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New mouse model could revolutionize research in Alzheimer's disease

For example, the APP mutant mice often die of unknown causes at a young age, and the group believes this may be related to the generation of toxic …

Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood<p>It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones.<p>But the production of blood on an industrial scale …

Medical Research

Avoiding the Black Plague Today

Though it calls to mind medieval massacre, the deadly infectious disease known simply as plague is still around. New research on how the disease spreads helps us better understand the pandemic that killed up to 100 million people, and how to continue to keep it in check.<p>Even in areas of the world …

Ebola Drug Could Be Ready For Human Testing Next Year

Scientists hunting treatments for Ebola and related diseases are trying several approaches. So far, the following have only been tested against the virus in animals:<p><b>Small Molecules:</b> These are drugs that can be put into a pill. BCX4430 is from a class of drugs called nucleoside analogues. These …

New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the<p>hepatitisC virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV.<p>In a series of clinical trial results, a new generation of antiviral medications was able to clear the …

Medicine