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Monkey cell infected with the virus that causes MERS

INFECTED  The virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, (shown in yellow infecting a monkey cell in the lab) has sickened 1,179 people worldwide, including 30 in an outbreak in South Korea. 

Ebola virus

UNLIKELY CANDIDATE  The antidepressant drug Zoloft and another approved medication might fight the Ebola virus (shown). 

baby and mother

Mammary glands “remember” how to make milk for subsequent pregnancies, a study of mice suggests. Women’s bodies may experience something similar.

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