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WHO: Ebola Transmission 'Intense' in Sierra Leone

November 20, 2014 | by Clarence Roy-Macaulay – Associated Press – Associated Press | Comments

The spread of Ebola remains "intense" in most of Sierra Leone even as things have improved somewhat in the two other countries hardest hit, the World Health Organization says.                     

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Bee Brains Offer Insights Into How Human Memories Form

November 21, 2014 10:28 am | Comments

University of Queensland scientists have discovered that genes switch off as memories are being formed, allowing for new connections between nerve cells. Read more...                                       

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Researchers Find How Mutant Gene Can Cause Deafness

November 21, 2014 10:12 am | Comments

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how one gene is essential to hearing, uncovering a cause of deafness and suggesting new avenues for therapies. Read more...                                       

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Researchers Tease Out Glitches in Immune System's Self-Recognition

November 21, 2014 10:06 am | Comments

Immunity is a thankless job. Though the army of cells known as the immune system continuously keeps us safe from a barrage of viruses, bacteria and even precancerous cells, we mainly notice it when something goes wrong: “Why did I get the flu this year even though I got vaccinated?” Read more...

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Cellular Origin of Fibrosis

November 21, 2014 10:00 am | Comments

Harvard Stem Cell Institute scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital say they have found the cellular origin of the tissue scarring caused by organ damage associated with diabetes, lung disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, and other conditions. Read more...

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Unwinding the Mysteries of the Cellular Clock

November 21, 2014 9:54 am | Comments

Human existence is basically circadian. Most of us wake in the morning, sleep in the evening, and eat in between. Body temperature, metabolism, and hormone levels all fluctuate throughout the day, and it is increasingly clear that disruption of those cycles can lead to metabolic disease. Read more...

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Study: Obesity Fuels Silent Heart Damage

November 21, 2014 9:27 am | Comments

Using an ultrasensitive blood test to detect the presence of a protein that heralds heart muscle injury, researchers from Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have found that obese people without overt heart disease experience silent cardiac damage that fuels their risk for heart failure down the road. Read more...      

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Damage to Brain Networks Affects Stroke Recovery

November 21, 2014 9:21 am | Comments

Initial results of an innovative study may significantly change how some patients are evaluated after a stroke, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Read more...                  

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3-D-Printed Model Helps Treat Patients with Heart Disorders

November 20, 2014 10:43 am | Comments

An experimental 3-dimensional printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to new research.                           

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How Mosquitoes Home In

November 20, 2014 10:27 am | Comments

They have been a scourge for thousands of years, responsible for the spread of lethal diseases such as malaria and dengue fever, and, much less urgently, a threat to barbecues around the globe. What if there was a way to render humans invisible to mosquitoes?

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2 endangered elephants found dead in Indonesia

November 20, 2014 6:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two endangered Sumatran elephants were found dead in western Indonesia and authorities believe they were killed by poachers. Krismanko Padang, head of nongovernment group of Indonesia Elephant Conservation Forum, said carcasses of the two male elephants were discovered early this week near a palm...

McKinsey report says obesity costs hit $2 trillion

November 20, 2014 5:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute says that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism. The report released Thursday focused on the economics of obesity and says 2.1 billion...

One mom's mission to encourage girls in science

November 20, 2014 2:57 am | by Joseph B. Frederick - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Kelly Mathews is on a mission — to get more girls interested in STEM. That's science, technology, engineering, and math. And for Mathews, it's a mission that begins at home with her 9-month old daughter, Marilyn. "I want her to look at things and wonder how they tick," Mathews says, "and know...

Bundle up: It's freezing or below in all 50 states

November 20, 2014 2:57 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Baby, it's cold outside, no matter what part of the United States you're in. Temperatures fell to freezing or below at recording stations in all 50 states on Tuesday morning, from the highest elevations in the mountains of Hawaii to the snow-paralyzed Buffalo area in New York. Jeff Masters is...

EPA plans new toxin guidelines for drinking water

November 20, 2014 2:57 am | by John Seewer - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to come out with new guidelines that will give cities and water treatment plants a blueprint for dealing with the type of algae-borne toxin that contaminated the drinking water in Ohio's fourth-largest city, a federal official said Wednesday. A new...

Cornell professor unlocks mysteries of paintings

November 20, 2014 2:57 am | by Michael Hill - Associated Press - Associated Press | Comments

Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The Cornell University electrical and computer engineering professor is a digital art detective, able to unlock the mysteries of a work's age and authenticity by analyzing its underlying canvas or paper. Using...

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