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U.S. Agrees to Pay Millions for Agent Orange Claims

June 19, 2015 10:46 am | by Hope Yen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ending years of wait, the government agreed Thursday to provide disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active-duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War. Read more...

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MRSA Contamination Found in Supermarket Sausages, Mixed Pork

June 19, 2015 9:39 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

In collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute an analysis of the genetic make-up of the bacteria and confirmed the presence of antibiotic resistant genes. Read more...

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MedDay Reports Additional Positive Data from Phase 3 Study of Progressive MS Drug

June 19, 2015 9:32 am | News | Comments

The data will be announced on Saturday June 20th at The 1st Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN). Read more...

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BiondVax Announces FDA Acceptance of IND Application for Investigational Flu Vaccine

June 19, 2015 9:23 am | News | Comments

This IND continues BiondVax's clinical program, and will allow BiondVax to conduct an FDA approved Phase 2 clinical trial that will involve the administration of M-001, BiondVax's product candidate. Read more...

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Dengue Fever Outbreak Infects Thousands in War-Torn Yemen

June 19, 2015 8:49 am | by Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thousands of people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in southern Yemen, where fighting has raged for months between Shiite rebels and their opponents, international organizations and health officials said Thursday. Read more...

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Key Gene in Deadly Head and Neck Cancer Identified

June 19, 2015 8:45 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Researchers have made the first real breakthrough in 50 years in understanding how cancers of the head and neck develop. Read more...

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Blood Protein May Indicate Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

June 19, 2015 8:40 am | by King's College London | News | Comments

The new research used data from over 100 sets of identical twins from Twins UK, the biggest adult twin cohort in the UK. Read more...

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Scientists Identify Protein that Sustain Heart Function into Old Age

June 18, 2015 11:59 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

The human heart makes precious few new cells but manages to generate billions of life-sustaining beats as it grows old. Read more...

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Research Team Issued Patent for New Anesthesia Monitoring Technology

June 18, 2015 11:45 am | by Wayne State University | News | Comments

While anesthesia has gotten much safer over the years, there is still a need for improved health monitoring systems during surgery. Read more...

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Eli Lilly's Investigational Medicine for Migraine Prevention Met Primary Endpoint in Phase 2b Study

June 18, 2015 11:39 am | News | Comments

Lilly will present data from this trial in a late-breaking session at the 57th Annual American Headache Society meeting on June 20 in Washington D.C. Read more...

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Brain Receptor Found to Significantly Affect Cocaine Addiction

June 18, 2015 11:33 am | by University of Buffalo | News | Comments

Discovery of new neural pathway may lead to preventing relapses in addicts. Read more...

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Reversing Depression

June 18, 2015 11:27 am | by MIT | News | Comments

The researchers believe this kind of targeted approach could have fewer side effects than most existing antidepressant drugs, which bathe the entire brain. Read more...

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WHO Chief Reassures South Korea as MERS Deaths Reach 23

June 18, 2015 9:36 am | by Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press | News | Comments

The head of the World Health Organization on Thursday praised beleaguered South Korean officials and exhausted health workers, saying their efforts to contain a deadly MERS virus outbreak have put the country on good footing and lowered the public risk. Read more...

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New Clue to How Cancer Causes Organ Failure

June 18, 2015 9:29 am | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

Cancer produces a variety of collateral effects in patients beyond the malignancy itself, including threats to distal organ functions. Read more...

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Protein Discovery Fuels Re-Design of Mosquito-based Malaria Vaccine

June 18, 2015 9:26 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A promising type of vaccine designed to eradicate malaria by blocking parasite transmission could be a step closer, as a result of experts uncovering new information about the targeted protein. Read more...

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