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Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

July 24, 2014 5:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who is contagious and has refused treatment, putting those around him at risk. Eduardo Rosas Cruz, a 25-year-old transient, went to the San Joaquin General Hospital's emergency room in...

FDA reviewing what could be first biosimilar drug

July 24, 2014 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is reviewing research data on what could become the first U.S.-approved "biosimilar" drug, a cheaper, sort-of generic version of a biologic drug. Five years after Congress passed a law allowing biosimilars, for the first time the FDA has accepted an application to...

High Volume Microplates

July 24, 2014 3:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Precisely manufactured to SLAS/ANSI specifications, Porvair Sciences 24-well deep well plates permit users to undertake multiple, high volume (10ml / well) experiments in a single unit. The 24-well plates are constructed of high grade, low extractable polypropylene.

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Only 8.2% of DNA is ‘Functional’

July 24, 2014 2:45 pm | News | Comments

Only 8.2 percent of human DNA is likely to be doing something important – is “functional”– say researchers. This figure is very different from one given in 2012, when some scientists stated that 80 percent of our genome has some biochemical function.

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More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

July 24, 2014 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday. Last year's rise follows a couple of years when the girls' HPV vaccination rate was flat and health officials worried that it wouldn't budge. For girls ages...

Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

July 24, 2014 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare. A national search turned up about 12,000 cases. The numbers reported Thursday translate to 4 cases per 100,000 Americans — similar to estimates from Europe and some small...

Dyes Used to Paint New Picture of Disease

July 24, 2014 2:12 pm | News | Comments

By using brightly hued dyes, George Mason University (GMU) researchers discovered an innovative way to reveal where proteins touch each other, possibly leading to new treatments for cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and even lung disease.

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Rosemary and Oregano Contain Diabetes-fighting Compounds

July 24, 2014 1:56 pm | News | Comments

The popular culinary herbs oregano and rosemary are packed with healthful compounds, and now lab tests show they could work in much the same way as prescription anti-diabetic medication, scientists report. In their new study, they found that how the herbs are grown makes a difference, and they also identified which compounds contribute the most to this promising trait.

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Study Links Autistic Behaviors to Enzyme

July 24, 2014 1:48 pm | News | Comments

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a genetic disorder that causes obsessive-compulsive and repetitive behaviors, and other behaviors on the autistic spectrum, as well as cognitive deficits. It is the most common inherited cause of mental impairment and the most common cause of autism. Now biomedical scientists at the University of California, Riverside have published a study that sheds light on the cause of autistic behaviors in FXS. 

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Background TV Can be Bad for Kids

July 24, 2014 1:24 pm | Videos | Comments

Parents, turn off the television when your children are with you. And when you do let them watch, make sure the programs stimulate their interest in learning. At least, that's the advice arising from researchers who examined the impact of television and parenting on children’s social and emotional development.

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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...

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...

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