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3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za
WOOLWORTHS aimed to reduce by 50 percent the number of its private-label products that contained genetically modified ingredients, the food and fashion retailer said last week. It would do this within 12 months.
7 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama plans to dramatically boost the U.S. effort to mitigate the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, including greater involvement of the U.S. military, people familiar with the proposal said. Mr. Obama is expected to detail the plan during a visit Tuesday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, these people said.
11 hrs ago | Detroit News
As the Ebola virus draws the world's attention to the danger of disease spread, a Michigan State University researcher is working to provide better tools to measure the human health risk from microbes and to train researchers in their use. Biosystems engineering professor Jade Mitchell is doing the work with help from a $1 million National Institutes of Health grant The process is called quantitative microbial risk assessment, and Michigan State says it involves four steps to characterizing the human health risk from exposure to various microorganisms.
15 hrs ago | Newkerala.com
The sweet and succulent chikoo or Sapota fruit, a popular ingredient for desserts, could well be the answer to halt cancer from spreading, according to a study by Indian scientists. Researchers have now shown methanolic extracts of the whole fruit possess certain active phytochemicals that can trigger a sequence of orchestrated events in tumour cells leading to their death .
19 hrs ago | The Daily Record
MARTHA Salazar's case in Dallas, Texas - the second major victory for mesh victims in America within days - prompts new calls for criminal inquiry in Scotland. Martha Salazar won the huge payout after the court in Dallas, Texas, heard that the Obtryx implant made by Boston Scientific was defective.
By peering deep into what he called "inner space," scientists discovered that we were never alone: Our bodies have 10 trillion cells, but we are host to 100 trillion microbes. "In other words," Relman said, "we are ten parts microbe, and one part human.
People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to a National Institutes of Health study published in Molecular Psychiatry. Researchers at the NIH Clinical Center found that, when examining 43 men and women with varying amounts of body fat, obese participants tended to have greater dopamine activity in the habit-forming region of the brain than lean counterparts, and less activity in the region controlling reward.
When Professor Mariluci Bladon began the biotechnology program at Middlesex Community College 14 years ago, she had no place of her own to teach her small class of 25 students. The college rented a place at the VA Hospital in Bedford, later moving to a campus in Burlington before ultimately ending up at its current spot in downtown Lowell.
About enterovirus D68 Here are some fast facts about the respiratory illness sweeping the country, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus was first identified in California in 1962, but has not been commonly reported in the United States.
The next generation version of Gilead Sciences Inc's $84,000 hepatitis C drug, already under fire for its record-breaking costs, is going to be even more expensive. Gregg Alton, Gilead's executive vice president of corporate and medical affairs, declined to give an exact price for the new medicine, the first all-oral treatment for the virus which is expected to launch next month.
A firefighter helps tackle a blaze which damaged a multimillion-pound University of Nottingham chemistry building Photo taken from the Twitter feed of @Anas_Abdalla of a fire at a building which is part of the University of Nottingham campus The wreckage of the fire-blackened multi-million pound laboratory on the University of Nottingham's city Jubilee Campus was all that remained today, after a blaze was first reported at 8.30pm yesterday. A university spokesman said the fire had been centred on its timber-framed GlaxoSmithKline sustainable chemistry lab, which was still under construction at the time.
U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton, New Jersey, ruled that the plaintiffs, retailers and distribution companies that bought Lipitor directly from Pfizer, failed to plead their case with enough detail. The lawsuit, filed in 2012, stems from a 2008 settlement of a patent lawsuit filed by Pfizer against Ranbaxy over Ranbaxy's plan to make generic Lipitor.
The "significant incident" began at approximately 8.30pm at the GlaxoSmithKline building on the Jubilee Campus, which is under construction and unoccupied.
President Barack Obama will travel next week to Atlanta to address the Ebola crisis during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House said Friday. During his visit on Tuesday, Obama will be briefed about the outbreak and discuss the U.S. response with officials, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said.
Eli Lilly and Co. said Friday its potential colorectal cancer drug Cyramza helped patients on chemotherapy with advanced cases of the disease survive longer than patients on chemotherapy alone.
'Health benefits of breastfeeding go beyond infancy,' said the CDC epidemiologist who led the study. Breast milk may stimulate a baby's immune system.
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Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:39 pm
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