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Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

August 28, 2014 1:49 am | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion yearly to treat and can send them spiraling into poor...

Mass Spec Imaging Services

August 27, 2014 3:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Ion Mobility Software from Protea Biosciences Group is now available on a Waters Synapt G2S High Definition mass spectrometer as a powerful extension to Protea’s portfolio of mass-spectrometry-based molecular imaging services.

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Allergan sets date for special shareholder meeting

August 27, 2014 3:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Botox maker Allergan Inc. has set a date for a special meeting at which its shareholders will consider replacing most of its board, but it doesn't want the main proponents of that move to participate. The Irvine, California, company is seeking a federal court order that bars Valeant...

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Technology May ID Strains in Body Tissues Before Injuries Occur

August 27, 2014 1:05 pm | Videos | Comments

Researchers have developed algorithms to identify weak spots in tendons, muscles and bones prone to tearing or breaking. The technology one day may help pinpoint minor strains and tiny injuries in the body’s tissues long before bigger problems occur.

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Estrogen-based Compound Suppresses Binge Eating

August 27, 2014 1:00 pm | News | Comments

Researchers found that the hormone estrogen can specifically trigger brain serotonin neurons to inhibit binge eating, which affects about 5 to 10 percent of U.S. adults, in female mice.                 

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Tomato-rich Diet Can Cut Prostate Cancer Risk

August 27, 2014 12:47 pm | News | Comments

Men who eat over 10 portions a week of tomatoes have an 18 per cent lower risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. This is the first study of its kind to develop a prostate cancer "dietary index."         

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Study Questions Long-held Depression Belief

August 27, 2014 12:40 pm | News | Comments

New evidence puts into doubt the long-standing belief that a deficiency in serotonin— a chemical messenger in the brain— plays a central role in depression.                            

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BST This Week #11: Obesity Linked to Heightened Dementia Risk

August 27, 2014 11:29 am | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week, Christina Jakubowski highlights the link between mid-life obesity and an increased dementia risk later in life. Our second story focuses on researchers who are sequencing salamander genomes.   

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3rd Doctor Dies from Ebola in Sierra Leone

August 27, 2014 10:23 am | by Clarence Roy-Macaulay - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A third top doctor has died from Ebola in Sierra Leone, a government official said Wednesday, as health workers tried to determine how a fourth scientist also contracted the disease before being evacuated to Europe.           

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Medtronic spends $350M on another European deal

August 27, 2014 10:23 am | by Tom Murphy - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a $42.9 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal. The Minneapolis company said on Wednesday that it spent...

DIY Blood Pressure Care Can Beat MDs

August 27, 2014 8:24 am | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

"Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.                        

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UN scientist with Ebola in Germany for treatment

August 27, 2014 7:18 am | by David Rising - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A scientist who was infected with Ebola while working for the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone has arrived in Germany for treatment in a Hamburg hospital, officials said Wednesday. Hamburg health department spokesman Roland Ahrendt said the man would be treated in the city's UKE hospital...

Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results

August 27, 2014 6:23 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Scientists at the government-affiliated Riken Center for Developmental Biology said they are still trying to...

Canada pulling Ebola lab team from Sierra Leone

August 27, 2014 12:22 am | by Rob Gillies - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Canada is evacuating a three-member mobile laboratory team from Sierra Leone after people in their hotel were diagnosed with Ebola. The World Health Organization earlier announced it is pulling a team out of the country. The Public Agency of Canada said in a statement late Tuesday none of the...

Japan Sees First Local Dengue Case in Over 60 Years

August 27, 2014 12:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese health authorities have reported the first locally transmitted case of dengue fever in the country in more than 60 years. The ministry says the case occurred in Saitama, a prefecture adjacent to Tokyo.            

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