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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...

Mathematics taking guesswork out of plastic surgery tissue transfer

COLUMBUS, Ohio Plastic surgeons are turning to mathematics to take the guesswork out of efforts to ensure that live tissue segments that are selected to restore damaged body parts will have enough blood and oxygen to survive the surgical transfer. In the world's first published mathematical mo...

Video: New Online Film Introduces Longevinex Advantage(TM) -- The First Resveratrol-Based Dietary Supplement to Address Both Cellular and Connective Tissue Aging

SAN DIMAS, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ --- A newly-produced 8-minute online film introduces Longevinex Advantage(TM), the newly formulated dietary supplement that, for the first time, addresses both cellular and connective tissue aging. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http:/...

BellaDerm(TM), a Unique Human Skin Tissue Implant for Facial and Body Contouring, is Introduced by MTF

EDISON, N.J., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- BellaDerm, the first human dermal tissue graft offered specifically for facial and body contouring procedures, is being introduced today by MTF, the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, the country's leading non-profit tissue bank. BellaDerm is a uniqu...

BioHorizons Reports on Comparative 3-Year Dental Implant Study Showing Significant Crestal Bone and Soft Tissue Retention Using Laser-Lok(R) Microchannels

3-Year Study Highlights the Clinical Success of Dental Implants with Laser-Lok(R) Technology over Traditional Implants BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BioHorizons, a leader in the dental implant industry, reported today that data from a three-year prospective, controlled, multi-cente...

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...

MTF, Largest Tissue Bank, Provides Skin for Victims of Santa Barbara Wildfires

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventura County firefighters who were overtaken by flames and seriously injured while battling brushfires in Santa Barbara are being treated at the Grossman Burn Center with skin donated by the largest non-profit tissue bank in the country, the Musculosk...

Young Women's Breast Tissue Offers Clues to Cancer Risk

Tissue density tied to chances of disease in middle-age and beyond, study suggests WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer risk assessment and prevention should start much earlier in life than it currently does, say Canadian researchers who examined breast cancer risk fac...

Largest Organ and Tissue Donation Event in U.S.: Seventh Annual Donate Life Run/Walk & Family Festival, Sat., April 25 at Cal State Fullerton

More than 7,000 Southlanders to Walk with Chikezie, Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian LOS ANGELES, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- What: More than 7,000 Southlanders, supported by area businesses and transplant centers, join together at the Donate Life Run/Walk &...

CRi's New Vectra(TM) Platform Rapidly Analyzes Tissue Slides and Microarrays in Brightfield and Fluorescence

DENVER, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc. (CRi) introduced the Vectra(TM) Intelligent Slide Analysis System at the 100th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Denver. The Vectra system is the world's only multispectral bright...

Los Angeles Area Non-Profit OneLegacy Grows Into World's Largest Tissue Recovery Organization

Record 1,960 Eye and Tissue Donors in 2008 Benefit Tens of Thousands LOS ANGELES, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- OneLegacy, the non-profit, federally designated organ and tissue recovery organization serving the seven-county greater Los Angeles area, has within the last year become the largest tiss...

While the Majority of Americans Express Interest in Organ and Tissue Donation, Too Few Take Steps to Register as Donors

Survey Reveals Misperceptions About Donation Are Common RICHMOND, Va., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- While the number of Americans registered as organ and tissue donors is rising, the registry still only includes 38 percent of licensed drivers, according to a report card issued by Donate Life Am...

While majority of Americans express interest in organ and tissue donation, few register

RICHMOND, Va. (April 13, 2009) While the number of Americans registered as organ and tissue donors is rising, the registry still only includes 38 percent of licensed drivers, according to a report card issued by Donate Life America this year. Yet, according to a new survey of Americans, 72 perc...

Largest Organ and Tissue Donation Event in U.S. to Cap April's National Donate Life Month Observances

More than 7,000 Southlanders, Chikezie, Kris Jenner and Khloe Kardashian to Walk in Seventh Annual Donate Life Run/Walk, April 25, Cal State Fullerton More Than 100 Southern California Mayors Sign DMV/Donate Life California Month Proclamations LOS ANGELES, April 8 /PRNewswire/ --...

