Ebola outbreaks have occurred every 1.5 years for a total of seven prior events with more than 100 reported cases. The latest outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013 and spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria with a fatality rate of 54 percent. The prevention of...
Canada may have just stumbled upon a medical breakthrough. Canadian scientists say they have figured out a way to turn regular human blood cells into nerve cells — an achievement that could lead to new advances for those suffering chronic pain or nerve diseases.
A novel way of treating cancer using immunotherapy has been discovered in a joint research venture between Victoria University and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, and is on track to being tested on cancer patients.
Racial minorities may be more likely to forego colon cancer screening than whites because their healthcare providers don't recommend the potentially life-saving tests, a new study in California suggests.
It is a truism of American medical education that students should do research. Stanford medical school's website espouses a "strong commitment to student research," because it makes us "valued members of any medical field." A similar...
Chronic pain impacts more than 100 million people in the United States. The most common form of pain management in the United States are opiate-based medications. Thanks to a new discovery, pain management in the future will be better.
Legislation aimed at boosting U.S. medical research funding and revamping some rules over drug and medical-device safety is headed toward a vote in the full House of Representatives, likely in June.
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