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New Gene Therapy for Hemophilia Shows Potential as Safe Treatment

March 16, 2015 10:08 am | by University of North Carolina | News | Comments

Research showed that bleeding events were drastically decreased in animals with hemophilia B. Using a viral vector to swap out faulty genes proved safe and could be used for the more common hemophilia A.

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Telemedicine Project Launched in Botswana

March 16, 2015 9:54 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

The Botswana-UPenn Partnership (BUP) is collaborating with Microsoft, the Botswana Innovation Hub, and other global partners to launch the first telemedicine service in Africa using TV white spaces to bring internet connectivity to hospitals and clinics across rural areas of Botswana.

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Brains or Skin?

March 16, 2015 9:48 am | by Hannah L. Robbins, Harvard Gazette | News | Comments

Researchers identify a vital protein that can determine head and brain development.

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Researchers Unlock the Mysteries of Wound Healing

March 16, 2015 9:39 am | by Jill Goetz, UA News | News | Comments

A multidisciplinary research team discovers how cells know to rush to a wound and heal it – opening the door to new treatments for diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered what causes and regulates collective cell migration, one of the most universal but least understood biological processes in all living organisms.

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NBC's Medical Editor Resigns

March 13, 2015 11:06 am | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Dr. Nancy Snyderman said Thursday that she's leaving her job as chief medical editor for NBC News, six months after unleashing public anger for failing to observe a quarantine after covering the Ebola epidemic last fall.

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Telemedicine Remotely Enrolls Patients in Acute Stroke Trial

March 13, 2015 11:00 am | by University of Texas | News | Comments

For the first time in the world, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial.

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Routine Generation of Powder Samples from HPLC Fractions

March 13, 2015 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Genevac reports that its HT Series II Evaporator using the Fast Lyophilisation, or LyoSpeed process is enabling a growing number of pharmaceutical labs to routinely dry HPLC fraction samples to a powder form, such that the samples can then be accurately weighed, sub-sampled, and redissolved.

Does Amyloid Kill in Alzheimer’s, Heal in MS?

March 13, 2015 10:30 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Two groups have recently made strides with amyloid beta (aβ), the supposed main villain in Alzheimer’s disease. But while one group is tackling Alzheimer’s by reducing aβ, the other is tackling multiple sclerosis (MS) by using aβ.

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Human Genome Includes 'Foreign' Genes Not From Our Ancestors

March 13, 2015 10:01 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Many animals, including humans, acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from microorganisms cohabiting their environment in ancient times, according to research published in the open access journal Genome Biology.

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Scientists Use X-ray Vision to Probe Early Stages of DNA 'Photocopying'

March 13, 2015 9:50 am | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

Finding: Protein complex isn't always "on."

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American Who Contracted Ebola Arrives at Maryland Hospital

March 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An American healthcare worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit arrived safely at the National Institutes of Health's hospital in Maryland, officials announced early Friday.

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Magnetic Brain Stimulation

March 13, 2015 9:30 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to stimulate brain tissue using external magnetic fields and injected magnetic nanoparticles — a technique allowing direct stimulation of neurons, which could be an effective treatment for a variety of neurological diseases, without the need for implants or external connections.

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Study Shows Feasibility of Blood-based Test for Diagnosing Alzheimer's

March 12, 2015 10:29 am | by Mark Wheeler, UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have provided the first evidence that a simple blood test could be developed to confirm the presence of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.                                                     

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Swine Flu Outbreak in India Raises Concern

March 12, 2015 10:20 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | News | Comments

MIT study finds evidence that a new strain of H1N1 may carry dangerous mutations.

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Study: Tetanus Shot May Aid Treatment of Deadly Brain Cancer

March 12, 2015 10:09 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Can a tetanus shot help treat brain cancer? A small study hints that it might.

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