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New Pain Management Mechanism Unlocked

September 4, 2014 1:30 pm | Videos | Comments

Scientists have discovered a new mechanism that can reverse chronic pain. Using an animal model, the research has found that pain signals in nerve cells can be shut off by interfering with the communication of a specific enzyme with calcium channels.

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More Than 8 in 10 U.S. Homes Forbid Smoking

September 4, 2014 1:25 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Smoking is banned in more than eight out of 10 U.S. homes— nearly twice as many as two decades ago, according to a new government study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found smoking is even forbidden in nearly half of homes where an adult smoker resides.

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Researchers ID New, Rare Neuromuscular Disease

September 4, 2014 1:20 pm | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has identified a new inherited neuromuscular disorder. The rare condition is the result of a genetic mutation that interferes with the communication between nerves and muscles, resulting in impaired muscle control.

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Can Sleep Loss Affect Your Brain Size?

September 4, 2014 1:08 pm | News | Comments

Sleep difficulties may be linked to faster rates of decline in brain volume, according to a new study. Sleep has been proposed to be “the brain’s housekeeper,” serving to repair and restore the brain.             

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On Ebola ward, Liberian nurses must improvise gear

September 4, 2014 12:25 pm | by Jonathan Paye-layleh - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Nurses on an Ebola ward in Liberia must cut up old overalls to serve as makeshift head-coverings to protect themselves from infection, despite international promises of more equipment, a health worker said Thursday. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed 1,900 people, and officials warn...

Pharmacist Arrested in Tainted Steroid Case

September 4, 2014 11:25 am | by Denise Lavoie - AP Legal Affairs Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A pharmacist who oversaw the sterile clean rooms at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy responsible for a deadly meningitis outbreak was arrested Thursday as he was about to board a flight for Hong Kong, federal officials said.      

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Lilly says insulin fares well in late-stage tests

September 4, 2014 11:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Co. plans to seek approval early next year for a new insulin it developed after the diabetes treatment fared better than the competition in two late-stage clinical studies. The Indianapolis drugmaker said Thursday peglispro produced statistically significant lower blood sugar levels...

Nigerian officials monitor 200 for Ebola

September 4, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria (AP) — Health officials are monitoring more than 200 people in the southern Nigerian city of Port Harcourt who may have been exposed to Ebola after a single man infected a doctor who then continued to treat patients before he himself died of the disease. Authorities thought...

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Could the blood of Ebola survivors help patients?

September 4, 2014 6:24 am | by Maria Cheng - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

As West Africa struggles to contain the biggest ever outbreak of Ebola, some experts say an unusual but simple treatment might help: the blood of survivors. The evidence is mixed for using infection-fighting antibodies from survivors' blood for Ebola, but without any licensed drugs or vaccines...

BST This Week #13: Electric Current to Brain Boosts Memory

September 3, 2014 3:30 pm | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week, Christina Jakubowski reveals that probing the brain with electric currents can improve memory. Our second story highlights the relationship between individuals and their personalized microbes.  

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Could a Protein be Linked to Heart Attacks?

September 3, 2014 2:42 pm | News | Comments

A team of researchers has uncovered an intriguing link between heart attacks and a protein that is of great interest to drug companies for its impact on cholesterol.                         

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A ‘Clear’ Choice for Clearing 3-D Cell Cultures

September 3, 2014 2:36 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have hailed recent demonstrations of chemical technologies for making animal tissues see-through, but a new study is the first to evaluate three such technologies side-by-side for use with engineered 3-D tissue cultures. 

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Autoimmune Diseases Have an ‘Off Switch’

September 3, 2014 2:27 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have made an important breakthrough in the fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis by revealing how to stop cells attacking healthy body tissue.                 

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Scanner Could Aid Brain Tumor Removal, Reduce Recurrence

September 3, 2014 2:13 pm | News | Comments

Cancerous brain tumors are notorious for growing back despite surgical attempts to remove them. But scientists are currently developing a new way to try to root out malignant cells during surgery so fewer or none get left behind to form new tumors.

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Memory-boosting Sensor Strengthens Synaptic Connections

September 3, 2014 2:02 pm | News | Comments

How does short-term memory happen at the molecular level? New research has identified a calcium sensor that helps strengthen the connections between brain cells.                           

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