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Ebola: Africa's image takes a hit

October 19, 2014 1:26 pm | by Christopher Torchia - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia, an African nation far from the area hit by the disease. In Geneva, a top U.N. official warned against anti-African discrimination fueled by fears of Ebola. The...

UK nurse back in Sierra Leone after Ebola recovery

October 19, 2014 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone has returned to the country after treatment in London. Medical group King's Health Partners says William Pooley is due to start work Monday at an Ebola isolation unit it runs in Freetown. Pooley was flown back to Britain in...

Fauci: Ebola protocols to call for no skin showing

October 19, 2014 10:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said those caring for an Ebola patient in...

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Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital

October 18, 2014 12:25 pm | by Matt Sedensky - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But despite all the warnings that the deadly virus could arrive unannounced at an American hospital, for days after the admission, his caregivers are vulnerable. The Centers...

WHO won't discuss Ebola mistakes document

October 18, 2014 11:25 am | by Maria Cheng - AP Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Health Organization said Saturday that it wouldn't explain details contained in an internal document obtained by The Associated Press in which the U.N. health agency said it fumbled early attempts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. In the draft document, which wasn't released...

Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

October 18, 2014 10:25 am | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa. Now they share the...

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...

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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...

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...

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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