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Case Western Reserve University receives $3.7M NIH grant to study autonomic nervous system link to painful bladder syndrome

CLEVELAND July 23, 2009 Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has received a $3.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to determine if painful bladder syndrome may be caused by abnormalities in the autonomic nervous system rather than in the bladder itself. Princ...

Stopping harmful oral bacteria in its path is goal for Case Western Reserve researcher

CLEVELANDThe best way to keep bacteria from doing any damage is to stop them in their tracks before they can start down their pathological road to destruction. Yiping Han, associate professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, aims to understand how to build roadbl...

Case Western Reserve University Receives $5M From Third Frontier Commission for the Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine

Funding supports multiple commercial, emerging and pilot projects CLEVELAND, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM), comprised of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland Clinic (CC), University Hospitals (UH), and Athersys, ...

Leading Healthcare Group Selects Varian Medical Systems to Supply Cancer Treatment Technology for Treatment Centers Across the Western United States

Providence Health and Services (PH&S) Enters into Three-Year Agreement with Varian PALO ALTO, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR ) and Providence Health and Services (PH&S) have signed a three-year agreement for Varian to provide PH&S ...

Researchers at Case Western Reserve discover a new way the body fights fungal infection

A team of researchers led by Amy G. Hise, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor at the Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, is the first to discover how the body fights off oral yeast infections caused by the most common human fungal pathogen, Can...

National Western Life Announces 2008 Fourth Quarter and 2008 Earnings

AUSTIN, Texas, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ross R. Moody, President of National Western Life Insurance Company (Nasdaq: NWLI ), announced today fourth quarter 2008 consolidated net earnings of $10.9 million, or $3.06 per diluted Class A common share, compared with consolidated net earnings...

Case Western Reserve awarded nearly $1 million from Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences has been awarded an unrestricted grant along with three individual awards that could total up to $1 million by the Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Foundation. These are the most grants awarded in...

University of the Rockies Faculty and Students Travel to China to Share Western Philosophy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- West meets East as faculty, students and alumni from University of the Rockies embark on China for a two-week journey to share their knowledge with peers on the Western ways of thinking in psychology. The educational adventure, taking place Ma...

Case Western Reserve University faculty named 2009 NorTech Innovation Award winner

NorTech, in partnership with Crain's Cleveland Business, today presented a 2009 NorTech Innovation Award to Eric J. Arts, Ph.D., for his development of a Biotech Platform to Detect, Monitor, and Treat Viral Diseases. Dr. Arts and his research team developed a set of diagnostic tests used by physic...

Carestream Molecular Imaging Releases Western Blot Kits For Added Convenience, Better Performance

Carestream Molecular Imaging today released convenient, cost-effective kits for performing western blots -- a popular analytical technique used to detect proteins. New Haven, CT (Vocus) February 23, 2009 -- Carestream Molecular Imaging, a division of Carestream Health, ...

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is Site for Ohio Dental Association's Give Kids a Smile State Kick-Off Program ... Legislators, Health Officials, Special Dignitaries to Attend Children's Free Dental Care Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An estimated 300 youth in need of dental care from Cleveland's John Raper and Scranton Elementary Schools, and a Cleveland Boys & Girls Club, will receive free dental care at the seventh annual Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program in Cleveland on ...

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. ...

The Western Community Shows Its Heart by Wearing Pink!

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Tough Enough To Wear Pink Founder Terry Wheatley announced on Wednesday at the 50th Anniversary Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, that the grassroots cowboy campaign to fight breast cancer has reached the $5 million dollar fundraising mark, mostly thro...

Higher rates of mental illness among the homeless in Western countries

Homeless people in Western countries have substantially higher rates of mental health problems than the general population, according to results from a systematic review and meta-analysis published in PLoS Medicine this week. Searching for studies over the past four decades containing data on...

