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Eli Lilly will close, sell a Puerto Rico facility

October 16, 2014 4:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly said Thursday that it will close one of its three manufacturing facilities in Puerto Rico at the end of 2015. The Indianapolis company said it is closing its Guayama facility because the patents on some of the drugs made there have expired. That means new competition reached the market...

FDA panel votes to keep boxed warning on Chantix

October 16, 2014 4:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health advisers say a bold-letter warning about suicide risks with Pfizer's Chantix should remain on the anti-smoking drug until it can reevaluated based on new, rigorous study information. Eleven advisers to the Food and Drug Administration voted to retain the so-called black box warning...

TEM Increases STEM Resolution to 63 Picometers

October 16, 2014 2:57 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The JEOL JEM-ARM300F Transmission Electron Microscope is a 300kV microscope, nicknamed the "Grand ARM," which increases STEM resolution to 63 picometers.

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Repair Process Suggests Potential Heart Attack Treatment Strategy

October 16, 2014 2:47 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered that some scar-forming cells in the heart, known as fibroblasts, have the ability to become endothelial cells— the cells that form blood vessels. The finding could point the way toward a new strategy for treating people who have suffered a heart attack

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Weight Gain Study Suggests Polyunsaturated Oil Healthier Option

October 16, 2014 2:33 pm | News | Comments

Short-term modest weight gains in healthy, normal weight young adults was associated with more bad cholesterol levels in those who ate muffins cooked using saturated oil. However, individuals in the same study who ate muffins made with polyunsaturated oils had improved blood cholesterol profiles, according to a new study. 

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Explaining More About Airway Closure During Asthma Attacks

October 16, 2014 2:28 pm | News | Comments

In acute asthma, various triggers, including viral illnesses and aeroallergens, can cause acute narrowing of the airways leading to a life-threatening respiratory crisis and sometimes death. Researchers have identified a novel factor that puts the brakes on airway smooth-muscle contraction relevant to asthma.

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Brain’s Compass Relies on Geometric Relationships

October 16, 2014 2:24 pm | Videos | Comments

The brain has a complex system for keeping track of which direction you are facing as you move about; remembering how to get from one place to another would otherwise be impossible. Researchers have now shown how the brain anchors this mental compass.

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Spain tests 3 with fever for Ebola, isolates jet

October 16, 2014 1:25 pm | by Alan Clendenning - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Three people with fever considered at risk for having Ebola were being tested Thursday in Spain for the virus, including one who arrived on an Air France jet that was isolated at Madrid's airport as a precaution, officials said. Other passengers were allowed to disembark, but the man with fever...

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Ebola-stricken nurse being flown to Washington

October 16, 2014 1:25 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health officials said Thursday they still don't know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient, as criticism increased from lawmakers who questioned whether the nation is prepared to stop the deadly virus from spreading in the U.S. The revelation that one of the hospital nurses...

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

October 16, 2014 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says federal health officials still do not know how two Dallas nurses caught Ebola from a patient. In Washington, lawmakers questioned whether the nation is prepared to stop the deadly virus from spreading in the U.S. A look at the...

Ebola Comes to Last Safe District in Sierra Leone

October 16, 2014 12:26 pm | by Clarence Roy-macaulay - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The deadly Ebola virus has infected two people in what was the last untouched district in Sierra Leone, the government said Thursday, a setback in efforts to stop the spread of the disease in one of the hardest-hit countries.       

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Embryonic Stem Cells in Trial for Diabetes

October 16, 2014 11:44 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

As San Diego’s ViaCyte was in the midst of launching the first FDA-approved embryonic stem (ES) cell clinical trial for diabetics last week, Boston’s Harvard University reported that cells made from ES cells “cured” diabetic mice.     

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African leaders: Ebola could lead to food crisis

October 16, 2014 10:28 am | by David Pitt - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Financial aid and global coordination are needed to prevent the Ebola health care crisis from becoming a food emergency, agriculture ministers from West African nations at the center of the Ebola outbreak said Wednesday. In Sierra Leone, where thousands are infected and more than 900 have died,...

UN says Ebola death toll rising to 4,500 this week

October 16, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A top official with the U.N. health agency says the death toll from the Ebola crisis will rise to more than 4,500 lives this week from among 9,000 people infected by the deadly disease. Dr. Isabelle Nuttall, director of WHO's global capacities, alert and response, says the new numbers show the...

Dallas nurses cite sloppy conditions in Ebola care

October 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Matt Sedensky - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and nurses treating him worked without proper protective gear and faced constantly changing protocols, according to a statement released by the nation's largest nurses' union. Among those nurses was Nina Pham,...

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