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Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood

MADISON, Wis. The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. Writing today in the journal Nature Communications , a group led by University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell researcher Igor Slukv... [Comments]Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood

Weighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women

COLUMBUS, Ohio A new study in women suggests that experiencing one or more stressful events the day before eating a single high-fat meal can slow the body's metabolism, potentially contributing to weight gain. Researchers questioned study participants about the previous day's stressors befo... [Comments]Weighty issue: Stress and high-fat meals combine to slow metabolism in women

MUHC researcher unveils novel treatment for a form of childhood blindness

This news release is available in French . Montreal, July 13, 2014 An international research project, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, reports that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision... [Comments]MUHC researcher unveils novel treatment for a form of childhood blindness

Antibody halts cancer-related wasting condition

BOSTON New research raises the prospect of more effective treatments for cachexia, a profound wasting of fat and muscle occurring in about half of all cancer patients, raising their risk of death, according to scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Many strategies have been tried to reverse the condition, which may cause such frailty that patients can't endure potentially life-savi... [Comments]

Biology Technology

PatientCrossroads Fuels Development of New National Clinical Research Network

San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 PatientCrossroads, pioneer of the groundbreaking CONNECT patient registry platform, announced that three PatientCrossroads-based patient registries—DuchenneConnect, for Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies; the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome International Registry; and the NephCure Kidney Network, for primary Nephrotic Syndrome—have been awarded contracts b... [Comments]

Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Brown University) -- The discovery 30 years ago of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research. Now, there appears to be a new ball on the pitch. Researchers from Brown University, Shanxi University and Ts... [Comments]Researchers discover boron 'buckyball'

2014 Nano Silver Industry in Global and China Regions Development Proposals Analysis Available at

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Nano Silver Industry” is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Nano Silver industry in Global and China. The report provides a basic overview of the industry, including definitions, applications and industry chain structure. Global market analysis and Chinese domestic market analysis ar... [Comments]

Transparency Market Research: Life Science Reagents Market- PCR Reagent Kits, Cell and Tissue Culture, Flow Cytometry, Electrophoresis and Chromatography

Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 This report covers the market analysis for various reagents used in the life science industry. Continuous innovation in biotechnology is driving the life science reagents market towards remarkable growth. The stakeholders for this study include manufacturers and providers of life science reagents. Brows full Life Science Reagents Market Report: htt... [Comments]

Medicine News

Jawflex | Double Chin Exercise for Double Chin Reduction

Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Many people are unhappy with their jawline. Hundreds of thousands of people undergo plastic surgery to reduce a “double chin.” A new product that has hit the market, however, eliminates the need to go under the knife. Jawflex is a double chin exercise mouth guard that works the jaw muscles, therefore tightening the skin in that area and reducing t... [Comments]

Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020

San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The global market for computational biology is expected to reach USD 4,285.1 million by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 21.1%, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Steady increase in the usage & application of computational biology for bioinformatics R&D programs designed for sequencing genomes to better understand biologica... [Comments]

New Research Could Expand Availability of Light-Based Mesothelioma Therapy, According to Surviving Mesothelioma

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The NIH is giving $8 million dollars to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania to fund a clinical trial on light-based therapy in mesothelioma surgical patients. Click here to read Surviving Mesothelioma’s newly-posted article on the research. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania plan to use the grant to enroll 102 pleural mesothelioma... [Comments]

Iconic Tyson’s Corner Hotel Embraces the New “Tysons” Evolution

Tysons, VA (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Since 1986, the Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner has been a local icon to the Tysons Corner skyline and a staple within the community. With Tysons Corner becoming its own municipality, known simply as “Tysons”, the iconic hotel will now be identified as the Sheraton Tysons Hotel. In addition to Tysons becoming its own municipality, the opening of four Me... [Comments]

Medicine Technology

Diomics Announces Issuance Of U.S. Patents For Novel Biologic Sample DNA Collection Materials For Use In Forensics And Diagnostics

SAN DIEGO , July 14, 2014  Diomics, Inc., provider of X-Swab™, a novel bio-specimen collection material, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued two U.S. Patents held by Diomics covering novel biologic sample collection materials, devices made from them, and methods for their use in forensics and diagnostics. The primary metho... [Comments]

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals And Questcor Pharmaceuticals Provide Update On Transaction

DUBLIN and ANAHEIM, Calif. , July 14, 2014  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: MNK ) and Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR ) today announced that the registration statement on Form S-4 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") by Mallinckrodt plc on May 16, 2014 and amended on July 11, 2014, which includes a joint proxy statement of Mallinckrod... [Comments]

Pareto Biotechnologies Announces Technology Partnership With DNA2.0, Inc.

San Francisco, Calif. , July 14, 2014 Synthetic biology company Pareto Biotechnologies today announces a technology partnership with global bioengineering leader DNA2.0, enabling Pareto to further develop its technology for quick-to-market products. The integration of Pareto's rational-based design approach and DNA2.0's machine learning optimization technologies, such as Pro... [Comments]

Medac Pharma, Inc. Secures FDA Approval of Rasuvo (methotrexate) injection for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Poly-Articular-Course Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Psoriasis

CHICAGO , July 14, 2014  Medac Pharma, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company focused on the development of new molecules and improving the effectiveness of existing medicines, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rasuvo™, a subcutaneous injectable methotrexate (MTX) therapy delivered in an auto-injector for rheumatoid arthri... [Comments]

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