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ABC News reports that the FDA has issued an official letter to the company MiMedx for the creation and distribution of injections containing human placenta. The placental cells are thought to contain "healing properties," although it is difficult to isolate one specific component containing the properties....
A study in Journal of Infectious Diseases has identified a potential vaccine for gonorrhea. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 100 million gonococcal infections are diagnosed each year. In the study, scientists developed NanoCap, a vaccine that uses Interleukin-12 (IL-12), a protein...
"NBC News" reports that doctors have confirmed that the cause of death of one New Hampshire neurosurgery patient was Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), a rare but deadly infection. CJD affects approximately 1 in one million people worldwide each year and symptoms usually include failed memory and other...