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WATCH: Seven years of preventable disease outbreaks around the world - ScienceAlert

In just 70 seconds, this new new data visualisation shows seven years of outbreaks around the world of diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines.

An anti-anxiety drug has "woken up" a minimally-conscious patient - ScienceAlert

A patient who has been in a near-vegetative state for two years has woken up for a short period of time after being given a common anti-anxiety drug.

Ebola, Other Filoviruses are at least 16 Million Years Old, Finds New Study | Genetics |

Members of the Filoviridae, a family of viruses to which Ebola and its relative, Marburg virus, belong, are between 16 and 23 million years old.

Transmission electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion. Image credit: Frederick Murphy / CDC.

World-first evidence suggests that meditation alters cancer survivors’ cells - ScienceAlert

For the first time, scientists have found clear biological evidence that meditation and support groups can affect us on the cellular level.

Thoughtful approach to antibiotic resistance | Science News

Changing how people think about antibiotics is already showing promise in reducing antibiotic use and costs. It’s doubtful, however, that any single strategy will be enough.

Cells act like old tape recorders to monitor health - life - 13 November 2014 - New Scientist

They're the world's smallest documentary makers. E. coli bacteria have had their DNA hacked so they can store memories of their cellular environment. And they do it in much the same way as an analogue tape recorder. Other more complicated cells should be capable of the feat too, which could pave the way for cellular biographers that can be inserted into our bodies for the inside scoop on our health.

Image: Stephanie Schuller/Science Photo Library

Discovery could prevent development of brain tumors in children -- ScienceDaily

A mechanism that promotes the progression of medulloblastoma, the most common brain tumor found in children, has been discovered by researchers. The team found that a protein known as Sonic Hedgehog induces DNA damage causes the cancer to develop.

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