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Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree

October 18, 2014 3:25 am | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Is Ebola the world's worst infectious disease threat since AIDS? Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that...

Anti-abuse label approved for painkiller Embeda

October 17, 2014 8:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it has approved new labeling for another opioid designed to limit painkiller abuse. The FDA said Friday that Pfizer Inc.'s Embeda can have labeling indicating that it has properties expected to reduce abuse of the drug when it is crushed and taken orally...

Student with meningitis dies in San Diego

October 17, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A school administrator says an 18-year-old San Diego State University student has died from meningitis. Eric Rivera, the school's vice president of student affairs, says freshman Sara Stelzer died early Friday. She was admitted to a hospital Tuesday after reporting a flu-like illness. On...

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SEC Columns for Protein-Based Biotherapeutics Analysis

October 17, 2014 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

XBridge Protein BEH SEC Columns from Water's Corp. are ideal for the characterization of proteins.

Pre-stained Protein Ladders

October 17, 2014 1:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Chameleon Pre-stained Protein Ladders from LI-COR offer the unique advantage of multi-colored visible and two-color near infrared (NIR) fluorescence detection in a single ladder.

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Myelin Vital for Learning New Practical Skills

October 17, 2014 12:26 pm | News | Comments

New evidence of myelin’s essential role in learning and retaining new practical skills, such as playing a musical instrument, has been uncovered by researchers.                          

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Obama names Ebola 'czar' as precautions expand

October 17, 2014 12:26 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama on Friday turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights. Facing renewed criticism of his handling of the...

1st Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

October 17, 2014 12:26 pm | by Jessica Gresko - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been sitting up and eating and has her iPad after being moved to a specialized isolation unit near Washington, officials said Friday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy...

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Sugared Soda Consumption Linked to Cell Aging

October 17, 2014 12:14 pm | News | Comments

Sugar-sweetened soda consumption might promote disease independently from its role in obesity, according to a new study that found drinking sugary drinks was associated with cell aging.                    

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New Front in War on Alzheimer’s, Other Protein-folding Diseases

October 17, 2014 12:06 pm | News | Comments

A surprise discovery that overturns decades of thinking about how the body fixes proteins that come unraveled greatly expands opportunities for therapies to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, which have been linked to the accumulation of improperly folded proteins in the brain.

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Link Between Viral Infections, Autoimmune Disease Proven

October 17, 2014 11:59 am | News | Comments

Common viral infections can pave the way to autoimmune disease, scientists have revealed in breakthrough new research, which proved a link between the two.                           

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Babies’ Hearts May Beat Path to Heart Attack Treatments

October 17, 2014 11:50 am | Videos | Comments

The seemingly miraculous power of babies’ hearts to repair themselves after being injured has spurred a research team to investigate if this ability can be harnessed for new heart attack treatments.               

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Misfolded Proteins Clump Together in a Surprising Place

October 17, 2014 11:44 am | News | Comments

Scientists have made a surprising finding about the aggregates of misfolded cellular proteins that have been linked to aging-related disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.                       

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UN Admits to Botched Ebola Response

October 17, 2014 10:26 am | by Maria Cheng - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.         

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2 suspected Ebola cases in Spain test negative

October 17, 2014 7:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two of four people suspected of having Ebola and admitted to hospitals in Spain have tested negative in a first round of tests, officials said Friday. The government's Ebola monitoring committee said on its official Twitter account that the two were a person who arrived on an Air France jet that...

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