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5,000 Ebola health care workers needed in W Africa

October 28, 2014 7:26 am | by Elias Meseret - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa, the president of the World Bank said Tuesday. Jim Yong Kim said he is worried about where those health care workers can be found given the...

Swiss agency approves trial for Ebola vaccine

October 28, 2014 6:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Swiss agency that regulates new drugs has approved the application for a clinical trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital. Swissmedic says the trial will be conducted on 120 volunteer participants with support from the U.N. World Health Organization. The...

CDC: New restrictions for those at high Ebola risk

October 27, 2014 6:27 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. health officials are recommending that people who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola avoid commercial travel or attending large public gatherings, even if they have no symptoms. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the updated advice to state and local officials...

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CDC: Voluntary quarantine fine for high Ebola risk

October 27, 2014 5:25 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. health officials on Monday recommended little more than voluntary, at-home quarantine for travelers from West Africa who are at highest risk for coming down with Ebola, and symptom monitoring for those at lower risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the updated guidance...

Ebola quarantine policies spread, despite science

October 27, 2014 3:26 pm | by David Porter - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite President Barack Obama's appointment of an "Ebola czar" to oversee and coordinate the U.S. response to the deadly outbreak, some politicians and even an Army general are going against White House guidance, submitting people to the kinds of quarantines that scientists warn could make...

Endonuclease for Purification of Biological Molecules

October 27, 2014 3:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

DENARASE endonuclease from Sartorius Stedim Biotech is a genetically engineered endonuclease from Serratia marcescens and used in purification processes of biological molecules.

Prepacked Chromatography Columns

October 27, 2014 3:17 pm | EMD Millipore | Product Releases | Comments

Chromabolt pre-validated chromatography columns from EMD Millipore come packed with either strong cation exchangers, weak cation exchangers or strong anion exchangers.

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Two Stem Cell Beliefs Debunked

October 27, 2014 2:48 pm | News | Comments

Two recent papers may have upturned two common beliefs about adult stem cells: One reported that there appears to be stem cells in the esophagus, while the other reported that a fetal stem cell that can become either a liver cell or an endothelial cell.

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Heart Drug Helps Treat ALS in Mice

October 27, 2014 2:31 pm | News | Comments

Digoxin, a medication used in the treatment of heart failure, may be adaptable for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive, paralyzing disease, suggests new research.                  

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Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-related Memory Decline

October 27, 2014 2:26 pm | Videos | Comments

Dietary cocoa flavanols—naturally occurring bioactives found in cocoa—reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a new study.                           

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Lipids, Not Calories, Trigger a Strong Insulin Response

October 27, 2014 2:16 pm | News | Comments

Researchers studying lipoproteins in Drosophila melanogaster found that that the blood-brain barrier is a main sensor to report the nutritional status, especially the lipid composition of consumed food, to special neurons that regulate insulin release.

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Researchers Observe Brain Development in Utero

October 27, 2014 2:03 pm | Videos | Comments

New investigation methods using functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT) offer insights into fetal brain development. These in vivo observations will uncover different stages of the brain's development.              

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Army troops isolated after Africa duty tour

October 27, 2014 12:27 pm | by Lolita C. Baldor - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Pentagon says dozens of Army soldiers and their two-star general are being isolated at their base in Vicenza, Italy, as they return after serving in West Africa to help with the Ebola fight. Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, the commander who led the U.S. response in Liberia, returned to Italy...

Novartis selling flu vaccine unit to CSL for $275M

October 27, 2014 12:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Australian drugmaker CSL Ltd. said Monday it will buy Novartis' flu vaccine business for $275 million. CSL Ltd. said the deal will make it the second-largest flu vaccine maker in the world. The company said the Novartis business had $527 million in revenue in 2013 and said its combined revenue...

Sarepta tumbles on new delay for key drug

October 27, 2014 11:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics plunged Monday after the company said regulators want more data about its muscular dystrophy treatment eteplirsen before they will consider approving the drug. The Food and Drug Administration asked for three years of data on patients who participated in one study...

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