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Lab-Made Spleen Removes Pathogens from Blood, Could Treat Ebola

The lab-made spleen was successfully used to remove as much as 90% of the pathogens present in the blood of rats
by Laura Sinpetru, September 15th, 2014
 

Respiratory Virus EV-D68 Threatens to Sicken People All Across the US

The virus appears to have infected people in as many as 21 states, health officials say it is slowly spreading
by Laura Sinpetru, September 15th, 2014
 

These Neurons Control Social Behavior, Could Explain Autism

Researchers claim to have discovered a set of neurons that might lead to a better understanding of autism
by Laura Sinpetru, September 13th, 2014
World First: Woman Implanted Retinal Tissue Grown from Her Own Skin

World First: Woman Implanted Retinal Tissue Grown from Her Own Skin

by Laura Sinpetru, September 13th, 2014
The 2-hour intervention took place at the Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation Hospital in Japan
 

24-Year-Old Woman Told She's Been Missing Part of Her Brain Since Infancy

Scans reveal this woman lost her cerebellum either when she was still in the womb, or at a very early age
by Laura Sinpetru, September 12th, 2014
 

Healthcare Workers Tend Not to Wash Their Hands When Alone

Study finds proper hand hygiene is still an issue among healthcare workers in the US
by Laura Sinpetru, September 11th, 2014
 

Human Skin Cells Successfully Turned into Soldiers of the Immune System

After becoming white blood cells, the former skin cells proved able to fight infections
by Laura Sinpetru, September 11th, 2014
 

Cool Gene Slows Aging, Might Be the Long Sought-After Fountain of Youth

The gene's ability to slow the aging process has until now only been documented in flies
by Laura Sinpetru, September 9th, 2014
 

How to Make Muscles Grow, as Explained by Science

Spoiler alert: scary-looking exercise equipment doesn't even get mentioned
by Laura Sinpetru, September 8th, 2014
A Simple Blood Transfusion Could Treat Deadly Ebola Disease

A Simple Blood Transfusion Could Treat Deadly Ebola Disease

by Laura Sinpetru, September 6th, 2014
The idea is to transfer whole blood or purified serum from survivors to those infected
 

Women Are More Sensitive to Active Ingredient in Cannabis

Consequently, women are more susceptible to cannabis abuse and dependence
by Laura Sinpetru, September 4th, 2014
 

World Health Organization OKs Ebola Drug Trials

It has not yet been decided what drugs and vaccines are to be tested
by Laura Sinpetru, September 3rd, 2014
 

Energy Drinks Can Cause Serious Heart Trouble, Study Finds

Evidence indicates that energy drinks can also cause psychiatric and neurological symptoms
by Laura Sinpetru, September 1st, 2014
 
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