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Video: Varicose Veins, Much More Than a Cosmetic Issue, Can Prove a Health Risk

... America is encouraging women to listen to their legs to keep varicose veins from affecting their ... experience any pain, swelling, and fatigue in the legs as these can be symptoms of varicose veins." ... vessels have trouble carrying blood from the legs back to the heart. This is the result of faulty ...

Omeros Awarded Grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation to Evaluate Novel Parkinson's Disease Target

... including Parkinson's disease and Restless legs Syndrome. Omeros will continue to retain all of ... new cases are reported each year. Restless legs Syndrome(RLS), also a neurological disorder, is characterized by irritating sensations in the legs and an uncontrollable urge to move them when at ...

HealthAware Introduces Its VascularAware Cardiovascular Disease Module

... result is restricted blood flow, mainly in the arteries that lead to the legs and extremities. Many people with PAD have no symptoms, which is one ... and pain, they may already have severely blocked arteries in their legs and damaged blood vessels in other parts of their body. This can put them ...

GSK and XenoPort Resubmit New Drug Application for Solzira(TM) in Restless Legs Syndrome

... (FDA) requesting approval of Solzira (TM) (gabapentin enacarbil) Extended Release Tablets for the treatment of moderate-to-severe primary Restless legs Syndrome (RLS). The FDA had requested that the data in a single study be reformatted. In addition, GSK conducted a review of other clinical ...

New Report Provides Expert Analysis of Recent Advances and Setbacks in Parkinson's Disease Drug Development

... agonists, wearing off vs. dyskinesia, depression, pain, dementia, psychosis, neuroprotection, impulse control (punding), restless legs syndrome; -- Deep brain stimulation (risk/benefit, pharmacoeconomics); -- Gene therapies and growth factors (human fetal implants, GDNF, ...

Sangamo BioSciences Announces Results From Diabetic Neuropathy Clinical Trial SB-509-601

... total of three treatments (Day 0, 60 and 120). Subjects received injections in a distribution pattern that targets the major peripheral nerves in the legs and feet. The symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy and any changes that occur during the trial were evaluated based on neurological ...

Contour Products Introduces Groundbreaking Sleep Apnea, Respiratory and Ergonomic Body Comfort Pillows at Medtrade; Self-Explanatory Products Serve Customer Needs, Expand Retailers DME Offerings

... of the spine and can be zipped into a variety of configurations for effective total body support. The BackMax relieves pain in the back, hips, legs and feet and improves circulation. The BackMax has soothing dual massage components, medical-grade support foam, a fleece cover and a carrying case. ...

HealthYes! - Premier Provider of Mobile Preventive Medical Screenings - Launches in Alamo City

... United States. -- Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Screening -- An oscillometry machine detects plaque build-up which occurs as the arteries in the legs narrow and harden (atherosclerosis). This serious disease can restrict blood flow and cause pain when walking. PAD is considered a leading indicator ...

GBS/CIDP Foundation to Hold 10th International Symposium

... a rare disorder of the peripheral nerves with weakness occurring over two or more months and is characterized by gradually increasing weakness of the legs and, to a lesser extent, the arms. It is caused by damage to the covering of the nerves, called myelin. The Foundation was founded in 1980 by ...

Like an arrow: Jumping insects use archery techniques

... published today in the open access journal BMC Biology reveals that they achieve their prowess by flexing bow-like structures between their hind legs and wings and releasing the energy in one giant leap in a catapult-like action. Froghoppers are well distributed around the world. Images of the ...

Repligen Receives Research Grants to Support Friedreich's Ataxia Development Program

... plant of both neural and muscle cells. Low levels of frataxin lead to degeneration of both the nerves controlling muscle movements in the arms and legs and the nerve tissue in the spinal cord. Approximately one in every 50,000 people in the United States has Friedreich's ataxia. There is currently no ...

Stable Stroke Patients More Likely to Die From a Nonstroke Cardiovascular Event Than a Further Stroke

... a TIA which may only last a few minutes. Elsewhere in the body, this process can lead to reduction or blockage of blood flow in the arteries of the legs -- PAD -- a significant risk factor for heart attack or stroke. Atherothrombosis is thus the common thread linking heart attack, stroke and PAD. ...

New Data Published in Circulation Showed an Increase in HDL Cholesterol Levels with ACTOS(R) (pioglitazone HCl)

... ACTOS, as it could increase your chance of becoming pregnant. Some people taking ACTOS may experience flulike symptoms, mild-to-moderate swelling of legs and ankles, and anemia. Some people, particularly women, are at higher risk of having bone fractures while taking ACTOS. When taking ACTOS with ...

