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Washington, D.C. The FDA has approved a new drug test for ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which will be conducted by BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics at the Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in a double-blind study. Phase II as it is known will test how well patients tolerate the new...
According to the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, the mosquito-borne disease chikungunya is on the rise on Florida. The disease is spread from mosquitos to humans and then infected humans back to mosquitos. Symptoms of the virus include aching joints and arthritic-like pain which lasts can last for months. There...
NASA has identified a new asteroid that is expected to make an approach to earth so close in 2030, it has gotten the attention of the United Nations. Asteroid 2011 AG5 is expected to make a "keyhole" pass by earth in 2023 before finally returning in 2030 where it will...
Pasadena, CA - NASA's newest Martian rover Curiosity has landed successfully on Mars, touching down at exactly 1:31 am eastern time after traveling 354 million miles.  The MSL cruise craft and EDL landing team controlling the operation are located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, in Pasadena, California.  The rover...
Jose Maria Madiedo, a professor at the University of Huelva, recorded an asteroid smash into the moon traveling at 38,000 mph, creating a flash so large and bright, it was visible on earth with the naked eye.  The event happened back on September 11, 2013, but was only recently...
NASA released this picture of Earth taken on January 1, 2014, looking tranquil and rotating smoothly, despite the world having possibly ended a little more than a year ago on December 23, 2012, as American's interpreted the Mayan calendar. Thanks to NASA for this great shot! Related Florida news here
SpaceX launched one of its Dragon rockets this morning on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, ISS, but ran into problems nine minutes after liftoff. SpaceX founder Elon Musk said three of the four thrusters did not ignite as planned. Speaking from the company's Hawthorne, CA mission control, Musk...
The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has published new rules controlling the production and sales of e-cigarettes that have risen in popularity over the last few years. Age restrictions, advertising controls and getting the approval of ingredients are some of the new rules e-cigarettes makes and retailers will have...
The following is from an email we received here at The Florida News Journal concerning a reader's concerns about the government's encroachment into her personal life and rights to privacy and civil liberties. We found it interesting, to say the least, and felt it should be published, regardless of...
There has been a mid-level solar flare on the surface of the sun, classified as an M5.2 flare.  The flare was picked up by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite, as seen in the image above. The event started at 11:57 pm EST last night and peaking about three minutes later.  It...