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WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

October 20, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus. In the draft document obtained by the Associated Press, the WHO says "nearly everyone" involved in the...

EDXRF for a Wide Range of Samples

October 20, 2014 2:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The JSX-1000S ElementEye from JEOL is an easy-to-use, smart solution for high-sensitivity elemental analysis and complements SEM, EPMA, NMR and mass spectrometry.

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Cuba invites US to cooperate on Ebola

October 20, 2014 1:26 pm | by Andrea Rodriguez - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday. Castro said that the world must avoid politicization of the effort. He spoke at a summit of the ALBA alliance, which includes several Latin...

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Fairness is in the Brain

October 20, 2014 12:18 pm | News | Comments

Ever wondered how people figure out what is fair? Look to the brain for the answer. According to a new study, people appreciate fairness in much the same way as they appreciate money for themselves, and also that fairness is not necessarily that everybody gets the same income.

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Magnesium in Diet Cuts Diabetes Risk

October 20, 2014 11:49 am | News | Comments

Getting enough magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of diabetes, especially for those who already show signs of heading that way, according to a new study.                         

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Scientific Evidence Does Not Support 'Brain Game' Claims

October 20, 2014 11:39 am | News | Comments

A group of scholars issued a statement skeptical about the effectiveness of so-called "brain game" products, citing that the scientific track record does not support the claims that these games actually help older adults boost their mental powers.

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Experimental Drug Restores Pleasure-seeking Behavior in Bipolar Patients

October 20, 2014 11:05 am | News | Comments

A drug being studied as a fast-acting mood-lifter restored pleasure-seeking behavior independent of— and ahead of— its other antidepressant effects, in an NIH trial.                         

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Cold Sore Virus May Increase Dementia Risk

October 20, 2014 10:33 am | News | Comments

Alzheimer's disease is the most common among the dementia diseases. In recent years research has increasingly indicated that there is a possible connection between the two. Now, two new studies are supporting this link.         

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Stem Cell-based Intestinal Tissue Implanted in Mice

October 20, 2014 10:21 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers have successfully transplanted “organoids” of functioning human intestinal tissue grown from pluripotent stem cells in a lab dish into mice– creating an unprecedented model for studying diseases of the intestine.        

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EU seeking to create $1.27 billion Ebola fund

October 20, 2014 9:27 am | by Raf Casert - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

European Union nations are working to reach 1 billion euros ($1.27 billion) in aid by the end of the week to fight Ebola in West Africa and are seeking a common approach to the crisis. EU foreign ministers began a week of talks Monday so their 28 leaders can agree by Friday on better measures to...

CDC to Revise Ebola Protocol, Pentagon Preps Team

October 20, 2014 8:30 am | by Mike Stobbe - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

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Nigeria's Ebola Outbreak is Officially Over

October 20, 2014 7:26 am | by Bashir Adigun - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Health Organization declared on Monday that Nigeria is free of Ebola, a rare victory in the months-long battle against the fatal disease. Nigeria's containment of the lethal disease is considered a "spectacular success story."

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EU seeking to find 1 billion euro fund for Ebola

October 20, 2014 6:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

European Union nations are working to find 1 billion euros to help fight Ebola in West Africa and seeking a common approach in dealing with the disease outbreak. EU foreign ministers on Monday opened a week of talks so that their 28 leaders can agree by Friday on a package of measures which...

Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

October 20, 2014 1:25 am | by Marilynn Marchione - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus. Federal officials meanwhile ramped up...

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

October 19, 2014 3:25 pm | by Jonathan Paye-layleh - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war. Appealing for more international help, Sirleaf described the...

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