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Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

October 21, 2014 11:26 pm | by Emily Schmall - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. They believe that information...

Third Point urges Amgen to consider breakup

October 21, 2014 8:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A hedge fund run by a famed investor said Tuesday it has taken a large stake in Amgen and now wants the biotech drugmaker to consider splitting up into two. In a letter to investors, Third Point, a hedge fund run by Daniel Loeb, said it has recently increased its stake by an unspecified amount,...

Study finds drugs still in recalled supplements

October 21, 2014 6:25 pm | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Dietary supplements containing potentially dangerous prescription drug ingredients may still be for sale even years after safety recalls, a study found. In supplements bought online, researchers detected hidden steroids, similar ingredients to Viagra and Prozac and a weight loss drug linked with...

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Syringe Drive for Precise Liquid Handling

October 21, 2014 1:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Hamilton Precision Syringe Drive 6 (PSD/60 is a compact, full-height pump for precision dispensing of small to large volumes. 

Seeing is Believing: Reproducible Proteomic Studies

October 21, 2014 1:03 pm | by Anton Posch, Senior Scientist, Bio-Rad Laboratories | Articles | Comments

For scientists, the field of proteomics has always been a double-edged sword. On one hand, technologies such as 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) capture a vastly improved picture of protein expression in action. But when others try to reproduce the experiment? The findings can suddenly appear blurry.

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Orbitrap-based Mass Spectrometer

October 21, 2014 12:47 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Thermo Scientific Q Exactive Focus LC-MS/MS is designed to make the qualitative and quantitative power of Orbitrap-based instruments available to customers who use quadrupole time-of-flight (Q-TOF) mass spectrometry or other technologies.

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Cancer Drug Resistance Has an ‘Off Switch’

October 21, 2014 11:29 am | Videos | Comments

Scientists have uncovered details about how cancer is able to become drug resistant over time, a phenomenon that occurs because cancer cells within the same tumor aren’t identical.                     

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See-through Sensors Open New Window into the Brain

October 21, 2014 11:18 am | News | Comments

Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers’ efforts to understand the brain.                         

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Tarantula Venom Illuminates Electrical Activity in Live Cells

October 21, 2014 11:01 am | Videos | Comments

Researchers have created a cellular probe that combines a tarantula toxin with a fluorescent compound to help scientists observe electrical activity in neurons and other cells.                     

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Oscillating Mitochondria Imaged in Live Animal

October 21, 2014 10:52 am | News | Comments

Mitochondrial oscillations have quietly bewildered scientists for more than 40 years. Now, a team of scientists has imaged mitochondria for the first time oscillating in a live animal, in this case, the salivary glands of laboratory rats.    

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B Vitamins Can Help Beat Depression

October 21, 2014 10:39 am | News | Comments

Supplementing current anti-depressant medication with B vitamins improves response to treatment, according to a new study.                                     

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Why Ebola Kills Some People, Others Survive

October 21, 2014 10:29 am | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

October 21, 2014 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A top World Health Organization official says the hunt for an Ebola vaccine will produce data about whether they are safe by December — and they could be in experimental field use by January. Dr Marie Paule Kieny, an assistant director general for WHO, says clinical trials planned or underway in...

CDC Releases Revised Ebola Gear Guidelines

October 21, 2014 8:26 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials have released new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the long-anticipated updates on Monday evening.           

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Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus

October 21, 2014 3:26 am | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers...

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