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Promising biomarker and candidate tumor suppressor gene identified for colorectal cancer

Researchers have identified a new candidate tumor suppressor gene in colorectal cancer and examined its use as a potential biomarker in stool samples, according to a new study published online June 17 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . In the study, Manon van Engeland, Ph.D., of...

Advances in Medical Technology Identified as a Primary Driver of Increased Costs

Institute releases report on health care costs ATLANTA, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent report issued by the WellPoint Institute of Health Care Knowledge revealed some startling facts about health care costs in America. The report identified the primary drivers of increased health care ...

Newly Identified Compounds May Inhibit Strep Infection

Discovery shows promise for reducing bacterial growth FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Six compounds that may help fight strep infections have been identified by U.S. researchers. Antibiotic resistance is becoming more common among infection-causing bacteria, researchers have warne...

Glutamate Identified As Predictor of Disease Progression in Multiple Sclerosis

UCSF researchers have identified a correlation between higher levels of glutamate, which occurs naturally in the brain as a byproduct of metabolism, and greater disease burden in multiple sclerosis patients. (Vocus) April 30, 2009 -- UCSF researchers have identified a c...

Early-stage lung cancer identified using computer-aided system

A computer-aided detection (CAD) method may help radiologists identify cancerous lung nodules at an early stage, according to a study performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, MD. "In our study we identified 88 nodules that were not detected at the time of interpreta...

WNS Identified at Six Sites in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife biologists continue to monitor bat hibernacula, the number of sites where bats have been confirmed infected or dying from White Nose Syndrome (WNS) has risen to six. The sites are two abandoned mines near ...

Compounds that trigger beta cell replication identified by JDRF funded researchers

February 25, 2009, New York, NY Researchers at the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF) have identified a set of compounds that can trigger the proliferation of insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, using sophisticated high-throughput screening techniques. The st...

Human papillomavirus lesion identified at the dentist

CHICAGO (February 18, 2009) - Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of viruses that includes more than 100 different strains or types and is the most common sexually transmitted virus. The American Social Health Association (ASHA) reports that 75 percent or more of sexually active Americans will c...

Toxicity mechanism identified for Parkinson's disease

Neurologists have observed for decades that Lewy bodies, clumps of aggregated proteins inside cells, appear in the brains of patients with Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. The presence of Lewy bodies suggests underlying problems in protein recycling and waste disposal, ...

Genetic Markers Identified for Alcohol Response in UCSF Gallo Study

Researchers at the UCSF Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center have identified a region on the human genome that appears to determine how strongly drinkers feel the effects of alcohol and thus how prone they are to alcohol abuse. (Vocus) December 9, 2008 -- Researche...

11 New Cholesterol Genes Identified

Could be targets for drug treatment, researchers note MONDAY, Dec. 8 (HealthDay News) -- An international research team that screened the genes of more than 40,000 people has identified 11 more regions that govern levels of blood fats such as LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. "Thes...

Stem cells with potential to regenerate injured liver tissue identified by Penn researchers

PHILADELPHIA - A novel protein marker has been found that identifies rare adult liver stem cells, whose ability to regenerate injured liver tissue has the potential for cell-replacement therapy. For the first time, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine led by Linda Green...

3 clinical features identified to avoid misdiagnosis of TIAs

For mini-strokes, or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), both overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis can be perilous. Overdiagnosis neglects the real underlying illness. Underdiagnosis leaves a patient at risk of a full-fledged stroke. Both expose patients to erroneous therapies with potential side ef...

PUR Water Filtration Systems Can Remove Pharmaceuticals Identified in U.S. Tap Water - More Than 99 Percent for PUR Faucet Filters and More Than 96 Percent for PUR Pitchers*

A new consumer survey finds that 94 percent of Americans would be "concerned" to learn their drinking water contained pharmaceuticals CINCINNATI, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- P&G (NYSE: PG ) announced today that its PUR Water Filtration Systems (PUR) can remove more than 99 percent o...

'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 ...

Deer Farm Industry in Michigan Issues Statement on the Recent Chronic Wasting Disease Case Identified on a Kent County Deer Farm

HILLMAN, Mich., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recent news about Michigan's first identified case of chronic wasting disease (CWD), members of the deer farming community have issued the following statement. With hunting season fast approaching, the tragic incident regarding a CWD pos...

Medicsight ColonCAD Technology Successfully Identified Cancer in 100% of Patients Included in Data Presented at ESGAR 2008

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC (AIM: MDST), a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (Amex: MGT ) (the "Company"), and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software, today announced that data presented at t...

Immune system pathway identified to fight allergens, asthma

PITTSBURGH, May 7 For the first time, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have identified genetic components of dendritic cells that are key to asthma and allergy-related immune response malfunction. Targeting these elements could result in more effective drugs to tre...

New regulatory circuit identified for aggressive, malignant brain tumor

Research using a newly developed algorithm has significantly advanced understanding of the molecular events associated with the most common primary brain tumor in adults, human glioblastoma (GBM). The research, published by Cell Press in the April issue of the journal Cancer Cell, validates known ...

