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Information Update - Allergens and food safety at school - What's in your child's lunch?

8/20/2014
OTTAWA , Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ -  Issue Serious allergic reactions to food often happen without warning and can quickly become life threatening for some children.    What you should know As many as 1.2 million Canadians have food allergies and this number may be increasing, especially among children. Up to six per cent of children are estimated to have food allergies.... [Comments]

Seals introduced tuberculosis to the New World

8/20/2014
Scientists from the University of Tbingen, Arizona State University, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) isolated Mycobacterium pinnipedii from skeletons found in Peru which are at least 1000 years old. The pathogen is a relative of the TB bacterium that affects seals but only occasionally causes disease in humans today. These re... [Comments]

Signs of deforestation in Brazil

8/20/2014
Multiple fires are visible in in this image of the Para and Mato Grosso states of Brazil. Many of these were most likely intentionally set in order to deforest the land. Deforestation is the removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a nonforest use. Exa... [Comments]Signs of deforestation in Brazil

Newborn screening expansion offers early diagnosis and treatment to infants with SCID

8/20/2014
WORCESTER, MA Using population-based screening outcomes of approximately 3 million infants, a team of scientists across 14 states, including four researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, have shown that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs. Data from 11 newborn screen... [Comments]

Lyme disease risk is year-round in Northwest California, according to new study

8/20/2014
SILICON VALLEY, Calif., August 19, 2014 -- Bay Area Lyme Foundation, which aims to make Lyme disease easy to diagnose and simple to cure, applauds new research published in an upcoming issue of the Elsevier peer review journal Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases . The findings show that ticks... [Comments]Lyme disease risk is year-round in Northwest California, according to new study

$14.5 million grant awarded to continue anthrax studies

8/20/2014
The National Institutes of Health has awarded the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation a five-year, $14.5 million grant to continue its research on anthrax and the bacteria's effects on humans. For 10 years, OMRF scientist Mark Coggeshall, Ph.D., and his colleagues have studied the human immune response to anthrax bacteria as part of NIH's Cooperative Centers for Human Immunology. The ori... [Comments]

Scientists learn more about rare skin cancer that killed Bob Marley

8/20/2014
Cancer Research UK scientists have discovered that acral melanomas the rare type of skin cancer that caused reggae musician Bob Marley's death are genetically distinct from other more common types of skin cancer, according to a study (link is external) published in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research . Acral melanoma most often affects the palms of the hands, soles of the feet,... [Comments]

Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes

8/20/2014
EUGENE, Ore. -- When are athletes who have suffered concussions ready to return to action? A new University of Oregon study has found that high school athletes who head back on the field with medical clearance within 60 days experience a significant regression in their abilities to simulta... [Comments]Recovery reversal seen in Oregon study of returning concussed athletes

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Neurotrope To Host Conference Call

8/20/2014
PLANTATION, Fla. , Aug. 20, 2014 Neurotrope, Inc. (OTCQB: NTRP) today announced that it will host a conference call to provide an update on Company activities. Access information:Date:Tuesday, August 26, 2014Time:4:30 p.m. Eastern daylight timeDial-in numbers:(888) 505-4369 (U.S. and Canada) or (719) 325-2315 Conference ID number: 9126599 Live web cast: www.neurotropebioscienc... [Comments]

New Project Is the ACME of Addressing Climate Change

8/20/2014
Livermore, California (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 High performance computing (HPC) will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. Eight national laboratories, including Lawrence Livermore , are combining forces with the National Center for Atmospheric Research, four academic institutions... [Comments]

BRIC Vascular Access Device Market Valued at $1.6 Billion in 2013, Similar to the U.S. Market

8/20/2014
BURLINGTON, Mass. , Aug. 20, 2014  Decision Resources Group finds that the vascular access device market in Brazil , Russia , India and China (BRIC) was valued at approximately $1.6 billion in 2013, roughly equal to the size of the United States market that year. Going forward, however, the BRIC market will experience much faster growth as a result of str... [Comments]

PAREXEL International To Present At Baird Healthcare Conference

8/20/2014
BOSTON , Aug. 20, 2014  PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL ) announced today that it will be presenting at the Baird Healthcare Conference in New York.  Ingo Bank , Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be making a presentation on PAREXEL and discussing business developments at 4:40 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. A live webca... [Comments]

6th Annual Personalized and Precision Medicine Conference Bringing Together Thought Leaders to Discuss Clinical Implementation, Dx Reimbursement, Big Data, and Sequencing

8/20/2014
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The 6th Annual Arrowhead Personalized and Precision Medicine Conference is being held on October 29-30 in San Francisco, CA. This year’s conference brings together fresh perspectives from industry, academic and government researchers and clinicians focused on addressing and solving the significant hurdles remaining in the space. In the twelve... [Comments]

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