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Possible Treatment For Ebola 157

RedEaredSlider writes "Researchers at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases have found a class of drugs that could provide treatment for Ebola and Marburg hemorrhagic fever. The new drugs are called 'antisense' compounds, and they allow the immune system to attack the viruses before they can do enough damage to kill the patient. Travis Warren, research scientist at USAMRIID, said while the work is still preliminary -— the drugs have been tested only on primates — the results are so far promising. In the case of Ebola, five of eight monkeys infected with the virus lived, and with Marburg, all survived. The drugs were developed as part of a program to deal with possible bioterrorist threats, in partnership with AVI Biopharma."

Comment Re:Why has no one taken this thread seriously... (Score 2) 520

I somewhat agree with the GP. While it's true LPN is somewhat of a worthless degree, a BSN is only a guaranteed job if you're willing to move. I volunteer at a hospital, and I can go all day without seeing a nurse under 40. In fact, 60 and 70 year-old nurses greatly outnumber 20 and 30 year olds, even though 20 and 30 year olds greatly outnumber 60 & 70 year olds in the population and let's face it. Health care is for the young, since it's a very strenuous activity with it's 12+ hour shifts and constant walking. With all the nurses being trained every year, and the huge waiting list at colleges, I can't help but wonder where 20 and 30 year olds end up. My guess is McDonald.

Comment DDR is grey area as well. (Score 3, Interesting) 146

DDR is currently in a gray area, since it crosses the line between video game and jukebox. Especially if it's positioned in an area so everyone can watch it. There hasn't been a "ruling" one way or the other from ASCAP on it. There are complications, because a lot of DDR songs are unlicensed in the US or are original performances by Konami. GH is a better test case, which is probably why they're using it.

Comment Not exactly (Score 2, Insightful) 424

The gold farmer often hack other players and use game exploits to obtain their gold. They obtain gold outside of the game's mechanics. They are an outside force in the game between monster drops and marketing for gold.

Gold farmers increase the supply of money and therefore increase the price of everything. I've seen games where farmers have gone nuts and drove the price where it was impossible to earn enough gold through legitimate means to play fairly with people who have enough gold.

Worse, is that the gold farmers, especially those that use an exploit take away that area for normal players. No one can train or farm for gold legitimately, because a gold farmer has ruined the training area for everyone else*.

*An example would be a vacuum hack, which causes all items to be vacuumed into a hacker's inventory and far away from legitimate players.

Gold farmers also ruin the community, because they don't play to be part of the community.

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