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Do Blueberries Really Improve Night Vision?

November 19, 2014 1:06 pm | News | Comments

Blueberries are super stars among health food advocates, who tout the fruit for improving night vision. Scientists have now found reason to doubt that the popular berry helps most healthy people see better in the dark.          

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New Laser Therapy Helps Slow Macular Degeneration

November 19, 2014 10:37 am | News | Comments

A new, low impact low energy laser treatment for patients with early age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has produced positive results by reducing indicators of the disease.                     

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Cleveland Clinic Performs Second Face Transplant

November 19, 2014 10:14 am | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic surgeons have replaced nearly the entire face of a middle-aged man severely disfigured in a car accident, the hospital announced.                               

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Actavis to spend $66 billion on Allergan

November 19, 2014 1:58 am | by Tom Murphy - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Actavis, which is buying Botox-maker Allergan for $66 billion in one of the biggest acquisitions announced so far this year, plans to stay committed to developing new products. CEO Brent Saunders said Monday that the combined company will have more than two dozen products in late-stage clinical...

Study Will Test Survivors' Blood to Treat Ebola

November 18, 2014 10:57 pm | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A coalition of companies and aid groups announced plans Tuesday to test experimental drugs and collect blood plasma from Ebola survivors to treat new victims of the disease in West Africa.                 

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Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting Showcases Strides in Exploring the Brain

November 18, 2014 2:08 pm | by Christina Jakubowski, Managing Editor | Articles | Comments

More than 30,000 brain advocates from academia, industry and media converged on Washington, D.C. this week for the 44th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Read more...              

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7th doctor dies of Ebola in Sierra Leone

November 18, 2014 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A top health official says a seventh doctor in Sierra Leone has died of Ebola. Dr. Moses Kargbo, who had been a retired medical officer in the Ministry of Health, died Tuesday at the Hastings Ebola Treatment Center east of the capital, Freetown, where he had been...

New Tools in Fight Against Virus that Attacks the Brain

November 18, 2014 1:47 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have developed new insight into a rare but deadly brain infection. Read more...                            

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Molecular Mapping Opens Doors to More Computer-Based Tests

November 18, 2014 1:28 pm | News | Comments

Scientists report a new method for establishing whether chemical compounds are safe for human use without in vivo testing. Read more...                     

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Study ties dental drugs, heart infection risk

November 18, 2014 12:57 pm | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Curbing the routine use of preventive antibiotics before dental work may have contributed to a rise in heart valve infections in England, a new study suggests. In the U.S., the highest risk patients still get these drugs and no similar trend has been seen. Mouths are full of bacteria, and certain...

Team Devises Method to Attack Cancer at Genetic Source

November 18, 2014 12:44 pm | News | Comments

Researchers designed a therapeutic molecule that both targets the acidic microenvironments of tumors and penetrates cells to deliver a therapeutic cargo. Read more...              

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New Type of Neuron Plays Key Role in Nicotine Addiction

November 18, 2014 12:25 pm | News | Comments

New study shows that in the core of the brain’s reward system are specific neurons that are active both with use of and withdrawal from nicotine. Read more...                 

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UK bird flu strain same as the Dutch one

November 18, 2014 11:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

British officials say a strain of bird flu found in England matches the strain found recently in the Netherlands. Environmental officials say the H5N8 strain discovered on a duck breeding farm in the Driffield area of East Yorkshire poses only a very low risk to public health. It is not judged to...

Calorie-Restricting Diets Slow Aging

November 18, 2014 10:52 am | News | Comments

A new study shows that calorie-reduced diets stop the normal rise and fall in activity levels of close to 900 different genes linked to aging and memory formation in the brain. Read more...            

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Study Shows Bed Bugs Transmit Parasite That Causes Deadly Disease

November 18, 2014 10:28 am | News | Comments

A new study from Penn Medicine researchers demonstrated that bed bugs can transmit one of the most prevalent and deadly diseases in the Americas. Read more...                 

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