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Stem Cell Skin Study Allows Scientists to Create Artificial Epidermis to Replace … – University Herald

Apr 26, 2014 11:20 AM EDT By Russell Westerholm, UniversityHerald Reporter (r.westerholm@universityherald.com) (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) The new study will also help treat eczema and other skin conditions. In a new study from King’s College London (KCL), scientists have found a way to create human […]

MERS virus hasn’t changed, not reason for surge in Saudi cases – CBC.ca

A German coronavirus expert says the virus responsible for the MERS infection appears not to have changed. Dr. Christian Drosten says based on what his laboratory has seen so far, this month’s surge in MERS cases cannot be explained by mutations in the virus. MERS virus: First case detected in Egypt MERS spread […]

FDA okays start of BrainStorm stem cell trial in ALS patients – Reuters

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the start of a mid-stage clinical trial of its adult stem cell treatment for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The Phase II trial will be launched initially at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the University of Massachusetts Memorial […]

Marketing rules too lax on e-cigarettes, critics say – USA TODAY

Marketing rules too lax on e-cigarettes, critics say – USA TODAY

Talia Eisenberg, co-founder of the Henley Vaporium, uses her vaping device Feb. 20, 2014, in New York.(Photo: Frank Franklin II, AP) As federal regulators weigh what rules to impose on the booming electronic cigarette industry, consumer advocacy groups are working to mount a case for stricter limitations on marketing. Fran Silverman, editor of Connecticut-based Truth […]

Teen’s arm severed in NY eatery’s pasta machine – seattlepi.com

MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) — A teenage employee at an Italian restaurant in northern New York has severed his arm while cleaning a pasta machine. A spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital tells The Associated Press that 17-year-old Brett Bouchard was listed in serious condition there Sunday morning. He was flown there after the accident Thursday night […]

Amy Robach reveals breast cancer diagnosis on ‘Good Morning America,’ plans … – New York Daily News

Amy Robach reveals breast cancer diagnosis on ‘Good Morning America,’ plans … – New York Daily News

A TV correspondent who initially resisted undergoing an on-air mammogram is now grateful she did — because it may have saved her life. Amy Robach, 40, a reporter for ABC News’ “Good Morning America,” found out she has breast cancer and will undergo a double mastectomy on Thursday, she revealed on the show Monday. “I’ve […]

UPDATED: Sarepta tanks after FDA squelches hopes for early eteplirsen approval – FierceBiotech

UPDATED: Sarepta tanks after FDA squelches hopes for early eteplirsen approval – FierceBiotech

Shares of Sarepta ($SRPT) instantly tanked this morning after the biotech put out the word that the FDA will not consider an early approval for its experimental drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. In what has been one of the most hotly contested issues among biotech investors this year, many had bet big that the FDA […]

Cost of having baby: $21K for single birth, $105k for twins – CBS News

Cost of having baby: $21K for single birth, $105k for twins – CBS News

Having a baby can lead to a lifetime of expenses, ranging from diapers to down payments on that first car. But before that even begins, families have to pay the medical bill from the baby’s birth. A new study finds having one child will cost about $21,000. That price tag skyrockets to $105,000 when having […]

Spain Seeks People Who Flew With First MERS Victim – Wall Street Journal

Spain Seeks People Who Flew With First MERS Victim – Wall Street Journal

Sudden infant death cases, brain defects linked in study – Boston.com

The scientists observed defects in a breathing-control region in the brains of babies whose deaths were attributed to sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS. The abnormalities were present whether infants had been put to bed in a safe sleeping position—on their backs—or in unsafe sleeping positions on their bellies, face-down, or surrounded by pillows and […]