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No new Middle East virus cases reported; governor to join media briefing

MUNSTER | A patient at Community Hospital with the first U.S. case of a deadly virus from the Middle East remains in good condition and is improving daily, according to a statement released Sunday by the Indiana State Department of Health.

May 04, 2014 8:00 pm
Event holds lens to region innovation

Event holds lens to region innovation

HAMMOND | Cardboard 3-D glasses with red and blue lenses were passed down rows of people seated in folding chairs.

September 19, 2013 4:30 pm Photos

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Laser technology shaves time off bacteria turnaround

Laser technology shaves time off bacteria turnaround

Scientists at a local laboratory say a new piece of technology there can identify bacteria a day earlier than traditional methods.

May 11, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Hammond lab designated as innovation center

Hammond lab designated as innovation center

HAMMOND | A Hammond laboratory has been designated a Siemens Microbiology Innovation Center and will serve as a reference site for other labs interested in what Siemens offers in microbiology testing.

February 19, 2013 2:00 pm Photos

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Probiotics: The good bacteria gains in popularity

Probiotics: The good bacteria gains in popularity

We don't often think of bacteria as a good thing, especially in our bodies. Antibacterial soaps fill drugstore shelves, and antibiotics treat countless diseases. But now, a new kind of "good" bacteria is taking up shelf space in the same stores as hand sanitizers.

December 07, 2012 9:00 am
Hammond High class tour of Alverno to spawn lab careers?

Hammond High class tour of Alverno to spawn lab careers?

HAMMOND | Students in Jeff Hayden's microbiology class discovered a practical application for what they've learned in the classroom when they toured Alverno Clinical Laboratories in Hammond.

May 09, 2011 12:00 am Related

New drug-resistant superbugs found in 3 states, includiing Illinois

BOSTON | An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health officials reported Monday.

September 13, 2010 3:56 pm
Stem cells reverse blindness caused by burns

Stem cells reverse blindness caused by burns

LOS ANGELES | Dozens of people who were blinded or otherwise suffered severe eye damage when they were splashed with caustic chemicals had their sight restored with transplants of their own stem cells — a stunning success for the burgeoning cell-therapy field, Italian researchers reported We…

June 23, 2010 4:46 pm
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