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Pre-stained Protein Ladders

October 17, 2014 1:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Chameleon Pre-stained Protein Ladders from LI-COR offer the unique advantage of multi-colored visible and two-color near infrared (NIR) fluorescence detection in a single ladder.

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Myelin Vital for Learning New Practical Skills

October 17, 2014 12:26 pm | News | Comments

New evidence of myelin’s essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by researchers.                          

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Obama names Ebola 'czar' as precautions expand

October 17, 2014 12:26 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights. Facing renewed criticism of his handling of the...

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1st Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

October 17, 2014 12:26 pm | by Jessica Gresko - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been sitting up and eating and has her iPad after being moved to a specialized isolation unit near Washington, officials said Friday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy...

Sugared Soda Consumption Linked to Cell Aging

October 17, 2014 12:14 pm | News | Comments

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to a new study that found drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.                    

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New Front in War on Alzheimer’s, Other Protein-folding Diseases

October 17, 2014 12:06 pm | News | Comments

A surprise discovery that overturns decades of thinking about how the body fixes proteins that come unraveled greatly expands opportunities for therapies to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, which have been linked to the accumulation of improperly folded proteins in the brain.

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Link Between Viral Infections, Autoimmune Disease Proven

October 17, 2014 11:59 am | News | Comments

Common viral infections can pave the way to autoimmune disease, scientists have revealed in breakthrough new research, which proved a link between the two.                           

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Babies’ Hearts May Beat Path to Heart Attack Treatments

October 17, 2014 11:50 am | Videos | Comments

The seemingly miraculous power of babies’ hearts to repair themselves after being injured has spurred a research team to investigate if this ability can be harnessed for new heart attack treatments.               

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Misfolded Proteins Clump Together in a Surprising Place

October 17, 2014 11:44 am | News | Comments

Scientists have made a surprising finding about the aggregates of misfolded cellular proteins that have been linked to aging-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.                       

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UN Admits to Botched Ebola Response

October 17, 2014 10:26 am | by Maria Cheng - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.         

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2 suspected Ebola cases in Spain test negative

October 17, 2014 7:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of four people suspected of having Ebola and admitted to hospitals in Spain have tested negative in a first round of tests, officials said Friday. The government's Ebola monitoring committee said on its official Twitter account that the two were a person who arrived on an Air France jet that...

Africa Stems Ebola via Border Closings, Luck

October 17, 2014 7:15 am | by Tom Odula and Lynsey Chutel - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease.       

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Quiet 'whiz kid' now public face of Ebola fight

October 17, 2014 4:25 am | by Anne Flaherty - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Last May, as Ebola crept across West Africa, America's top infectious disease expert told a group of Harvard students in a commencement speech to always second-guess their assumptions because "overconfidence can kill." Five months later in a hearing room on Capitol Hill, Tom Frieden was accused...

Hospitals grapple with possibility of Ebola

October 17, 2014 4:25 am | by Tamara Lush - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Step inside All Children's Hospital and you're greeted with three things: hand sanitizer, tissues and masks decorated with little cartoon Band-Aids with legs, feet and smiles. "Dirt Squirt Alert!" a sign says. "Stop the spread of germs that make you and others sick!" Now the signs pose a...

US monitors health care worker aboard cruise ship

October 17, 2014 2:26 am | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Obama administration officials say a Dallas health care worker who handled a lab specimen from an Ebola-infected man from Liberia who died of the disease is on a Caribbean cruise ship where she has self-quarantined and is being monitored for any signs of infection. State Department spokeswoman...

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