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Total Recall: The Science Behind It

November 14, 2014 10:20 am | News | Comments

Is it possible to change the amount of information the brain can store? Maybe, according to a new international study, which identified a molecule that puts a brake on brain processing and when removed, brain function and memory recall is improved.

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WHO Sees Few Promising Ebola Drugs in Pipeline

November 14, 2014 6:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A top official with the U.N. health agency says few experimental therapies are currently under development that could effectively treat Ebola.                               

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Surgeon with Ebola coming to US for care

November 14, 2014 6:57 am | by Mike Stobbe - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A surgeon working in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and will be flown Saturday to the United States for treatment, officials from Sierra Leone and the United States said. Dr. Martin Salia is being taken to Omaha to be treated at the Nebraska Medical...

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World Bank: Ebola fund would create incentives

November 14, 2014 5:58 am | by Rod Mcguirk - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposed global emergency fund to contain the next Ebola outbreak would also provide an incentive for drug companies to develop vaccines to fight other future pandemics, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday. As the international response failed to keep pace with outbreak of Ebola in...

Federal grand jury indicts Vascular Solutions CEO

November 13, 2014 7:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted the CEO of Minnesota-based medical device maker Vascular Solutions Inc. on charges he conspired to sell a varicose-vein treatment device for unapproved uses. The Star Tribune ( http://strib.mn/1wYLGc6 ) reports Howard Root was indicted Thursday on nine...

Geron could get $935M in blood disorder drug deal

November 13, 2014 5:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Geron Corp. said Thursday it could get more than $900 million from a deal to develop its blood disorder drug imetelstat with a unit of Johnson & Johnson. Geron said Janssen Biotech agreed to pay it $35 million upfront. The Menlo Park, California, company could receive as much as $900 million...

Peristaltic Pump with Weight Scale Integration

November 13, 2014 3:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The P-1500 peristaltic pump with weight scale integration from Harvard Apparatus allows the user to dispense fluids based on units of weight.

Gel Protein Recovery System

November 13, 2014 3:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The GPR-850 Gel Protein Recovery instrument from Protea Biosciences Group Inc. delivers efficient recovery of gel separated intact proteins through a multiplexed, automated, microfluidics chip-based process.

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CDC: E-cigarette use rising in high school kids

November 13, 2014 2:58 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials say high schools students' use of electronic cigarettes tripled over three years. In a large national survey last year, 4.5 percent of high school students said they had used an e-cigarette at least one day the previous month. That's up from 1.5 percent in 2011 and 2.8 percent in...

Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Portugal kills 7

November 13, 2014 2:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Portuguese health authorities say the death toll from a recent outbreak of Legionnaire's disease near the capital Lisbon has risen to seven, with 311 people infected. The General Directorate for Health said in a statement Thursday that all the recorded cases are linked to a cluster of small towns...

Microscope System Offers Biological Imaging with Ease

November 13, 2014 2:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Olympus DSX100 opto-digital imaging system, is a free-angle wide-zoom microscope that combines cutting-edge optical performance with the operational convenience of a smartphone or tablet.

SEM Has 61 Beams Working in Parallel

November 13, 2014 2:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The MultiSEM 505 from ZEISS, a new scanning electron microscope (SEM), features 61 beams working in parallel, and offers a capture speed of 1220 megapixels per second at a pixel size of 4 nm. 

Lax contact lens use main cause of eye infections

November 13, 2014 1:58 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A new government report says sloppy care of contact lenses is a main reason for hundreds of thousands of eye infections each year. The reports estimates that there are nearly 1 million patient visits to doctor's offices, clinics and hospitals for treatment of an infection of the cornea called...

USAID urges emergency funds for Ebola hot spots

November 13, 2014 12:58 pm | by Lauran Neergaard - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

A U.S. official estimates there are 3,000 active cases of Ebola in West Africa, many of them in small clusters dotted throughout the countryside that require a more rapid and flexible response. Rajiv Shah is administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Shah calls the worrisome...

It's Not Always the DNA

November 13, 2014 12:16 pm | News | Comments

Damaged messenger RNA can jam cellular machines that make protein. The failure to clear the jams and chew up bad messengers is associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's.                  

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