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Spanish priest with Ebola flown back to Madrid

September 22, 2014 4:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Spanish priest who was diagnosed with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone has been flown back to Spain and taken to a Madrid hospital. Manuel Garcia Viejo, a medical director of the San Juan de Dios Hospital in the city of Lunsar in Sierra Leone, arrived on a medically equipped...

Ebola burial team attacked in Sierra Leone

September 20, 2014 2:35 pm | by Robbie Corey-boulet - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — A police official says health workers in Sierra Leone have come under attack while trying to bury the bodies of five Ebola victims east of the capital. Sgt. Edward Momoh Brima Lahai said there was a confrontation Saturday between a group of youths and the burial team...

700 Babies Maybe Exposed to TB at Texas Hospital

September 19, 2014 9:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.                     

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FDA Revises Food Safety Rules Due Next Year

September 19, 2014 5:35 pm | by Mary Clare Jalonick - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business.                         

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CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states

September 19, 2014 5:35 pm | by Mike Stobbe - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children. An uncommon virus — enterovirus 68 — is causing the illnesses. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said Friday that 160 lab-confirmed cases were reported in the 22 states. On...

Judge approves $190 million Hopkins settlement

September 19, 2014 4:36 pm | by Juliet Linderman - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A Baltimore judge has approved a $190 million settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations. The settlement was reached in July between the renowned hospital and former...

French medic getting experimental Ebola treatment

September 19, 2014 12:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities say a French volunteer nurse infected with the Ebola virus is receiving experimental drugs. The nurse, who worked with Doctors Without Borders in Liberia, was transferred to France early Friday and is being treated in the Begin hospital in Saint-Mande near Paris. She was the first...

Malta rejects ship with suspected Ebola case

September 19, 2014 12:53 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Malta has refused entry to a cargo ship with a Filippino on board who was showing symptoms of Ebola, citing fears the virus might spread on the Mediterranean island. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Malta was legally and morally right to refuse to let the Hong Kong-registered vessel MV Western...

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Sensing Neuronal Activity With Light

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain's circuitry in action— from the first moment a neuron fires to the resulting behavior in a whole organism.          

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New Method Developed to Detect Ebola

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | Videos | Comments

A group of international scientists have developed a new method to study Ebola virus in wildlife. The research describes the use of fecal samples from wild great apes to identify populations likely to have been exposed to the virus.     

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Stem Cells Use 'First Aid Kits' to Repair Damage

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

Neural stem cells– master cells that can develop into any type of nerve cell– are able to generate mini “first aid kits” and transfer them to immune cells, according to a new study.                    

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New Discovery About 3-D Shape Processing in the Brain

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

While previous studies of the brain suggest that processing of objects and place occur in very different locations, a research team has found that they are closely related.                       

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Finding Supports Model on Cause of DNA's Right-handed Double Helix

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | News | Comments

The DNA of every organism on Earth is a right-handed double helix, but why that would be has puzzled scientists since not long after Francis Crick and James Watson announced the discovery of DNA's double-helical structure in 1953.      

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Protein May Lower Blood Pressure

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | by Benjamin Plackett, Contributor, Inside Science News | News | Comments

A new study has shown that people who eat more protein- whether from plant or animal sources- tend to have a lower risk of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.                       

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BST This Week #17: Film Detects Consciousness in Vegetative State

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Bioscience Technology This Week, Christina Jakubowski focuses on a new study that used a short movie to detect consciousness in vegetative state patients. Our second story explores how the amazing variety in human faces is the result of evolutionary pressure.

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