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Preventing Ebola

No doubt, Ebola has been freaking out a lot of people.  It’s a scary disease; mysteriously appearing out of nowhere from West Africa, it’s infected thousands of people, and continues to run rampant.  For a while, Ebola had been relatively contained in West Africa, although it’s starting to show up in the US, with cases […]

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Cancer Research Breakthrough

It looks like researchers from Imperial College London could be a little bit closer to discovering a drug that blocks the activity of an enzyme known to play a role in various diseases, including Alzheimer’s, epilepsy and cancer.  This enzyme, known as NMT, is known to modify various proteins in the body that encourage the […]

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The Benefits of Catheter Ablation

According to a new study, adult patients with atrial fibrillation whose heart rhythm is successfully restored with a minimally invasive procedure called catheter ablation have a significantly reduced chance of early death from a heart attack or heart failure.  The team, from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, reported their findings in the journal […]

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