The FDA has approved a rapid-response blood test that can help diagnose cases of Ebola faster than ever, CBS News reports. The blood test, which can detect the virus in just over three hours in patients showing symptoms of infection, may now be used in West Africa. World +1
Orchids at Palm Court was ranked No. 7 in OpenTable’s Best Restaurant in the USA poll. It was the only Ohio restaurant to make OpenTable’s Best of 2014 list, a ranking of the top 100 eateries in the country based on more than 5 million reviews of more than 20,000 restaurants.
New York Rep. Michael Grimm on Dec. 29 announced that he is resigning from Congress effective Jan. 5, according to the Huffington Post. The announcement came less than a week after the Republican pleaded guilty to one count of felony tax fraud. His plea carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison. World +1
The Cincinnati-made app ChoreMonster was recently touted as a must-have for 2015 on the Today show, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. Other Cincinnati startups have landed spots on national television this month as well: Kapture, the audio-recording wristband, appeared on the Price is Right Dec. 9; and Mensch on a Bench appeared on Shark Tank Dec. 12.
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