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Pitt receives $13.4 million NIH grant to create virtual models for epidemics

PITTSBURGH, July 31 As the world prepares for a probable resurgence of H1N1 in the coming months, University of Pittsburgh researchers are controlling the spread of infectious diseases virtually with a $13.4 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to establish a Center of Excellence in ...

Wolters Kluwer Health's New Forecasting Service Models Pharma's Future

inThought offers market data, analysis and forecasting from a single source BRIDGEWATER, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health, pharmacy...

All Olympus Digital Voice Recorder Models Reviewed at Recorders.com

Recorders.com reviews every Olympus digital voice recorder prior to offering them to the public. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 9, 2009 -- An Olympus digital voice recorder has long been a valuable and intelligent piece of equipment for students, professionals and everyda...

New Health Plan Payment Models Are Improving Patient Quality and Safety

Private-Sector Solutions Essential for Sustainable Health Care Reform WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Private-sector strategies to improve health care quality and value are an essential component of comprehensive health care reform, according to America's Health Insurance Plan...

IOM Summit Provides Models for Health Reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before one of the largest and most diverse audience ever assembled at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public held this week brought forth emerging strategies for addressing some of the major pr...

Case Western Reserve professor helps control infectious diseases with models and math

CLEVELAND Can an algebraic equation hold the secret to eradicating malaria or schistosomiasis? A Case Western Reserve University mathematics professor is utilizing the combination of algorithms and models in an effort to assist his medical colleagues in the fight against infectious diseases. ...

Mathematical models of adaptive immunity

More than five million people die every year from infectious diseases, despite the availability of numerous antibiotics and vaccines. The discovery of penicillin to treat bacterial infections, along with the development of vaccines for previously incurable virus diseases such as polio and smallpo...

Surprisingly, female models have negative effect on men

COLUMBIA, Mo. Many studies have shown that media images of female models have had a negative impact on how woman view their own bodies, but does this same effect hold true when men view male models? A leading researcher of media effects on body image at the University of Missouri looked at the ef...

New Technologies and Care Enhancement Models Will Add $1.4 Billion to the Diabetic Care Market in 2013

DALLAS, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- New technology-enabled monitoring solutions and services will reshape the diabetic care market and earn $1.4 billion in product and service revenues by 2013, according to Parks Associates' Enhancing Diabetic Care through Intelligent Medical Devices. This execut...

Creating lung cancer risk models for specific populations refines prediction

HOUSTON - Lung cancer risk prediction models are enhanced by taking into account risk factors by race and by measuring DNA repair capacity, according to research teams led by epidemiologists at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in two complementary papers appearing in the Septem...

New Website Showcases 24 Promising Models That Are Transforming How Health Care Is Delivered

Health Workforce Solutions LLC Identifies Promising and Replicable Solutions For Lowering Costs, Improving Quality and Keeping Patients Satisfied SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When a large urban hospital in Florida put nurses in charge of managing and facilitating round-the-clock...

In vitro models will minimize animal use in arthritis studies

COLUMBIA, Mo. Its hard to think of scientists in laboratories working toward solutions for medical problems without mice or other laboratory animals, but animals roles in at least one major research laboratory may soon be minimal. Researchers at the University of Missouri-Columbia's Comparati...

NIH awards Phylonix phase II SBIR to develop zebrafish models for eye diseases

Cambridge, MA October 2, 2007 Phylonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a $1,092,031 Phase II Small Business Innovation Grant (SBIR) from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop zebrafish eye disease models for drug screening...

Computer models help raise the bar for sporting achievement

Computer models now under development could enhance the design of sports equipment to help people of all abilities realise their sporting potential. The models, more sophisticated and more specialised than others previously used in sports equipment design, produce unprecedentedly realistic simu...

Novel DNA vaccine leads to kidney damage prevention in systemic lupus erythematosus models

Copenhagen, Denmark, Thursday 11 June 2009: DNA vaccination using lupus autoantigens and interleukin-10 (IL-10, a cytokine that plays an important role in regulating the immune system) has potential as a novel therapy to induce antigen specific tolerance and may help to prevent kidney damage in pa...

Turmeric extract suppresses fat tissue growth in rodent models

BOSTON (May 18, 2009) Curcumin, the major polyphenol found in turmeric, appears to reduce weight gain in mice and suppress the growth of fat tissue in mice and cell models. Researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA) studied mice fed...

Growth factor protects key brain cells in Alzheimer's models

Memory loss, cognitive impairment, brain cell degeneration and cell death were prevented or reversed in several animal models after treatment with a naturally occurring protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). The study by a University of California, San Diego-led team published ...

Cord Blood America CEO Announces Aggressive Acquisition Strategy, Increased Investor Relations Efforts, New Stem Cell Storage Models

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cord Blood America, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CBAI), the umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation company ( http://www.cordblood-america.com ) focused on bringing the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and int...

Researchers train the immune system to deliver virus that destroys cancer in lab models

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- An international team of researchers led by Mayo Clinic have designed a technique that uses the bodys own cells and a virus to destroy cancer cells that spread from primary tumors to other parts of the body through the lymphatic system. In addition, their study shows that this ...

EntreMed Presents Results for ENMD-1198 and Vincristine in Preclinical Leukemia Models

Prolonged Survival in Leukemia Models Demonstrated ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced the presentati...

Millar Instruments Launches Complete Pressure-Volume System for Large and Small Animal Models

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Millar Instruments, Inc. developer and manufacturer of Mikro-Tip(R) pressure transducer catheters and pressure-volume (P-V) systems, today announced the launch of its MPVS Ultra(TM) P-V system for both small and large animal models. The MPVS Ultra simulta...

