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Ebola outbreak is nearing possible end in Nigeria and Senegal

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.

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Technology being commercialized to test cancer drugs' benefit to individual patients

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.

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Biochemists solve ‘address problem’ in cells that leads to lethal kidney disease

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.

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Researchers discover dual purpose of cancer drug in regulating expression of genes

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.

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National research team awarded $16M NIH grant to study genetics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

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).

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Biologists find an early sign of cancer

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.

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Researchers engineer new mouse model to study disease

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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CPR Training For Schools

Dallas, Texas (NAPSI) - Kids learning bystander CPR may be the answer to reducing death from the 420,000 cardiac arrests that occur outside of a hospital each year.

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