An Ebola Vaccine - Without a Needle?

A single-dose Ebola vaccine, given without a needle, has protected primates against infection for at least 21 weeks, according to a new study.

The vaccination was given to macaques, a kind of Asian monkey, through their nose and lungs.

The study was reported in the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics.

Artificial Retina Could Help Restore Vision

The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age. But a new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter conditions that result from problems with this crucial part of the eye. Scientists published their research on a new device, which they tested on tissue from laboratory animals, in the ACS journal Nano Letters.

6 Tips for Improving Your “Lines of Gratification”

Now that we are in the year’s final quarter, Dr. Robert J. Cerfolio, a world-renowned cardiothoracic surgeon, says it’s never too early to think about self-improvement for the New Year … and this year.

“Habitual procrastination can really hurt you in the long run because waiting to take care of something that’s obviously important to you – health, money, family matters – weighs on your subconscious,” says Dr. Cerfolio, known as “the Michael Jordan of lung surgery.”

A Better Understanding of Deafness

Damage to cells that are crucial to hearing may not have to result in deafness. Instead, researchers have found, new hearing cells seem to take over the job.

In a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of Michigan Medical School, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and colleagues reported on their in-depth studies of “supporting” cells.

The Great American Smokeout

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.


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