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Scientists Find Brain is Directly Connected to the Immune System Through Vessels (June 6, 2015): Scientists find the brain is directly connected to the immune system through vessels that were previously thought not to exist.
MERS Outbreak in South Korea Grows as Quarantines Climb and Schools Close (June 5, 2015): Over 1,300 schools in South Korea have closed as a result of a MERS outbreak that has infected 41 people so far.
Scientists Grow Rat Forearm in a Lab (June 4, 2015): Scientists grow a rat forearm in a lab by stripping a donor forearm of all its cells and then injecting the arm with new vascular and muscle cells in a bioreactor.
Scientists Create Partly Human Yeast (May 26, 2015): Scientists have created thriving strains of partly human yeast.
New Tick-borne Disease Discovered in Northeastern China (May 24, 2015): Scientists have discovered a new tick-borne disease in northeastern China. It is caused by a previously unknoiwn bacteria.
New Study Proves Dieting is Difficult For Those With Thrifty Metabolisms (May 15, 2015): It will come as no surprise to dieters. Researchers at the NIH have proved that those with thrifty metabolism have a harder time losing weight.
New Study Finds Underweight People More Likely to Develop Dementia (April 11, 2015): A new study links being underweight in middle age with an increased likelihood of developing dementia latter in life.
Medieval Remedy From Bald's Leechbook Found to Kill MRSA (March 30, 2015): A medieval remedy from the Leechbook has been found to kill MRSA. Scientists found it kills 90% of the antibiotic-resistant superbug.
Death Toll in West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Passes 10,000 (March 12, 2015): 10,000 have died from the ongoing ebola outbreak in West Africa
Study Finds Moderate Alcohol Consumption Makes the Drinker Appear More Attractive (March 12, 2015): A new study has found moderate alcohol consumption makes the drinker appear more attractive.
Neurosurgeon Says First Human Head Transplant Could Happen by 2017 (March 3, 2015): Neurosurgeon Dr Sergio Canavero thinks a human head transplant could work as early as 2017.
Microneedle Patch Technology for Polio Immunization Gets Funding (February 24, 2015): Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation fund development of microneedle patch technology for polio immunization.
Ebola Virus Family is 16 to 23 Million Years Old (October 27, 2014): Scientists say the ebola virus family, called filovirus, is at least 16 to 23 million years old.
Health Officials Tracking Down Ebola Patient's Contacts in Dallas (October 1, 2014): CDC and local health official are trying to contact all the Ebola patient's contact in Dallas.
Six Smallpox Vials Found in FDA Lab Storage Room (July 8, 2014): Forgotten smallpox vials from the 1950s have been found in an FDA lab storage room.
CDC Anthrax Scare Blamed on Breach of Protocol (June 21, 2014): CDC is blaming its anthrax mishap on a breach of protocol. The breach may have exposed 84 CDC workers to live anthrax bacteria.
Parasite Egg Found in 6,200-Year Old Grave Suggests Ancient Irrigation Systems Spread Disease (June 20, 2014): The egg of a flatworm parasite found in a 6,200-year-old grave suggests ancient irrigation systems may have helped spread disease.
EPA and FDA Issue New Draft Guidelines For Pregnant Women Who Eat Fish (June 10, 2014): Pregnant women are avoiding seafood due to its toxicity to the fetus. Now the FDA wants pregnant women to eat more seafood, so long as it is low in mercury.
Study Links Reduced Sleep to Childhood Obesity (June 7, 2014): A new study has linked reduced sleep to childhood obesity. Over 1,000 children were monitored in the study.
Patient Dies From Mad Cow Disease in Texas (June 5, 2014): A Texas patient has died from Mad cow disease. Lab tests confirmed the patient had Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease