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Cancer Gap Between Whites, Blacks May Be Biological in Part

Disparity remains when treatment, socioeconomic factors are the same, study finds TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Even when they get identical medical treatment, black Americans with breast, ovarian and prostate cancer tend to die earlier than patients of other races, a finding tha...

UGA researchers achieve breakthrough in effort to develop tiny biological fuel cells

University of Georgia researchers have developed a successful way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electrical charges, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs. The journal Chemical Science calls the technique...

Video: New Biological Therapy Ilaris(R) Approved in US to Treat Children and Adults with CAPS, a Serious Life-Long Auto-Inflammatory Disease

- Phase III data show rapid and sustained remission in more than 90% of Ilaris-treated patients with cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome (CAPS) - Ilaris is the first approved treatment for children as young as four and is given only every eight weeks - Highly selective in targeting ...

Study finds biological clue in brain tumor development

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have uncovered a vital new biological clue that could lead to more effective treatments for a children's brain tumour that currently kills more than 60 per cent of young sufferers. Clinician scientists at the University's Children's Brain Tumour Resear...

Researchers Report Combined Molecules in Red Wine by Far Exceed the Biological Activity of Plain Resveratrol, Consistent With the Composition of Longevinex(R)

SAN DIMAS, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent CBS 60 Minutes TV program drew considerable attention to resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl), a red wine molecule believed to largely be responsible for the French Paradox, the fact the French have far more people living beyond 100 years and exhibit...

New Esco White Papers Document Hydrogen Peroxide Decontamination of Biological Safety Cabinets

Esco Technologies, Inc. announces the publication of white papers documenting hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination of the company's biological safety cabinets. Hydrogen peroxide vapor is a safer alternative to formaldehyde, which has been banned in several European countries due to adverse hea...

Men Must Contend With a Biological Clock, Too

Older males face higher risk of fathering children with medical problems, research finds SATURDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- It wasn't all that long ago that any suggestion that a man had a "biological clock" like a woman, and should father children sooner rather than later, would ha...

Neovasc Announces Agreement With LeMaitre Vascular for Exclusive Distribution Rights to its Biological Vascular Strips

--Vascular Device Leader LeMaitre Vascular to Distribute Neovasc's Biological Vascular Strips in the U.S. and Europe, With Option to Purchase the Product Line-- VANCOUVER, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Neovasc Inc. (TSXV: NVC), a new specialty vascular device company, today a...

STERRAD(R) CYCLESURE(R) Biological Indicator is now 24 Hours, Accelerating Instrument Throughput

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP) is pleased to announce that its STERRAD(R) CYCLESURE(R) Biological Indicator readout time has significantly improved from a 48 hour incubation time to only 24 hours. Now, STERRAD(R) System customers can safely record bio...

Another reason to avoid high-fat diet -- it can disrupt our biological clock

Jerusalem, December 28, 2008 Indulgence in a high-fat diet can not only lead to overweight because of excessive calorie intake, but also can affect the balance of circadian rhythms everyone's 24-hour biological clock, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers have shown. The biological cloc...

USP and NIBSC to collaborate on improved quality standards for biological medicines

Rockville, Md., December 18, 2008 To improve the quality of the rapidly expanding array of biological medicines, the U.S. Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Biological Standards Board, which manages the National Institute for Biol...

Southern Research Wins $37 Million Black & Veatch Sub-Contract for Biological Threat Reduction Program

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Southern Research Institute -- a not-for-profit scientific organization that conducts basic and applied research in the areas of preclinical drug discovery and development, advanced engineering, environmental and energy production -- today anno...

Science Fiction Has Become Reality with Remarkable Anti-Aging Treatment Breakthrough - Turning Back the Biological Clock in Aging

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- This may sound like science fiction, but it is truly cutting-edge reality. Internationally acclaimed anti-aging Doctor, Al Sears MD, has become the first U.S. doctor licensed to provide TA-65 to the public through his private practice based in Roy...

