Waiting for a vaccination to curb a meningitis epidemic under way in Koudougou district, Burkina Faso, in March. An affordable new meningitis vaccine in the works promises to prevent, not just control, these frequent epidemics.
An Ill Wind, Bringing Meningitis
Crippling epidemics of meningococcal meningitis sweep across Africa with the onset of the dry season and harsh harmattan winds. An affordable, effective vaccine in the works could change that.
Building the Tree of Life, Genome by Genome
Cheaper sequencing has put many more genes into the hands of researchers trying to sort out the degree of relatedness of a menagerie of organisms. Thanks to one such "phylogenomic" analysis, bird guides may never be the same.
Serotonin Modulates Behavioral Reactions to Unfairness
Individuals with low levels of brain serotonin are less likely to accept an unfair offer of money from other players in a laboratory game.
Outlook Business, June 28, 2008 :
State of the Economy
Whichever way one looks at it -- the verdict is clear: not everything is right with the economy.
The US's plans to sue Opec members for restricting oil production and "manipulating" prices won't hold water.
With aviation fuel rates going up, it's becoming difficult to distinguish between budget and full-service carriers.
Pfizer is set to see profits from its blockbuster drug, Lipitor, jump. And that's good news for Indian firms
Technology Review, May/June 2008:
Brain Trauma in Iraq
Thousands of U.S. soldiers have survived powerful explosions in Iraq. Many are now returning home with brain injuries that will result in long-term disabilities.
Una Laptop por Niño
The philanthropic effort dubbed the $100 Laptop has not met its grand initial goals. But its first deployment, in Peru, may turn skeptics into believers.
An Electrifying Startup
With a new battery from A123 Systems, electric cars could come to dominate the roads.
The Making of the Large Hadron Collider
The biggest physics experiment ever, CERN's new particle accelerator, goes live this May.
The Telecosm, 2008
The most notorious promoter of the 1990s telecommunications boom has been proved right