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Safety advocates seek stronger warnings on Chantix

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Matthew Perrone - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Public safety advocates are asking the federal government to strengthen warnings on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix, even as the drugmaker prepares to argue that a bolded warning about psychiatric problems should be removed from its medicine's label. Five advocacy groups are petitioning the...

3 Win Chemistry Nobel for Super-zoom Microscopes

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Karl Ritter and Malin Rising – Associated Press – Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells.   

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Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? Study shows it works

October 8, 2014 10:36 am | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A study suggests that do-it-yourself flu vaccine might be possible. Researchers found that military folks who squirted a nasal vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers. The study leader says there is no reason that ordinary people could not be taught...

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Doc: Spanish woman touched face with Ebola glove

October 8, 2014 9:36 am | by Clarence Roy-macaulay - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Spanish health officials were investigating Wednesday whether a nursing assistant infected with Ebola got the deadly disease by touching her face with Ebola-tainted protective gloves, while a strike by Ebola burial teams in Sierra Leone left abandoned bodies in the streets of the capital. More...

Sierra Leone strike halts burial of Ebola dead

October 8, 2014 7:36 am | by Clarence Roy-macaulay - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Burial teams in Sierra Leone abandoned the dead bodies of Ebola victims in the capital after going on strike this week, though an official claimed Wednesday the situation had been "resolved." The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation reported that bodies of Ebola...

Cost of Ebola Could Top $32B

October 8, 2014 7:36 am | by Deb Riechmann - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could reach $32.6 billion by the end of next year if the disease ravaging Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone spreads to neighboring countries in West Africa, the World Bank Group said Wednesday.     

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Questions and answers on dogs and Ebola risks

October 8, 2014 3:37 am | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Monkeys, bats and a menagerie of animals can spread Ebola. Now there's worry that dogs — or one dog in particular — might spread it, too. Officials in Madrid got a court order to euthanize the pet of a Spanish nursing assistant who has the deadly virus. No case of Ebola spreading to people from...

Americans Living Longer as Most Death Rates Fall

October 8, 2014 12:35 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Americans are living longer than ever before, according to a new government report filled mostly with good news. U.S. life expectancy inched up again and death rates fell. Rates also dropped or held steady for nearly all the leading causes of death.

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The Importance of Primer Validation in Real-time PCR and New Tools That Make It Easier

October 7, 2014 2:20 pm | by Jamie Donnelly, Product Manager, Gene Expression Division, Bio-Rad Laboratories | Articles | Comments

Real-time qPCR is one of the most ubiquitous laboratory techniques in modern life sciences, commonly used for gene expression analyses and diagnosing infectious diseases. But despite being more than two decades old, many researchers continue to perform qPCR incorrectly and overlook the important step of primer validation and optimization.

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Solution Reduces Assay Time, Enhances Detection Process

October 7, 2014 2:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The AlphaLISA SureFire Ultra assays from PerkinElmer are solutions designed to reduce assay time by up to 50 percent and to improve the protein phosphorylation detection process. 

Traceable Tissue Storage Solution

October 7, 2014 1:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Micronic offers externally threaded 3.00ml tube that provides a fully traceable storage solution for tissue samples.

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Gene Mutation Could Prevent Weight Gain from High-sugar Diet

October 7, 2014 1:38 pm | News | Comments

Imagine being able to take a pill that lets you eat all of the ice cream, cookies, and cakes that you wanted– without gaining any weight. New research found a new way to suppress the obesity that accompanies a high-sugar diet, pinning it down to a key gene that pharmaceutical companies have already developed drugs to target.

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A Needle in a Haystack: Technique Spots Stem Cells in Bone Marrow

October 7, 2014 1:27 pm | News | Comments

In a new study that should make it easier to develop stem-cell-based therapies, a team of researchers has identified three physical characteristics of MSCs that can distinguish them from other immature cells found in the bone marrow.     

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Green Tea-based ‘Missiles’ May Kill Cancer Cells

October 7, 2014 1:17 pm | News | Comments

Green tea has long been known for its anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-aging and anti-microbial properties. Now, a group of researchers has taken the health benefits of green tea to the next level by using one of its ingredients to develop a drug delivery system.

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LED there be light: 3 share Nobel for blue diode

October 7, 2014 10:36 am | by Karl Ritter - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Japanese scientists and a Japanese-born American won the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday for inventing blue light-emitting diodes, a breakthrough that has spurred the development of LED technology to light up homes, computer screens and smartphones worldwide. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano...

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