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Brown professor continues debate over recovered memory

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] Fueling the debate over the controversial psychiatric disorder known as dissociative amnesia, or repressed memory, Brown University political scientist Ross Cheit is challenging claims by two Harvard University psychiatrists. At issue is how to prove whether t...

Colorado professor recognized for outstanding published work in public health systems research

CHICAGO, Ill. (June 30, 2009)AcademyHealth and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have recognized the research of Danielle Varda, Ph.D., as the best scientific work that the field of public health systems research (PHSR) has produced and published in 2008. Dr. Varda, an assistant professor in the...

Penn State professor investigates estrogen, heart disease connection in women

A new study on old rats by a Penn State researcher will shed light on the connection between estrogen deficiency, heart disease and aging in women. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over the age of 75. After menopause, women lose their ability to produce the hormone estrogen ...

K-State professor awarded $1.48 million to study LASIK complictions

Gary Conrad, a university distinguished professor at Kansas State University's Division of Biology, has received a four-year grant renewal of $1.48 million from The National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study the cornea. "The NIH renewal will make Conrad's grant the lon...

Nobel Prize Winner Professor Muhammad Yunus Leading Delegation From Bangladesh to World Health Care Congress to Advance Affordable Health Care Innovations

Health Care innovations and opportunities attract attendees from more than 35 countries and delegations from over 12 to the 6th Annual World Health Care Congress April 14-16, 2009, Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank and a deleg...

UCSF professor to receive IADR Pulp Biology and Regeneration Award

Alexandria, Va. The 2009 Pulp Biology and Regeneration Award is being presented to Dr. Pamela DenBesten, from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), USA. The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) will present the award at its 87th General Session & Exhibition in Miami,...

Pulmo BioTech Inc. Announces Appointment of Professor John Wallwork as Chairman

NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pulmo BioTech Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: PLMO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor John Wallwork to the Board of the company as non-exec Chairman. Commenting on the appointment, Garry McCann, Pulmo BioTech's CEO, said "we are delight...

U of Minnesota professor authors report the state of health care journalism

Just as President Obama is promising major health reform, huge cutbacks in the news business are creating new challenges for health journalists who are trying to report on those policy issues, according to the survey and report written by Gary Schwitzer, associate professor in the University of Mi...

Amira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Expands its Scientific Advisory Board and Appoints Dr. Paul Anderson, Professor Jerold Chun and Professor Andrew Tager

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Amira Pharmaceuticals, a small molecule pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and early development of compounds to treat inflammatory diseases, today announced the appointment of Dr. Paul Anderson, Professor Jerold Chun and Professor Andrew Tager to its...

MU professor recommends changing drivers' perceptions of law enforcement to deter drunk driving

COLUMBIA, Mo. Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that an estimated 2 million drunk drivers with three or more convictions will be on the roads this holiday season. In 2007, approximately 1,500 people nationwide were killed in crashes that involve...

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. ...

Too much commitment may be unhealthy for relationships, UH psychology professor says

Romantic relationships establish special bonds between partners. Oftentimes, passionate rapport leads to permanent partnerships, and ultimately, the start of families. Sometimes, however, one or both partners place too much emotional weight on their relationship. As a result, men or women may t...

Rutgers College of Nursing professor and her 2 students receive PSN Editor's Award

(NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 12, 2008) The American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses presented its Plastic Surgical Nurses (PSN) Editor's Award to Marlene Rankin, a Rutgers College of Nursing faculty member, and her two co-authors, during its annual convention in Chicago Nov. 1. Rankin, clinical ass...

U of T professor first Canadian woman to win prestigious international science prize

TORONTO, ON. Eugenia Kumacheva of the University of Toronto's Department of Chemistry has been cited as one of the world's top women scientists. The L'Oral-UNESCO Women in Science prize only one of five awarded each year is being awarded to Kumacheva for her work in designing and developin...

