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Ebola: Providing time to fight the virus

October 21, 2014 3:26 am | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers...

New Ebola gear guidelines: head-to-toe coverage

October 20, 2014 9:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Health care workers should be completely covered — no skin exposed — while caring for Ebola patients, according to revised guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The government agency tightened its guidance after two Dallas nurses became infected with the virus while...

AbbVie to pay Shire $1.64B fee over nixed merger

October 20, 2014 7:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AbbVie is walking away from its proposed $55 billion takeover bid of Shire and has agreed to pay the rival drugmaker a $1.64 billion breakup fee. The two companies said Monday that they deal was off following the decision last week by AbbVie's board to withdraw support from the proposed...

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If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa

October 20, 2014 7:25 pm | by Maria Cheng - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month. The hardest-hit West African nations have been...

Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit

October 20, 2014 7:25 pm | by David Pitt - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties. Syngenta sued Bunge...

Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back

October 20, 2014 5:26 pm | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers...

Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

October 20, 2014 4:27 pm | by Julie Watson - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center. The clinics popping up rapidly across the nation aren't designed...

Nigeria Declared Ebola-free; 'Spectacular Success'

October 20, 2014 3:26 pm | by Michelle Faul - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as the Who declared the country Ebola-free Monday.          

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Biosafety Cabinet Functions as Both Type A2, B2

October 20, 2014 2:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Purifier Axiom from Labconco Corp. is a biosafety cabinet that can function as a Type A2, which recirculates air back into the laboratory, and as a Type B2 which is ducted to the outside.

WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

October 20, 2014 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus. In the draft document obtained by the Associated Press, the WHO says "nearly everyone" involved in the...

EDXRF for a Wide Range of Samples

October 20, 2014 2:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The JSX-1000S ElementEye from JEOL is an easy-to-use, smart solution for high-sensitivity elemental analysis and complements SEM, EPMA, NMR and mass spectrometry.

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Cuba invites US to cooperate on Ebola

October 20, 2014 1:26 pm | by Andrea Rodriguez - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Cuban is willing to work with the United States in the fight against Ebola, President Raul Castro said at a summit of leftist Latin American nations Monday. Castro said that the world must avoid politicization of the effort. He spoke at a summit of the ALBA alliance, which includes several Latin...

Fairness is in the Brain

October 20, 2014 12:18 pm | News | Comments

Ever wondered how people figure out what is fair? Look to the brain for the answer. According to a new study, people appreciate fairness in much the same way as they appreciate money for themselves, and also that fairness is not necessarily that everybody gets the same income.

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Magnesium in Diet Cuts Diabetes Risk

October 20, 2014 11:49 am | News | Comments

Getting enough magnesium in the diet may reduce the risk of diabetes, especially for those who already show signs of heading that way, according to a new study.                         

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Scientific Evidence Does Not Support 'Brain Game' Claims

October 20, 2014 11:39 am | News | Comments

A group of scholars issued a statement skeptical about the effectiveness of so-called "brain game" products, citing that the scientific track record does not support the claims that these games actually help older adults boost their mental powers.

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