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Filipino nurse thought to have MERS virus did not

September 5, 2014 4:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials say the Filipino nurse who was thought to have contracted Middle East respiratory syndrome in Saudi Arabia actually didn't have the virus from the start. Department of Health spokesman Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy said Friday attempts to trace all the nurse's fellow passengers from Saudi...

AP Photos: HIV patients in Myanmar struggle

September 5, 2014 2:24 am | by Gemunu Amarasinghe - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Myanmar, which only recently emerged from a half-century of dictatorship and self-imposed isolation, has one of the world's worst health care systems, with tens of thousands dying each year because treatment is lacking for many diseases, including AIDS. Though international aid has been flowing...

Tokyo Closes Park Seen as Local Source of Dengue

September 5, 2014 12:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A popular park in downtown Tokyo has been closed temporarily after dozens of cases of dengue fever were contracted by people who visited the area.                              

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FDA OKs Merck drug, 1st in new cancer drug class

September 4, 2014 3:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first drug in a new class of cancer medicines that work by stimulating the immune system, a Merck drug developed for treating deadly skin cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says it has granted accelerated approval to Merck's...

Highly Validated Antibody Conjugates

September 4, 2014 3:22 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Abcam offers an exclusive range of highly validated conjugated antibodies for use in key imaging applications including immunofluorescence, flow cytometry, and fluorescent western blotting.

Flexible Microscopes for Multi-user Facilities

September 4, 2014 3:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The BA410E microscope series from Motic encompasses improvements in optics, illumination and staging, expanding opportunities for education, clinical analyses, routine and research microscopy.

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ZMapp: Best Anti-Ebola Treatment Yet

September 4, 2014 3:05 pm | by Cynthia Fox | Articles | Comments

ZMapp, an experimental drug that may have already have saved a few patients in Africa, is the most effective anti-Ebola therapy yet, according to a recent Nature paper on rhesus macaques monkeys.              

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US to provide $75M to expand Ebola care centers

September 4, 2014 2:24 pm | by Sarah Dilorenzo - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. aid agency is providing $75 million to fund 1,000 more beds in Ebola treatment centers in Liberia and tens of thousands of protective suits for health care workers. An Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 1,900 people already and officials say it is out of control. The U.S. Agency...

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Messenger Molecules a Part of Arthritis Puzzle

September 4, 2014 2:05 pm | News | Comments

The way in which some cells alter their behavior at the onset of osteoarthritis has been identified for the first time. Researchers found that changes in the rate at which molecules in joint cartilage called mRNA are created and destroyed are fundamental to causing this change in behavior.

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Research Targets Early Symptoms of Parkinson's

September 4, 2014 1:53 pm | News | Comments

Researchers are investigating markers for potential earlier diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease. The researchers are studying the molecular basis of non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, rather than the better-known clinical symptoms of impaired movement.

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New Pain Management Mechanism Unlocked

September 4, 2014 1:30 pm | Videos | Comments

Scientists have discovered a new mechanism that can reverse chronic pain. Using an animal model, the research has found that pain signals in nerve cells can be shut off by interfering with the communication of a specific enzyme with calcium channels.

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More Than 8 in 10 U.S. Homes Forbid Smoking

September 4, 2014 1:25 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Smoking is banned in more than eight out of 10 U.S. homes— nearly twice as many as two decades ago, according to a new government study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found smoking is even forbidden in nearly half of homes where an adult smoker resides.

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Researchers ID New, Rare Neuromuscular Disease

September 4, 2014 1:20 pm | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has identified a new inherited neuromuscular disorder. The rare condition is the result of a genetic mutation that interferes with the communication between nerves and muscles, resulting in impaired muscle control.

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Can Sleep Loss Affect Your Brain Size?

September 4, 2014 1:08 pm | News | Comments

Sleep difficulties may be linked to faster rates of decline in brain volume, according to a new study. Sleep has been proposed to be “the brain’s housekeeper,” serving to repair and restore the brain.             

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On Ebola ward, Liberian nurses must improvise gear

September 4, 2014 12:25 pm | by Jonathan Paye-layleh - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nurses on an Ebola ward in Liberia must cut up old overalls to serve as makeshift head-coverings to protect themselves from infection, despite international promises of more equipment, a health worker said Thursday. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 1,900 people, and officials warn...

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