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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.

Map of chikungunya outbreaks and mosquito ranges

GETTING AROUND  The chikungunya virus spreads via mosquitoes in tropical regions. Now it has found a way to hijack a second mosquito, posing a threat to people in Europe, North America and China. (See below for a detailed version of the map.)

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