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Tarantula Venom Illuminates Electrical Activity in Live Cells

October 21, 2014 11:01 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells.                     

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Oscillating Mitochondria Imaged in Live Animal

October 21, 2014 10:52 am | News | Comments

Mitochondrial oscillations have quietly bewildered scientists for more than 40 years. Now, a team of scientists has imaged mitochondria for the first time oscillating in a live animal, in this case, the salivary glands of laboratory rats.    

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B Vitamins Can Help Beat Depression

October 21, 2014 10:39 am | News | Comments

Supplementing current anti-depressant medication with B vitamins improves response to treatment, according to a new study.                                     

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Why Ebola Kills Some People, Others Survive

October 21, 2014 10:29 am | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

October 21, 2014 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they are safe by December — and they could be in experimental field use by January. Dr Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for WHO, says clinical trials planned or underway in...

CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

October 21, 2014 8:26 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials have released new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the long-anticipated updates on Monday evening.           

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Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus

October 21, 2014 3:26 am | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers...

New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage

October 20, 2014 9:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care workers should be completely covered — no skin exposed — while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency tightened its guidance after two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus while...

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AbbVie to pay Shire $1.64B fee over nixed merger

October 20, 2014 7:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AbbVie is walking away from its proposed $55 billion takeover bid of Shire and has agreed to pay the rival drugmaker a $1.64 billion breakup fee. The two companies said Monday that they deal was off following the decision last week by AbbVie's board to withdraw support from the proposed...

If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa

October 20, 2014 7:25 pm | by Maria Cheng - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month. The hardest-hit West African nations have been...

Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit

October 20, 2014 7:25 pm | by David Pitt - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties. Syngenta sued Bunge...

Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back

October 20, 2014 5:26 pm | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers...

Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

October 20, 2014 4:27 pm | by Julie Watson - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center. The clinics popping up rapidly across the nation aren't designed...

Nigeria Declared Ebola-free; 'Spectacular Success'

October 20, 2014 3:26 pm | by Michelle Faul - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the Who declared the country Ebola-free Monday.          

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Biosafety Cabinet Functions as Both Type A2, B2

October 20, 2014 2:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Purifier Axiom from Labconco Corp. is a biosafety cabinet that can function as a Type A2, which recirculates air back into the laboratory, and as a Type B2 which is ducted to the outside.

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