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Liberia seeks US help to determine cause of new Ebola cases
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Published in 23-11-2015
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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) Two experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are set to travel to Liberia to try to determine the cause of new Ebola cases confirmed last week, more than two months after the country had been declared free of Ebola transmission for a second time, a Liberian health official said Monday. More than 150 people have been identified as potentially at risk ...>>
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Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes
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Published in 23-11-2015
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At the University of California-Irvine, molecular biologist Anthony James is developing what he calls "sustainable technologies" rather than killing mosquitoes, instead rendering them unable to infect people. James engineered immune system genes that could spur a mosquito's body to develop antibodies to attack the parasite, so that it couldn't transmit the infection. Enter gene drives ...>>
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Correction: Amazon Trees story
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Published in 23-11-2015
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Study finds thousands of Amazon's tree species under threat WASHINGTON (AP) A first-of-its-kind examination of the Amazon's trees found that as many as half the species may be threatened with extinction or heading that way because of massive deforestation. An international team of 158 scientists found that depending on the degree to which deforestation comes under control in the next ...>>
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FDA approves Bristol-Myers drug for new use in kidney cancer
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Published in 23-11-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) Federal health regulators have expanded approval of a cancer drug from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat an advanced form of kidney cancer. The Food and Drug Administration says the injectable-drug, Opdivo, is approved for patients with renal cell carcinoma who have previously tried certain other drugs.
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Space station suffers short circuit, power system degraded
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Published in 16-11-2015
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[...] though, a replacement part must be delivered via rocket. NASA's other commercial supplier, Orbital ATK, is on track to make a station shipment in just over two weeks following a one-year hiatus caused by its own launch explosion. Orbital remains grounded at Wallops Island, Virginia, scene of the October 2014 accident, but is relying on another rocket maker to deliver the goods from Ca ...>>
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Johnson & Johnson multiple myeloma drug wins accelerated OK
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Published in 16-11-2015
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) A Johnson & Johnson drug won Food and Drug Administration approval Monday for treating the incurable blood cancer multiple myeloma in patients who've failed prior therapies and have few options left. Darzalex is the first biologic drug and first monoclonal antibody a genetically engineered drug designed to target diseased tissue and spare healthy cells approved for mult ...>>
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Climate activists want to march in Paris despite attacks
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Published in 16-11-2015
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A coalition of activist groups including Avaaz, Greenpeace and 350.org said that they intend to "hold all the mobilizations currently planned," including a march set for Nov. 29, the day before the conference begins. The conference itself, at which countries are supposed to adopt a new global agreement to fight climate change, is scheduled to go ahead as planned.
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Pandora strikes $75M Rdio deal, promises new features
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Published in 16-11-2015
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(AP) Pandora says it is acquiring technology and intellectual property from Rdio and will add new features to its Internet music streaming service by late next year. The $75 million cash deal depends on Rdio seeking bankruptcy protection and gaining court approval for the deal. The deal also follows steps the company has taken to repair its frayed relationship with the music industry.
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Medicare launches major payment shift for hip, knee surgery
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Published in 16-11-2015
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The Obama administration said on Monday that starting April 1, hospitals in 67 metropolitan areas will be held responsible for the results of hip and knee replacements, from surgery, through recovery and rehabilitation. Hospitals can receive additional financial rewards by meeting certain targets for quality and overall costs.
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Tag Heuer, tech companies unveil $1,500 luxury smartwatch
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Published in 9-11-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) A leading Swiss watchmaker and two technology titans have combined forces to produce a computerized wristwatch billed as the "world's smartest luxury watch." The Tag Heuer Connected adopted the company's Carrera Calibre mechanical design and uses premium materials, including titanium lugs and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal screen. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said Tag ...>>
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US to ask Canada, UK to extradite online pharmacy officials
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Published in 9-11-2015
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(AP) U.S. prosecutors plan to ask the Canadian and British governments to extradite officials with an online pharmacy on charges of smuggling $78 million worth of mislabeled, unapproved and counterfeit cancer drugs into the country to sell to doctors. Fourteen companies and individuals from Canada, the United Kingdom, Barbados and the U.S. are accused of participating in the conspiracy that invo ...>>
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Promise seen for wireless pacemakers placed without surgery
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Published in 9-11-2015
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(AP) Researchers are reporting encouraging results for a new generation of pacemakers miniature, wireless ones that can be implanted through a leg vein without surgery. Both of these mini pacemakers are already sold in Europe and the companies are seeking Food and Drug Administration approval to sell them in the U.S. The mini pacemaker is the size of a large pill and can be placed without surg ...>>
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Study: Even the normal-weight should watch that apple shape
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Published in 9-11-2015
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New research suggests normal-weight people who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over the years than overweight or obese people whose fat is more concentrated on the hips and thighs. "If the waist is larger than your hips, you're at increased risk for disease," said Dr. Samuel Klein, an obesity specialist at Washington University School of Medicine at St. Lou ...>>
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Big study suggests steep drop in needless heart procedures
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Published in 9-11-2015
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The analysis showed overuse of the common procedure to open clogged heart arteries has declined dramatically since 2009 guidelines, which were aimed at curbing inappropriate use. In these procedures, doctors guide a narrow tube into an artery, inflate a tiny balloon to flatten blockages, and often insert a stent to keep arteries propped open. The groups' guidelines say angioplasties may not ...>>
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Nevada investigates whether cryotherapy is safe for public
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Published in 2-11-2015
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LAS VEGAS (AP) Nevada says it's looking into whether cryotherapy is safe for the general public after the death of a Las Vegas spa worker found inside a treatment chamber chilled by liquid nitrogen.
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