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Ebola virus: Update on research in France
(INSERM (Institut national de la sant et de la recherche mdicale)) With the current situation of the Ebola epidemic, it quickly became necessary for French research to be mobilised rapidly. In August 2014, the French Minister of Health and Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research made Aviesan responsible for preparing and organising the response of French research to infectious emergencies.

Cat dentals fill you with dread?
(SAGE Publications) A survey published this year found that over 50 percent of final year veterinary students in the UK do not feel confident either in discussing orodental problems with clients or in performing a detailed examination of the oral cavity of their small animal patients. Once in practice, things don't always improve and, anecdotally , it seems many vets dread feline dental procedures.

Endurance athletes at risk of swimming-induced pulmonary oedema
(SAGE Publications) Endurance athletes taking part in triathlons are at risk of the potentially life-threatening condition of swimming-induced pulmonary oedema.

Growing a blood vessel in a week
(University of Gothenburg) The technology for creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days. This is shown in a new study from The University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden, published in EBioMedicine.

University of Utah health care ranks among best academic medical centers
(University of Utah Health Sciences) The award signifies a top-10 finish in UHC's prestigious quality and safety rankings, a comparison of teaching hospitals based on quality measures, patient safety and satisfaction indictors, mortality rates and readmissions.

Medical costs for stroke survivors stay high 10 years on
(Monash University) New data shows that healthcare and personal costs to support survivors of stroke remains high 10 years on. The Monash University research, published today in the journal Stroke, is the first to look at the long-term costs for the two main causes of stroke; ischemic where the blood supply stops due to a blood clot, and hemorrhagic, which occurs when a weakened blood vessel supplying the brain bursts.

Psychologists awarded 250,000 to delve inside the minds of contemporary dancers
(University of Plymouth) The mental imagery and preparation used by performers to push the boundaries of contemporary dance is to be analysed in a study led by Plymouth University.

For brain hemorrhage, risk of death is lower at high-volume hospitals
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For patients with a severe type of stroke called subarachnoid hemorrhage, treatment at a hospital that treats a high volume of subarachnoid hemorrhage cases is associated with a lower risk of death, reports a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Overweight kids misinterpret asthma symptoms, potentially overuse medication
(GYMR) New research shows obese children with asthma may mistake symptoms of breathlessness for loss of asthma control leading to high and unnecessary use of rescue medications. The study was published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the official scientific journal of the American Association of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

InSilico Medicine announces collaboration -- Canada Cancer and Aging Research Laboratories
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine will fund CCARL's pilot research study in personalized medicine and aging research.

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