Children in Blended Families Still Close to Biological Mothers

Family situation shapes parental involvement less than thought, study finds,, MONDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- With few exceptions, stepchildren and those in other non-traditional families featuring the kids' biological mother spend as much time with their parents as those in traditi...

Migraine mutations reveal clues to biological basis of disorder

Fifteen percent to 20 percent of people worldwide suffer from migraines excruciating headaches often presaged by dramatic sensations, or "auras." By studying a rare, inherited form of migraine, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have found clues to the biological basis of the pai...

Clinical study shows biological and clinical activity in relapsed leukemia patients

LUGANO, SWITZERLAND, June 4, 2008 Finbarr Cotter, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of the Institute of Cell and Molecular Science at Barts and The London School of Medicine, today presented in an oral session "Clinical Caspase Activation in CLL by GCS-100: a Phase 2 Study" at the 10th International Confere...

Earth observation highlighted at UN biological diversity conference

Addressing the global issue of biodiversity loss, participants from all over the world recently gathered in Germany to attend the UN's Convention of Biological Diversity Conference of Parties. During the conference, data from Earth observation satellites was highlighted as playing a crucial role i...

Possible biological explanation for C-Section-linked allergies and asthma found

ATS 2008, TORONTOXScientists believe they may have identified a biological explanation for the link between cesarean-section delivery and risk of allergy and asthma in childhood. They will present their findings at the American Thoracic Societys 2008 International Conference in Toronto on Tuesday,...

Carnegie Mellon technique accelerates biological image analysis

PITTSBURGHResearchers in Carnegie Mellon Universitys Lane Center for Computational Biology have discovered how to significantly speed up critical steps in an automated method for analyzing cell cultures and other biological specimens. The new technique, published online in the Journal of Machine...

Women's biological clock revealed: Hormone may predict age at menopause

Age at menopause may now be predicted more realistically according to a new study accepted for publication in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The study revealed that anti-Mllerian hormone (AMH) levels are related to the onset of menopause and are able to specify a womans...

Breast cancer subtypes originate from different biological pathways

There is a biological distinction between breast cancers that depend on hormones and those that do not, according to research published Friday, April 25th in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics. Scientists previously thought that hormone dependent breast cancers, which usually require treatme...

NYU dental professor discovers biological clock

Why do rats live faster and die younger than humans? A newly discovered biological clock provides tantalizing clues. This clock, or biological rhythm, controls many metabolic functions and is based on the circadian rhythm, which is a roughly 24-hour cycle that is important in determining sleep...

UB's bioblower closer to protecting soldiers from biological attack

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A powerful air sterilization technology developed at the University at Buffalo has killed every biological agent with which it has been challenged, including airborne spores, viruses and bacteria in independent tests conducted for the U.S. Department of Defense. A prototype pro...

Arizona State bioethicist says mental illness is subject to biological and sociocultural factors

BOSTON Biology is crucial to understanding psychosis, but there is more to psychosis than mere biology, says Jason Robert, an Arizona State University bioethicist and philosopher of science. Psychiatrists in particular appear to be grappling with the complexity of classification and diagnosis,...

Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center is First in Southwest to Offer Pioneering Test of a Women's Biological Clock

Repromedix Plan Ahead(TM) Test Offers Most Accurate Measurement of Women's Ovarian Reserve COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Reproductive Medicine & Fertility Center (RMFC) today announced it will be the first IVF center in the region to offer the Repro...

Boston IVF is First in Northeast to Offer Pioneering Test of Women's Biological Clock

Repromedix's Plan Ahead(TM) Test Offers Most Accurate Measurement of Women's Ovarian Reserve WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston IVF today announced it will be the first IVF center in the northeast to offer Repromedix's Plan Ahead(TM) test, an innovative blo...