GlaxoSmithKline Responds to JAMA Article on the ICES Thiazolidinediones and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Older Patients with Diabetes

... attention, regardless of what diabetes medicines you are taking. If you take Avandia, tell your doctor right away if you: -- Have swollen legs or ankles, a rapid increase in weight or difficulty breathing, or unusual tiredness -- Experience changes in vision -- Become pregnant Review ...

Genzyme Launches Cholestagel(R) in Europe

... The company is currently running a Phase 2 gene therapy trial with the intention of forming new blood vessels to improve the flow of oxygen in the legs of patients with peripheral arterial disease. About Primary Hypercholesterolemia Primary hypercholesterolemia comprises a range of disorders in ...

BioMedical Enterprises, Inc. (BME) Receives FDA Clearance for Spine Use of Its Memory Metal Implants

... the implant is safely heated to activate its shape change and impart compression forces across the fusion site. During this process, the implant's legs close and it's s-shaped back shrinks providing uniform compression while the alloy's structure transforms into a state approximately 20% stronger ...

Novel Angiogenic Drugs, Including a Future Blockbuster from Genzyme, Could Revolutionize Treatment of Peripheral Arterial Disease

... pharmaceutical markets. Experts are optimistic about the market entry of novel angiogenic therapies, which act by generating new blood vessels in the legs and are the first agents to be developed as disease- modifying therapies for PAD. Although numerous studies will be required to establish the ...

ev3 and FoxHollow Announce Date for Special Meeting of FoxHollow Stockholders to Vote on Proposed Merger

... The company's SilverHawk Plaque Excision System is a minimally invasive method of removing the obstructive plaque and restoring blood flow to the legs and feet. The company's Rinspirator thrombectomy system removes thrombus, or blood clots, from occluded arteries in patients suffering from PAD ...

Why bad technology happens to good organizations

... and irregular floor of a barn because they have three legs. Those three legs will make a stable (if not always level) platform regardless of the surface. Systems and process are two legs of good technology. Business practice is the third. Its unfortunate ...

The End is Near or Is It?

... is in reality a transition area for the next leg of the event. And the athletes are tired. Very tired. The good news may well be that were two legs into the event, if youll allow me to stretch the metaphor. In a traditional triathlon, the first leg is the swim, wherein the competitors kick and ...

Bio-Logic Systems, another Midwest life-science firm, flies under the radar

... his master's degree in electrical engineering and his doctorate in computer sciences from Northwestern. While this company doesn't quite have the legs that Perrigo has, it's also clear that (like Perrigo) it has: picked a unique niche also started a globalization strategy Unlike Perrigo, it ...

End of summer unearths new tech discoveries

... cool, the second product, Laptop Desk , is a molded plastic lap tray that lets you work with your laptop on your lap (of all places), without your legs breaking into a sweat. The ridged surface provides a stable base for literal laptop computing while allowing air to flow under the computer, thereby ...

Midwest large cap life science group strengthening in the third quarter

... was down, the Nasdaq Biotech index was down and the Amex Biotech index was up. The results for the first nine months of 2005, though, showed legs and life. The biotech indices actually showed growth, which means that the actual results during the third quarter were strong. Remember that ...

UW biotech program launches graduates into evolving industry (part 2)

... to working together with scientists to bring their discoveries to market. The programs core disciplines science, business and law are like the legs of a three-legged stool, he says. Theyre all interrelated. You cant get by with knowing just one or two of the disciplines. You need to master all ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... in the Cell Press journal Current Biology ... rather novel sex lives. The Brazilian insects, which represent ... Neotrogla , are the first example of an animal ... been identified in several different animals, Neotrogla ... is also reversed," says Kazunori Yoshizawa from Hokkaido University ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Gene expression is the process whereby the genetic ... products, such as proteins, which have numerous different ... as an important intermediary during gene expression, by ... molecular mechanisms involved in manufacturing proteins. , ... mRNA molecules present in an organism at a ...
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(Date:4/18/2014)... (Seattle, WA April 18, 2014) Benaroya Research ... to research how blocking a particular molecule in metastatic ... and the number of lung metastases. BRI scientists have ... protein can shrink tumors by 60 - 80 percent ... to the lung. The $1.8 million five-year grant comes ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists could lead to potential ... in people with scleroderma. , Fibrosis, or scarring, ... of the skin and lungs can lead to serious ... concept for new therapeutic options centers on findings made ... who identified the role that a specific protein plays ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... synthetic biology team has created a new technology ... that could travel the body and selectively target ... cell-based, biological devices that monitor and modify human ... biology. However, no existing technology enabled bioengineers to ... state and respond in a customized fashion. , ...
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