their kitchen Wednesday night talking about their upcoming wedding on Sunday, they knew it would not have been possible without the support of their local community. In August, Charles was diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer.


Related Topix: Wedding, Liver Cancer, Health, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA


Gut bugs may boost flu shot's effects

Every year, some unlucky people get the flu even though they've had their seasonal shot. One reason, according to a new study, might be their gut bacteria.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Influenza, Allergy and Immunology, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Genetics

PhysOrg Weblog

Intestinal bacteria needed for strong flu vaccine responses in mice

Mice treated with antibiotics to remove most of their intestinal bacteria or raised under sterile conditions have impaired antibody responses to seasonal influenza vaccination, researchers have found. The findings suggest that antibiotic treatment before or during vaccination may impair responses to certain vaccines in humans.


Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, North Carolina