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New Surgical Device Revolutionizes Face Lifts, Abdominoplasty and Breast Reduction Surgery Promising Patients Quicker Recovery Time, Less Pain and Fewer Bruises

The all new PlasmaBlade, adopted by The Robert Zubowski MD Center For Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, promises plastic surgery patients quicker recovery time, less post-surgical pain, and less brusing than commonly used techniques in traditional plastic surgery practice in the New Jersey are...

Pistachio Industry Looks Toward a Promising 2009 Crop Year

FRESNO, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2009 pistachio harvest little more than two months away, pistachio growers and processors are anticipating a promising crop year with production expected to exceed 2008 levels. Growing conditions have been excellent and are expected to yield a high-q...

Delaware's Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Breakfast Highlights Promising Practices in Managing Chronic Disease Provides Solutions for Reduced Spending and Improved Patient Health

WILMINGTON, Del., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delaware's Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), a coalition committed to making chronic disease prevention and management a major part of comprehensive health reform, hosted a breakfast meeting today where partner and affiliate organizat...

Boston Heart Lab Named 'Most Promising Early Stage Company' 2009 by Silicom Ventures

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Heart Lab, a pioneer in specialized diagnostics for patients with heart disease, was named "Most Promising Early Stage Company" by Silicom Ventures at the angel investment organization's 2009 Investment Summit, which took place June 2-3, 2009, at ...

New Drug Promising Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

Golimumab might help where similar drugs failed, research finds MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- The immunosuppressive drug golimumab shows promise in treating rheumatoid arthritis patients who don't respond to other drugs, according to a new study. Golimumab is from the family of d...

Respiratory Rally a Promising Practice in the Fight Against Chronic Disease

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Recognizes Event for Great Work in Local Community INDIANAPOLIS, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- As the national health care debate takes center stage it is important to highlight local examples of promising practices in the prevention of chronic disease. The Am...

AGH Joins Select Group of Medical Centers in Study of Promising New Technology for Treatment of Heart Failure

Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh has joined a select group of leading cardiovascular disease centers in the United States exploring the efficacy of a promising new technology – called the DuraHeart Left-Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) - for the treatment of patients with adva...

17 of America's Most Promising Scientists Selected as 2009 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

PHILADELPHIA, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts today named 17 early-career scientists as Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Scholars receive a $240,000 award over four years to help support their work, which this year includes research related to cancer, Parkinson...

CORRECTION: Viral Genetics Pursues Promising New Therapy for Lyme Disease With Grant from Time for Lyme, Inc.

SAN MARINO, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On April 16, 2009 and March 18, 2009, biotechnology firm Viral Genetics, Inc. (Pink Sheets: VRAL) announced "that the company is pursing a promising new therapy for Lyme Disease with funding from Time for Lyme, Inc., and the Turn Corner Foundati...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Say Triple Drug Combination is Promising Option to Treat Metastatic HER2+ Breast Cancer

ORLANDO, Fla., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Combining two chemotherapy drugs with trastuzumab (Herceptin) to treat women who have metastatic HER2+ breast cancer may offer physicians another choice in their treatment options. At the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinica...

Triple drug combination is promising option to treat metastatic HER2+ breast cancer

ORLANDO Combining two chemotherapy drugs with trastuzumab (Herceptin) to treat women who have metastatic HER2+ breast cancer may offer physicians another choice in their treatment options. At the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), researchers from the Ma...

Alere's Dr. Gordon Norman Highlights Challenges and Promising Solutions to U.S. Healthcare System to International Health Insurance Executives

- Dr. Gordon Norman presents overview of US healthcare industry problems and solutions to attendees at International Federation of Health Plans Meeting in Boston - Noted universal recognition that U.S. gets among the worst value for its healthcare investment - Emphasized greater coordina...

New drug shows promising results for psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis affects about 11 percent of patients with psoriasis. Anti-tumor necrosis factor α (anti-TNFα) agents, which block signaling molecules that induce inflammation, improve the symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. Golimumab is a new human monoclonal antibody that works against...

Will Obama's Stem Cell Announcement Doom Promising Adult Stem Cell Research?

- Stem Cell Business Community Suggests Adult Stem Cell Advances Could Be Lost as Embryonic Researchers Compete for Funding SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Adult Stem Cell scientists and businesses are concerned that President Obama's executive order repealing restrictions on E...

Clinical trial finds microbicide promising as HIV prevention method for women

March 5, 2009 -- A clinical trial involving more than 3,000 women in the U.S. and southern Africa demonstrates for the first time the promise of a vaginal microbicide gel for preventing HIV infection in women. According to findings presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infe...

School-based intervention is a promising model for improving adolescent sleep habits

Westchester, Ill. A study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP shows that a school-based sleep intervention is a promising model for addressing adolescent sleep problems, given its high retention rate, cost-effectiveness and potential for promoting healthy sleep knowledge and practice. ...

New Study Reveals Shake-Up in the Most Promising AEC Markets for 2009

NATICK, Mass., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ZweigWhite's just-released 2009 AEC Industry Outlook: Strategy and Insight for Design & Construction Firms reveals a shake-up in the markets that firm leaders in the architecture, engineering, and environmental consulting industries expect to be most pr...

Delfigo Security Selected as One of Twenty Five Most Promising Startups by The Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference

Delfigo Security, a Boston based venture-backed technology startup has been selected to participate in the 12th Annual Wharton Entrepreneurship Conference (WEC25). The WEC25 Expo is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to present their ideas and products to a vast network of VCs and entrepreneurs. De...

Drugs from Biogen Idec and Merck are the Most Promising Therapies in Development in the Acute Heart Failure Market

Overall Market for Acute Heart Failure Therapies Will More Than Double to $768 Million in 2017, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare...

