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Omaha doctors are trying to save lives coast to coast as a meningitis B outbreak sickened students at Princeton and University of California, Santa Barbara.
An uncommon type of meningitis has popped up at two different universities on opposite sides of the United States, prompting health officials to take a rare step in fighting the disease.
The age and origin of the E280A gene mutation responsible for early-onset Alzheimer's disease in a Colombian family with an unusually high incidence of the disease has been traced to a single founder dating from the 16th century.
Eight students at Princeton University and four at the University of California, Santa Barbara have been infected with confirmed cases of bacterial meningitis .
If you or your child has a stiff neck and increased confusion, you might have meningitis, which is when the menges around the brain and the spinal cord become inflamed, usually due to an infection.
The threat of meningitis has long been a concern on college campuses, where the cramped living quarters, crowded classrooms and teeming party scene create an environment where it can spread more easily.
Bennett has served one mayoral term before in his seven years on the City Council, but this is Perotte's first leadership role on the council.
A $100 million National Institutes of Health initiative to pursue a cure for HIV was announced Monday by President Barack Obama.
With few exceptions, cells don't change type once they have become specialized - a heart cell, for example, won't suddenly become a brain cell.
Inogen was founded in 2001 by three UCSB students, one of whom had a grandmother who had recently been placed on oxygen therapy.
One local veterinary hospital is organizing an annual holiday pet food drive to help keep pets fed, and in the care of their owners.
His family has said that Aaron Loy, a freshman lacrosse player, had both feet amputated two weeks when the disease affected the blood supply to his limbs.
The bacterium Neisseria meningitidis is responsible for outbreaks of potentially deadly illness at two college campuses across the U.S. Parties and other social events may be curtailed at the University of California, Santa Barbara after a fourth case of meningitis was confirmed in a potentially deadly outbreak that has left one student permanently ... (more)
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Adjusting to change: A female skin-diver in Japan displays a sea urchin collected from the sea off the coast of Shima in Mie prefecture.