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  • vaccination
    On the way to a more effective flu vaccine
    Scientists have discovered a new human antibody that can neutralize several subtypes of the influenza A virus. The results of their study were published in Nature Communications on July 21, 2015. This new antibody has an unusual mode of binding to...
  • weight-loss
    Potential new weight-loss approach: An alternative to gastric bypass surgery
    Researchers have developed an alternative therapy to gastric bypass surgery for the treatment of obesity. The research study shows that diverting bile flow to the final section of the small intestine has anti-obesity effects similar to gastric...
  • Get hysterectomy smart to protect your gynecological health
    Get hysterectomy smart to protect your reproductive health
    This past May women’s health advocates presented the first Hysterectomy Awareness Month to encourage women of all ages to get “hysterectomy smart.” A recent study conducted by Harris Poll of Hysterectomy found that of 2,000 U.S....
  • Tau tangle formation
    New antibody therapy alleviates traumatic brain injury
    A recent study indicates that a newly devised antibody therapy reverses some of the pathological changes that occur after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in animal models. The results of the study were published inNatureon July 15, 2015.In the United...
  • Scientists say superbug threat is as grave as climate change
    America is going through an antibiotic crisis
    America is experiencing an antibiotic crisis. Superbugs are on the rise infecting two million Americans each year, and killing 37,000.In 2010, Peggy Lillis died from taking an antibiotic after she had a routine root canal. The antibiotic killed...
  • St. John's wort: Medicine or fluke?
    Ripe and ready: St John's wort
    St. John's wort, also known as Klamath weed, is traditionally harvested on the first day of summer. This tradition comes from old superstitions; it may be harvested all throughout the season. So, now is the perfect time to go on a nature walk...
  • Guarding against MERS
    Expert talks about MERS and the Korean outbreak
    The Examiner spoke with Dr. Peter Hotez, Director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and Founding Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, on June 19 about Middle East...
  • The diet that mimicked fasting
    A diet that mimics fasting may promote longevity and health
    A new study reports that periodic fasting promotes regeneration, enhanced cognitive performance, and longevity in rodents and reduces biomarkers of aging and disease in people. Results of this study were published on June 18, 2015 in the journal...
  • Southern medicinal practices
    Confederate medicine substitutes due to shortages
    Medical supplies in the confederacy were lacking throughout the war. Often the supplies were high jacked by the Union blockade. This development caused southern officials to actually advertise in the southern newspapers to attempt to purchase...
  • Pacific Vision Institute LASIK/PRK results - May 2015
    How to program the Excimer laser? Pacific Vision Institute LASIK results
    How do you know what to program into the Excimer laser?Issues:The nature of laser physics is such that each laser is unique. Two lasers of same model, same software, and identically maintained will perform slightly differently.The environment...
  • Thoracic surgery goes wireless
    Thoracic surgery goes wireless
    Thoracic surgery is the surgical specialty focused on the thorax or the chest. Thoracic surgeons perform procedures treating diseases of the lungs, trachea, esophagus and mediastinum. In some countries, like the United States, surgeons may...
  • The dog flu is spreading beyond the Midwest
    Dog flu H3N2 spreads beyond the Midwest facts dog owners need to know
    The dog flu first made headlines when cases spring in Chicago, Illinois in April 2015. Now the respiratory virus, also known as canine influenza or H3N2 is spreading across the United States. As the virus spreads dog owners need to be on alert as...
  • Dr. Jixun Zhan
    Exclusive Interview with Biochemical Engineer Dr. Jixun Zhan
    Stacey Chillemi: Hi Jixun Zhan! Can you start by telling us a little about yourself?Jixun Zhan: I earned a Ph.D. in biochemical engineering. I have been working in the Department of Biological Engineering at Utah State University since 2008....
  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman supports legalization of marijuana for medicinal use
    Morgan Freeman has revealed he is all for legalized marijuana according to a Monday, May 11 report from Hollywood Life. Freeman has revealed he is an avid user stating that he would smoke, eat, or snort marijuana, and that he wants to see it made...
  • Blood in urine
    Thousands may receive part of $2.4 billion to settle Actos bladder cancer suits
    Lawsuits on behalf of 3,900 people who were diagnosed with bladder cancer after they took the prescription medication Actos may have been settled in the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County yesterday. A sum of $2.37 billion will be set aside in a...
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