Too Skinny Models Banned from Performing in Rome Fashion Show

Fifteen models were kicked out of a Rome fashion show late Tuesday for being too thin, sparking new debate on anorexia in the fashion industry . "I asked that girls with abnormal measurements shouldn't work ... (and) had to fire 15 who were under (French) size 36 (US size eight)," Raffaella...

FICCI Proposes Models To Solve Indias Healthcare Crisis

An industrial body recognizing the downward trend of access to quality health care in India, has suggested two things needed to reverse the situation- more money and a significant private-public partnership. According to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), ...

IIT Delhi Scientist Finds Climate Models Consistent With Ocean Warming Observations

Climate models represent variability in ocean heat content on interannual-to-decadal time scales much more realistically than previously believed , a study by an Indian scientist has revealed. Krishna Achuta Rao, previously at Livermore's Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercompari...

Unique Models Help Teach Nanoscience to the Blind

At the root of scientific study are observations made with the eyes; yet in nanoscience, our eyes fail// us. The smallest object we can see still looms thousands of times larger than a typical nano-sized structure. Even the most powerful microscopes can't peer into the nanoscale directly. ...

AMA Wants Government Action To Make Models ‘Models Of Good Health

As Australian Fashion Week activities commence around the country, the AMA is calling on the Federal Government to work with the fashion industry and health professionals to// introduce guidelines to control the body image promoted by fashion models. Such guidelines would help prevent low sel...

Indian Models are a Healthy Lot

As the western supermodels are paying fatally to keep thin, the Indian fashion fraternity says the insistence here is a well-grown body that suits the sari or the lehenga and the// models must keep healthy. "Indian models are a healthy lot", they say, and, are away from harm's way. The...

New Cardiovascular Risk Prediction Models Developed for Women

Researchers have developed a more accurate way to predict the risk of developing cardiovascular disease among women, according// to a study in the issue of JAMA. "In the decade between 1956 and 1966, investigators in Framingham, Mass., defined age, hypertension (high blood pressure), smoking,...

Spanish Fashion Show Rejects Five Models as too Thin

A top Spanish fashion show, the Pasarela Cibeles, has rejected five models from its team of 69 for being too thin//,the show's nutritionist said. "Some of the girls were rejected due to a very low body mass index of 16 - the equivalent of being 1.80 meters and weighing less than 50 kg," said ...

Mouse Models To Determine The Cause Of Aggressive Leukemia

According to the research conducted by the scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital it was found that mutation and loss of tumor suppressor gene resulted in aggressive leukemias.// Researchers have used mouse models to determine the reason behind aggressive nature and drug resistant natu...

Indian Fashion Beckons International Models

With India making its presence felt on the world fashion map, it is attracting international models who are not only eager to walk the ramp here but also try their luck in Bollywood. Over the years Indian fashion matured as designers stopped copying Western motifs blindly. India emerged as...

Latest IPCC Report Highlights Need for Integrated Climate/human Behavior Models

Adapting to the global climate change impacts outlined in the IPCC's Working Group 2 Report, "Climate Change 2007: Impacts, Adaptation// and Vulnerability", will require new evaluation tools to help choose the best way forward, according to the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP), an...

Spain Launches Movement Against Skinny Fashion Models

When the Spanish capital Madrid decided to replace the thin beauty ideal with that of curvy "real" women, it was the kind of move that millions of women// around the world appeared to have silently waited for. Madrid's measures to ban very skinny fashion models and to promote healthy images o...

Fashion Industry Takes Its Toll on Young Models

As they stride down the catwalk with their long, slender legs, they seem almost perfect and in a way untouchable, these young women who will be showing off the creations of// the top couturiers during the New York Fashion Week. But now these much-admired models who are participating in the f...

Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for Ban on Underweight Models

The Academy for Eating Disorders, an international organization for eating disorder treatment, research and education professionals//, calls for a global ban on the use of severely underweight models in fashion shows and in fashion magazines, and encourages the industry to adopt a minimum acceptabl...

Women's Self-Esteem Not Lowered By Seeing Ultra Thin Models

Thin models, believed to set unrealistic standards of beauty are most commonly blamed for lowering self-esteem of women who watch the advertisement. Based on this trend, // a lot of marketing companies (including Dove) have started looking out for realistic-looking models to convey messages in an e...

Expanding Health Coverage May Not Improve Access

...ee that everyone will have access to care -- unless payment reforms and new models of care are adopted, some experts say. Significantly expanding coverage ...alth-care organizations across the country are experimenting with different models of care, the report finds. One is the use of online consultations for patie...

Hill-Rom Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

... and manage its operations and provides the information to assist investors in performing financial analysis that is consistent with financial models developed by research analysts. Investors should consider non-GAAP measures in addition to, not as a substitute for, or as superior to, measur...

The New Next Generation Hot Tub

...s a little time and research, especially since there are so many brands and models to choose from. Shoppers should consider that owning a hot tub means formin... ." New-and-Improved Hot Tubs For 2009, all Hot Spring spa models received a next generation update - complete with state-of-the-art controls...

iPierian Appoints Dr. Chad Cowan and Dr. Konrad Hochedlinger to Scientific Advisory Board

...pertise of this SAB will further our efforts of developing disease-relevant models to discover drugs, and translating these efforts into new therapies for pat...f success for drug candidates. iPierian plans to use precise human disease models to find new molecular targets and develop proprietary therapeutic small mol...
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