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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...

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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...

1st Dallas nurse with Ebola arrives in Maryland

October 16, 2014 11:26 pm | by David Dishneau - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital has arrived in Maryland for treatment at a specialized isolation unit. Nina Pham will be treated at a National Institutes of Health center in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH facility has one of...

Obama: Ebola point person 'may be appropriate'

October 16, 2014 8:27 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure to select an Ebola "czar" to lead the U.S. response against the disease, President Barack Obama conceded Thursday it "may be appropriate for me to appoint an additional person" to head the administration effort. Obama also said he is "not philosophically opposed" to a travel ban...

San Diego student likely ill with meningitis

October 16, 2014 7:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

An 18-year-old student at San Diego State University is gravely ill, most likely from meningitis, authorities said Thursday. The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency said the previously healthy woman, who lived on campus and was not employed, may have exposed others to the bacteria...

Ebola probe expanding to nurse's flight to Ohio

October 16, 2014 5:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A health official says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its Ebola investigation to include passengers on a Friday flight from Dallas to Cleveland that carried a nurse later diagnosed with the disease. Dr. Chris Braden of the CDC said Thursday that health officials are...

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Eli Lilly will close, sell a Puerto Rico facility

October 16, 2014 4:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly said Thursday that it will close one of its three manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico at the end of 2015. The Indianapolis company said it is closing its Guayama facility because the patents on some of the drugs made there have expired. That means new competition reached the market...

FDA panel votes to keep boxed warning on Chantix

October 16, 2014 4:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health advisers say a bold-letter warning about suicide risks with Pfizer's Chantix should remain on the anti-smoking drug until it can reevaluated based on new, rigorous study information. Eleven advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted to retain the so-called black box warning...

TEM Increases STEM Resolution to 63 Picometers

October 16, 2014 2:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The JEOL JEM-ARM300F Transmission Electron Microscope is a 300kV microscope, nicknamed the "Grand ARM," which increases STEM resolution to 63 picometers.

Repair Process Suggests Potential Heart Attack Treatment Strategy

October 16, 2014 2:47 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered that some scar-forming cells in the heart, known as fibroblasts, have the ability to become endothelial cells— the cells that form blood vessels. The finding could point the way toward a new strategy for treating people who have suffered a heart attack

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Weight Gain Study Suggests Polyunsaturated Oil Healthier Option

October 16, 2014 2:33 pm | News | Comments

Short-term modest weight gains in healthy, normal weight young adults was associated with more bad cholesterol levels in those who ate muffins cooked using saturated oil. However, individuals in the same study who ate muffins made with polyunsaturated oils had improved blood cholesterol profiles, according to a new study. 

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Explaining More About Airway Closure During Asthma Attacks

October 16, 2014 2:28 pm | News | Comments

In acute asthma, various triggers, including viral illnesses and aeroallergens, can cause acute narrowing of the airways leading to a life-threatening respiratory crisis and sometimes death. Researchers have identified a novel factor that puts the brakes on airway smooth-muscle contraction relevant to asthma.

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Brain’s Compass Relies on Geometric Relationships

October 16, 2014 2:24 pm | Videos | Comments

The brain has a complex system for keeping track of which direction you are facing as you move about; remembering how to get from one place to another would otherwise be impossible. Researchers have now shown how the brain anchors this mental compass.

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