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Keep Kids Safe So Halloween Doesn’t Become a Nightmare on Your Street

For one night you get to be someone completely different, have a mission of collecting candy at every house you see and it’s OK to be scared. It’s no wonder Halloween has become one of the most exciting holidays for kids. But, without some safety reminders a child’s dream come true could turn into a parent’s worst nightmare.

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Middle-Aged Adults Were More Susceptible to the Flu Last Year Because of a New Viral Mutation

Wistar researchers have identified a new mutation in the H1N1 influenza virus that made it easily transmitted in middle-aged adults--those who should be able to resist the viral assault--during the 2013-2014 influenza season. .

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U.S. Army Lab Plays Key Role in Helping to Fight the Spread of Ebola

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Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center in Natick, Mass., invented a novel and potent disinfectant system that kills the Ebola virus on surfaces. The center transferred the process to a private company, which is manufacturing the portable “no power required” chemical compound and supplying it worldwide, including the front lines of West Africa.

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Leading Lung Cancer Research to be Presented at the 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology

The 2014 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and The University of Chicago, will provide a clinically relevant, multidisciplinary update on the scientific progress in treating thoracic malignancies.

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Experts From UB Available to Discuss Ebola Outbreak

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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dean, Department Chair Elected to Prestigious Institute of Medicine

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Dean Pamela B. Davis, MD, PhD, and Department of Physiology and Biophysics Chair Walter Boron, MD, PhD, have won election to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (IOM), one of the most prestigious societies for health and medicine.

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Hospital for Special Surgery Researchers Identify New Cell Signaling Pathway Thought to Play Role in Rheumatoid Arthritis

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery identifies a new cell signaling pathway that contributes to the development and progression of inflammatory bone erosion, which occurs in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. The study was published online in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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Study Documents Significant Rise in E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in Poland

Research led by Maciej Goniewicz, PhD, PharmD, of Roswell Park Cancer Institute shows that use of electronic cigarettes among students in Poland has increased dramatically, rising more than threefold in just the last three years.

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New $1 Million NIH Grant Enables Clinical Trials of Artificial Pancreas for Individuals with Type 1 Diabetes

A multi-university research team led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct clinical trials of their closed-loop artificial pancreas for individuals with Type 1 diabetes.

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Einstein and Montefiore Receive $2.4 Million From NYC DOH

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center in collaboration with Developmental Disabilities Health Alliance of New York and Community Resource Center for the Developmentally Disabled, Inc., have received a $2.4 million grant to integrate medical and mental healthcare for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The grant was provided by the New York State Balancing Incentive Program Innovation Fund.

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