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If I give a public lecture to a bunch of high school students and I talk about the role that neural oscillations play in coordinating information transfer via spiked timing relative to oscillatory phases, people’s eyes glaze over by the third word. Whereas if I go into a classroom and I start talking about why do zombies crave human flesh, what in their brains might make them do this, then people pay attention.

Bradley Voytek, Assistant Professor of Computational Cognitive Science and Neuroscience at UC San Diego and a member of the Zombie Research Society.

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Pentagon forming Ebola response team

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Reuters: US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has ordered the creation of a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that would respond to domestic Ebola cases.

 Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

It’s about time! They need highly trained personnel to prevent further cases, most hospital staff are not well versed in dealing with this type of outbreak.

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  • People in 2000: Y2K is going to kill us all!
  • in 2001: Anthrax is going to kill us all!
  • in 2002: West Nile Virus is going to kill us all!
  • in 2003: Weapons of Mass Destruction are going to kill us all!
  • in 2004: SARS is going to kill us all!
  • in 2005: Bird Flu is going to kill us all!
  • in 2006: E. Coli is going to kill us all!
  • in 2007: Vaccines are going to kill us all
  • in 2008: The Bad Economy is going to kill us all!
  • in 2009: Swine Flu is going to kill us all!
  • in 2010: BP Oil is going to kill us all!
  • in 2011: Obamacare is going to kill us all!
  • In 2012: The end of the world is going to kill us all!
  • In 2013: North Korea is going to kill us all!
  • In 2014: Ebola is going to kill us all!
  • Me: Eh, it will work out.
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Ebola survivor donates blood to Dallas patient
NBC News: Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly donated blood to help treat Nina Phram, the Dallas nurse who is the first person to contract the disease in the United States, a spokesperson for Samaritan’s Purse said Monday night.
A family spokesperson for Pham confirmed that she received the transfusion from Brantly. It is the third time he has donated blood to treat Ebola patients. 
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Photo: Nina Pham is the nurse who was the first person to contract Ebola while on U.S. soil. She is being treated in Dallas. (NBC News)

This doctor is a true hero

breakingnews:

Ebola survivor donates blood to Dallas patient

NBC NewsEbola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly donated blood to help treat Nina Phram, the Dallas nurse who is the first person to contract the disease in the United States, a spokesperson for Samaritan’s Purse said Monday night.

A family spokesperson for Pham confirmed that she received the transfusion from Brantly. It is the third time he has donated blood to treat Ebola patients. 

Follow updates on BreakingNews.com.

Photo: Nina Pham is the nurse who was the first person to contract Ebola while on U.S. soil. She is being treated in Dallas. (NBC News)

This doctor is a true hero