Case Western Reserve University study examines working couple's retirement patterns

CLEVELANDWhen retiring, men are more likely than women to move directly from work to retirement, but overall the retirement patterns for dual-income married couples are complex and call for additional considerations in planning for the future, according to a new study from the Mandel School of App...

Case Western Reserve University professors call for regulation of electronic health records

CLEVELAND-- Cost and security concerns about bringing health care record keeping into the 21st century through electronic health records (EHR)have led to a call for an effective regulatory and oversight system from a pair of Case Western Reserve University professors. "Electronic information ...

New Center in Arizona Caters to Western U.S. Spine Patients

Dedicated to serve western U.S. patients, Laser Spine Institute proudly opened the doors to an innovative office-based surgical center in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) October 7, 2008 -- Dedicated to serve western U.S. patients, Laser Spine Institute (LSI) as m...

Case Western Reserve University study finds caregivers of spouses with dementia enjoy life less

CLEVELAND--Spouses of husbands and wives with dementia pay an emotional toll as they care for their ailing spouse. This has prompted a call for new interventions and strategies to assist caregivers in coping with the demands of this difficult time, according to a study from Case Western Reserve U...

Eastern and Western Medicine Meet in Medical Offices

According to a recent survey by Jackson & Coker, a significant number of healthcare providers are using some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to enhance their own health and well-being, or they have introduced certain facets of alternative medicine into their patient care....

British showers most wasteful and inconsiderate in Western Europe

Water-wasting and uncaring about gels, shampoos and soap going down the plughole: that's how the British emerge from a survey on showering habits of western Europeans. Women in Britain are particularly guilty of wasting shower water and not caring about contaminants, says the report for the Ro...

Case Western Reserve and Penn State investigators inhibit corneal inflammation

Researchers from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Penn State Hershey College of Medicine identified a novel therapeutic that reduces sterile inflammation within the cornea. Published in the June issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, Dr. Eric Pearlman and Dr. Mark K...

Nursing Entrepreneur Whose Business Career Was Spurred by Venture Training is Honored with Alumna Award from Case Western Reserve University

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Christine Carson Filipovich, a graduate of Venture Training, Inc., and the founder and president of Professional Nursing Resources, Inc., was honored last month with the 2008 Award for Excellence from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case W...

Stanford University School of Medicine to Address 'Improving Network Security and Management' at EDUCAUSE Western Regional Conference 2008 Using Lancope's StealthWatch System for Network Behavior Analysis

ATLANTA, March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Stanford University School of Medicine's Todd Ferris, Associate CIO of IT Services; Ellen Amsel, Associate Director of Information Privacy and Security; and Robert Zeien, Senior Security Engineer WHAT: "Improving Ne...

Case Western Reserve University researchers identify colorectal cancer gene

March 7, 2008 CLEVELAND Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers published a study in the March 7th issue of The American Journal of Human Genetics identifying the hereditary components of colorectal cancer (CRC.) Identification of Susceptibility Genes for Cancer in a Genom...

When it comes to emotions, Eastern and Western cultures see things very differently: Study

A team of researchers from Canada and Japan have uncovered some remarkable results on how eastern and western cultures assess situations very differently. Across two studies, participants viewed images, each of which consisted of one centre model and four background models in each image. The r...

Plexus Systems, Inc. Names Khanna to Senior Account Manager - Western Region

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Plexus Systems, Inc., provider of Plexus Online on-demand software for the manufacturing enterprise, today named Anil Khanna its Senior Account Manager of the Western United States. He is responsible for ensuring Western region customers' manufactur...

Winners of America's Best Vet Contest To Be Honored at Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas February 19;

One national and four regional winners recognized; more than 1,000 veterinarians nominated DENVER and DULUTH, Ga., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Winners of the first-ever "Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet" contest will be honored at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las ...

Elderly more likely to deny smoking when asked, says Case Western Reserve University researcher

CLEVELANDMore elderly adults are lighting up cigarettes and not reporting their nicotine habits to doctors and others, according to findings from one of the first studies to examine the accuracy of self-reported smoking habits by age, race and gender of adults 18 years and older by researchers a...

