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Wellness Advocate, Bestselling Author: I Faked Cancer

April 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A woman who became a bestselling author and wellness advocate after she claimed she healed herself of a brain tumor through a healthy diet recently admitted she never had cancer, according to a magazine investigation published this week.

Game Shows Mosquito's-eye View of Malaria

April 24, 2015 10:05 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A new game about the life cycle of malaria that can be played on Android smartphones. Officially...

Pollution Shrinks Brains, Causes Silent Strokes

April 24, 2015 9:17 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Air pollution can shrink brains, lead to cognitive problems and even cause silent stokes,...

CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

April 23, 2015 10:35 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick | News | Comments

The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an...

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Link Between Serotonin and Depression is a Myth, Says Psychiatrist

April 23, 2015 9:31 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development | Articles | Comments

The widely held belief that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin and that certain antidepressants raise the levels of this neurotransmitter, is a myth, according to a psychiatrist in an editorial article in The BMJ this week.

Q&A: What is Listeria? Bacteria Found in Blue Bell Ice Cream

April 22, 2015 10:27 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.

Nanoscientists are First to Model Atomic Structures of Three Bacterial Nanomachines

April 22, 2015 9:55 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Cryo electron microscope enables scientists to explore the frontiers of targeted antibiotics.

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Regulatory and Clinical Factors Limiting US Non-Vascular Stent Market Growth

April 21, 2015 2:36 pm | by Priya Radhakrishnan, Director of Medical Devices, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The future growth of the non-vascular stent market by 2021 will be slower in the US than almost every other major market.

Researchers Test Blood-Based Biopsy for Finding Cancer

April 21, 2015 12:29 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

This method is delivering some promising results in early trials.

Announcing the Winners of The Inaugural Interphex Exhibitor Awards

April 21, 2015 12:22 pm | News | Comments

Here are the winners of the INTERPHEX Exhibitor Awards for 2015.

Dr. Oz Tells Critics: No Conflict of Interest on My TV Show

April 21, 2015 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show.

Detecting Low-Quality Antimalarial Drugs With a Lab-On-Paper

April 21, 2015 11:51 am | by University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but more than four billion people live in countries where many medications are substandard or fake.

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Experts Warn Ebola Epidemic Could Return With a Vengeance

April 21, 2015 11:44 am | by St. George's University of London | News | Comments

Health experts have warned that a greater flexibility must be brought to medical trials to combat diseases like Ebola to avoid facing another nightmare outbreak.

Early Human Embryos Make Viral Proteins

April 20, 2015 4:30 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Human embryos make viral proteins within days of fertilization.

Immunotherapy is Not a Curiosity Anymore

April 20, 2015 1:58 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

One of the main sessions at this year’s Experimental Biology Conference in Boston was the Tang Prize Award lecture. 

Study Describes First Steps in Basic Biological Process that Could Be Used to Harness Therapeutic Cells

April 17, 2015 2:23 pm | by University of Penn Medicine | News | Comments

Understanding the molecular signals that guide early cells in the embryo to develop into different types of organs provides insight into how tissues regenerate and repair themselves.

Physicians Want Dr. Oz Gone From Columbia Medical Faculty

April 17, 2015 10:06 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

Columbia University has not removed TV celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his faculty position as a group of top doctors has demanded, citing his "egregious lack of integrity" for promoting what they call "quack treatments."

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Disney-linked Measles Outbreak Soon to be Over in California

April 16, 2015 10:35 am | by Alicia Chang, Science Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland and reignited debate about vaccinations is nearing an end.

Inadequate Vitamin E May Damage Brain

April 15, 2015 9:52 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered how vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the “building blocks” it needs to maintain neuronal health.

Wearable Device Slows Deadly Brain Tumors

April 15, 2015 9:14 am | by University of Virginia | News | Comments

A wearable device that emits low-level electrical fields can slow the progression of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, and extend patients’ lifespans.

Heavy Drinking May Cause More Strokes Than Hypertension Does in Mid-Life

April 15, 2015 9:13 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Research has shown that drinking two or fewer alcoholic beverages a day may be beneficial for men’s hearts. A new study suggests that danger could be a heartbeat away: more than two drinks a day in middle age may raise men’s stroke risk more than hypertension (high blood pressure, HBP) or diabetes does.

Getting Bigger Brains Through Exercise

April 14, 2015 10:08 am | by Bioscience Technology Staff | Articles | Comments

The brain gets bigger with physical exercise, according to two recent studies.

Challenging the Rate of Digital Health Care

April 13, 2015 8:39 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Shortcomings in the fast-evolving digital health care arena are becoming obvious, so Harvard University is challenging those notions with technology.

California Saw Record Number of West Nile Deaths in 2014

April 10, 2015 9:31 am | by Christopher Weber, Associated Press | News | Comments

California saw a record number of deaths from the West Nile virus last year, and the state's drought may have contributed to the spike in infections, according to health officials.

A Patch for Peanut Allergies

April 9, 2015 11:13 am | by Bevin Fletcher, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

French biopharmaceutical company DBV Technologies moves closer to bringing its peanut allergy patch to market, receiving Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as it prepares to launch its Phase 3 trial.

Distance Running May Be an Evolutionary ‘Signal’ for Desirable Male Genes

April 9, 2015 10:58 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

New research shows that males with higher ‘reproductive potential’ are better distance runners. This may have been used by females as a reliable signal of high male genetic quality during our hunter-gatherer past, as good runners are more likely to have other traits of good hunters and providers, such as intelligence and generosity.

Obama Presents Climate Change as Hazard to Your Health

April 7, 2015 8:41 am | by Josh Lederman, Associated Press | News | Comments

President Barack Obama will ask Americans to think of climate change as a threat not just to the environment, but also to their health.

Indiana Begins Needle Exchange in County With HIV Outbreak

April 6, 2015 2:16 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Health officials in Indiana on Saturday began a needle-exchange program Saturday in a county where an HIV outbreak among intravenous drug users has grown to nearly 90 cases.

Imported Drug-resistant Stomach Bug Spreading in US

April 2, 2015 2:53 pm | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A drug-resistant strain of a nasty stomach bug made its way into the U.S. and spread, causing more than 200 illnesses since last May, health officials said Thursday.

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