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VivaGel(R) Demonstrates Anti-HIV and Herpes Activity Following Human Administration

MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Starpharma Holdings Limited (ASX: SPL, OTCQX: SPHRY) today announced the results of its clinical trial demonstrating that VivaGel(R) retains antiviral activity against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and herpes simplex virus ...

Unlocking the key to human fertility

Scientists at Leeds and Bradford have discovered a unique 'DNA signature' in human sperm, which may act as a key that unlocks an egg's fertility and triggers new life. Drs David Miller and David Iles from the University of Leeds, in collaboration with Dr Martin Brinkworth at the University of ...

Scientists ID First Human With Gorilla Strain of HIV

West African woman's infection suggests the virus continues to change SUNDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, researchers have found evidence that the AIDS virus traveled from gorilla to human, another confirmation that the disease continues to evolve even as scientists ...

Webinar Offers Tips for Meeting Compliance Communications and Provides HRCI Credit for Human Resource Professionals

Increasing challenges posed by more complex compliance regulations and rapidly shifting benefits programs. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) August 1, 2009 -- Member Firms of United Benefit Advisors, LLC (UBA), one of the nation's top five employee benefits advisory organizati...

MEK4, genistein and invasion of human prostate cancer cells

Researchers have identified MEK4 as a pro-invasion protein and the target for genistein, a dietary compound, in prostate cancer cells, according to a new study published online July 28 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . Li Xu, M.D., Ph.D., and Raymond C. Bergan, M.D., of the Dep...

Ozen Engineering Inc. donates human body-modeling software to Clemson

CLEMSON A gift from California-based Ozen Engineering Inc. to Clemson University is enabling researchers to create detailed computer models of the human body, which can be used to explore a variety of issues, from improving hip replacements to making more comfortable car seating. Ozen Enginee...

Vaxine Wins Line Honours With World's First Human Swine Flu Vaccine

ADELAIDE, Australia, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- VAXINE Pty Ltd, a South Australian biotechnology company, has successfully undertaken the first ever human immunisations with a candidate swine flu vaccine. "This represents a major breakthrough as it is the first administration to human s...

Diane Adams Joins Allscripts as Executive Vice President, Human Resources

CHICAGO, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts (Nasdaq: MDRX ) announced today that Diane Adams has joined the Company as Executive Vice President, Human Resources. Ms. Adams brings to the position more than 20 years of finance, field operations and human resource...

Reminder - Human Genome Sciences to Host Conference Call to Discuss Top-Line Phase 3 Results for BENLYSTA(TM) (Formerly LymphoStat-B(R)) in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

ROCKVILLE, Maryland July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI ) will host a conference call today at 8:15 AM Eastern to discuss the results from BLISS-52, the first of two pivotal Phase 3 clinical trials of BENLYSTA(TM) (belimumab, formerly Ly...

Illinois Human Service Providers Announce Layoffs

CHICAGO, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Illinois human service providers urged Illinois lawmakers today to pass a balanced and fair 12-month budget that does not include deep cuts to human service programs. They also urged legislators to vote "no" on a bill to overri...

NOSCAR announces NOTES multicenter human trials in the US

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 10, 2009 The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research (NOSCAR), a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), announces the first Natural Orific...

NOSCAR(R) Announces NOTES(R) Multicenter Human Trials in the U.S.

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research(R) (NOSCAR(R)), a joint effort of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), announce...

Master Stem Cell for Human Heart Identified

Researchers say it may hold key to understanding how to repair the organ WEDNESDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- For the first time, researchers have identified a single "master" stem cell in humans that is capable of differentiating into all three major cell types that make up the human...

First Human Receives Cardiac Stem Cells in Clinical Trial to Heal Damage Caused By Heart Attacks

Heart Attack Patient Receives His Own Heart Stem Cells as Part of Medical Study to Determine Safety of New Technique to Repair Injured Heart Muscle LOS ANGELES, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute announced today the completion of the first procedure in w...

Phase 1 Study Initiated with Micromet Anti-GM-CS Human Antibody MT203

BETHESDA, Md., June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune diseases, today announced the initiation of the first clinical trial for the anti-granulo...

Structures from the human immune system's oldest branch shed light on a range of diseases

PHILADELPHIA How molecules of the oldest branch of the human immune system have interconnected has remained a mystery. Now, two new structures, both involving a central component of an enzyme important to the complement system of the immune response, reveal how this system fights invading microbe...

'Cannabis alters human DNA' -- new study

A new study published by University of Leicester researchers has found "convincing evidence" that cannabis smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially increase the risk of cancer development in humans. Using a newly developed highly sensitive liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry ...

Nonprofit Goes RVing to Promote Pet and Human Health

The Companion Animal Parasite Council heads West, driving home the importance of year-round parasite prevention to protect pets and people BEL AIR, Md., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Temperate climates, high pet populations and a regional love of the outdoors make the Western United States an ideal...

BellaDerm(TM), a Unique Human Skin Tissue Implant for Facial and Body Contouring, is Introduced by MTF

EDISON, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- BellaDerm, the first human dermal tissue graft offered specifically for facial and body contouring procedures, is being introduced today by MTF, the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the country's leading non-profit tissue bank. BellaDerm is a uniqu...

Pelosi Remarks Before Meeting with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius

WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a press availability with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius before their meeting in the Capitol this afternoon. Below are their remarks: Speaker Pelosi. Good afternoon. It is a personal privilege...

