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Three Existing Drugs May Fight Zika Infections

By testing 6,000 existing drugs for their ability to stop the Zika virus from multiplying in lab-grown human cells, scientists found three compounds that show promise and will continue to be tested as possible treatments for the virus.
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#TomorrowsDiscoveries | Using Technology to find Organ Donors

Andrew Cameron, a liver transplant surgeon, recognizes that many people wait on the transplant list. He and his team worked with Facebook to allow people to show their friends they are registered organ donors. The initiative tremendously increased donor registration rates. Dr. Cameron’s team is now working on an app to help patients identify a living donor.