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Australia weighs US request for Ebola Africa team

October 23, 2014 1:25 am | by Rod Mcguirk - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Australia's prime minister said Thursday he was considering a personal request from President Barack Obama to send a medical team to Africa to fight Ebola, but that priority remains responding to an outbreak in the Asia-Pacific region. Prime Minister Tony Abbott discussed the Ebola crisis with...

Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

October 22, 2014 9:25 pm | by Jimmy Golen - AP Sports Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes' concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the...

Key features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring

October 22, 2014 5:26 pm | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Rigorous monitoring of travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus from spreading in the United States. Key features announced Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: WHO WILL BE MONITORED? Starting Monday, all...

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Eli Lilly adds $375M to Zymeworks partnership

October 22, 2014 5:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Eli Lilly and Zymeworks said Wednesday they are expanding a cancer drug development partnership. The companies announced a team-up in January but did not disclose terms. Without explaining the initial terms of the partnership, the companies said Zymeworks could get an additional $375 million in...

New Ebola 'czar' to meet with Obama, top aides

October 22, 2014 3:25 pm | by Jim Kuhnhenn - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama was meeting with his Ebola response team Wednesday as his new point man on the disease, Ron Klain, settled into his job and began the complicated task of coordinating activity among numerous disparate agencies. The meeting comes as the Obama administration continues to...

Complete Vacuum Concentrators Process Multiple Samples

October 22, 2014 2:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The all-in-one CentriVap Complete from Labconco houses every component needed to begin processing multiple samples: vacuum concentrator, cold trap and diaphragm vacuum pump.

Gas Analyzer Ideal for Continuous Flow Monitoring

October 22, 2014 2:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The MAX300-EGA from Extrel, designed for evolved gas analysis, delivers precision, stability, speed and flexibility for the analysis of off-gas from a thermal analyzer (TGA) or other continuous flow system.

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WHO: Ebola responsible for 4,877 deaths

October 22, 2014 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Ebola is now believed to have killed 4,877 people globally and that the spread of the lethal virus remains "persistent and widespread" in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. In a new update, WHO also said there have been 9,936 probable, suspected and confirmed cases of...

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Tackling Blindness, Deafness Through Neuroengineering

October 22, 2014 2:26 pm | News | Comments

The Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering, a collaborative program between Harvard Medical School and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, has announced a new set of grants worth $3.6 million for five research projects.

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Childhood Autism Linked to Air Toxics

October 22, 2014 2:13 pm | News | Comments

Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were more likely to have been exposed to higher levels of certain air toxics during their mothers’ pregnancies and the first two years of life compared to children without the condition, according to a new study.

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Olive Oil More Stable, Healthful for Frying Food

October 22, 2014 1:52 pm | News | Comments

Before dunking your favorite food in a vat of just any old oil, consider using olive. Scientists are reporting that olive oil withstands the heat of the fryer or pan better than several seed oils to yield more healthful food.       

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Skin Patch May Replace Syringe for Disease Diagnosis

October 22, 2014 1:46 pm | News | Comments

Drawing blood and testing it is standard practice for many medical diagnostics. As a less painful alternative, scientists are developing skin patches that could one day replace the syringe.                  

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Hidden Subpopulation of Melanoma Cells Discovered

October 22, 2014 1:40 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have pinpointed a set of intriguing characteristics in a previously unknown subpopulation of melanoma cancer cells in blood vessels of tumors.                           

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Skin Cells Reprogrammed Directly into Brain Cells

October 22, 2014 1:30 pm | News | Comments

Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell affected by Huntington’s disease, an ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder.                   

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CDC: Monitoring for all coming from Ebola nations

October 22, 2014 12:26 pm | by Connie Cass - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health officials are significantly expanding the breadth of vigilance for Ebola, saying that all travelers who come into the U.S. from Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and...

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