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Bendable Implant Taps Nervous System With No Damage

An implant made of silicone and gold wires is as stretchy as human tissue.

Medicine these days entertains all kinds of ambitious plans for reading off brain signals to control wheelchairs, or using electronics to bypass spinal injuries. But most of these ideas for implants that can interface with the nervous system run up ...

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FDA Approves ‘Jakafi’ A New Drug To Treat Polycythemia Vera


Yesterday the FDA approved Jakafi (Ruxolitinib), a pill, for use in treating polycythemia vera. The drug, a targeted kinase inhibitor manufactured by Incyte, offers a needed option for some people affected by this serious blood disorder, a type of myeloproliferative ...

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Highway Bandits Steal Blood Vials Believed To Contain Ebola Virus

Bandits steal blood samples thought to contain Ebola. Photo: Flickr

A roadway robbery in Guinea resulted in an alarming haul this week, as thieves made off with cash, personal items — and a batch of Red Cross blood samples from patients believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus. ...

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Over 172 Princess Cruises Passengers Contagious With Norovirus


Over 172 passengers and crew have fallen ill with the stomach sickness Norovirus while on board a Princess Cruises ship which sailed on a month-long holiday to Tahiti and Hawaii. Norovirus, sometimes known as the winter vomiting bug in the UK, ...

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Heart Disease In The Next 20 Years? A New Online Tool Can Help


A new online tool is now available and it can check your risk of having a heart disease in the next twenty years. Therefore, by just going online, you can do it free. The Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) ...

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