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After Ebola recovery, doctor set to leave hospital

November 11, 2014 2:57 am | by Colleen Long - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

An emergency room doctor who was the first Ebola patient in the nation's biggest city was scheduled to be released from a hospital after beating the virus. With Dr. Craig Spencer's recovery, there are no Ebola patients currently under treatment in the U.S. But officials continue to monitor...

Rapid Bioconjugation Kits

November 10, 2014 3:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Innova Biosciences offers antibody and protein labeling kits within its Lightning-Link Rapid range, which enable researchers to label primary antibodies or other proteins in just 20 minutes.

CBS' Logan quarantined after Ebola report

November 10, 2014 2:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Lara Logan of CBS News is being quarantined in a South Africa hotel for three weeks as a precaution after visiting an American-run hospital treating Ebola patients in Liberia for a "60 Minutes" report that aired Sunday. CBS said Monday that Logan's 21-day self-quarantine will end this Friday....

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Fighting HIV with Stem Cells and Cutting-edge Genetics

November 10, 2014 2:34 pm | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

“Berlin Patient” Timothy Brown was cured of HIV after he received stem cells from a naturally immune patient. His story inspired two companies to try and recreate that natural immunity in HIV patients using stem cells and cutting-edge gene-editing. Now Harvard has joined the race.

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Bridging the Gap in Precision Medicine

November 10, 2014 2:22 pm | News | Comments

More than a decade after the completion of Human Genome Project, precision medicine has struggled with what it known as the "last mile." Despite major leaps in the field, the technical work needed to integrate genomic information into the day-to-day practice of medicine has lagged far behind.

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DNA Sequencing Helps Spot Glaucoma Defects

November 10, 2014 2:03 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have sequenced the mitochondrial genome in glaucoma patients to help further understanding into the genetic basis for the disease. Glaucoma is a major cause of irreversible blindness, affecting more than 60 million people worldwide.  

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The Power of the Power Nap

November 10, 2014 1:50 pm | News | Comments

For hibernating mammals, the pre-winter months are a race against time to accumulate enough energy reserves to last until spring. Offspring born late in the year have much less time to achieve this. New research shows that power-napping can help late-born garden dormice overcome these unfavorable odds.

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Researchers ID First Steps in Pancreatic Cancer Formation

November 10, 2014 1:43 pm | News | Comments

Researchers say they have identified first steps in the origin of pancreatic cancer and that their findings suggest preventive strategies to explore. In a new study, the scientists described the molecular steps necessary for acinar cells in the pancreas to become precancerous lesions.

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Insights on Hummingbird Travel, Life Span Revealed

November 10, 2014 10:57 am | by Keith Ridler - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets. The perfecting of placing tiny numbered bands on their legs in the last decade has led researchers to discover hummingbirds can live longer than 10 years as opposed to the two or three once thought likely.

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Study: Global warming worsening watery dead zones

November 10, 2014 10:57 am | by Seth Borenstein - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new study says global warming is likely playing a bigger role than previously thought in dead zones in waterways around the world and it's only going to get worse. Dead zones occur in oceans, lakes and rivers when fertilizer runoff clogs waterways with nutrients, such as nitrogen and...

U.S. Opens New Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia

November 10, 2014 10:57 am | by Jonathan Paye-Layleh - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The United States Monday opened the first of 17 Ebola treatment units it is building in Liberia. The new clinic opened in Tubmanburg, about 60 kilometers (40 miles) north of the capital, Monrovia.                

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Dendreon files for Ch. 11 bankruptcy protection

November 10, 2014 9:58 am | by Tom Murphy - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Prostate cancer drug developer Dendreon is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection with a plan that leads to either a sale of the company or a takeover by its lenders. The Seattle company listed more than $664 million in total debts and $364.6 million in assets in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court filing...

Ebola nurse to be advocate for health workers

November 10, 2014 2:56 am | by David Sharp - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Maine nurse who battled politicians over her quarantine after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa said she will continue speaking out on behalf of public health workers. Monday marks the 21st day since Kaci Hickox's last exposure to an Ebola patient, a 10-year-old girl who...

Hundreds of Kids Harmed by Detergent 'Pods'

November 10, 2014 12:56 am | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.

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Massachusetts town weighs nation's 1st tobacco ban

November 9, 2014 10:56 am | by Amy Crawford - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The cartons of Marlboros, cans of Skoal and packs of Swisher Sweets are hard to miss stacked near the entrance of Vincent's Country Store, but maybe not for much longer: All tobacco products could become contraband if local health officials get their way. This sleepy central Massachusetts town of...

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