Tag archive for ‘West Africa’
Gil Tanenbaum On Saturday, March 14th, 2015

TAU Study: US Hurricanes Begin in Western Africa’s Atmosphere

A new study published in Geophysical Research Letters by Tel Aviv University‘s Prof. Colin Price and his graduate student Naama Reicher of the Department of Geosciences at TAU’s Faculty of Exact Sciences More...

Jewish Business News On Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Bats Are a Possible Source of the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

– The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa may have originated from contact between humans and virus-infected bats, suggests a study led by researchers from the Robert Koch-Institute More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Noble Energy Mad About Antitrust Decision in Israel Over Leviathan Fields

The American firm Noble Energy has expressed its displeasure in the wake of a decision made by Israel’s Antitrust Authority to not submit the Consent Decree to the Israeli Antitrust Tribunal for final approval More...

Jewish Business News On Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Science’s Top 10 Breakthroughs of 2014

The Rosetta spacecraft caught up with the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko beyond Mars this August, and its preliminary results–along with the studies it will allow in the near-future–top More...

Tibi Singer On Saturday, November 29th, 2014

West Africa Ebola Death Toll Rises by 1, 000 in a Week, to 7, 000

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that the number of Ebola-related deaths in West Africa has suddenly risen to 6, 928. The toll has increased by more than 1, 000 since WHO’s last report More...

Jewish Business News Service On Friday, November 21st, 2014

Professor of Global Health Law, Lawrence Gostin: Ebola and Beyond

– The United States and Europe have grossly overreacted to a few isolated cases of the Ebola virus within their borders. These panicked responses are not just futile. By violating basic scientific principles, More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Monday, November 17th, 2014

Israeli Government Agency Fighting Ebola in Africa

Mashav, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, is running a program called Hospitals of Hope in Africa to help fight Ebola. Medical supplies are being distributed throughout West Africa. Israel More...

Tibi Singer On Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Zero Funding for Nose Spray Ebola Vaccine That Protects 100% of Infected Monkeys

A spray Ebola vaccine protects monkeys from the virus 100 percent of the time, and the protection lasts as long as a year, researchers reported Monday, according to NBC News. The spray vaccine is based on More...

Jewish Business News On Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Genetic Factors for Surviving Ebola Shown in Mouse Study

A newly developed mouse model suggests that genetic factors are behind the mild-to-deadly range of reactions to the Ebola virus. People exposed to Ebola vary in how the virus affects them. Some completely resist More...

Tibi Singer On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Newark Airport Passenger Rushed to Hospital for Ebola Testing

A passenger from West Africa who arrived at Newark Airport Tuesday was being tested for Ebola, The Star-Ledger reported. The passenger was taken to a New Jersey hospital after a screening detected Ebola symptoms. “During More...

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