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US finds GMO mosquitoes won't harm environment

Aug 06, 2016 - 8:19 AM

Male mosquitoes are engineered in an approach that Oxitec says can reduce the populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that can spread human viral diseases

File photo by Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

US probes target health care startup Theranos

Apr 19, 2016 - 3:54 PM

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Theranos misled investors and regulators about its technology and its operations

In this file photo, Theranos chief executive Elizabeth Holmes gestures as she speaks at a Wall Street Journal technology conference in Laguna Beach, California on October 21, 2015. Glenn Chapman/AFP

US regulators approve 'female Viagra'

Aug 19, 2015 - 8:03 AM

Made by North Carolina based Sprout Pharmaceuticals Addyi also known as flibanserin receives the nod from the US Food and Drug Administration

'Forgotten freezer' held much more than smallpox – US

Jul 17, 2014 - 9:47 AM

US FDA: The investigation found 12 boxes containing a total of 327 carefully packaged vials labeled with names of various biological agents such as dengue influenza Q fever and rickettsia

UNDER THE LENS. Under a relatively-high magnification of 1125X, stained using the Gutstein's methyl violet staining method, this smallpox smear from a skin lesion of a smallpox patient revealed the presence of numerous viral particles, or elementary bodies (EBs), throughout the sample, which stain light to dark violet. Centers for Disease Control file photo

Vials of smallpox discovered in US gov't storage room

Jul 09, 2014 - 7:52 AM

UPDATED The vials were labeled variola another name for smallpox and appear to date from the 1950s the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement

UNDER THE LENS. Under a relatively-high magnification of 1125X, stained using the Gutstein's methyl violet staining method, this smallpox smear from a skin lesion of a smallpox patient revealed the presence of numerous viral particles, or elementary bodies (EBs), throughout the sample, which stain light to dark violet. Centers for Disease Control file photo

E-cigarettes to be regulated under new US plan

Apr 25, 2014 - 1:19 AM

Sellers would be required to enforce a minimum age restriction on those who wish to buy the products including requiring identification

Tiny sponges could save lives on the battlefield

Apr 10, 2014 - 11:11 PM

A simple new method could revolutionize battlefield medicine: a syringe filled with injectable sponges shot directly into a wound to stop massive bleeding

Researchers edge closer to a pill cure for hepatitis C

Jan 16, 2014 - 8:15 AM

However the cost of the treatment is expected to be at least 80 000 per year making it out of reach to many of the 150 million people chronically infected with the liver disease worldwide

Battle over GMO labeling rumbling in US

Jan 05, 2014 - 9:45 AM

A GMO labeling battle is rumbling in the United States with those demanding full disclosure of genetically modified organisms in food products pitted against big companies

AGAINST GMOS. Photo dated May 25, 2013 shows a demonstration against agribusiness giant Monsanto and genetically modified organisms (GMO) in front of the White House in Washington. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Files

US regulators move to ban trans fat from foods

Nov 07, 2013 - 11:33 PM

The US Food and Drug Administration eyes banning trans fat from processed food like microwave popcorn and frozen pizzas

Pufferfish a hit in Japan despite the risks

Jul 07, 2012 - 12:56 PM

That eating pufferfish could be fatal is part of the thrill

THE FATAL (AND TASTY?) Fugu. Screen grab from YouTube