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NC physician petitions FDA to ‘fast-track’ Tekmira’s Ebola drug

With the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) raging through West Africa resulting in the largest outbreak of the lethal disease since first found in 1976, one North Carolina physician is petitioning the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  to fast-track research into Ebola treatment, in particular, urging the FDA to release its hold on Tekmera Pharmaceuticals’ More...

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By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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‘Ebola in Town': Ebola awareness via music

A music video by Liberian based trio D-12, Shadow and Kuzzy of 2 Kings offers a message of the things you should do to avoid contracting or spreading the lethal Ebola virus.  The song warns of close personal contact– More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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Dr. Kent Brantly update: Brantly Family Statement released

In a follow-up to a earlier story  on the condition of Samaritan’s Purse physician working in Liberia, Dr. Kent Brantly, the doctor who contracted the dangerous Ebola virus about a week ago, his wife, Amber More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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Barack Obama namesake: A parasite called Paragordius obamai

Sexual reproduction can be a difficult task for some species of parasites particularly when the life cycle requires multiple hosts or when the parasite is in the environment with no suitable mate to be found. PLoS More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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Market-based organ donation: A solution to the shortages?

As I look at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) website for The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) today, there are 123,000 people on waiting lists for organs, with the bulk of More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, June 15th, 2014
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Hurricane preparedness: Emergency supply kits

Hurricane season in the Atlantic began June 1st and ends November 30th each year. While the National Hurricane Center does a yeoman’s job of keeping us informed of the creation of storms in the Atlantic, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 29th, 2014
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Bob Beckel blows a gasket on ‘The Five’, nobody can answer his questions

There is typically little I agree with Fox News’ “The Five” left wing host Bob Beckel on; however, on yetserday’s show, I believe Beckel did ask two importnat questions that Eric Bolling, More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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‘The Population Bomb’ author, Paul Ehrlich predicts a future of cannibalism

Why is it we keep listening to so-called “experts” after they are proven wrong over and over? Image/CIA Well he’s back. Stanford University Professor Paul Ehrlich, who gained fame from his 1968 More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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50 Democratic Senators send letter to NFL to change ‘racist’ Redskins name. Is this listed in Article I, Section 8?

On Thursday, 50 of our elected leaders in the US Senate sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to formally endorse a name change of the Washington Redskins–to remove the “racial slur”. Harry More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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John McCain says send US troops into Nigeria, ‘I wouldn’t be waiting for some kind of permission from some guy named Goodluck Jonathan’

You knew either Lindsey Graham or John McCain would eventually come out and say we should send troops into Nigeria to rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls. Well, it ended up being McCain. You know, the Arizona Senator More...

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