The North Western Deanery of UK's National Health Service Selects eIQnetworks' SecureVue for Comprehensive IT Assurance

eIQ's integrated platform improves enterprise security, reduces risk and supports compliance ACTON, Mass., January 29 /PRNewswire/ -- eIQnetworks(R), Inc., a global provider of integrated security, risk and audit management solutions, today announced that the North Wes...

UPMC Health Plan Expands Medicare and Special Needs Plan Into Additional Western Pennsylvania Counties

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- UPMC Health Plan announced it has expanded both its UPMC for Life Medicare HMO (Health Maintenance Organization) and its UPMC for Life Specialty Plan into Cameron, Clarion, Elk, Forest, and McKean counties. The Health Plan also announced the expansion of its...

Another Study Links Western Diet to Heart, Health Risks

But it also found that diet soda doesn't protect against metabolic syndrome TUESDAY, Jan. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A "Western" diet heavy in meat, fried foods and refined grains puts people at higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome, the collection of risk factors for heart problem...

Nursing Scholarships Offered by Western Governors University for Master's Degree Programs

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Western Governors University (http://www.wgu.edu ) is now offering its Future of Nursing Scholarships to prospective nurse leaders, nurse managers and nurse educators. These scholarships are designed to help working nurses earn a master's deg...

David Ward Joins OrthoSynetics(TM) as Western Region Sales Manager

Orthodontic Industry Veteran joins Growing Company METAIRIE, La., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoSynetics(TM), the largest provider of business services to orthodontic and dental practices worldwide, has hired David Ward as Western Region Sales Manager. "David's industry experience ...

Flu Outbreak Among Children Feared in Western Australia

Doctors in Gold Cost, Western Australia, are bracing themselves for a severe flu that has the potential to kill young children within a day . The fear comes after three Perth children, all aged under five, died from the fatal strain in the past 72 hours. Staff at The Gold Coast Hosp...

Study Links Breast Cancer to Western Diet in Chinese Women

A "western" diet heavy on red meat, starches and sweets is linked to a rise in breast cancer among post-menopausal Chinese woman, according to a study by US and Chinese researchers released Tuesday . Examining data and interviewing subjects from the 1990s Shanghai Breast Cancer Study by Van...

Study Links Breast Cancer to Western Diet in Chinese Women

A "western" diet heavy on red meat, starches and sweets is linked to a rise in breast cancer among post-menopausal Chinese woman , according to a study by US and Chinese researchers released Tuesday. Examining data and interviewing subjects from the 1990s Shanghai Breast Cancer Study by Van...

Insecurity Jepardising WFP Initiatives in Western Afghanistan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned that continuing security problems are hampering operations in some parts of Afghanistan , especially in the west of the country where food stocks are running short and thousands of the most vulnerable people may soon see critical food supplie...

Water Quality At Western Yamuna Canal Meets The Desired Water Quality Standards

Water quality at western Yamuna canal meets the desired water quality standards. Pollution Control Research Institute (PCRI), Haridwar, is carrying out water quality monitoring and analysis under Yamuna Action Plan. It is being conducted at Yamunanagar upstream, Yamunanagar downstream, Panipat do...

Encephalitis Kills 6 in Western Bangladesh

Six people have died from encephalitis disease in western Bangladesh's Kushtia district in the last three days, which has created panic among people// as the number of patients rises everyday. Doctors at Kushtia General Hospital said that more than 50 people are being treated at the hospital an...

New Study Links Western Wildfires to Atlantic Ocean Surface Temperatures

Western U.S. wildfires are likely to increase in the coming decades, according to a new tree-ring study// led by the University of Comahue in Argentina and involving the University of Colorado at Boulder that links episodic fire outbreaks in the past five centuries with periods of warming sea surfa...
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