- Created on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:30
- Written by CDC
Washington, DC - The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end due to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria’s Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The official end to an Ebola outbreak comes when two of the 21-day incubation periods for Ebola virus have elapsed without any new cases.
- Created on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:31
- Written by Steve Martin
West Lafayette, Indiana - An official at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company may help oncologists see faster than ever which drug therapies will benefit cancer patients and to what extent.
- Created on Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:57
- Written by Stuart Wolpert
Los Angeles, California - Research by UCLA biochemists may lead to a new treatment - or even a cure - for PH1, a rare and potentially deadly genetic kidney disease that afflicts children. Their findings also may provide important insights into treatments for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative diseases.
- Created on Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:49
- Written by Leslie Ridgeway
Los Angeles, California - Keck Medicine of USC scientists have discovered new clues about a drug instrumental in treating a certain blood cancer that may provide important targets for researchers searching for cures.
National research team awarded $16M NIH grant to study genetics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
- Created on Sunday, 28 September 2014 18:46
- Written by Alison Trinidad
Los Angeles, California - A multi-institutional team of researchers studying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder has been awarded a $16 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to create the most extensive genetic resource to date for these two devastating psychiatric disorders, using data assembled by the University of Southern California (USC).
- Created on Sunday, 28 September 2014 14:00
- Written by Anne Trafton
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Years before they show any other signs of disease, pancreatic cancer patients have very high levels of certain amino acids in their bloodstream, according to a new study from MIT, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and the Broad Institute.
- Created on Sunday, 28 September 2014 13:51
- Written by Veronica Meade-Kelly, Broad Institute
Cambridge, Massachusetts - Researchers from the Broad Institute and MIT have created a new mouse model to simplify application of the CRISPR-Cas9 system for genome-editing experiments in living animals.
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