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Understanding the process of homosexual identity formation among Asian and Pacific Islander youth

Young American-raised Asian and Pacific Islanders (API), who are in the sexual minority, face psychological and social stresses in dealing with their families' values and ancestral cultures that significantly impact the development of their ethnic and sexual identities. API teens and young ad...

Pointer Announces Negotiations by Shagrir for Formation of a Joint Venture With a Third Party for the Provision of Services to Insurance Companies in the Field of Dental Care

ROSH HAAYIN, Israel, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pointer Telocation Ltd. (Nasdaq Capital Market: PNTR, Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange: PNTR) - a leading developer, manufacturer and operator of high-end technology and products for AVL (Automatic Vehicle Location) solutions for stolen vehicle ret...

Washington State Nurses Association Announces Formation of a New National Nurses Union

SEATTLE, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), the oldest and largest nurses union representing more than 15,000 RNs in Washington State, is a founding member of the National Federation of Nurses (NFN) and is playing a leadership role as the new national nurses u...

Last step leading to blood cell formation elucidated

These new insights represent an important contribution to future clinical therapeutic approaches. The study was published in the prestigious science journal Nature and will be a central topic of the international symposium on the molecular mechanisms of hematopoiesis, which will take place in Mu...

Industry Leaders Applaud Formation of Long Term Care Insurance Guild

The LTC Guild Will Bring Specialists Together in Local Meetings and Online; and Help the Public Find Expert Help KIRKLAND, Wash., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- As the need for long term care insurance grows, agents and allied professionals face the challenge of reaching prospective clients efficien...

MDS Announces Formation of Special Committee

TORONTO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Inc. (TSX: MDS; NYSE: MDZ ), a leading provider of products and services to the global life-sciences markets, today announced that it has constituted a committee of independent directors to support the Company's continuing process of reviewing alterna...

Pyramid Developers and Dr. Ramsey's Center for Natural Healing Announce Formation of Community Health and Wellness Planning Collaborative.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Pyramid Developers, a leader in the planning and development of sustainable, social and environmentally focused master planned projects has joined with Scottsdale based Dr. Theresa Ramsey's Center For Natural Healing to create OTP2 which stands for "Of t...

Memory Formation Different in Those With Stress-Related Psychiatric Disorders

Study may lead to new treatments for PTSD, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- People with stress-related psychiatric conditions have faulty circuitry in the part of the brain that helps govern memories, a new study suggests. For the study, researchers presented a ...

Portuguese scientists discover new mechanism that regulates formation of blood vessels

Researchers in one of the external groups of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Cincia (IGC), in Portugal, have discovered a novel mechanism which regulates the process whereby new blood vessels are formed and wounds heal, including chronic wounds, such as those found in diabetic patients and those suffe...

Low-carb diets alter glucose formation by the liver

A new study shows that a low-carbohydrate diet changes hepatic energy metabolism. When carbohydrates are restricted, the liver relies more on substances like lactate and amino acids to form glucose, instead of glycerol. These findings are in the November issue of Hepatology, a journal published ...

'Hub' of fear memory formation identified in brain cells

A protein required for the earliest steps in embryonic development also plays a key role in solidifying fear memories in the brains of adult animals, scientists have revealed. An apparent "hub" for changes in the connections between brain cells, beta-catenin could be a potential target for drugs ...

Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. (ROSA), a subsidiary of Ambulatory Services of America, Inc., announced today the inaugural meeting of its Scientific Advisory Board in Dallas, Texas on September 12, 2008. The Scientific Advisory Board is ...

Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. and Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. Announce the Formation of GlycoMark, Inc., a Joint Venture to Develop and Commercialize Novel Biomarkers for Diabetes

GlycoMark(R) Blood Test Now Established to Provide Physicians with Vital Information Missed by Hemoglobin A1c Test to More Effectively Manage Patients with Diabetes NEW YORK and WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. (New York, NY) and...

TechTeam Global Announces Formation of a Global Pharmaceutical Center of Excellence

TechTeam's support services allow pharmaceutical companies to more effectively execute eClinical trials BOSTON, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechTeam Global, Inc. (Nasdaq: TEAM ), a worldwide provider of information technology (IT), enterprise support and busin...

Data Published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Show Cohera Medical's Surgical Adhesive, TissuGlu(R), Prevents Seroma Formation in Animal Abdominoplasty Model

PITTSBURGH, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohera Medical Inc. today announced that data published in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery show the company's surgical adhesive, TissuGlu, was effective in preventing the formation of seroma in an animal abdominoplasty model. Summarize...

Pourquié Lab uncovers mechanism contributing to appropriate formation of the spine

The Stowers Institute's Pourqui Lab has shed light on the mechanism causing animals to develop the appropriate number of vertebrae. Vertebrae are formed from their embryonic precursors, called somites. The number of somites is consistent within a species, but varies significantly across specie...

Damian Dell'Anno Joins Formation Capital as Chief Operating Officer

ALPHARETTA, Ga., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Formation Capital, LLC is pleased to announce that Damian N. Dell'Anno, former CEO of Harborside Healthcare, has joined the company as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he will be leading the day-to-day operatio...

Notch controls bone formation and strength

Notch, a protein known to govern the determination of cell differentiation into different kinds of tissues in embryos, plays a critical role in bone formation and strength later in life, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in a report that appears online today in the journa...

Cogon Systems, Inc. Supports the Formation of Virtual Health Communities with its Community MOMENT OF CARE(R)

- Visit Cogon at HIMSS - Booth 1835 - PENSACOLA, Fla., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Pensacola, FL-based Cogon Systems, Inc. is excited to announce the continuing growth and maturation of its Internet-based health information exchange platform, th...

Samarion(SM) Announces Formation of Outcome Based Study Team for Industry's Only Enterprise Quality Improvement System

Dr. James Hughes to Lead World Class Team JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Samarion Inc., the long-term care industry's technology partner, announces the formation of the Outcome Based Study (OBS) team for SamarionSolution(SM), the nursing home industry's only Enterprise ...

ForSight Labs, LLC Announces Formation of Its Third Company, ForSight VISION3, Inc. and Closing of $6 Million in Series A Funding

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ForSight Labs, LLC announced today the formation and funding of its third company, ForSight VISION3, Inc. with a Series A financing of $6 million, supported by three of the leading venture capital firms in the medical technology arena: Morgenthaler Ve...

gloStream, Inc., Announces Formation of Nationwide Certified Partner Network

Company to Deliver Electronic Medical Record Solutions Through Local Industry and Technology Partners to Maximize Customer Value in Sales and Service BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- gloStream, Inc. (gloStream), an electronic medical records (E...

The hormone of darkness: melatonin could hurt memory formation at night

HOUSTON What do you do when a naturally occurring hormone in your body turns against you? What do you do when that same hormone melatonin is a popular supplement you take to help you sleep? A University of Houston professor and his team of researchers may have some answers. Gregg W. Roma...

MichBio Announces Formation of Biotechnology Legislative Caucus

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- MichBio, the statewide trade association for Michigan's life sciences industry, announced the formation of a new Biotechnology Legislative Caucus during its annual Expo & Conference being held in Lansing Oct. 16-17. "MichBio very much looks forward to...

Unique role for blood formation gene identified

Hanover, NH--All blood cell production in adults depends on the steady work of a vital gene that if lost results in early bone marrow failure, Dartmouth Medical School cancer geneticists have found. Their research reveals an unexpected role for the gene in sustaining the adult blood-forming syste...

Genaera Announces Formation of Scientific Advisory Board for Obesity Drug Candidate Trodusquemine (MSI-1436)

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genaera Corporation (Nasdaq: GENR ) today announced the formation of its Trodusquemine Scientific Advisory Board (the "SAB"), consisting of leading experts in the areas of obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders, to provide guidance ...

Retired NYPD Lieutenants William E. Keegan, Jr., Owen McCaffery and John Moran and Tom Thees, a former COO in the financial industry, announce today the formation of H.E.A.R.T (Healing Emergency Aid Response Team) 911.

