Research confirms nerve cells made from skin cells are a valid lab model for studying disease

The incidence of some neurological diseases—especially those related to aging, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases—is increasing. To better understand these conditions and evaluate potential new treatments, researchers need accurate models that they can study in the lab. Researchers from the Salk Institute, along with collaborators at Stanford University and Baylor College of Medicine, have shown that cells from mice […]

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U.S. doctor released from Omaha hospital after Ebola monitoring

(HealthDay)—An American doctor who was monitored for 21 days after possible Ebola exposure did not develop the deadly disease and has been released from the Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, officials say. The unidentified doctor’s possible exposure to Ebola occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there is an Ebola outbreak. “This person completed the required 21-day monitoring […]

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Intestinal bacteria from healthy infants prevent food allergy

New research shows that healthy infants have intestinal bacteria that prevent the development of food allergies. Researchers from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Naples Federico II in Italy found that when gut microbes from healthy human infants were transplanted into germ-free mice, the animals were protected from an allergic reaction when exposed to cow’s […]

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Where will the world’s next Zika, West Nile or dengue come from?

Where will the world’s next Zika, West Nile or dengue come from? Scientists release a series of ‘hot-spot’ maps to warn of the regions most likely to harbour killer viruses Researchers analysed all known animal and bird species in the world They worked out which creatures are most likely to carry certain flaviviruses In Western Europe the most likely virus […]

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For the first time, recall of Losartan-drugs

After Valsartan, and Irbesartan, blood pressure-lowering drugs have now been in Germany for the first time, with the active ingredient Losartan recalled. In the source material for two German finished drug was found, presumably, in humans, a carcinogenic nitrosamine, N-nitroso diethyl amine (NDEA). By the recall of the products Losartan 100 – 1A Pharma, 28 film-coated Tablets (Batch FC4529), and […]

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Pediatric Mortality Rate From Opioid Poisoning Rose 1999 to 2016

THURSDAY, Jan. 3, 2019 — From 1999 to 2016, there was close to a threefold increase in the pediatric mortality rate from opioid poisonings in the United States, according to a study published online Dec. 28 in JAMA Network Open. Julie R. Gaither, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues examined national […]

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argenx Provides Detailed Data from Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Efgartigimod in Immune Thrombocytopenia and Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of Cusatuzumab in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Breda, the Netherlands / Ghent, Belgium – December 03, 2018 — argenx (Euronext & Nasdaq: ARGX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a deep pipeline of differentiated antibody-based therapies for the treatment of severe autoimmune diseases and cancer, today announced  that it will share the detailed data from its Phase 2 clinical trial of efgartigimod (ARGX-113) in immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)  and […]

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Hoosier firefighters face higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters

Hoosier firefighters face a significantly higher risk of dying from cancer than non-firefighters in Indiana, according to a study that shows death from malignant cancers was the leading cause of death for Indiana firefighters between 1985 and 2013. Of 2,818 Indiana firefighters who died between 1985 and 2013, 30.4 percent died from malignant cancers. The study found the firefighters experienced […]

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9 Working-Mom Skills That Transfer From the Baby Nursery to the Boardroom

Think of an image of a working mom in the office. What words come to mind? Frazzled? Distracted? Less devoted? One of my pet peeves about the average workplace mindset is the perception that women somehow automatically “give up” focus, skills, dedication and the ability to succeed simply by having children. It seems like the world forgets that we — […]

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A Maryland College Student Died From a Dangerous Strain of Adenovirus. Here's What to Know

A student at the University of Maryland has died from an illness associated with adenovirus—a common virus that’s also been linked to 11 deaths in New Jersey over the last two months. According to WJLA news, the college student was identified as 18-year-old Olivia Paregol. Paregol’s death was announced Tuesday in a statement from David McBride, MD, director of the […]

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