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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...

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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...

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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Spain tests 3 with fever for Ebola, isolates jet

October 16, 2014 1:25 pm | by Alan Clendenning - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Three people with fever considered at risk for having Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid's airport as a precaution, officials said. Other passengers were allowed to disembark, but the man with fever...

Ebola-stricken nurse being flown to Washington

October 16, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health officials said Thursday they still don't know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient, as criticism increased from lawmakers who questioned whether the nation is prepared to stop the deadly virus from spreading in the U.S. The revelation that one of the hospital nurses...

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

October 16, 2014 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says federal health officials still do not know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient. In Washington, lawmakers questioned whether the nation is prepared to stop the deadly virus from spreading in the U.S. A look at the...

Ebola Comes to Last Safe District in Sierra Leone

October 16, 2014 12:26 pm | by Clarence Roy-macaulay - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to stop the spread of the disease in one of the hardest-hit countries.       

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