Study Finds Multitude of Bacteria on Human Skin

The amount of genetic diversity surprises experts THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) --Should it worry you that there are 19 different species of bacteria living behind your ears? Not especially, when you consider that there are 44 species thriving right out in the open on your forea...

Oregon Department of Human Services Selects APS Healthcare to Manage Expanded Statewide Medicaid Program

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- APS Healthcare, a leading provider of specialty healthcare solutions, has been selected by the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Assistance Programs, to manage its statewide Medicaid disease and medical care management progr...

New Book Highlights Human Cost of FDA's Failure to Investigate Medical Devices

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new history of shock treatment (electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT) - "Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know About Shock Treatment" ( Rutgers University Press) - reveals the human costs of the Food and Drug Administration's failure to ...

Bill Saunders Joins Americans United for Life, Set to Expand Efforts to Protect Human Life Internationally

WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- William L. "Bill" Saunders today joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Senior Counsel. Mr. Saunders will be leading the development of an international edition of AUL's definitive legal guide Defending Life and contributing ...

FDA's Hydroxycut Recall Highlights the Need for Stem Cell Innovations' ACTIVTox Human Liver Testing

HOUSTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stem Cell Innovations' (Pink Sheets: SCLL) ACTIVTox(R) human liver toxicity tests are the only products on the market using a standardized human liver cell line to identify potential toxicities associated with nutraceuticals and dietary supplements. This ...

Physicians for Human Rights Calls for the Release of Sri Lankan Doctors

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) demands the immediate release of three Sri Lankan physicians whom the Sri Lankan Army (SLA) detained on May 16, 2009. Cambridge, MA (Vocus) May 18, 2009 -- Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) demands the immediate release of three Sri...

Researchers study the human factor in spread of pandemic illness

CLEMSON Industrial engineers Sandra Garrett of Clemson University and Barrett Caldwell of Purdue University have proposed a new system to warn of an impending pandemic by monitoring signals in human behavior. The system could result in using a simple icon on a television screen to warn of future ...

Physicians for Human Rights and 20 Countries Demand Iran Release AIDS Doctors

A Nobel Peace Prize laureate organization and a coalition of health and human rights activists held simultaneous events in New York, Washington, DC, and 20 countries on Tuesday to call for the release of two Iranian physicians imprisoned since June. New York, NY (PRWEB)...

Scientists discover how smallpox may derail human immune system

GAINESVILLE, Fla. University of Florida researchers have learned more about how smallpox conducts its deadly business discoveries that may reveal as much about the human immune system as they do about one of the world's most feared pathogens. In findings to be published this week in the onlin...

InDevR's FluChip detects and distinguishes swine-origin H1N1 from human influenza viruses

InDevR, a small biotech company in Boulder, CO, and the Influenza Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta confirmed today that the M gene version of InDevR's FluChip can detect swine-origin H1N1 influenza A viruses and clearly distinguish them from seasonal infl...

Dieters Dealt a Body Blow From Recent Labeling of Hydroxycut as Unsafe for Human Consumption

Food Intolerance Testing: Natural Alternative to Hydroxycut? DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The country's estimated 50 million dieters were dealt a body blow on Friday when the FDA declared Hydroxycut (containing hydroxycitric acid, a purported liver toxin) unsafe for human cons...

Pelosi Statement on Senate Confirmation of Kathleen Sebelius as Health and Human Services Secretary

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to serve as the next Health and Human Services Secretary: "I congratulate Governor Kathleen Sebelius on her confirmati...

Kidney Care Partners Applauds Governor Sebelius's Appointment as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Dialysis Community Confident of Kansas Governor's Record of Patients First and Prowess at Navigating Complex Health Care Issues WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kidney Care Partners, a coalition of patient advocates, dialysis professionals, care providers and manufacturers wor...

US Oncology Commends Governor Sebelius' Confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services

Kansas Governor a Strong Choice Due to Experience in Navigating Complex Health Care Access Issues, Working Across Party Lines to Promote Reform WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- US Oncology, which supports one of the nation's largest cancer treatment and research networks ...

National Patient Advocate Foundation Applauds Confirmation of Governor Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services

Sebelius' Commitment to Health Care Reform Assures Strong Leadership for Office's Mission to Drive Widespread Health Care Reform WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF) - a national, non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of cr...

Mayo clinic study finds gene bringing together animal and human research in alcoholism

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- An important genetic study conducted through Mayo Clinic has identified vital new information concerning alcoholism in subjects with European ancestry, according to a recent issue of Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research . Research findings indicate that alcohol dep...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Gene Bringing Together Animal and Human Research in Alcoholism

ROCHESTER, Minn., April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An important genetic study conducted through Mayo Clinic has identified vital new information concerning alcoholism in subjects with European ancestry, according to a recent issue of Alcohol: Clinical and Experimental Research . ...

David Mack Joins Ameritox as Vice President for Human Resources

BALTIMORE, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox, the U.S. leader in pain prescription monitoring, is pleased to announce that David Mack has joined the company as vice president of human resources. Mack will oversee all of the company's human resource functions, including recruiting, employee relat...

First noninvasive technique to accurately predict mutations in human brain tumors

DENVER Donald O'Rourke, MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and colleagues, were able to accurately predict the specific genetic mutation that caused brain cancer in a group of patients studied using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The re...

New Human Study Reinforces Antioxidant Benefits of Tart Cherries

Scientists Discover Eating Cherries May Elevate Antioxidant Activity in the Body NEW ORLEANS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating just one and a half servings of tart cherries could significantly boost antioxidant activity in the body, according to new University of Michigan research reported a...
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