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Smart Choices Program helps shoppers identify food and beverage choices

This summer, the Smart Choices Program TM will appear on hundreds of products in supermarkets and other retail outlets across the country. This first-ever uniform front-of-pack nutrition labeling program, developed by a diverse coalition of scientists, nutritionists, consumer organizations and foo...

Researchers Identify New Method to Selectively Kill Metastatic Melanoma Cells

An international team of researchers has identified a new method for selectively killing metastatic melanoma cells, which may lead to new areas for drug development in melanoma - a cancer that is highly resistant to current treatment strategies. Richmond, Va. (Vocus) Au...

Researchers identify new method to selectively kill metastatic melanoma cells

RICHMOND, Va. (August 3, 2009) An international team of researchers has identified a new method for selectively killing metastatic melanoma cells, which may lead to new areas for drug development in melanoma a cancer that is highly resistant to current treatment strategies. Researchers from V...

Fox Chase researchers identify differences in treatments and outcomes of patients with second primary lung cancers versus those with one primary lung cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (August 1, 2009)Patients with second primary lung cancers (SPLC), when compared to those with one primary lung cancer (OPLC), are more likely to have localized disease at the time of diagnosis and are more likely to receive surgical treatment rather than radiation treatment. However,...

Pinpointing cause of colic: UT Houston researchers identify organism

Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston say one organism discovered during their study may unlock the key to what causes colic, inconsolable crying in an otherwise healthy baby. "Right now, pediatric gastroenterologists can treat just about anything that comes t...

For Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes, 89 Percent of Surveyed Endocrinologists Identify a Need for Additional GLP-1 Analogues and 71 Percent Say the Same About DPP-IV Inhibitors

WALTHAM, Mass., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that most surveyed clinicians identify a need for additional therapies from the GLP-1 analogue and DPP-IV inhibitor drug clas...

Ben-Gurion U. researchers identify how stressed fat tissue malfunctions

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, July 14, 2009 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, in a collaboration with colleagues from the University of Leipzig, Germany, have identified a signaling pathway that is operational in intra-abdominal fat, the fat depot that is most strongly tied to obesity-r...

Researchers identify individuals at risk for developing colon cancer

A new study identifies a group of individuals at increased risk for developing colon cancer and holds the promise for developing new tailored cancer treatments. The study in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is by Sanford Markowitz, M.D., Ph.D., the...

UCLA scientists identify how immune cells may help predict Alzheimer's risk

What if you could test your risk for Alzheimer's disease much like your cholesterol levels through a simple blood test? UCLA scientists have discovered a way to measure the amount of amyloid beta that is being absorbed by immune cells in the blood. Amyloid beta forms the plaques considered th...

Researchers identify potential patient safety risks among methadone maintenance treatment patients

(Boston) Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers have identified potential safety risks among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients due to the quantity and accuracy of medical record documentation. Improved communication and coordination among substance use treatment and medical provider...

Australian researchers identify genes that cause melanoma

Scientists from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) have found two new genes that together double a person's risk of developing melanoma. As part of an international study, a team at QIMR, led by Professors Nick Hayward and Grant Montgomery, studied the genes of almost 6,000 pe...

CDC's National Center for Environmental Health Works with Thomson Reuters to Help Identify and Track Illnesses Related to Harmful Algal Blooms

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Thomson Reuters is working with the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health to support development of the CDC's Harmful Algal Bloom-related Illness Surveillance System (HABISS). This unique system collects data o...

Measurements fail to identify TB patients who could benefit from shorter treatment course

Tuberculosis (TB) is a difficult infection to treat and requires six months of multiple antibiotics to cure it. To combat the TB pandemic, a shorter and simpler drug treatment would be a huge advance since most TB occurs in resource-limited settings with poor public health infrastructures. T...

As college drinking problems rise, new studies identify effective prevention strategies

Alcohol-related deaths among U.S. college students rose from 1,440 deaths in 1998 to 1,825 in 2005, along with increases in heavy drinking and drunk driving, according to an article in the July supplement of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs . The special issue describes the result...

USC researchers identify DNA mutation that occurs at beginning point of T-cell lymphoma

Researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) have identified a key mechanism that causes chromosomes within blood cells to breakan occurrence that marks the first step in the development of human lymphoma. The study provides researchers with the clea...

Researchers identify 4 new targets for breast cancer

HOUSTON - Four suspects often found at the scene of the crime in cancer are guilty of the initiation and progression of breast cancer in mice that are resistant to the disease, a team led by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports in the June edition of Cancer C...

Researchers identify four new targets for breast cancer

HOUSTON - Four suspects often found at the scene of the crime in cancer are guilty of the initiation and progression of breast cancer in mice that are resistant to the disease, a team led by scientists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center reports in the June edition of Cancer C...

UNC scientists identify growth factor as possible cancer drug target

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - To grow and spread, tumors need new blood vessels, a process called angiogenesis. One growth factor that causes angiogenesis has been identified - vascular endothelial growth factor or VEGF - and drugs to inhibit VEGF are already in use. But not all tumors respond to the ther...

Jefferson researchers identify critical marker of response to gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer

(PHILADELPHIA) A protein related to aggressive cancers can actually improve the efficacy of gemcitabine at treating pancreatic cancer, according to a Priority Report in Cancer Research , published by researchers at Thomas Jefferson University. The protein, called Hu antigen R (HuR), is a stres...

Immunologists identify biochemical signals that help immune cells remember how to fight infection

DALLAS May 28, 2009 Immunology researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered how two biochemical signals play unique roles in promoting the development of a group of immune cells employed as tactical assassins. In their initial response, these immune cells, known as cytotoxi...

