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Saturday 25th October 2014

Health officials probing death of Tennessee student for possible enterovirus

(Reuters) - Health officials were investigating the death of a middle school student in Nashville after preliminary tests suggested the pupil had a potent virus that has infected hundreds of children nationwide.

Detecting Ebola with a Piece of Paper | MIT Technology Review

Innovation can save lives:Could complex genetic experiments one day be as simple to carry out as an over-the-counter pregnancy test?That’s the idea behind new research from James Collins, a synthetic biologist at Boston University, who says he’s been able to print the ingredients for simple DNA experiments on paper, freeze-dry them, and use them as much as a year later.The work, described this...

U.S. envoy Samantha Power travels to Ebola-stricken West Africa

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, is traveling to Guinea on Sunday and will also visit Liberia and Sierra Leone, making the trip despite calls by some U.S. lawmakers for a travel ban on the thre...

UPDATE 1-U.S. FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Federal health regulators granted emergency authorization on Saturday for two new tests made by BioFire Defense that detect Ebola in humans, highlighting new steps by the government to prevent a severe outbreak in the Uni...

UPDATE 5-U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse returning fro...

Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas

Current rate of yield increase for major food crops is not fast enough to meet demand on existing farmland. Given limited land suitable for crop production and population soon to exceed 9 billion, ensuring food security while protecting carbon-rich and biodiverse rainforests, wetlands, and grasslands depends on achieving highest possible yields on existing farm land. Yet for most major crop-produ

U.S. FDA issues emergency authorization for two new Ebola tests

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted emergency authorization on Saturday for two new tests made by BioFire Defense that detect Ebola in humans.

University of Derby wins award for collaborative social media campaign

The University of Derby has won an award at the inaugural East Midlands Innovation in Healthcare awards, for a collaborative social media campaign with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust and ADHD Solutions.

Vancive and Aspen Medical partner to distribute absorbent wound dressing products in the UK, Ireland

Vancive Medical Technologies and Aspen Medical Europe Ltd. today announced an agreement for the exclusive distribution of the Vancive BeneHold Absorbent Wound Dressing portfolio in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Illinois joined New York and New Jersey in imposing mandatory quarantines for people arriving with a risk of having contracted Ebola in West Africa, but the first person isolated under the new rules, a nurse back from Sierra Leon...

UPDATE 4-U.S. nurse quarantined over Ebola criticizes her treatment

(Adds Illinois governor introducing mandatory quarantines; quarantined nurse criticism)

Governor Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules: mayor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturd...

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Gov. Cuomo did not tell NYC about new Ebola airport rules -mayor

NEW YORK, Oct 25 (Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo did not inform New York City officials before announcing mandatory quarantines for some people arriving at airports around the city from Ebola-affected countries, Mayor Bill de Blasio said o...

Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

Mali authorities on Saturday sought to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre bus journey before being treated. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned the situation ...

Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola fears

BAMAKO/NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritania has closed its border with Mali to prevent the spread of Ebola, officials said on Saturday, highlighting fears of further contagion in West Africa after a girl from Guinea died of the disease in Mali this week...

Illinois orders mandatory Ebola quarantine for high-risk travelers

Oct 25 (Reuters) - Illinois has ordered mandatory 21-day quarantines for all "high-risk" people who have had direct contact with Ebola patients while in Liberia, Guinea or Sierra Leone, the three West African nations most affected by the outbreak.

UPDATE 1-Mauritania closes border with Mali over Ebola fears

* Experts scramble to contain Ebola in 6th West African state (Adds Mauritania shutting its border with Mali)

Kids Test Their “IRONMAN” Skills at Inaugural UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Miami Fun Run

The inaugural UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Miami Fun Run raced around Bayfront Park today. UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E. Hound kicked-off the race, joined by Leanda Cave, four-time World Triathlon champion, leading warm-up exercises and cheering on the runners as they crossed the finish line. Candy Sicle, director, UnitedHealthcare of Florida, (f...

Woman isolated in NJ under Ebola rules tests negative

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first person quarantined under strict new rules in the New York City area for people with a high risk of Ebola tested negative, New Jersey officials said on Saturday, as President Barack Obama said the response to the deadly ...

UPDATE 3-Woman isolated in NJ under Ebola rules tests negative

* Obama urges calm (Adds comment from local and international officials in Guinea, details about quarantined health worker, background, changes headlines)

Universities receive share of £150m fund

The universities of Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool have secured a share of a £150m government investment in the UK's clinical research infrastructure. The University of Manchester has secured £12.8m while £5m has been awarded to ...

OncoBriefs: Hormonal Link to CRC, Proton RT, PSA Recurrence (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Tumor-suppressor pathway is broken in colorectal cancer.

UPDATE 2-Obama commends New Yorkers for calm reaction to Ebola threat

(Adds WHO saying Ebola vaccine could arrive earlier than expected, comment by U.S. elected official)

Readers Respond to "Creativity is Collective"

Letters to the editor from the July/August 2014 issue of Scientific American MIND -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com


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