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Researchers Show How Stress Hormones Promote Building of Negative Memories

July 24, 2014 1:16 pm | News | Comments

When a person experiences a devastating loss or tragic event, why does every detail seem burned into memory whereas a host of positive experiences simply fade away? It’s a bit more complicated than scientists originally thought, according to a study.

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EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women

July 24, 2014 8:16 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Medicines Agency says a commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women after reviewing the evidence, sparked by a French pharmaceutical company's declaration last year that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds). Last...

GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot

July 24, 2014 7:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency. The experimental shot is the most advanced candidate vaccine for malaria but results from previous trials have been disappointing. Research published in 2012 showed the...

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China Lifts Quarantine in Plague City

July 24, 2014 1:20 am | News | Comments

A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man there died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday.                       

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Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions

July 23, 2014 11:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father. Witnesses saw Wood gasp and snort for an hour and 40 minutes after the execution drugs were injected in his veins. He finally...

Gilead profit more than quadruples on hep C drug

July 23, 2014 7:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gilead Sciences Inc. on Wednesday reported profit that more than quadrupled in its second quarter, topping analysts' expectations on sales of its new breakthrough drug for hepatitis C. The company's performance was driven by explosive growth of the blockbuster Sovaldi, which rose to $3.48 billion...

State files new complaints against cancer doctor

July 23, 2014 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

State medical regulators have filed additional complaints against a Houston doctor whose cancer treatments have incurred heavy criticism from health administrators and fellow physicians. The Texas Medical Board submitted an expanded complaint earlier this month contending that Dr. Stanislaw...

Childhood traumas more common in military members

July 23, 2014 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings. The study is the largest to examine how common bad...

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Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease

July 23, 2014 3:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease. Minister of Health and Sanitation Miatta Kargbo issued a statement Tuesday saying that Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan has a...

ASU endocrinologist addresses modern threat of 'sitting disease'

July 23, 2014 2:23 pm | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

Recent research suggests that excess sitting can be linked to 34 chronic diseases and conditions. Article source:  USA Today Article:  ...

Head of Troubled CDC Anthrax Lab Resigns

July 23, 2014 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned. Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009.            

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FDA approves Gilead Sciences drug for 3 cancers

July 23, 2014 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new cancer drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. to treat three types of blood cancer. Regulators approved the drug for patients with forms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia, follicular lymphoma and small lymphocytic lymphoma. The cancers affect an...

Magnetic Technology Enhances Bioseparations

July 23, 2014 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMSBIO offers MagSi-Direct—a technology that brings magnetic separation to researchers involved in cell biology, protein chemistry, flow cytometry, diagnostics development, and many other fields. MagSi-Direct provides a way to attach virtually any biomolecule to nanoscopic paramagnetic beads.

Faster Drying of Deep-well Microplates

July 23, 2014 11:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Genevac’s heat transfer plates for centrifugal evaporators enable almost any deep-well plate to be dried up to 50 percent faster than previously possible. The company's heat transfer plate design has a central flexible pad that deforms and molds itself to the exact shape of your deep-well plate.

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Try, Try Again? Study Says No

July 23, 2014 11:00 am | News | Comments

In a new study, a team of researchers has found evidence for a factor that contributes to adults’ language difficulties: When learning certain elements of language, adults’ more highly developed cognitive skills actually get in the way.     

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