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Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day

October 24, 2014 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

World Health Organization says three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of those affected by the crippling disease in the country this year to 220. The statement came as many nations observed World Polio Day on Friday to create awareness about polio. Pakistan,...

Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in US

October 24, 2014 4:25 am | by Erica Werner - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency. The comments on Ebola from Dr. Nicole Lurie, assistant HHS secretary for...

NYC Tries to Ease Ebola Fear After Doctor Infected

October 24, 2014 2:26 am | by Jonathan Lemire and Colleen Long - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.                 


Ebola cases could spur lawsuits _ with big hurdles

October 24, 2014 2:26 am | by Matt Sedensky - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this is Texas. It may not matter much that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas apologized for initially misdiagnosing Thomas Eric Duncan,...

Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea

October 24, 2014 1:24 am | by Youkyung Lee - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. In an interview with The Associated Press...

NY doctor back from Guinea has Ebola, 1st in city

October 23, 2014 11:25 pm | by Jonathan Lemire - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday urged residents not to be alarmed by...

Obama looks to inventors for ways to fight Ebola

October 23, 2014 6:25 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama is looking for a few smart ideas from the science and technology fields that could help address the challenge posed by Ebola. Obama met with members of his Council of Advisers on Science and Technology on Thursday, looking to tap into the world of inventors and innovators...

NPS Pharma says FDA extends review of Natpara

October 23, 2014 5:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NPS Pharmaceuticals says the Food and Drug Administration won't make a decision on its drug Natpara on Friday and will extend its review by three months. The company said Thursday that the FDA is now scheduled to make a decision on Natpara by Jan. 24. NPS said the FDA wants more time to review...


Celgene 3Q profit climbs; company lifts outlook

October 23, 2014 3:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Celgene Corp. said Thursday that its net income climbed 37 percent in the third quarter, and the biotechnology company raised its forecast for the full year. Celgene also announced a new cancer drug development partnership with a price tag that could top $1 billion. Its shares gained $5.84, or...

Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

October 23, 2014 2:27 pm | by Seth Borenstein - AP Science Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they're incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. First, the reality check: More Americans have married Kim Kardashian — three — than contracted Ebola in the U.S. The two Dallas nurses who came down with...

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

October 23, 2014 1:26 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

New federal Ebola response squads are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified. President Barack Obama last week said there was a need for a rapid response team — he called it "a SWAT team, essentially" — to be sent within hours to any U.S. city where a...

Single-use Process Container Film for High-Volume Biopharmaceutical Applications

October 23, 2014 1:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

EMD Millipore has expanded its single-use film offerings with the introduction of PureFlex Plus film, a robust, durable film used in the construction of Mobius single-use process containers for biopharmaceutical manufacturing.

Patent expirations hit Eli Lilly 3Q profit

October 23, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Co. said Thursday that its net income and sales sank in the third quarter after its antidepressant Cymbalta lost patent protection and faced competition from less-expensive generics. Lilly said its revenue from Cymbalta plunged 73 percent and revenue from the osteoporosis treatment...

Triple Quad GC-MS/MS

October 23, 2014 1:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The GCMS-TQ8040 with Smart MRM from Shimadzu Scientific Instruments features high-efficiency sample throughput, quick and easy method development, low detection limits and Scan/MRM.


Scientists to Use Tiny Particles to Fight Big Diseases

October 23, 2014 12:49 pm | Videos | Comments

Physicians will tell you: They are not winning the war on ovarian cancer. But researchers have combined medicine and advanced nanotechnological engineering to create a smarter, more targeted therapy that could overcome the most lethal gynecologic cancer.



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