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The Real Reason We Still Don't Have A Vaccine For Ebola

More than 600 people have died in a recent outbreak of the Ebola virus raging through Africa -- that even includes doctors caring for patients with the disease.

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Related Topix: Science, Immunology

6 hrs ago | Medical News

Researchers develop vaccine against potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have made an important advancement toward developing a vaccine against the debilitating and potentially deadly tick-transmitted disease, human granulocytic anaplasmosis .

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Lyme Disease, Medicine, Microbiology, Science, Immunology

7 hrs ago | Science Daily

'Killer sperm' prevents mating between worm species

Most cross-species mating is merely unsuccessful in producing offspring. However, when researchers mated Caenorhabditis worms of different species, they found that the lifespan of the female worms and their number of progeny were drastically reduced compared with females that mated with the same species.

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10 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

Ebola virus being studied in Galveston lab

The Ebola virus is one of the deadliest on the planet and the current outbreak is the worst the world has seen since the virus surfaced in the late Ebola virus being studied in Galveston lab The Ebola virus is one of the deadliest on the planet and the current outbreak is the worst the world has seen since the virus surfaced in the late Check out ... (more)

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Reuters

23andMe lands $1.4 million grant from NIH to detect genetic roots for disease

Home genetics startup 23andMe has secured a $1.4 million two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to build survey tools and expand its gene database.

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Related Topix: Startups, 23andMe, Genetics, Medicine, Science, Food and Drug Administration, Marketing

Jacksonville Daily News

Under-tongue tablets fight allergies

Every weekday at 8 a.m., the researcher climbs onto the roof of Allegheny General Hospital, in Pittsburgh, to check a machine called a Burkard Spore Trap.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Allergy and Immunology, Immunology, Science, Allergy, Health

Science Daily

Stress-tolerant tomato relative sequenced

The genome of Solanum pennellii, a wild relative of the domestic tomato, has been published by an international group of researchers.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis, Science, Genetics, Medicine, Davis, CA

WLBT-TV Jackson

Healthy habits may slow cellular signs of aging

Exercise, a healthy diet and good sleep can protect the body against the negative effects of stress and slow down the aging process at a cellular level, researchers report.

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Related Topix: UC San Francisco, Genetics, Science

Science, Industry and Business

Scientists test a Nanoparticle "Alarm Clock" to Awaken Immune Systems Put to Sleep by Cancer

Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center are exploring ways to wake up the immune system so it recognizes and attacks invading cancer cells.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Nanotechnology, Immunology, Science

Medical News

Researchers confirm for the first time that achalasia is autoimmune in origin

Achalasia is a rare disease - it affects 1 in 100,000 people - characterized by a loss of nerve cells in the esophageal wall.

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Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Genetics, Medicine, Science

Medical News

PLXNA4 gene may increase risk of developing Alzheimer's disease

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine report variants in a new gene , PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease .

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Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health, Genetics, Medicine, Science

Medical News

Findings reveal new way to identify non-antibiotic drugs that could help curb bacterial infections

About 100 drugs already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for other purposes can also prevent the growth of certain bacterial pathogens inside human cells, including those that cause Legionnaires' disease, brucellosis, and Mediterranean spotted fever.

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Related Topix: Food and Drug Administration, Microbiology, Science, Medicine, Imodium, Imodium A-D, Loperamide (generic), Clemastine (generic), Tavist, Tavist-1, University of Chicago, Health

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Globe and Mail

The return of Ebola and the spread of fear

Red Cross workers carry the body of Marie Conde, 14, who died of Ebola, through the bush in Koundony, Guinea earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Nigeria, World News, Africa, Microbiology, Science

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Scientists hoping to restore salmon in Ellensburg

The settlers who founded Ellensburg in the 1870s were likely drawn by the plentiful water in creeks crisscrossing the valley, but as the city expanded, it grew right over those streams.

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Related Topix: Ellensburg, WA, Central Washington University, Science

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Cancer researchers identify irreversible inhibitor for KRAS gene mutation

DALLAS July 28, 2014 UT Southwestern Medical Center cancer researchers have found a molecule that selectively and irreversibly interferes with the activity of a mutated cancer gene common in 30 percent of tumors.

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Related Topix: Science, Biochemistry

Bioscience Technology

Six New Genetic Risk Factors for Parkinson's Found

Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Science

Science Daily

Mutations from Venus, mutations from Mars: Genetics, Men and fertility problems

Researchers explain why genetic fertility problems can persist in a population. Some 15% of adults suffer from fertility problems, many of these due to genetic factors.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Science

Sys-Con Media

Bruker Announces Acquisition of High-Speed, 3D Super-Resolution...

Bruker today announced that it has acquired Vutara Incorporated, a technology leader in high-speed, three-dimensional , super-resolution fluorescence microscopy for life science applications.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Fourier Systems, Medical Equipment, D2 Technologies, Healthcare Industry, Bruker Daltonics, Science

Water Online

Veolia Receives Us Epa Approval Of TECTAa Automated Microbiology System

System combines proven microbiological indicators with state-of-the-art instrumentation to automate E. coli and total coliform bacteria testing.

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Related Topix: Microbiology, Science, E. Coli, Health, Environmental Law, Law, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Iol.co.za

Friendships are more than skin deep

Friends often look alike. The tendency of people to forge friendships with people of a similar appearance has been noted since the time of Plato.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Yale University, Science

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