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WASHINGTON, DC; NOVEMBER 10, 2016 – The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will host a free screening of the new HHMI’s Tangled Bank Studios film, Spillover: Zika, Ebola & Beyond, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. in Baird Auditorium. A discussion hosted by BBC correspondent and television presenter Jane O’Brien will follow.
SPILLOVER-ZIKA, EBOLA & BEYOND: DOCUMENTARY INVESTIGATES THE RISE AND SPREAD OF VIRUSES WORLDWIDE AND HOW TO STOP THE NEXT PANDEMIC
Arlington, VA; July 11, 2016 — Around the globe, viruses are on the march: Zika, Ebola, Nipah, Chikungunya, Dengue and West Nile. All of these viruses reside in animals and have the potential to “spillover” and infect humans. What’s behind the rise in spillover viruses? Are the United States and the world prepared to anticipate, contain and prevent the next outbreak?
[BOSTON] – Alzheimer’s disease robs victims of their memories, their independence, and eventually their lives. It is the most common type of dementia, affecting five million people in the US alone, a number expected to double over the next 20 years as the population ages. With so much at stake, researchers, doctors, and patients worldwide are in a race to develop new drugs that could stop one of the most pressing global health challenges of our time.
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World Wins Best Book Award From Academies; Particle Fever, Your Inner Fish, Detroit News, Reuters Also Take Prizes
WASHINGTON -- The recipients of the 2015 Communication Awards were announced today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation since 2003 as part of the Keck Futures Initiative, these prestigious awards -- each of which includes a $20,000 prize -- recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public. The winners will be honored during a ceremony on Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C.