By the way, implying 1% rabies infection rate is not a concern is ludicrous, as it's plenty to prevent eradication of a infection with human mortality rates, when undiscovered before symptoms, only rivaled by prion disease.
My question for the armchair epidemiologists here is to what extent this is outweighed by bats' feeding on mosquitoes (in the areas which this story concerns).
A few choice quotes from this research:
MB...initiated widespread neuronal apoptosis....rapid suppression of evoked excitatory field potentials by MB...dose-dependent effect of this drug on cell death....exposure to MB at non-cell-death-inducing concentrations could still induce significant retraction of dendritic arbor
And what's the researchers' conclusion?
MB exerts neurotoxic effects on the central nervous system
Thanks, but no thanks. Parent poster, go peddle your pharmascam elsewhere.
I'm tagging this story "election2016."
How about "USAelection2016"? While Slashdot has always been somewhat US-centric (or, really, North America-centric), the level of unapologetic chauvinism here has gotten worse over the years. This site has a significant non-US user base and readership, and a lot of articles posted regarding international situations (UK government spying, EU IP laws, etc.). US posters and editors ought to maintain at least an iota of respect for the rest of the world, or risk alienating a good chunk of Slashdot's audience.
the amount of stuff that gets made
Gets made from what? Things don't ultimately belong to you, as demonstrated by the fact that eminent domain exists and gets exercised even in a place like the US, where the government can forcefully take possession of any land within its territories and give you money in return (in its currency, of course) -- because it has sovereignty over it. Until you have absolute sovereign title over the land you consider your property, it's not really yours and you don't have real economic freedom, just the illusion of it.
All we have is all we make
This is also BS. You don't make anything; you just transform (usually minimally) bits and pieces whose provenance is ultimately from the land which you do not own. The idiocy of your comment is further highlighted by the fact that the majority of what is considered value is in intangibles which have even less to do with the physical world than fiat currency -- a trend that will continue.