Study questions assumptions about human sensitivity to biological motion

Rockville, MD -- Humans may not be any more sensitive in detecting biological motion compared with nonbiological motion, concludes a study recently published in Journal of Vision, an online, free-access publication of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Dr Eric Hiri...

Thomson Scientific Announces BONDplus for Biological Researchers

Life Science Platform Delivers Real Time, Comprehensive and Seamless Public and Proprietary Biological Sequence, Interaction and Patent Information PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC ; TSX: TOC) and leading provider ...

Gender differences in language appear biological

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Although researchers have long agreed that girls have superior language abilities than boys, until now no one has clearly provided a biological basis that may account for their differences. For the first time -- and in unambiguous findings -- researchers from Northwestern Un...

Reset Your Biological Clock and Prevent Heart Attack!

A recent research confirms the role of our body’s internal molecular clock in controlling blood// pressure. It has been known for decades that heart attacks and strokes occur most frequently in the early-morning hours. Published online next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sc...

A Single Biological Mechanism Behind Several Autoimmune Disorders

A recent study has found supporting evidence to implicate insulin-like growth factor receptor (IGF-1R) in the development of Graves’ disease.// In a previous research, Terry J. Smith, M.D. and Raymond Douglas, M.D., Ph.D. had identified the interaction between immunoglobulins and IGF-1R as a ...

Artificial Light May Damage Biological Clock In Premature Babies

Researchers from the Vanderbilt University say that constant exposure to artificial light may interfere with the normal development of premature babies' biological// clocks. The study appears in the journal Pediatric Research. The researchers found that the lighting in the hospital interferes with ...

NICE supports application of advanced biological therapies as treatment option for acute psoriasis

The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has brought out guidance to effectively use biological therapies, Enbrel?// (etanercept) and Raptiva? (efalizumab), to help adult patients suffering acute plaque psoriasis. Despite this move, renowned specialists are still skeptica...

Can Men Gauge Biological Paternity Accurately

Paternity issue (if the man is the biological father of his child) has always been a topic of discussion, either as an idle gossip or as a detailed discussion by anthropologists. // A new study, by Kermyt G. Anderson (University of Oklahoma and the Centre for Applied Social Research) that would be ...

Sunglasses Can Really Pull a Fast One on the Biological Clock, and Set a Lag in the Build Up Of Jet Lag

If you find passengers on long haul flights sporting sunglasses, don’t be surprised. They don't mean to be running for cover nor are they wearing it to enhance their looks! //Sunglasses have always afforded creative utility benefits and perhaps will score very high in the range of its use. There is...

Gold Nanoparticles Are Good Detectors Biological Toxins

Researchers at the University of East Anglia have found that gold nanoparticles are very effective detectors of biological toxins//. These particles they say reveal the presence of poisons far faster than existing techniques that often involve shipping samples back to a lab. This they hope would he...

Novel Biological Pacemaker Under Construction for Weak Hearts

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a natural or rather biological pacemaker by fusing connective tissue cells of guinea pigs with heart muscle cells. The newly developed pacemaker can fire on it’s own and regulate the rhythm // of the heart in a more physiological way. Two sets of tiny el...

Hyperactivity disorder a biological malfunction

Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - ADHD - have underactive parts of the brain which deal with decision-making, thinking and planning. The abnormality was revealed by a magnetic scanning device// which enabled researchers to look at the brains of children without harming them f...

Smallpox as Biological Weapons?

As biological weapons go, anthrax is nowhere as terrifying as several others, says Jim Matthews, an associate professor of pharmacy at Northeastern University. Smallpox would be a lot worse. The government now has about 15 million doses of smallpox vaccine on hand. Experiments are getting underway ...

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Takes Major Step Toward Furthering Research Efforts

...ical trials involving UBE3A, the abnormal gene in AS patients. - Research funding will also focus on new therapies for symptoms, pharmaceuticals, biological agents, adaptive devices, surgical and diagnostic procedures. - An emphasis on adult AS patients will extend the scope of clinical trials to inclu...
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