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Ebola and the year of horrors and heroes

Time magazine recently announced its Person of the Year: the Ebola fighters. The runners-up included notable people such as Vladimir Putin and the Ferguson protestors. All of those considered where notable newsmakers this year, but nothing captivated the news —...

source: By Joan Spitrey
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Stromal stem cells from patients' own eyes may replace corneal transplants, suggests a study published in the of Science Translational Medicine. Sayan Basu, M.D., from L. V. Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India, and colleagues have been working with mesenchymal/stromal...

source: Medscape

Consider the relationship between an air traffic controller and a pilot. The pilot gets the passengers to their destination, but the air traffic controller decides when the plane can take off and when it must wait. The same relationship...


Ever since Japanese researcher Shinya Yamanaka found a way to treat skin cells with four genes and reprogram them back to their embryonic state, scientists have been buzzing over the promise of stem cell therapies. Stem cells can be...

source: TIME

Providers’ relationship with life science companies has been difficult, to say the least. But it has become clear that to move the needle on improving healthcare, these stakeholders will have to learn to work together. Providers...

source: Wired

"Personalized medicine" has become a generic term referring to techniques that evaluate either the host or the disease to enhance the likelihood of beneficial patient outcomes from treatment interventions. There is, however,...

source: Medscape

Smartphones are now being used to bring patients and doctors together in consult via mobile app. A new mobile app called TouchCare enables patients to engage in video appointments with their physicians using smartphones or tablets, offering a secure connection, convenience,...

source: Health IT Outcomes


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