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Researchers Test Ebola Vaccine for Wild Apes

August 27, 2015 8:00 am | by University of Louisiana | News | Comments

Scientists are testing an oral vaccine that would be ingested by chimpanzees and gorillas. Read more...

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Seals Harbor Hepatitis A-Like Virus

August 27, 2015 7:46 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

The researchers discovered the new virus while investigating a deadly strain of avian influenza that killed over 150 harbor seals off the coast of New England in 2011. Read more...

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Novo Nordisk Adding Diabetes Drug Output in NC, Denmark

August 27, 2015 7:20 am | by Emery P. Dalesio, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

About 100 jobs are planned for the new Danish factory producing oral products, including a new drug Novo Nordisk announced was entering further human trials. Read more...

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'Mutation-Tracking' Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

August 27, 2015 7:12 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a blood test for breast cancer able to identify which patients will suffer a relapse after treatment, months before tumors are visible on hospital scans. Read more...

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Researchers Publish Sobering Statistics on Physical Inactivity in the U.S.

August 26, 2015 12:28 pm | by Florida Atlantic University | News | Comments

What do a prominent physiologist and two-time survivor of pancreatic cancer and a world-renowned researcher whose landmark discoveries on aspirin, drug therapies of proven benefit and therapeutic lifestyle changes that have saved more than 1.1 million lives have in common? They are both passionate about the importance of regular physical activity in reducing risks of dying from heart attacks and strokes. Read more...

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Drug Protects Against Effects of Nuclear Radiation Poisoning

August 26, 2015 11:30 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Researchers tested the drug's capabilities on a group of mice. Read more....

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Promising Target for New Drugs Found in Pancreatic Cancer Cells

August 26, 2015 10:50 am | News | Comments

UH researchers are aiming to defeat one of deadliest cancers by targeting liver X receptors. Read more...

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Study of 'Fountain of Youth' Protein Points to Possible Human Health Benefit

August 26, 2015 10:23 am | by UCSF | News | Comments

Individuals previously diagnosed with heart disease may be less likely to experience heart failure, heart attacks, or stroke, or to die from these events, if they have higher blood levels of two very closely related proteins, according to a new study led by a UC San Francisco research team. Read more...

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Age and Anesthesia

August 26, 2015 10:18 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Recent Massachusetts General Hospital investigations into the neurobiology underlying the effects of general anesthesia have begun to reveal the ways different anesthetic agents alter specific aspects of the brain’s electrical signals, reflected by electroencephalogram signatures. Read more...

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Doctors Recommend Early Exposure to Prevent Peanut Allergies

August 26, 2015 10:14 am | by By Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A pediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn 1. Read more...

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Lemon Juice Could Prevent Norovirus Infection

August 26, 2015 8:54 am | by German Cancer Research Center | News | Comments

Citric acid may prevent the highly contagious norovirus from infecting humans. Read more...

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Mylan Launches Generic Zosyn Injection

August 26, 2015 8:47 am | News | Comments

This product is a combination penicillin-class antibacterial and beta-lactamase inhibitor. Read more...

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Less May be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics

August 26, 2015 8:15 am | by Johns Hopkins School of Public Health | News | Comments

More than 1.5 billion people around the world are at risk for cholera, a severe diarrheal illness caused by bacteria linked to poor water and sanitation. Read more...

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FDA, EMA Accept Boehringer's Regulatory Applications for Afatinib

August 26, 2015 8:00 am | News | Comments

The drug will be used to treat advanced sqaumous cell carcinoma of the lung. Read more...

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Pfizer: Hospira Purchase will Close in September

August 26, 2015 7:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pfizer said the Federal Trade Commission ordered it to sell four drugs in order to preserve competition. Read more...

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