Pathwork Tissue of Origin Test Validation Study Published in Journal of Clinical Oncology

Largest Study on a Test that Identifies Tumors with Uncertain Origins Demonstrates Unmatched Performance REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on oncology, announced today that the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JC...

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Pioneer Surgical Technology for Development of Tissue Scaffold E-Matrix

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the field of orthopedic tissue engineering, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc. with the 2009 North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award for its development of the E-Matrix(TM)...

Omnicell Unveils Tissue Center Solution - Industry's First Integrated Tissue Tracking and Compliance System

Omnicell Tissue Center solution allows hospitals to electronically and efficiently manage and document their control of tissue specimens MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL ) a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilit...

SIS Trax Unveiled as First Fully Integrated Tissue Management Solution

ATLANTA, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Information Systems (SIS) unveils SIS Trax, a tissue management solution that tracks the full tissue lifecycle and provides the means for hospitals to standardize their processes for acquiring, receiving, storing, and allocating tissues. The first tissue ...

MTF, Largest Tissue Bank, Provides Skin for Victims of Australian Wildfires

COSTA MESA, Calif., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The deadliest wildfires in the history of Australia have now killed over 200 people and injured many more. Local medical institutions are filled with those who have escaped the blazes, many with severe burns. The United States' largest tissue bank, the M...

Ready-To-Use Products Spur the European Tissue Sealants and Topical Hemostats Markets, Says Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannibalisation, high market complexity and significant barriers to entry are all influencing the European tissue sealants and topical hemostats markets. However, the increase in complex surgeries and anticipated technology innovations are continuing to drive growth...

Treatment with the Zevalin(R) Therapeutic Regimen as Sole Therapy Produces 83 Percent Complete Response Rate in Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Orbital Lymphoma

SEATTLE, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced today results of a study published by Esmaeli, et al. online on January 15, 2009 in the Annals of Oncology demonstrating that rituximab followed by single agent Zevalin (ibritumomab tiuxet...

Slices of living brain tissue are helping scientists identify new stroke therapies

AUGUSTA, Ga. Slices of living human brain tissue are helping scientists learn which drugs can block the waves of death that engulf and engorge brain cells following a stroke. It's called anoxic depolarization and it primarily results from the brain getting insufficient blood and oxygen after a...

Pathwork Diagnostics Launches Version of Its Tissue of Origin Test for FFPE Specimens

New Version Increases Physician Access SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., launched today an additional version of the Pathwork(R) Tissue of Origin Test that has the capability of analyzing formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue specimens. This mole...

Pathwork Diagnostics Collaborates With Guy's and St Thomas' on Tissue of Origin Test Validation in the UK

London Hospitals First in UK to Perform Study Utilizing Pathwork Tissue of Origin Test SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathwork Diagnostics, a molecular diagnostics company focused on oncology, announced today a collaboration with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in Lon...

Blood tests can help detect presence of necrotizing soft tissue infections

TORRANCE (Dec. 4, 2008) With less than half of patients with necrotizing soft tissue infections displaying the physical signs of these very serious infections, researchers have found two simple blood tests can help physicians diagnose what is commonly known as "flesh-eating bacteria," according t...

Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features tissue culture methods for immune cells and neurons

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. (Tues., Dec. 2, 2008) The complexity of vital organ systems makes them difficult to study in living organisms. Tissue culture methods for specific cell types allow researchers to break these systems down into component parts that can be readily manipulated and observed....

SpectraScience Awarded European Patent for Its Optical Biopsy System for Tissue Diagnosis

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, today announced that it has been awarded a European patent for its Optical Biopsy System for Tissue Diagnosis. Jim Hitchin, SpectraScience's CEO, commented, "T...