VA Leadership Vows to Fix Problems Identified at Marion VA Medical Center

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today affirmed its determination to quickly address problems at its Marion, Ill., hospital. The VA today released the results of two investigations into concerns involving patient care at the Marion facility...

A new significance of LVD and angiogenic MVD is identified in human primary SCRC

Lymphangiogenesis and angiogenesis are critical processes for tumor growth, invasion and metastasis. Angiogenesis has established its role in the development and progression of a variety of malignancies, playing a crucial role in the dissemination of the tumor cells. However, because of the lack o...

Domestic violence identified as stressor associated with smoking

Boston, MA -- Using a large population survey in India, a new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers has found an association between domestic violence and adult smoking. The study appears in the December 11, 2007 issue of the journal Tobacco Control. Smoking and chewing...

Pheromones identified that trigger aggression between male mice

A family of proteins commonly found in mouse urine is able to trigger fighting between male mice, a study in the Dec. 6, 2007, issue of Nature has found. The study, which is the first to identify protein pheromones responsible for the aggression response in mice, was funded in part by the National...

Genes identified that protect against heart damage from chemotherapy

A series of genes that protect cells from the powerful, common chemotherapeutic agent doxorubicin has been identified by researchers working to understand how the drug also can destroy the heart. We found a series of genes that are very important for cell survival in the face of doxorubicin, say...

Common Early-Warning Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer Identified in CDC/Thomson Healthcare Study

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a study published in the Journal of Women's Health, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Thomson Healthcare (NYSE: TOC ; TSK: TOC) found a distinct pattern of medical signs and symptoms that occurred prior to...

High and mighty: first common height gene identified by researchers behind 'obesity gene' finding

Whilst we all know that tall parents are more likely to have tall children, scientists have been unable to identify any common genes that make people taller than others. Now, however, scientists have identified the first gene, known as HMGA2, a common variant of which directly influences height. ...

Weight-Loss Enzyme Identified

Researchers may have found a way to curb hunger, rev up energy TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing levels of a brain enzyme may curb appetite and boost energy, thereby helping people to control their weight, says a new study. Prolylcarboxypeptidase (PRCP) regulates the al...

Genes Linked to Cholesterol in Cells Are Identified

Discovery could lead to new treatment targets, researchers say,, TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- Twenty genes that play major roles in controlling cholesterol within cells have been identified by German researchers, who said that some of the genes may play a role in heart disease r...

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...

Potent metastasis inhibitor identified

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have isolated a potent inhibitor of tumor metastasis made by tumor cells, one that could potentially be harnessed as a cancer treatment. Their findings were published in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences duri...

Process controlling T cell growth and production identified

HOUSTON (May 3, 2009) Identifying one of the processes that plays a role in nave and memory T-cells' growth and production could one day lead to better vaccines and possibly more effective cancer immunotherapy, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in a re...

New risk variant for atopic dermatitis identified

Scientists of the Max Delbrck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch and Charit University Medical School, Berlin, Germany, in collaboration with researchers from the Klinikum rechts der Isar of Technical University Munich and Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, have identified a gene v...

New target for heart failure therapy identified

(PHILADELPHIA) A novel signaling pathway plays a significant role in the production of aldosterone, a hormone that promotes heart failure after a myocardial infarction, according to a study conducted by Thomas Jefferson University researchers. The findings, which will be published online thi...

Genes That Control Body's Salt Levels Are Identified

Whether finding will lead to treatment improvements remains unclear MONDAY, Feb. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The largest study of the effects of genetics on blood pressure in humans has linked variant versions of genes that control levels of salt in the body with high blood pressure, a majo...

Hard-to-Treat Leukemia Cell Subtype Identified

Discovery suggests new treatments for aggressive form of childhood disease, study says WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they may have identified a subtype of T-lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) in children that does not respond to standard intensive chemotherapy. ...

Gene which protects against lung cancer identified

A study led by researchers at The University of Nottingham has identified a gene that protects the body from lung cancer. The research, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , USA and funded by a 72,000 grant from the British Lung Foundation, has found that t...

New candidate genes for schizophrenia identified

Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disease characterized by disorganized behavior, delusions and hallucinations. Sadly, there is no clear understanding of its cause. Now, in a collaborative study, UCLA and Dutch researchers have identified three new candidate genes for schizophrenia that...

Protection for stressed-out bacteria identified

An international team of researchers is a step closer to understanding the spread of deadly diseases such as listeriosis, after observing for the first time how bacteria respond to stress. The research, published in the October issue of the prestigious international journal Science , details h...

Flaws in the barcoded technology used to reduce medication administration errors identified

PHILADELPHIA In the first study of its kind, researchers led by The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine's Ross Koppel, Ph.D. studied how hospital nurses actually use bar-coded technology that matches the right patient with the right dose of the right medication. The surprising result is...

Immune molecule that plays a powerful role in avoiding organ rejection identified

When a mouse's immune system is deciding whether to reject a skin graft, one powerful member of a molecular family designed to provoke such a response can effectively reduce the visibility of the mouse's own cells and help the graft survive, researchers say. "This is a molecule with huge poten...
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