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New Ebola Drugs Possible; New Weather Satellite; Bacteria or Virus?

Posted January 22nd, 2016 at 12:44 pm (UTC-4)
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Ebola Antibodies Could Lead to Effective Vaccines and Therapies According to the Centers for Disease Control, the 2014 West African Ebola Epidemic killed 11,316 people with about 28,638 suspected, probable, and confirmed cases of the deadly disease. The worst outbreak of Ebola in history prompted researchers from around the world to work on developing ways […]

Health Concerns Could Ground Citizen Astronauts

Posted December 17th, 2012 at 9:23 pm (UTC-4)
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A group of former NASA executives plans to offer excursions to the moon to anyone who can afford the   $1.4-million-dollar-per-couple ticket price. Golden Spike Co. is the latest private company to join the burgeoning space tourism industry. Once operations launch, the public demand for seats on commercial spacecraft is expected to grow from 373 seats […]

Need to Check Your Cholesterol? Take a Picture

Posted August 20th, 2012 at 7:34 pm (UTC-4)
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Checking your cholesterol could soon be as simple as snapping a picture of your hand. Folks with an aversion to needles will welcome news that researchers in India have developed a cholesterol test which uses a digital camera instead of needles. N.R. Shanker and his colleagues from the Sree Sastha Institute of Engineering and Technology […]

New Web-based Program Helps Doctors Save Lives

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 6:51 pm (UTC-4)
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Heart failure is one of the most common causes of hospitalization and is among the most expensive chronic diseases to treat.  When a patient comes in to the emergency room complaining about having difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue, or chest tightness, the health care professionals must decide then and there if the patient is […]