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http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/infographic-shows-differences-between-diseases-we-donate-and-diseases-kill-us http://www.vice.com/read/the-worst-part-of-the-ice-bucket-challenge-is-the-people-criticizing-it-822 There’s a tricky balance when donating to find cures or fund treatments for diseases. The factors include how personal the disease is, how much funding it already receives, the number of people impacted, and the demographic the disease usually impacts.
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All it took was a single sample of frozen Siberian soil for an international collaboration of researchers to discover, and revive, a new type of “giant virus” — a virus whose unusually large size means scientists can spot it through a light microscope. Indeed, despite being frozen for over 30,000 years, Pithovirus sibericum still packs […]
At least two million people also fall ill each year, officials found in research that was the first to quantify a growing public health problem. Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Lead to 23,000 Deaths a Year, C.D.C. Finds
The primary cause for hundreds of recent dolphin deaths along the East Coast is likely a virus, and there’s no way to stop its spread right now, federal officials say. What’s killing all those dolphins? NOAA thinks it’s a virus
When a computer malfunctions, we do not punish it. We track down the problem and fix it, usually by replacing a damaged component, either in hardware or software. Isn’t the murderer or the rapist just a machine with a defective component? Or a defective upbringing? Defective education? Defective genes? Richard Dawkins