Using math model, NJIT professor names MVP and Cy Young award contenders

NJIT's Bruce Bukiet, a mathematician who has applied mathematical modeling techniques to elucidate the dynamics of run scoring in baseball, is now applying his methods to ascertain the players most deserving of major league baseball's prestigious 2008 Most Valuable Player (MVP) and Cy Young awards...

University of Cincinnati professor receives Neuroradiology Society's highest honor

The American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) recently awarded Robert Lukin, MD, the organization's highest honor: the Gold Medal. The University of Cincinnati (UC) professor of radiology and former chair accepted the award at the society's annual meeting in New Orleans on June 5, 2008. The...

Stanford Professor Barry M. Trost Visits WuXi PharmaTech and Gives Two Seminars

SHANGHAI, China, May 21 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (NYSE: WX), a leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device research and development outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, is proud to announce that the distinguished Stanford University Pro...

Nursing professor leads the way for 'telepsychiatry' by nurses to treat postpartum depression

(May 8, 2008, Toronto, ON) Women suffering with postpartum depression may in future be able to receive psychotherapy from a specially trained nurse over the phone, eliminating barriers to treatment such as distance, time, or the availability of a psychologist or psychiatrist. Dr. Cindy-Lee Den...

US honor for professor Jerry Adams

The National Academy of Sciences of the United States has announced that WEHIS Professor Jerry Adams has been elected a member of this prestigious organization of scientists and engineers. The NAS citation notes that he was elected in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in...

NYU dental professor discovers biological clock

Why do rats live faster and die younger than humans? A newly discovered biological clock provides tantalizing clues. This clock, or biological rhythm, controls many metabolic functions and is based on the circadian rhythm, which is a roughly 24-hour cycle that is important in determining sleep...

Princeton Professor David W. C. MacMillan Lectured WuXi PharmaTech Scientists

SHANGHAI, China, March 31 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech, the leading pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device R&D outsourcing company with operations in China and the United States, was very honored to have Professor David W. C. MacMillan, a renowned researcher from Princeton ...

MSU professor earns Bowditch Award for work on hypertension

BETHESDA, Md. (March 26, 2008) -- The American Physiological Society has awarded Michigan State University Professor Stephanie W. Watts the 2008 Henry Pickering Bowditch Memorial Award for early-career achievement. The award goes to a scientist younger than 42 years whose accomplishments are both ...

Danny Calegari Appointed the Richard Merkin Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology

PASADENA, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Danny Calegari has been appointed as the Richard Merkin Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Richard Merkin, President of Heritage Provider Network and avid math enthusiast, chose the Mathematics Depart...

Whale music captivates NJIT Professor David Rothenberg for new book, CD

Whale sounds from thump to song have long struck a chord with NJIT humanities professor, writer and musician David Rothenberg. The rhythms so captivated the intrepid clarinetist that he spent much of last year playing interspecies duets with these melodic mammals. The results have been captured l...

Protalix BioTherapeutics Appoints Professor Roger D. Kornberg to Board of Directors

CARMIEL, Israel, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (Amex: PLX ), announced today that Professor Roger D. Kornberg, renowned Biochemist and laureate of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, has been appointed to the Company's board of directors. Professor Kornberg is a...

Louisiana Tech professor is Small Times' Innovator of the Year

Dr. Yuri Lvov, a chemistry professor in Louisiana Techs Institute for Micromanufacturing, has been named Small Times 2007 Innovator of the Year, beating candidates from Princeton University and companies across the nation. The results will be printed in the journals January 2008 issue. Lvov ...

Boston University School of Medicine Professor receives award from American Heart Association

Boston, MAMargaret Kelly-Hayes, EdD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, a clinical professor of neurology at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and an investigator at the Framingham Heart Study, was recently awarded the Stroke Council Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). The award was presented ...

