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The Odd Ouster of Sanofi’s Former CEO

November 13, 2014 9:29 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Chris Viehbacher, the high-flying pharma executive, had his career with Sanofi derailed for a variety of surprising factors. Here's a look at the odd ouster of the former CEO.                    

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Clinical trials on tap for possible Ebola vaccine

November 13, 2014 3:57 am | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A top U.S. health official says long-anticipated clinical trials of a possible Ebola vaccine will start soon in West Africa, as the global response to the outbreak took on added urgency with new cases in Mali and reports that the death toll has surpassed 5,000. Results of an initial U.S. safety...

Town's tobacco ban hearing too rowdy, ends early

November 12, 2014 9:57 pm | by Amy Crawford - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Only a handful of people were able to speak on a proposal that could make the tiny Massachusetts town of Westminster the first in the nation to ban all sales of tobacco products when boos and shouts from the crowd shut down the public hearing Wednesday night. Sixty or more residents in the packed...

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Gene Study Boosts Interest in Heart Drug

November 12, 2014 5:57 pm | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered gene mutations that give people naturally lower cholesterol levels and cut their risk of heart disease in half. That discovery may have a big implication for a blockbuster heart drug.           

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Health officials urge Congress for Ebola help

November 12, 2014 3:57 pm | by Lauran Neergaard - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. health officials are telling Congress that they have trained 250,000 American nurses, doctors and other health workers on how to safely handle any Ebola patients who arrive in this country. Beefing up the U.S. response is a key part of President Barack Obama's $6.2 billion emergency aid...

Liquid Handling Pumps

November 12, 2014 3:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

VICI Valco’s Cheminert Model M6 and M50 Liquid Handling Pumps are made for precision handling of liquids and/or gases.

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Software for Automated Liquid Handler Management

November 12, 2014 3:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ArtelWare v1.1,  the first in a series of upgrades in development at Artel, provides new functionality for the management of automated liquid handlers.

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WHO says more than 5,000 have now died of Ebola

November 12, 2014 3:00 pm | by Baba Ahmed - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 5,000 people have died in the Ebola outbreak that is ravaging West Africa, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday, marking another grisly toll in the epidemic. This is the largest Ebola outbreak ever recorded, with more than 14,000 people sickened, the vast majority in the...

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Ebola drug testing sparks ethics debate

November 12, 2014 1:57 pm | by Matthew Perrone - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials are scrambling to begin human testing of a handful of experimental drugs for Ebola. But the effort has sparked an ethical debate over how to study unproven medicines amid an outbreak that has killed nearly 5,000. U.S. officials say the studies must include one critical feature of...

Remains of Ice Age infants uncovered in Alaska

November 12, 2014 11:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Researchers have uncovered the remains of two Ice Age infants in Alaska's interior, a discovery archaeologists call the youngest human remains from that era found in northern North America. The remains dating back about 11,500 years offer a new glimpse into ancient burial practices, the Fairbanks...

Gene May Protect Against Typhoid Fever

November 12, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

People who carry a particular type of gene have natural resistance against typhoid fever according to new research. The study is the first large-scale, unbiased search for human genes that affect a person’s risk of typhoid.        

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Multiple Models Reveal New Genetic Links in Autism

November 12, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

With the help of mouse models, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and the “tooth fairy,” researchers have implicated a new gene in idiopathic or non-syndromic autism.                        

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Enriched Environments Hold Promise for Brain Injury Patients

November 12, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

A new study from Tel Aviv University found that an "enriched environment"— specially enhanced surroundings— led to rehabilitation of mice following traumatic brain injury.                       

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Altered Milk Protein Can Deliver AIDS Drug to Infants

November 12, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

A novel method of altering a protein in milk to bind with an antiretroviral drug promises to greatly improve treatment for infants and young children suffering from HIV/AIDS, according to new research.              

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Eye’s Response to TV Helps ID Diseases

November 12, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

One of the leading causes of blindness worldwide could be detected by how our eyes respond to watching TV, according to a new study. The researchers found that they could identify eye diseases by looking at maps of people's eye movements while they watched a film.

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