Ebola's Unpaid Heroes book cover





eBook: Ebola’s unpaid heroes

Frontline health workers were sidelined in $3.3bn fight against Ebola – Newsweek

How cultures evolved in the fight against Ebola – National Geographic

In Sierra Leone’s capital, Ebola found fertile ground – National Geographic

A struggle to track victims’ elusive contacts – National Geographic

Blood transfusions show early promise as Ebola cure- Al Jazeera

Quarantines without food threaten Ebola response – Al Jazeera

How poverty, slavery and conflict fueled the Ebola outbreak – Newsweek

Hail to the chiefs: Local leaders in the epidemic – The Economist

Clinical trials with the blood from Ebola survivors – The Economist

Sierra Leone’s bravest young doctors – Nova/PBS

Ebola survivors are suffering, and we’re just learning how and why – Slate

How slow responses made Ebola so deadly – Nautilus

Images from the real face of the Ebola crisis – Scientific American

Teen Ebola survivor protects orphanage – Al Jazeera

Mistrust adds another layer of delay to Ebola vaccine trials – Al Jazeera

Side effects vex malaria measure in the face of Ebola – Nature

Ebola hysteria looks familiar to AIDS activists – Newsweek

One doctor’s gift to the nurses who fought alongside her -NPR

Lost on the Ebola money trail – Humanosphere



Selected Features

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Digging through the world’s oldest graveyards
*Featured in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2015

Go Home Evolution, You’re Drunk

The Cambrian explosion of animal life now seems like a whimper



A View through the Chaos
The Syrian crisis puts a new tool in data science to the test

Big Pharma’s Cost-Cutting Challenger
A non-profit is proving that drug development doesn’t need to cost a billion.

Race against Resistance
More than a million healthy children take drugs to prevent malaria, before the drugs stop working.

Death at the Doorstep
Uganda may be losing a battle with malaria.

Vitamin D-lemma
A vociferous debate reveals how hard it is to give public health advice.

Translational Research the American Way
If discoveries abound, why is drug development stagnant?

Evolution: A can of worms
Tiny creatures take centre stage in a battle to rearrange the tree of life.


As the legion of women bikers grows nationwide, I open up the throttle with a manic New York City club.


Evolutionary Enigmas
Comb jelly genetics suggest a radical redrawing of the tree of life.

Sick and Down
Inflammation could cause depression.

Twice Upon a Time
Mammals may have evolved from reptiles in multiple ways.


Vitamin D on Trial
Scientist dig for gold-standard proof of D’s potential.

Preserving Research
A guide to the top online archives for your unpublished findings.


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