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U.S. Stem Cell Research Seems to Focus on Two Lines

Experts urge federal government to preserve study options FRIDAY, Aug. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Only two of 21 approved human embryonic stem cell lines are routinely used by researchers in the United States, says a new study. The study found that two cell lines, known as H1 and H9, ac...

LCA Announces More Requests for Bids on Lung Cancer Research Programs Funded Through the Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said today that bids are now being requested for another $11.8 million of the $20 million lung cancer research project funded through the Department of Defense's Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CD...

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Takes Major Step Toward Furthering Research Efforts

The Angelman Syndrome Foundation, www.angelman.org , announced the formation of the Angelman Treatment and Research Institute (ATRI), which will direct the organization's rapidly increasing research funding. The ATRI will also serve as a hub for more than 30 organizations, researchers and scient...

UC design research points the way so you won't get lost at the hospital

Help is on the way for anyone who has ever gotten lost at a hospital or other health-care setting. That help is in the form of health-care signage symbols being developed by design students at the University of Cincinnati and three other U.S. universities. These symbols will be tested this f...

New Research Suggests Most Are Willing to Make Tradeoffs and Would Embrace Comprehensive Health Care Reform

Report Shows That Making Americans Part of The Conversation Is Critical To Advancing Health Care Reform SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress breaks for its August recess with polls pointing to a decline in public support for health reform efforts, new research ...

Cryo-Cell to Present Novel Adult Stem Cell Research During 2009 China Medical Biotech Forum

OLDSMAR, Fla., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cryo-Cell International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CCEL), one of the largest and most established leaders in stem cell innovation, will present data on the proliferative ability of stem cells found in menstrual blood (known as Men...

Dartmouth gets $3 million from the National Science Foundation for IT research in health care

HANOVER, NH Dartmouth has received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation for research to develop secure and trustworthy computing systems for healthcare settings. The project, funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA, the national economic stimulu...

The Scleroderma Foundation Applauds Introduction of First Bill in the Senate Promoting Research and Awareness of Scleroderma

DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation applauds Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) for introducing S. 1545, the "Scleroderma Research and Awareness Act" in the United States Senate. This important legislation, co-sponsored by Senator Charles Schume...

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Announces Diagnostic Screening and Clinical Research Collaborations With Response Genetics, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) today announced the execution of a letter of intent (LOI) to collaborate with Response Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: RGDX ) on molecular diagnostic testing and banking of advanced-stage Lung...

House Measure Proves Healthcare Legislation Will Fund Abortion, Says Family Research Council Action

WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, U.S. Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) introduced an amendment to the Democratic leadership's health care bill, H.R. 3200, that would specifically include abortion in the health care legislation, solidifying the radical pro-abortion nat...

Harrison City ROCKS! Set for August 15, Music Festival to Benefit Cardiac Research at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual Harrison City ROCKS! Festival kicks off Saturday, August 15, 12 p.m., at the Harrison City Municipal Park, to benefit the Matthew P. Fischerkeller Memorial Fund, which helps support cardiac research at Children's Hospital of Pit...

New test for safer biomedical research results

In cancer research, as in most other biomedical sciences, they are playing a key role: living cells, kept in sterile plastic containers with red culture media populating incubators in laboratories around the world. But do researchers always know what is really living in their culture dishes? Under...

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Takes Major Step Toward Furthering Research Efforts

ORLANDO, Fla., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Angelman Syndrome Foundation today announced the formation of the Angelman Treatment and Research Institute (ATRI), which will direct the organization's rapidly increasing research funding. The ATRI will also serve as a hub for more than 30 orga...

Eleven Veterinary Students Win Top Awards at Morris Animal Foundation's Annual Research Competition

DENVER, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Eleven innovative veterinary students from around the world were honored for research projects that improved the lives of companion animals and wildlife. The students, whose projects were funded through Morris Animal Foundation's (MAF) Veterina...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Holds Metabolic Surgery Scientific Forum Featuring Research By Top Scientists

CINCINNATI, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Ethicon Endo-Surgery held a scientific symposium at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) where four leading researchers shared innovative thinking coupled with mounting data about how the bioch...

NephCure Foundation Announces Research Grant Program Recipients

Seven applicants receive a total of over $1.7 million BERWYN, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NephCure Foundation (NCF) has awarded more than $1.7 million to researchers in its 2009 Scientific Research Grant Program. The announcement was made by Henry Brehm...

Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc./Lymphoma Research Foundation funds lymphoma research

New York, NY The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is pleased to announce that the 2009 Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc./Lymphoma Research Foundation Clinical Investigator Career Development Award has been awarded to Kai Fu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Ne...

New Research Reveals the Majority of Parents Overlook Key Steps to Keep Curious Toddlers Safe at Home

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- New research by the national, nonprofit Home Safety Council (HSC) reveals that the vast majority of parents (83 percent) admit that they have left their toddler unsupervised in the home -- for a few moments, or even longer. The survey polled parents of...

Spanish Broadcasting System and 93.3 La Raza to Hold Radiothon for Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland

MIAMI, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) and 93.3 La Raza (KRZZ) in San Francisco announced today that they will be holding a radiothon to raise funds in support of the Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. The radiothon will take place on Friday, July 31 a...

SpeechEasy Seeks Proposals For Future Research Studies

In summary, the RFP solicits interested qualified institutions and/or individuals to conduct an efficacy or basic science research study regarding the use of SpeechEasy, or its associated technology. Priority is being given to proposals which address basic research on responses to perturbed audi...

