David Quammen “Ebola” & “Spillover”

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Author David Quammen on The Bottom Line show today discusses his new book, Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus and Spillover: Animal Infections and the next Human Pandemic. Quammen is a very educated journalist and author that has traveled all over the world.  He is a Contributing Writer for National Geographic and has won many awards including …

A Chimp May Be a Non-Human Person

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A court in New York actually heard an appeal from an animal rights activist and lawyer, Steven Wise, is fighting for “Non-Human Personhood” status for a chimpanzee in a cage. Wise argues that chimps are similar to human beings in the way that they are self-determining and autonomous creatures, thus they should be considered legal persons.  

Doctor Says Budget Cuts Hindered Ebola Vaccine

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Did budget cuts in the National Institute of Health lead to the panic of Ebola in the U.S.? The director of the N.I.H says yes. Dr. Francis Collins asserts the Republican party is responsible for the Ebola outbreak in the U.S. because they supported the budget cuts. He also says that the N.I.H. has been working on an Ebola vaccine …

Alternative Medicine for Diabetes

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Harvard researchers are claiming that embryonic stem cells are being used to “cure diabetes.”   The study included use of embryonic stem cells as well as adult stem cells.  Scientists were successful in creating insulin using stem cells, however, when they reproduced the study without the embryonic cells, the result were the same.