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Lessons healthcare workers can learn from Ebola crisis in Dallas

As many are aware, the first travel-associated case of Ebola in the United States was confirmed on Sept. 30. The CDC and other key government officials have converged on the Dallas metropolitan area as contacts are identified and educated...

source: By Joan Spitrey
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Since 1981, when pluripotential cell cultures were first derived, human embryonic stem cells have been considered to be a potential source of cells to treat diseases caused by tissue loss or dysfunction. However, scientists were concerned that the self-renewing abilities...

source: Medical News Today

In a report published in the journal Lancet, scientists led by Dr. Robert Lanza, chief scientific officer at Advanced Cell Technology, provide the first evidence that stem cells from human embryos can be a safe and effective source of therapies for two types of eye diseases...

source: TIME

Precision cancer therapy firm Perthera is partnering with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and the Northwestern Medicine Developmental Therapeutics Institute to conduct a translational research...

source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Personalized medicine recognizes that each of us may be different from every other individual. Where those differences are discovered, it seeks unique therapies. What I call “cookbook medicine” urges doctors to treat all patients with similar symptoms the same...

source: Forbes

Driverless cars? Google has already wheeled one out. Robo-cops? Prototypes are on the scene. But how many people would want to go under the knife of a robo-surgeon? They can improve precision in surgery making it less invasive and speeding recovery; and in palliative care...

source: The Guardian

Medical offices are notoriously known for being slow at adopting new technology. There are a number of reasons for this: Doctors don’t have time to learn new systems and tight budgets prevent them from buying new software and hardware. It’s also a business...

source: Entrepreneur


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