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Healthy humans make nice homes for viruses

September 16, 2014
By Caroline Arbanas

The same viruses that make us sick can take up residence in and on the human body without provoking a sneeze, cough or other troublesome symptom, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. 865 more words

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Vitamin E intake critical during 'the first 1,000 days'

 “surveys show that 90 percent of men and 96 percent of women don’t consume the amount currently recommended”

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Amid conflicting reports about the need for vitamin E and how much is enough, a new analysis published today suggests that adequate levels of this essential micronutrient are especially critical for the very young, the elderly, and women who are or may become pregnant. 737 more words

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Schizophrenia not a single disease but multiple genetically distinct disorders

September 15, 2014
By Jim Dryden

C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD, pictured in his office at Washington University School of Medicine, is a senior investigator of a study that shows that schizophrenia isn’t a single disease but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders. 1,142 more words

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Fear of vision loss top concern among Americans across all racial and ethnic groups

Stagnant funding could threaten progress in eye research

America’s minority populations are united in the view that not only is eye and vision research very important and needs to be a national priority, but many feel that current federal funding ($2.10 per person, per year) is not enough and should be increased. 635 more words

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Culture Clash

This summer, scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) made a disturbing discovery:  hundreds of vials of deadly pathogens, packed in cardboard boxes and stashed in a little-used storage room on the agency’s Bethesda campus.  624 more words


Promising Research Can't Stall for Lack of Funding

Excerpt of a joint op-ed by Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley and Susan G. Komen President and CEO Judith A. Salerno published in The Huffington Post… 426 more words

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Help Stop a Living Nightmare for Monkeys in EU Lab

“I abhor vivisection’. I know of no achievement through vivisection, no scientific discovery that could not have been obtained without such barbarism and cruelty.”
Charles W. 1,349 more words

Animal Rights