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Hospitals Prepared for Ebola?

According to a survey conducted by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), only 6 percent of US hospitals said that they were sufficiently prepared to handle Ebola patients.  5 percent of the hospitals said that they weren’t at all prepared.  The remaining 89 percent of hospitals ranged somewhere between the two, with the majority of them saying that they were “somewhat prepared”. According to the survey, around 51 percent of hospitals only had one or less than one full-time professionals on staff who were capable to identify...
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Ancient Genome Discovered

While it doesn’t seem like a 2,330 year-old skeleton from the southernmost tip of Africa could tell us a lot about our genetic ancestry, it actually can reveal a great deal.  This skeleton’s DNA profile is one of the “earliest diverged” found to date in a region where modern humans are believed to have originated from some 200,000 years ago.  The man’s maternal (or mitochondrial) DNA was sequenced to effectively provide clues to early modern human prehistory and evolution.  This mitochondrial DNA provided the first evidence that humans originally came from Africa, and...