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2 hrs ago | Battle Creek Enquirer

No end in sight to Ebola outbreak, official says

There is no end in sight to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to the head of the World Health Organization.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2 hrs ago | USA Today

No end in sight to Ebola outbreak, official says

There is no end in sight to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to the head of the World Health Organization.

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Related Topix: Sierra Leone, World News, Africa

7 hrs ago | The Miami Herald

Texas man knows how to jam, while helping others

Nolan Stilwell steps into his black chef's jacket. He's moving slowly, thoughtfully.

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Related Topix: Katy, TX

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Improbable Research

Does chewing gum improve our mind and our productivity?

For advocates of chewing gum in school, if there are any, the past decade of research has brought data, and perhaps hope.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

EurekAlert!

Worm virus details come to light

Rice University scientists have won a race to find the crystal structure of the first virus known to infect the most abundant animal on Earth.

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Related Topix: Rice University, Biology, Science, Genetics, Medicine

University Business

Baylor College of Medicine joins ecorpStim consortium

Physicians and scientists at Baylor College of Medicine will assist the research team-which includes scientists at neighboring Rice University, Houston, Texas, the Energy Safety Research Institute and Swansea University Swansea, United Kingdom, and University of Grenoble, Grenoble, France - in evaluating and furthering developments in delivery of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rice University, Neath and Port Talbot County, Wales, Swansea County, Wales, Carmarthenshire County, Wales, World News, Powys County, Wales, United Kingdom, France,

Medical News Today

New methods to predict gene and protein functions lead to significant advance in malaria research

Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new computational method to study the function of disease-causing genes, starting with an important new discovery about a gene associated with malaria - one of the biggest global health burdens.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Malaria, Health, Columbia University, Penn State University Park, Princeton University, Pennsylvania State University

Sun Aug 17, 2014

New Vision

Mother-to-child HIV infections reduce drastically

Key interventions have seen paediatric HIV infections through mother-to-child transmission reduce significantly over the last two years, a senior doctor has said.

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Thu Aug 14, 2014

EurekAlert!

Computation and collaboration lead to significant advance in malaria

Researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine have developed a new computational method to study the function of disease-causing genes, starting with an important new discovery about a gene associated with malaria - one of the biggest global health burdens.

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Related Topix: Biology, Science, Columbia University, Princeton University, Penn State University Park, Pennsylvania State University

Wed Aug 13, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Next generation sequencing shakes up genotype/phenotype correlation, disease discoveries

With the ability to use next generation sequencing technology, researchers have a broadened understanding of the association of genetic changes and disease causation to a much greater resolution, driving new discoveries, said clinical geneticists from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the University of Montreal in Canada in a perspective ... (more)

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Texas Tribune

Medical Center Considers Reverse Quarantine as Possible Ebola Prevention

Ebola virus virion. Created by CDC microbiologist Cynthia Goldsmith, this colorized transmission electron micrograph revealed some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Texas

Mon Aug 11, 2014

China Daily

Ex-consul back to Houston seeking talents

More than 50 Chinese professors, scholars and students from universities in the Houston area attended a talent recruitment event hosted by Zhang Yiqun, consul for education, for a small delegation of Tongji University on Aug 8. Lu Peiming, newly appointed vice-president and director of human resources at Tongji University, along with two colleagues ... (more)

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Related Topix: Texas

Sun Aug 10, 2014

CultureMap

Neuroscientist drummer hunk chooses Houston for his CD launch, reveals secret reality TV plans

Don Vaughn is talking 90 miles an hour, exceptionally revved on this early evening just hours before the launch party for his first CD gets underway at The De Gaulle .

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Related Topix: Wedding, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

Medical News Today

Study shines new light on genetic alterations of aggressive breast cancer subtype

Researchers from the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered new information about the genetic alterations that may contribute to the development of a subtype breast cancer typically associated with more aggressive forms of the disease and higher recurrence rates.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Genetics, Hematology, Oncology, Biology, Science

Fri Aug 08, 2014

Fire Rescue Magazine

Deploying the Video Laryngoscope into a Ground EMS System

Emergency airway management is a high-risk, low-frequency skill in the austere environment of EMS and one of the most important procedures performed by providers in the prehospital setting.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

EurekAlert!

Study shines new light on genetic alterations of aggressive breast cancer subtype

Researchers from the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered new information about the genetic alterations that may contribute to the development of a subtype breast cancer typically associated with more aggressive forms of the disease and higher recurrence rates.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Genetics, Oncology, Hematology, Biology, Science

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Medical News Today

Mosaicism: Study clarifies parents as source of new disease mutations

Scientists have long speculated that mosaicism - a biological phenomenon, in which cells within the same person have a different genetic makeup - plays a bigger role in the transmission of rare disease mutations than is currently known.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Netherlands, World News, Poland

Sat Aug 02, 2014

Medical Daily

Understanding The Flu's Proteins, Ability To Infect May Lead To...

Every year, during the winter months, the flu virus spreads throughout the population.

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Related Topix: Health, Influenza

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Infection Control Today

Researchers Uncover Clues to Flu's Mechanisms

A flu virus acts like a Trojan horse as it attacks and infects host cells. Scientists at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have acquired a clearer view of the well-hidden mechanism involved.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Influenza, Health, Rice University

Bioscience Technology

Mosaicism: Study Clarifies Parents as Source of New Mutations

Scientists have long speculated that mosaicism- a biological phenomenon in which cells within the same person have a different genetic makeup- plays a bigger role in the transmission of rare disease mutations than is currently known.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Biology, Science, Netherlands, World News, Poland

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