Rutgers College of Nursing emerita professor Beverly Whipple receives FSSS book award

(NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 12, 2007) The Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (FSSS) presented its Bonnie and Vern L. Bullough Book Award to Rutgers College of Nursing emerita faculty member Beverly Whipple for her co-authored book The Science of Orgasm during its 50th anniversary meeting o...

George Mason University professor receives $2.6 million NIH grant to study Alzheimer's disease

Fairfax, Va. (Sept. 25, 2007) George Mason University professor of psychology, Raja Parasuraman, has received a $2.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research regarding the detection and prevention of Alzheimer's disease. His program, "Apolipoprotein, Attention and ...

University of Nevada School of Medicine Professor Confirms Accuracy Through Validation Study Using the CSI Health Station Model 6K

Computerized Screening, Inc. (CSI) participates in methodology study of ausculatory method vs. patented multiple technique blood pressure readings compared to ANSI/AAMI SP 10 Standards. RENO, Nev., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor of Pharmacology Dr. Iain L.O. Buxton at the U...

University of Iowa professor identifies new eating disorder

A University of Iowa professor is making a case for a new eating disorder she calls purging disorder. The disorder is similar to bulimia nervosa in that both syndromes involve eating, then trying to compensate for the calories. What sets the disorders apart is the amount of food consumed and t...

IADR Oral Medicine and Pathology Research Award presented to UCLA professor

Alexandria, Va. The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is presenting its 2009 Oral Medicine & Pathology Research Award to Dr. Cun-Yu Wang, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. The award will be presented at the IADR 87th General Session & Exhibition in Mia...

Psychology of Face Transplants is Subject of New Book by Allegheny College Professor

MEADVILLE, Pa., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carla Bluhm, a developmental psychologist and visiting assistant professor at Allegheny College , and Nathan Clendenin, Allegheny class of 2007, have recently completed a book on the psychology of face transplants. (Logo: http://www.n...

N.J. nurses are overworked according to Rutgers College of Nursing professor

(NEWARK, N.J., Nov. 12, 2007) New Jersey registered nurses are teetering on the brink of exhaustion due to heavier work loads, feeling that they are not able to provide proper patient care and receiving little support from management, according to a survey conducted by Rutgers College of Nursing...

Expert on Emerging Infectious Zoonotic Diseases Joining K-State as a Regents Distinguished Professor

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juergen Richt, lead scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Animal Disease Center and an adjunct professor at Iowa State University, will be joining Kansas State University as a Regents Distinguished Professor. Richt's a...

Dartmouth Professor Makes Case for Ethically Universal Stem Cell Lines

Human embryonic stem cells (hESC), those very young cells that are a biological blank slate, have the potential to become more specialized, contributing to the workings of a wide variety of organs and tissues. Their potential to treat diseases such as Parkinsons is slow to be realized because of t...

US Professor Helping India Deal With Global Warming

Growing concern over the potential impact of global warming has spurred international action with a team led by a US professor developing an environmental observation system// for India. Robert Twilley, associate vice chancellor of research and economic development at Louisiana State Universi...

Law Professor Finds Home Health Care Workers Have Few Legal Protections

As more and more Americans turn to in-home health care workers to take care of elderly family members, research from a University of Iowa law professor has found nobody is// taking care of the caregivers. Peggie Smith, an expert in employment law, has found that most home health care workers ...

Arrest of Professor over Distribution of Banned Drug

Iranian professor, Prof. Allagholi Elahi was arrested by police in Uganda after failing to comply with the ban on the anti-Aids drug// and tuberculosis herb (Khomeini). The professor who is also the director of Elahi International Initiatives for Development and Education (IEIIDE) is facing fou...

Soya Found To Affect Women's Ability To Conceive: Professor

A chemical contained in soya damages human sperm while on their journey through the fallopian// tubes to fertilise an egg and could thus affect a woman's ability to conceive, a British female academic has found. Lynn Fraser of King's College in London told a European fertility conference in C...
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