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- H.E.A.R.T 911 is a non-profit, non-sectarian volunteer response team comprised of veteran police officers, fire fighters and construction trade union workers, all of whom worked on rescue and recovery after the September 11th attacks and surviving f...

The Healthcare Waste and Emergency Preparedness Coalition Announces Its Official Formation

Looming Threats Require Healthcare Sustainability for America's Hospitals and Medical Centers During Crisis WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Waste and Emergency Preparedness Coalition (CleanMedWaste.org) has been formed to raise awareness and provide education abo...

Genetic blueprint revealed for kidney design and formation

CINCINNATI Researchers have generated the first comprehensive genetic blueprint of a forming mammalian organ, shedding light on the genetic and molecular dynamics of kidney development. Part of an international consortium sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney...

MU researchers find clue to cataract formation

COLUMBIA, Mo. It is the No. 1 line-item cost of Medicare reimbursement and affects more than 20 million people in the United States. Cataracts, which can have devastating effects on the eye, affect 42 percent of the population between the ages of 70 and 80, and 68 percent of the population over t...

Scientists solve mystery of polyketide drug formation

Irvine, Calif., April 1, 2008 Many top-selling drugs used to treat cancer and lower cholesterol are made from organic compounds called polyketides, which are found in nature but historically difficult for chemists to alter and reproduce in large quantities. For the first time, scientists at UC...

The most important candidate genes for pancreatic stone formation

Stone formation is an important feature of chronic pancreatitis, especially tropical calcific pancreatitis (TCP), where the stones are large in size, highly irregular in shape and cause enormous tissue destruction. The exact mechanism of stone formation is not well-understood. It is very important...

Physics provides new insights on cataract formation

Using the tools and techniques of soft condensed matter physics, a research team in Switzerland has demonstrated that a finely tuned balance of attractions between proteins keeps the lens of the eye transparent, and that even a small change in this balance can cause proteins to aggregate and de-m...

Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to diesel exhaust increases clot formation and blood platelet activity, boosting men's risk for heart attack and stroke, a small study has found. The volunteers ...

Key Signaling Molecules in New Teeth Formation Identified

Xiu-Ping Wang and colleagues identify the key signaling molecules that regulate epithelial stem cell proliferation in the stem cell niche, using a combination of mouse mutant analyses , organ culture experiments, and gene expression studies, although mammals have a limited capacity to regenerate te...

Chinese Medicinal Compound Stops Formation of Cysts in Polycystic Kidney

Using a compound from a centuries-old Chinese traditional medicine, Yale University researcher Dr. Craig Crews has been able to prevent the formation of kidney-destroying// cysts in a mouse model of polycystic kidney disease. This ability holds out hope for what would be the first treatment, other ...

Protein Involved In Embryo Formation Found In Malignant Cells

A protein important in embryo formation has been discovered in malignant melanoma cells by researchers of Northwestern University. // Scientist discovered this protein called Nodal by injecting malignant melanoma cells in developing zebrafish embryos. The scientists were able to induce abnorm...

Exercise in Space Prevents Kidney Stone Formation in Astronauts

Researchers at the University of Minnesota said that astronauts have to exercise and it is the only way to reduce the risk of developing kidney stones in space// . Exercise simulates gravity and thereby helps the astronauts to combat bone loss. Astronauts lose calcium in their bones and strengt...

Mystery behind the Formation of Vertebral Precursors Unraveled

Snail belongs to the extensively studied family of transcription factors. The Snail factors are known to control the transition of the epithelium to a mesenchyme state in cancer. //They are thought to play a role in controlling tumor invasion. Jacqueline Kim Dale, Ph.D., formerly a Senior Resea...

Chemical Signaling Helps Regulate Sensory Map Formation In The Brain

Researchers at the University of Chicago have discovered an important mechanism used by the developing brain to design nerve connections in the section of the brain that interprets visual signals.// In the process, they have hit upon the first experimental evidence for a decades-old model of ho...
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