10/24/2014
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  • NEWS

    In the middle of 2005, Canadian and American researchers developed an Ebola vaccine that was 100 percent effective in protecting monkeys from the virus. But it was never tested on humans. Read more


  • NEWS

    Scientists from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Lous have found a way to convert skin cells directly into brain cells--a finding which may have important implications for people with mental disabilities and cognitive disorders. Read more


  • NEWS

    Wine connoisseurs rejoice. People over 60 who drink alcohol in small amounts may boost their memory, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias. Read more


  • INFOGRAPHIC OF THE WEEK

    Here’s advice to help you conquer cravings.

  • QUOTE OF
    THE DAY

    Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

    —Margaret Mead


  • NEWS

    Two of the world's biggest drug companies, GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson, say they plan to work together to speed up the development of an Ebola vaccine. The goal is to produce millions of doses for use next year.  Read more


  • NEWS

    New research from the University of Sweden suggests that men who have lost part of their Y chromosome may have less ability to fight cancer and are more likely to die at an earlier age. Read more

  • SLICE OF HISTORY

    A British surgeon named Joseph Carpue performs the first nose reconstruction in Europe and launches the practice of plastic surgery in western medicine. Carpue, a surgeon at Duke of York’s Hospital in Chelsea, England, had read an article in a magazine about doctors in India reshaping the mutilated noses of soldiers and went there to learn more about the process. Upon his return to England, he attempts a rhinoplasty on a soldier whose nose had been eaten away by the effects of mercury treatment, used at the time to treat some diseases. Taking skin from the patient’s forehead, the surgeon fashioned it into a nose. Get the full story.

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