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Ebola in Texas: What Lessons Have We Learned, One Year Later?

Posted on · We mark a strange anniversary today. This time last year, a disease frightening and foreign to many Americans landed on the Lone Star state’s doorstep. Ebola, a disease ravaging Western Africa, found its way to the emergency room at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan was told to go home and sleep off his virus. […]

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Local Scientist Named As U.S. Science Envoy

Posted on · Dr. Peter Hotez is one of four scientists who’ll serve as U.S. Science Envoys beginning this month. The program was created in 2009 as a way to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to science, technology and innovation as tools of diplomacy and economic growth. Science Envoys advise the White House, the Department of State, and […]