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Blood Test Could Accurately Detect Solid Cancers

April 7, 2014 2:12 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have devised a way to quickly bring to the clinic the technique of using blood samples to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient’s body and responses to treatment.        

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Movies Synchronize Brains of Different People

April 7, 2014 1:58 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have succeeded in developing a method fast enough to observe immediate changes in the function of the brain even when watching a movie. When we watch a movie, our brains react to it immediately in a way similar to other people's brains.

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Scientists ID Key Cells in Touch Sensation

April 7, 2014 1:49 pm | Videos | Comments

In a new study, researchers solved an age-old mystery of touch: how cells just beneath the skin surface enable us to feel fine details and textures.                              

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Genetic Flaw May Hold Key to Deadly Brain Tumor

April 7, 2014 1:41 pm | News | Comments

Scientists may have discovered a new way to treat a type of childhood brain tumor that has proved incurable up until now, according to a recent study.                             

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Scientists Generate 3-D Structure of Malaria Parasite Genome

April 7, 2014 1:21 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have generated a 3-D model of the human malaria parasite genome at three different stages in the parasite’s life cycle— the first time such 3-D architecture has been generated during the progression of the life cycle of a parasite.  

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Caffeine Can Target Tau Deposits in Alzheimer's

April 7, 2014 12:33 pm | News | Comments

A research team was able to demonstrate for the first time that caffeine has a positive effect on tau deposits in Alzheimer's disease. Tau deposits, along with beta-amyloid plaques, are among the characteristic features of Alzheimer's disease. 

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Messenger of Pain Identified

April 7, 2014 12:10 pm | News | Comments

In their pursuit of understanding how pain works at the molecular level, a research team has found a new function for MicroRNAs, short stretches of genetic material that signal genes to turn on or off.               

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Mallinckrodt buying Questcor for about $5.2B

April 7, 2014 8:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ireland's Mallinckrodt is buying Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc. in a deal valued at about $5.2 billion that will help to diversify its business. Questcor stockholders will receive $30.00 per share in cash and 0.897 Mallinckrodt shares for each Questcor share they own, for a total consideration of...

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Pfizer reports promising results for cancer drug

April 6, 2014 7:18 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Pfizer says an experimental drug has shown encouraging results in treating advanced breast cancer in an early clinical trial. The world's second largest drugmaker says the drug prevented breast cancer from worsening for 20.2 months in a trial involving 165 patients. Current medications do so for...

Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

April 6, 2014 12:18 pm | by David Crary - AP National Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms. Many doctors and...

Heroin addicts face barriers to treatment

April 6, 2014 11:20 am | by Meghan Barr - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

As the ranks of heroin users rise, increasing numbers of addicts are looking for help but are failing to find it — because there are no beds in packed facilities, treatment is hugely expensive and insurance companies won't pay for inpatient rehab. Some users overcome their addictions in spite of...

Guinea: Airport passengers screened for Ebola

April 6, 2014 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials in Guinea say all passengers departing from the capital city's airport must fill out a health form and have their temperature taken as part of an effort to combat the spread of the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever. Dr. Sakoba Keita, director of prevention at the health ministry,...

Experts Decode Germs' DNA to Fight Food Poisoning

April 6, 2014 8:18 am | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings? The nation's disease detectives are beginning a program to try to outsmart outbreaks by routinely decoding the DNA of potentially deadly bacteria and viruses.

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Secrecy surrounds execution drugs in most states

April 5, 2014 11:19 am | by Andrew Welsh-huggins - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Dating to the days when the guillotine operator or the hangman wore a mask, a certain amount of anonymity has always surrounded executions. But that secrecy is increasingly coming under fire, with judges, death penalty opponents and lawyers questioning why so little can be known about a state's...

Crowd attacks Ebola treatment center in Guinea

April 5, 2014 8:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials in Guinea are condemning an attack on a health center where Ebola patients are being isolated from the public. In a government statement issued Saturday, authorities said the support of aid groups such as Doctors Without Borders is essential to controlling the deadly disease. The...

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