Minor league hockey players unable to identify concussion symptoms, study says

TORONTO, Ont., May 28, 2009 When Chicago Blackhawk's leading scorer Martin Havlat returned to the ice for game four of the Western Conference Final after sustaining a concussion only two days earlier, questions were raised surrounding his swift return. According to a new study by St. Michael's Ho...

Pediatrician creates easier way to identify kids' high BP

Pediatricians now have a new and simple way to diagnose a serious problem facing our nation's children thanks to David Kaelber, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., MetroHealth System pediatrician, internist, and chief medical informatics officer and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher ...

Researchers identify key proteins needed for ovulation

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions have identified in mice two proteins essential for ovulation to take place. The finding has implications for treating infertility resulting from a failure of ovulation to occur as well as for developing new means to prev...

Scientists identify gene in breast cancer pathway

May 12, 2009 (BRONX, NY) Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered how a gene crucial in triggering the spread of breast cancer is turned on and off. The findings could help predict whether breast tumors will metastasize and also reveal potential dru...

Researchers identify the gene responsible for a rare form of congenital anemia

This press release is available in French . Montreal, May 8, 2009 The latest electronic edition of the journal Nature Genetics reports the discovery of a new gene responsible for congenital sideroblastic anemia, a rare disease, mainly characterized by the presence of ringed sideroblasts in...

For Alzheimer's Disease, Surveyed Neurologists Identify a Therapy's Effect on Cognitive Decline as the Attribute That Most Influences Their Prescribing Decisions

The Combination of Bapineuzumab and Donepezil Will Earn Decision Resources' Gold Standard Status for the Indication in 2012, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms fo...

Researchers identify stroke predictors in black patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Predictors of atrial fibrillation (AF or afib) might offer physicians a better way to prevent stroke in blacks, according to a new study done by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. AF is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that commonly causes poor...

Experienced Critical Care and ER Doctor Offers Tips to Prevent and Identify Swine Flu

LOS ANGELES , April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The human swine flu outbreak is growing in the United States and internationally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 10 cases of the swine flu in California alone. Dr. Ritu Chopra has spent more than a decade studying emerge...

MCG participating in national study to identify genetic variants in schizophrenia

AUGUSTA, Ga. The Medical College of Georgia is part of a large national study examining the genes of 10,000 patients with schizophrenia and 10,000 healthy individuals in an effort to pinpoint variations that can improve disease diagnosis and treatment. Blood samples taken from each group will ...

K-State engineers create DNA sensors that could identify cancer using material only one atom thick

Kansas State University engineers think the possibilities are deep for a very thin material. Vikas Berry, assistant professor of chemical engineering, is leading research combining biological materials with graphene, a recently developed carbon material that is only a single atom thick. "The...

Health Officials Identify Source of Measles, Additional Places of Possible Exposure

Efforts to Contain Measles Outbreak Continue HARRISBURG, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Allegheny County Health Department, in coordination with UPMC's Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, today reported the source of the recent measles out...

Scientists Identify Key Gene That Protects Against Leukemia

Researchers have identified a gene that controls the rapid production and differentiation of the stem cells that produce all blood cell types -- a discovery that could eventually open the door to more streamlined treatments for leukemia and other blood cancers, in which blood cells proliferate ou...

Researchers identify personality traits

(Boston) - Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine's (BUSM) New England Centenarian Study have noted specific personality traits associated with healthy aging and longevity amongst the children of centenarians. The work was conducted in collaboration with scientists from the National...

Easter Seals Celebrates World Autism Awareness Day, Hosting Series of Community Forums to Identify Needed Services and Supports for Families

Easter Seals is shining the spotlight on its services for individuals living with autism, and sharing the results of Easter Seals Living With Autism Study to provide a roadmap for the services and supports that families living with autism desperately need. New York, Apr...

Occupational Therapy Practitioners Identify Early Signs Of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Help Families Participate In Daily Routines

April is Occupational Therapy, Autism Awareness Month. Bethesda, MD (Vocus) April 1, 2009 -- Though a December 2008 Easter Seals-sponsored study showed nearly 80 percent of surveyed families with a child with autism are extremely or very concerned about their child&rs...

Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes

Findings should lead to deeper understanding of the disease, experts say MONDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say they've spotted new gene variations that could boost the risk of sporadic breast cancer. The same team also confirmed previously identified associatio...

Study helps identify college drinkers who might continue excessive drinking as adults

COLUMBUS, Ohio College students who are problem drinkers using alcohol to cope with personal problems and boost self-confidence are more likely to continue excessive drinking into adulthood, a recent study suggests. The Ohio State University survey results suggest that adults who are still hig...

Penn researchers identify new protein important in breast cancer gene's role in DNA repair

PHILADELPHIA -- For years, researchers have known that under normal conditions, the breast cancer protein BRCA1 orchestrates the repair of damaged DNA, but the details of just how BRCA1 moves to the damaged site and recruits the right nuclear repairmen for DNA restoration remains a mystery. No...

Penn vet researchers identify a critical growth factor that stimulates sperm stem cells to thrive

PHILADELPHIA - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Pennsylvania State University have identified for the first time a specific "niche factor" in the mouse testes called colony stimulating factor 1, Csf1, that has a direct effect on sperm stem cell self-r...

Patients, Senate, House Members Identify Significant Medicare Savings While Increasing Quality of Patient Care

Medicare Coverage of Cost-Effective High-Quality Home Infusion Can be First Step in Initiating Healthcare Reform WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients on Medicare and Senato...
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