Breast cancer research highlights from the American Association of Physicists in Medicine meeting in Anaheim, July 26-30

WASHINGTON, D.C. July 24, 2009 -- Half of all Americans will be diagnosed at some point in their lives with cancer, the number two killer in the United States. One of the most common types, especially among women, is breast cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, 192,370 women will be ...

Lung Cancer Alliance Announces First 'Request For Bids' for Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program 'Concept Awards'

Established under the DOD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program for Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) is al...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Reports on Ribavirin Research as Potential Treatment for MS

BELGRADE, SERBIA, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK) http://www.htdsmedical.com reports that researchers in its Slavica BioChem division have advised of some significant findings regarding its research into the use of Ribavirin in the treatment of Multiple sc...

National Science Foundation Announces $20M Research Award to South Carolina

The largest single competitive NSF award in SC history CHARLESTON, S.C., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded South Carolina $20 million to establish a statewide alliance in the field of tissue biofabrication, which could le...

Mass. General-based research center will investigate why immune system fails to control hepatitis C

A research consortium based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has been awarded $15 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to investigate how the hepatitis C virus (HCV) resists suppression and clearance by the immune system. The five-year grant will support a...

Cryo-Cell Announces C'elle(SM) Research and Development Collaboration for Chronic Wound Healing Management

Oldsmar, Fla., July 22, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cryo-Cell International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CCEL), one of the largest and most established leaders in stem cell innovation today announced a research and development collaboration agreement with nationally recognized ...

Major NIMH research project to test approaches to altering the course of schizophrenia

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is launching a large-scale research project to explore whether using early and aggressive treatment, individually targeted and integrating a variety of different therapeutic approaches, will reduce the symptoms and prevent the gradual deterioration of...

Clinical Research Safety and Ethical Standards in Developing World Up to U.S. Levels, Report Says

Clinical Research Organizations urge full funding for FDA to conduct foreign safety inspections Washington, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical trials conducted in the developing world meet the same safety, ethical and quality standards as those conducted in the deve...

Amgen Scholars Discover Their Potential During Summer Science Research Program and National Symposium

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- From July 18-20, more than 260 of the country's brightest undergraduate students met at UCLA for the third annual Amgen Scholars U.S. Symposium designed to bring together program participants and help them apply their science ...

Waters Drives Efficiency in the Clinical and Research Laboratory and Showcases New MassTrak Systems at AACC 2009

CHICAGO, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- At this year's American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) meeting, Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT ) is introducing clinical scientists to its expanded portfolio of new products for clinical and research laboratories including ...

US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc . today announced that US Oncology Research will participate in the BiPar Sciences' Phase III, Multi-center, Open-Label, Randomized Trial of Gemcitabine/Carboplatin (G/C), with or without BSI-201, in p...

Advance Research Associates Joins DATATRAK's CRO Connect Program(TM)

CLEVELAND, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DATATRAK International, Inc. a technology and services company focused on global eClinical solutions for the clinical trials industry, announced today that Advance Research Associates (ARA) has become the newest member of the DATATRAK CRO...

-Contrave(R) Obesity Research Phase 3 Program Meets Co-Primary and Key Secondary Endpoints; Exceeds FDA Efficacy Benchmark for Obesity Treatments-

SAN DIEGO, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orexigen(R) Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX ) today announced that all three remaining Phase 3 trials evaluating Contrave(R) (bupropion SR/naltrexone SR), its investigational drug for the treatment of obesity, met their ...

China Medicine Receives rADTZ Feasibility Report from the Feed Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

GUANGZHOU, China, July 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- China Medicine Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CHME) ("China Medicine" or "the Company"), a leading distributor and developer of prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), nutritional and dietary-sup...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. to Present at 2009 Cystinosis Research Network Family Conference

NOVATO, Calif., July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. ("Raptor" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTP), today announced that Patrice P. Rioux, M.D., Ph.D., Raptor's Chief Medical Officer, will present an update on the Company's ongoing Phase 2b study of del...

AstraZeneca and Mental Health Research Institute in Australia Announce Collaboration to Improve Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

LONDON, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca and The Mental Health Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, today announced that they have entered into a research collaboration agreement to develop new ways of identifying Alzheimer's disease patients at early stages of the disease...

K-State scientist receives grant from National Institutes of Health to research cataracts

Research at Kansas State University is investigating the molecular composition of cataracts in hopes of developing a nonsurgical method to prevent or reverse the eye disease. Cataracts, a clouding of the eye lens, are the leading cause of blindness in the world, according to the National Instit...

Bayer HealthCare Awards $2.5 Million to Advance Hemophilia Research and Improve Patient Care

BOSTON, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare announced today that it awarded 20 individuals from nine countries funding totaling nearly $2.5 million through the Bayer Hemophilia Awards Program (BHAP). As the largest program of its kind in hemophilia, BHAP supports innovative research and educa...

DaVita Clinical Research Appoints Mahesh Krishnan as Vice President

DENVER, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA ), a leading provider of kidney care services for those diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD), today announced Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MPH has been appointed to DaVita Clinical Research(R) as Vice President for Re...

Promising medical trainees receive funding to pursue research in hematology

(WASHINGTON, July 13, 2009) The American Society of Hematology (ASH) announces the 2009 recipients of its Trainee Research Awards. Through this program, which is designed to encourage the pursuit of research and spark an interest in hematology, 40 medical students, undergraduates, and residents w...
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