Ebola

The researchers found multiple enzymes that indicate causes of dysregulated adaptive immunity and tissue damage in fatal Ebola virus disease.

The German company said the open-access platform, called Pharos V8, can provide real-time PCR results in 10 minutes.   

An OpenArray panel designed to simultaneously test for 17 viruses and 13 bacteria and protozoa was able to detect pathogens from human blood donor samples with an accuracy of about 95 percent.

Presenters at ASM have used next-generation sequencing to examine Ebola, Zika, and respiratory virus infection and transmission.

The tool has been applied to determine the pathogenic cause of hemorrhagic fever, and is powering a new test for respiratory disease pathogens.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: reverse genetics used to gauge phenotypes of loss-of-function mutations, and more.

The virus spread according to a gravity model between large population centers, and its movements were affected by geographical distance.

In Genome Biology this week: epigenetic differences in CML cells, predicting aggressive prostate cancer, and more.

An international team of researchers examined differential gene expression in blood samples from patients infected during the West African outbreak.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: Ebola virus improved ability to infect humans during recent outbreak, and more.

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Rare gene mutations are guiding the search for drugs to manage chronic pain without opioids, according to CNBC.

The new Francis Crick Institute building can get too noisy for some researchers to concentrate, according to the Guardian.

CBS News reports that there are still many vacancies at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, but that it's uncertain whether they will be filled.

In Nucleic Acids Research this week: pipeline to analyze and visualize bacterial genomes, database of global set of human genomes, and more.