Cell transplant enables paralyzed man to walk again

In 2010, Darek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a knife attack that left an 8 mm gap in his spinal column. Now surgeons in Poland, working in collaboration with scientists ...

20 hours ago from Gizmag

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WHO plans for millions of doses of Ebola vaccine by 2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced plans on 24 October to produce millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines by the end of 2015.  Read more

8 hours ago from Nature News Blogs

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Two US nurses are declared cured of Ebola

Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola on Friday, and one was healthy enough to leave hospital and make plans to meet President Barack Obama.

10 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Hand sanitisers boost BPA absorption from receipts

People handling shopping receipts on a regular basis may want to avoid using hand sanitiser, new research suggests.

Wed 22 Oct 14 from ABC Science

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Australian surgeons perform first successful 'dead heart' transplants

The world's first transplant of a "dead heart" has taken place in Australia, where doctors say that the surgical technique could significantly increase the number of potential donor organs.

12 hours ago from The Independent

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In defence of offering egg freezing to women workers

The critics are wrong – offering egg freezing to female staff is a welcome boost to their family ambitions, says pregnancy expert Chavi Eve Karkowsky

Mon 20 Oct 14 from Newscientist

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Without swift influx of substantial aid, Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode

The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West Africa will likely get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are significantly and immediately ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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Iron Man's 'Hulkbuster' armor is the biggest clue to Marvel's 5-year future

This week's Avengers; Age of Ultron trailer was a surprise reveal for everyone — chief among them Marvel itself, who decided to combat a poor-quality leak by publishing the full HD ...

12 hours ago from The Verge

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Viral-research moratorium called too broad

Us government ban on research into enhanced pathogens also affects flu surveillance and vaccine work.

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Nature News

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Study finds high percentage of recalled dietary supplements still have banned ingredients

About two-thirds of FDA recalled dietary supplements analyzed still contained banned drugs at least 6 months after being recalled, according to a study in the October 22/29 issue of JAMA.

Tue 21 Oct 14 from Medical Xpress

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