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Cell division, minus the cells

Cell division, minus the cells

(Harvard Medical School) Researchers have reconstituted cell division -- complete with signals that direct molecular traffic -- without the cell. Combining frog-egg extracts with lipid membranes that mimic the membrane of the cell, they built a … [Read More...]

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The helplessness of being a parent

By Jordan Grumet, MD Years later, I now wonder if I overstepped my boundaries. Nancy was a pleasure to have as a patient. A physician assistant in her early twenties, we often chatted amiably during visits. Our conversations randomly ambled between … [Read More...]

Ebola! But don’t forget about the flu.

By Janice Boughton, MD Ebola virus has grabbed headlines since the epidemic started in West Africa nearly a year ago. The death toll is estimated at 4,500 people, and the epidemic continues to spread. One person infected in Liberia returned to Texas with the … [Read More...]

Efficient genetic editing

(Harvard University) Led by Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology David Liu, a team of Harvard researchers have developed a system that uses commercially-available molecules called cationic lipids -- long, greasy molecules that carry a positive charge -- … [Read More...]

New step towards eradication of H5N1 bird flu

(University of Adelaide) A University of Adelaide-led project has developed a new test that can distinguish between birds that have been vaccinated against the H5N1 strain of avian influenza virus or 'bird flu' with those that have been naturally infected. … [Read More...]

AbbVie sales blow past forecasts, fueled by Humira

(Reuters) - AbbVie, which earlier this month walked away from its $55 billion deal to buy Dublin drugmaker Shire, reported quarterly revenue well above Wall Street expectations, fueled by soaring sales of its Humira arthritis drug. Read more here:: … [Read More...]

Hospital observation status: The truth must come out

By Melinda J. Johnson, MD The observation status problem has continued to grow both larger and worse. My hospitalist colleagues and I are caring for patients in hospital beds in the exact same way as other patients in the hospital, but we are told that we … [Read More...]

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Top stories in health and medicine, October 31, 2014

By MedPage Today From MedPage Today: Minor Memory Problems Merit Attention. Patients who reported having lost a step mentally were at nearly triple the risk of being diagnosed with definite cognitive impairment later on, albeit with a lag of about 6 to 10 … [Read More...]

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