Foundation Venture Capital Group Invests in Company Working to Protect Healthy Tissue During Cancer Treatment

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James M. Golubieski, president of Foundation Venture Capital Group, LLC, a New Jersey Health Foundation affiliate, announced today that the company has made a $500,000 commitment to Longevica Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company involved in devel...

Cepheid Receives Health Canada License for First Molecular Diagnostic Test for MRSA and S. aureus Soft Tissue Infections

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD ) today announced that Health Canada has issued a medical device license for its Xpert(TM) MRSA/SA Skin and Soft Tissue (SSTI) test for the rapid detection of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Staphyl...

Stem cells with potential to regenerate injured liver tissue identified by Penn researchers

PHILADELPHIA - A novel protein marker has been found that identifies rare adult liver stem cells, whose ability to regenerate injured liver tissue has the potential for cell-replacement therapy. For the first time, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine led by Linda Green...

New advancements in the use of adult, embryonic stem cells for tissue regeneration

Indianapolis, Ind. November 06, 2008 A major issue in the development of regenerative medicine is the cell sources used to rebuild damaged tissues. In a review of the issue published in Developmental Dynamics , researchers state that inducing regeneration in humans from the body's own tissues b...

Pathwork Tissue of Origin Test Shows Potential to Aid in the Diagnosis of Cancer of Unknown Primary

Data Presented at AMP Indicates Potential New Application of Tissue of Origin Test SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathwork Diagnostics, a molecular diagnostics company focused on oncology, will present three studies involving the gene expression based Pathwork(R) Tissue of Origin...

AxoGen Awarded Accreditation from American Association of Tissue Banks : Decision Affirms AxoGen's Commitment to Safety and Ethicality in the Development and Distribution of AVANCE Nerve Graft for Treatment of Peripheral Nerve Injuries

AxoGen, Inc., a leader in the development of treatment options for the repair of peripheral nerve injuries, announced today that the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) has awarded them the prestigious AATB accreditation. This accreditation affirms that AxoGen meets or exceeds all AATB sa...

MTF, Largest Tissue Bank, Donates Skin to Mexican Burn Victim

COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Humanitarian efforts by several Mexican organizations and the world's largest tissue bank resulted in a potentially life-saving procedure for a severely burned man from Juarez last month. Edgar Ivan Cardenas Ordaz, 21, suffered second and third de...

MRI Detects Soft Tissue Damage Affecting Kids' Hearing

Scans could improve docs' ability to diagnose location of defects, study says TUESDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Soft-tissue defects that contribute to hearing loss in children can be detected using MRI, say U.S. researchers who analyzed the medical records of hundreds of children ...

New Research Shows Cadaver Tissue Fails Nearly a Quarter of the Time in Young, Athletic ACL Reconstruction Patients

Graft Type and Patient Activity Level May Contribute to Failure Rate, Authors Say ORLANDO, Fla., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- With an estimated 80,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears happening each year in the United States (Source: American Journal of Sports Me...

ACL Reconstruction With Cadaver Tissue Risky in Younger Patients

Failure rate after surgery as high as 24% in middle-age patients, study shows THURSDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Using replacement ligaments from cadavers for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) may have a failure rate as high as 24 percent in active patients under...

New Research Shows Cadaver Tissue Fails Nearly a Quarter of the Time in Young, Athletic ACL Reconstruction Patients

Graft Type and Patient Activity Level May Contribute to Failure Rate, Authors Say Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 10, 2008 -- With an estimated 80,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears happening each year in the United States (Source: American Journal of Sports Medic...

Cadaver tissue fails nearly 25 percent of the time in young ACL reconstructions

ORLANDO, Florida With an estimated 80,000 Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears happening each year in the United States (Source: American Journal of Sports Medicine 2006 ; 9:1512-1532), including recently to famed golfer, Tiger Woods, choosing the best replacement ligament for surgery is one ke...

Global Med Technologies(R) Announces U.S. Release of Proven Tissue and Cellular Therapy Product

Recent Inlog Acquisition Provides Established Cellular Therapy Solution DENVER, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or "the Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: GLOB), an international e-Health, medical information technology company, today announced the i...
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