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Andrew Maynard, science communication

We are thrilled to announce that the Society of Toxicology (SOT) has honored Professor Andrew Maynard, Director of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center, as the recipient of its 2015 Public Communications Award! The SOT Public Communication award is made annually to an individual who has made a major contribution to broadening the awareness of the general public on toxicological issues through

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I LOVE RISK BITES!!! Ok, there you have it. I confess. Here is part of why I like them so much. You see, I don’t just love Risk Bites. I love a LOT of Youtube science education channels. But of the top science channels on Youtube, the ones with a huge fan base and almost

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I’m extremely pleased to introduce our new Writer in Residence at the University of Michigan Risk Science Center – Utibe Effiong (UT). UT will be writing about human health risk from a developing economy perspective on his blog Risk Without Borders. UT is a physician from Nigeria who recently completed his Master of Public Health training in my department at

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When do we quarantine or isolate for ebola

University of Michigan School of Public Health experts discuss the meaning of quarantine and isolation, and explain when such actions are appropriate to prevent the spread of infectious diseases like Ebola.   More information on ebola and public health: University of Michigan School of Public Health Ebola topics page.  

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why don't we have an ebola vaccine?

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers explain why there is no vaccine for Ebola and whether one is likely in the future.   More information on ebola and public health: University of Michigan School of Public Health Ebola topics page.  

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Could ebola become more dangerous - insights from the Universioty of Michigan School of Public Health

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers explain how the Ebola virus mutates, and what those mutations could mean for people who become infected by the virus.   More information on ebola and public health: University of Michigan School of Public Health Ebola topics page.  

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Why is the current ebola outbreak so severe? Insights from the University of Michigan School of Public Health

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers discuss why the current ebola outbreak is the most severe on record.   More information on ebola and public health: University of Michigan School of Public Health Ebola topics page.  

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How contagious is ebola? Insights from the university of Michigan School of Public Health

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers describe the ways the Ebola virus is transmitted to humans.   More information on ebola and public health: University of Michigan School of Public Health Ebola topics page.  

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How deadly is ebola? Insights from the Umiversity of Michigan School of Public Health

University of Michigan School of Public Health researchers discuss the risks presented by the ebola virus. While the number of people who die from Ebola has been high in some parts of the world, there are good techniques to contain the disease and to treat those who contract it.   More information on ebola and public

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Transmission Electron Micrograph of the Ebola Virus

Ebola case confirmed in Dallas You may have, or not, just heard a news report that came out about 5 PM today. Reports flashed across CNN and BBC and other sites:  “The First Case of Ebola is Diagnosed in US!” And if you are anything like my family members, who have been calling me up in the

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