U.S. Continues to Lag Behind European Countries in Teen Sexual Health - Cleveland Sex Ed Initiative Takes Promising Science-Based Approach

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocates for Youth, a Washington-based non-profit focusing on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, has released an analysis showing that teen sexual health outcomes in the U.S. lag far behind those in France, Germany, and the Netherland...

Wii Fit a promising tool for all ages

MANHATTAN, KAN. -- While some emerging technologies can create environments that require very little physical effort, one Kansas State University researcher thinks games like Nintendo's Wii Fit can help promote physical rather than sedentary activities for people of all ages. "I think there is ...

Bone cancer treatment ineffective, despite promising laboratory data

San Francisco, Calif. November 10, 2008 Ewing sarcoma is the second most common type of primary bone cancer seen in children and young adults. Patients with relapsed or refractory Ewing sarcoma have a poor outcome with conventional therapies. Cytarabine decreases the levels of a certain key prot...

AMA Foundation Presents the Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship to Promising Medical Student From Southeast Alaska

CHICAGO, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation awarded the Arthur N. Wilson, MD Scholarship to medical student Jodie Totten, who grew up in Sitka, Alaska and attends the University of Washington School of Medicine. Totten will receive a $5,000 sch...

AMA Foundation Presents $10,000 Scholarships to Promising Medical Students

Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Financial Need CHICAGO, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation awarded Physicians of Tomorrow Scholarships to fifteen rising fourth-year medical students. Recipients were nominated by...

Endoscopic circumferential ablation promising for Barrett's esophagus with high-grade dysplasia

OAK BROOK, Ill. July 31, 2008 A multicenter U.S. registry study examining the treatment of Barrett's esophagus (BE) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) showed that in 92 patients treated with endoscopic circumferential ablation who had at least one follow-up biopsy session, 90.2 percent were free o...

Researchers identify promising cancer drug target in prostate tumors

BOSTON--Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute report they have blocked the development of prostate tumors in cancer-prone mice by knocking out a molecular unit they describe as a "powerhouse" that drives runaway cell growth. In an article that is being published today as an advanced online...

Twenty of America's Most Promising Scientists Selected as 2008 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences

Pew program supports promising, young investigators in advancing human health WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pew Charitable Trusts and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) announced today that 20 exceptional researchers have been selected as 2008 Pew Schola...

New combination therapy safe, promising for melanoma patients

CHICAGO, June 1 The combination of two different biotherapies may be beneficial for patients with inoperable melanoma, according to a University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) study presented at the 44th annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago. Rese...

Prostate Cancer Vaccine Looks Promising in Early Trial

Could help men with metastatic, recurring disease, researchers say SUNDAY, May 18 (HealthDay News) -- A therapeutic vaccine to treat prostate cancer appears safe and may be effective, according to the results of an early trial. The vaccine could give hope to men with metastatic pro...

NYP/Weill Cornell gene therapy clinical trial yields promising results for Batten disease

NEW YORK (May 13, 2008) -- Promising results from a team of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center physician-scientists show that gene therapy is both safe and effective at slowing the progression of Batten disease, or Late Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (LINCL), a ra...

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...

New HPV Vaccine Promising in Mice

It might cover all types of HPV and be given as a nasal spray, researchers say TUESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've created a synthetic vaccine that can be delivered as a nasal spray for human papillomavirus -- the source of the most common sexually transmitted...

Research promising for cystic fibrosis

Toronto, ON. New U of T research holds promise for developing innovative therapies against cystic fibrosis and may also serve as a model for future therapies against the HIV virus. Led by Professor Igor Stagljar, University of Toronto scientists have identified several compounds that block a...

Drosophila drug screen for fragile X syndrome finds promising compounds and potential drug targets

Scientists using a new drug screening method in Drosophila (fruit flies), have identified several drugs and small molecules that reverse the features of fragile X syndrome -- a frequent form of mental retardation and one of the leading known causes of autism. The discovery sets the stage for deve...

Researchers Design Promising Cancer Drug

It activates p53 tumor-suppressor function without causing DNA damage FRIDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- A drug that targets a protein interaction involved in many types of cancer has been created by University of Michigan researchers. In cell cultures, the small-molecule inhibitor...

U-M researchers ID promising new cancer drug

ANN ARBOR, Mich. Researchers have long searched for a novel cancer drug that activates a certain protein to kill tumor cells. But finding a drug that kills the cancer without causing damage to normal cells has stymied researchers. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive C...

UD researchers discover promising technique for repairing gene that causes spinal muscular atrophy

Researchers at the University of Delaware have discovered a novel technique--that acts like a spell-checker for correcting a misspelling in the DNA code--to repair the defective gene that causes spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This hereditary neuromuscular disease is the number-one genetic killer o...

A promising new approach to cadmium induced hepatoxicity: Cytoprotective effect of midkine

Cadmium comes from a wide variety of sources in the environment and from industry and is extremely toxic to humans. Environmental exposure can occur via the diet and drinking water. In chronic exposure, it also accumulates in the body, particularly in the kidneys and the liver. The liver acts as a...

Malaria Drug Promising Against Cancer

60-year-old drug chloroquine eliminated certain malignancies in mice, researchers say WEDNESDAY, Dec. 26 (HealthDay News) -- A common anti-malaria drug called chloroquine can also prevent the development of certain types of human cancers in mice, a U.S. study finds. The finding may help lead ...

Results promising for computational quantum chemical methods for drug development

Blacksburg, Va. New research, led by a Virginia Tech chemist, may someday help natural-products chemists decrease by years the amount of time it takes for the development of certain types of medicinal drugs. The research by T. Daniel Crawford, associate professor of chemistry, involves computatio...
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