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  • Ebola patient who died had received ZMapp late in his treatment

    Ebola patient who died had received ZMapp late in his treatment
    A frantic, 36-hour effort to save the life of Dr. Martin Salia at the Nebraska Medical Center included a rare dose of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, hospital officials disclosed Monday.
  • Can scientists patent life? The question returns to the Supreme Court

    Can scientists patent life? The question returns to the Supreme Court
    The thorny and unresolved question of whether life itself can be patented may come again before the U.S. Supreme Court, if it accepts a motion filed Friday by Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog. (H/T to David Jensen's California Stem Cell Report.) The...

    Researcher nears crowdfunding goal in fight against Ebola

    Researcher nears crowdfunding goal in fight against Ebola
    A scientist at the Scripps Research Institute is nearing her goal of raising $100,000 through a crowdfunding website to buy equipment to assist the international effort to find a cure for Ebola. As of Saturday morning, the appeal on Crowdrise.com by...

    Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data

    Big data, meet big money: NIH funds centers to crunch health data
    Calling the world's wealth of health data a formidable "engine of discovery," the National Institutes of Health on Thursday awarded $32 million in grants in a bid to make huge biomedical data sets accessible to researchers the world over. NIH Director...

    Scripps Florida studies ways to counteract chemical weapons

    Scripps Florida studies ways to counteract chemical weapons
    If U.S. soldiers were hit with biological or chemical weapons, the U.S. military would like to mobilize portable labs to quickly test for compounds that could halt those threats to the human body. That explains why the U.S. Department of Defense has...