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Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak May Have Begun Earlier than Believed

May 6, 2015 | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

The documentary tracks the history of the epidemic as it spread across West Africa. Read more...

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Small, Magnetic Robots Aim to Inject Drugs into the Bloodstream

July 1, 2015 4:38 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

The team has been working on a system of “milirobots” that are capable of swimming through a person’s bloodstream or spinal fluid. Read more...

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How Genomics is Being Used to Diagnose, Treat Cancer

June 16, 2015 8:51 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is currently hosting its annual conference on precision medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah. Read more...

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How Amphetamine Helps You Focus

May 13, 2015 10:40 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

This video shows the effects ADD medication have on your brain. Read more...

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The Evolution of Birth Control

February 20, 2015 11:23 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor Videos Comments

This video shows how contraception has evolved over the years. Read more...                               

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Why We Need Antibiotics

September 23, 2014 3:42 pm Videos Comments

Antibiotics revolutionized health care in the early 20th century, helping kill bacteria that once killed thousands of people. Read more...                                   

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Afamelanotide Holds Promise as Vitiligo Treatment

September 19, 2014 8:30 am Videos Comments

A treatment regimen is safe and effective for restoring skin pigmentation in vitiligo patients, according to a new study. Read more...                                 

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Watch Yourself: Device Data May Improve Parkinson's Research, Monitoring

August 15, 2014 2:01 pm Videos Comments

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) and Intel Corporation announced a collaboration aimed at improving research and treatment for Parkinson’s disease. Read more...                  

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Chagas Disease Drug Candidate Hits Phase 2

August 13, 2014 2:27 pm Videos Comments

The Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative announced the launch of a Phase 2 drug trial to test fexinidazole, a drug shelved in the 1980s and "rediscovered" by DNDi nearly a decade ago, for Chagas disease (American trypanosomiasis) patients. Read more...

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Clinical Trial Evaluates Safety of Stem Cell Transplantation in Spine

August 12, 2014 2:41 pm Videos Comments

Researchers have launched a clinical trial to investigate the safety of neural stem cell transplantation in patients with chronic spinal cord injuries. This Phase 1 clinical trial is recruiting eight patients for the five-year study. Read more...

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Breath Reveals Hidden Image in Anti-Counterfeit Labels

August 7, 2014 1:00 pm Videos Comments

Counterfeit drugs, which at best contain wrong doses and at worst are toxic, are thought to kill more than 700,000 people per year. To fight back against counterfeiting, researchers have developed a way to make labels that change when you breathe on them, revealing a hidden image. Read more...

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Gold Nanoparticles Penetrate Cells, Show Promise for Drug Delivery

July 21, 2014 3:09 pm Videos Comments

A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. Read more...                          

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Protein Injection Halts Diabetes in Mice

July 17, 2014 1:36 pm Videos Comments

In mice with diet-induced diabetes—the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans—a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days. The discovery could lead to a new generation of diabetes drugs. Read more...

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OptiNose Posts Positive Results for New Migraine Treatment

June 10, 2014 3:00 pm Videos Comments

OptiNose announced that the COMPASS trial, a head-to-head comparison of the investigational treatment AVP-825 to sumatriptan tablets, currently the most widely used prescription medication for migraine, met the primary endpoint of greater reduction in migraine pain during the first 30 minutes after treatment. Read more...

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The Promise of Personalized Medicine: An Apples-to-Apples Approach

May 16, 2014 11:04 am Videos Comments

In our sixth video, Andrew Wiecek wraps up the discussion by taking a look at one of the therapeutic areas that could be significantly improved by personalized medicine: cancer. The approach is similar to comparing apples to apples, he says. Watch more...

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Measles Vaccine Promising Against Multiple Myeloma

May 15, 2014 10:27 am Videos Comments

Researchers have demonstrated that virotherapy— destroying cancer with a virus that infects and kills cancer cells but spares normal tissues— can be effective against the deadly cancer multiple myeloma. Read more...          

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