Given the current outbreak, unprecedented in terms of number of people killed and rapid geographic spread, Science and Science Translational Medicine have made this collection of research and news articles on the viral disease freely available to researchers and the general public.
Image by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
Theaatproject ask me: What is your take on how the media has dealt with the outbreak? Is it fear-mongering? Overblown, but relevant? Or completely understandable?
Well, I’m not an specialist in this issues, but anyway I think is a tragedy in a place of the globe where lives the most vulnerable people. I think is right to draw attention to what is happening and what might happen in the event the virus from spreading.
Glia in a mouse brain.
Glia are the rising stars of the neuroscience universe. Once delegated to simply a supporting role for neurons, these cells are now thought to play an important part in early brain development, learning and memory.
Credit: Jonathan Cohen/NIH