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Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 22, 2014. U.S. Agency for International Development photo by Morgana Wingard
Health care workers put on personal protective equipment before going into the hot zone at Island Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia, on Sept. 22, 2014. U.S. Agency for International Development photo by Morgana Wingard


Ebola Outbreak Of 2013–2014: An Assessment Of US Actions – Analysis

By James Jay Carafano, Ph.D., Charlotte Florance and Daniel J Kaniewski* In September 1976, scientists in Antwerp’s Institute of Tropical Medicine received a package from a Belgian doctor working in Yambuka, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo or DRC). It contained blood samples from a Belgian nun who had contracted and died from […]

The mutation BrafV600E is found in 70 percent or more of benign birthmarks and moles in humans. Scientists believe the Braf mutation alone isn't enough to cause cancer. A variety of subsequent mutations identified in the present study, however, make melanomas possible. Credit Houston Methodist
The mutation BrafV600E is found in 70 percent or more of benign birthmarks and moles in humans. Scientists believe the Braf mutation alone isn't enough to cause cancer. A variety of subsequent mutations identified in the present study, however, make melanomas possible. Credit Houston Methodist


Hundreds Of Cancer Possibilities Arise From Common Skin Mole Mutation

A Houston Methodist-led team of international scientists has identified hundreds of possible new genes in mice that could transform benign skin growths into deadly melanomas. An initial mutation, called BrafV600E, is found in 70 percent or more of benign birthmarks and moles in humans, and has long been believed to precede the development of melanomas, […]

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Calculating Costs Of Patent Monopolies And Mismarketing In Pharmaceutical Industry

Patent monopolies provide the pharmaceutical industry with incentives for innovation and research. However, they can also encourage a range of rent-seeking behaviors that impose significant costs. A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research assesses the cost associated with one form of rent-seeking, the mismarketing of drugs. This can occur when a […]