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BRIT1 allows DNA repair teams access to damaged sites

HOUSTON - Like a mechanic popping the hood of a car to get at a faulty engine, a tumor-suppressing protein allows cellular repair mechanisms to pounce on damaged DNA by overcoming a barrier to DNA access. Reporting online at Nature Cell Biology this week, a research team led by scientists at ...

Medtipster, a Search Engine With a National Database of Generic Drugs on Discount Programs That Allows Visitors to Search by Zip Code, by Lowest Price, is Now Out of Beta

TROY, Mich., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- In an economic environment in which all Americans are trying to save money, and more than 40 million Americans were prevented from filling critical prescriptions due to healthcare costs in 2008 alone, Medtipster was created to offer a solution. Medtipster ...

Financial Advantage In The Current Economy: Lasik Eye Vision Correction Allows Patients To Approach The Future With Clear Vision And Confidence

Viso Lasik Medspas Offers Customers Ultimate Advantage With Economy-Friendly Financing MIAMI, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- In the best of circumstances, the current economy can open doors for promising opportunities that arise out of the current financial climate. A prime example ...

New women's imaging technique allows for a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer

Breast elastography allows physicians to give a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study performed at Singapore General Hospital in Singapore. Breast elastography is a new technique which looks at the mechanical properties of tissues (relative stiffness) as opposed to convent...

New Technology Allows Better Monitoring of Cancer Cells

Researchers foresee an increased ability to diagnose the disease,, WEDNESDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging technology could help improve the tracking of changes in cancer cells, according to researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine. The technology us...

New Medical Organizer Allows People to Easily Manage Their Own Healthcare

Developed by a loving daughter who knows the struggles of keeping track of a parent's revolving medical needs and multiple medications, MyMedManager™ is a new comprehensive, healthcare organizer designed to allow people of all ages or their caregivers to keep track of pertinent medical info...

Test allows early detection of vision problems in infants with hemangiomas of eyelids

Philadelphia, 1 April 2009 In children with vascular birthmarks around the eye, even partial blockage of vision can lead to visual loss due to amblyopia. Now a simple test can detect early evidence of amblyopia in infants too young for conventional vision testing, reports a study in the April is...

Greenway Medical Technologies' Interoperability Engine, PrimeExchange, Allows Physicians to Securely Share Patient Data Amongst Wide Range of Providers in Patient's Care Continuum

PrimeExchange Provides Safe, Secure and Effective Ways for Physicians to Electronically Receive and Transmit Patient Health Information to More Than 1,000 Healthcare Connections Across America CARROLLTON, Ga., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Greenway Medical Technologies Inc. recently announced the ...

Synthetic gene circuit allows precise dosing of gene expression

HOUSTON - Researchers have crafted a gene circuit that permits precise tuning of a gene's expression in a cell, an advance that should allow for more accurate analysis of the gene's role in normal and abnormal cellular function. This gene "dosing effect" is achieved by installing a negative fee...

New laser for neurosurgery allows greater precision and efficiency for removal of complex tumors

CHICAGO Surgeons at Northwestern Memorial Hospital are among the first in the country to use a new micro-laser, which uses light energy in place of a cutting tool to remove complicated brain and spine tumors. The technique offers greater precision and efficiency during surgery, reducing the in...

New SMHEART LINK(TM) Technology Allows iPhones to Double as Fitness Monitors

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- iTMP Technology, a pioneering smartphone hardware and software developer, has introduced SMHEART LINK, a highly-anticipated new technology that is poised to bring unparalleled health and fitness capabilities to Apple(R) iPhone and iPod(R) touch use...

New Addiction Treatment Program Allows You to Attend Drug Rehabilitation and Still Keep Your Day Job

Drug addiction is a disease that can inflict anyone, including those that can continue to hold down jobs and build careers that won't allow them to take extended time off for drug rehab. A new style of rehab allows clients to still go to work and get clean at the same time. ...

'Mega' Pediatric Group Allows Doctors to Focus on Patient Care as the Business Side of Private Practice Becomes More Difficult to Sustain

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Like most pediatricians, Fatema Meah, M.D. became a doctor because she loves caring for children and working with their families. However, when she entered private practice, she was frustrated with how much of her time was being consumed by paperwork and ...

Highly specialized, minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer allows patient to go home sooner

Philadelphia -- Minimally-invasive surgery for lung cancer called video-assisted thoracic surgery or VATS is a relatively new procedure performed almost exclusively at academic centers. Now, a preliminary study to be presented this month at the annual CHEST meeting in Philadelphia is giving surge...

Highly-specialized, minimally-invasive surgery for lung cancer allows patient to go home sooner

Philadelphia -- Minimally-invasive surgery for lung cancer called video-assisted thoracic surgery or VATS is a relatively new procedure performed almost exclusively at academic centers. Now, a preliminary study to be presented this month at the annual CHEST meeting in Philadelphia is giving surge...

The SCOOTER Store's Gift of a Power Wheelchair Allows Woman to Enjoy Active Life Once Again

Gift of Mobility Lets Nursing Home Resident Participate in Activities and Enjoy Day Trips COLUMBIA, S.C., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The arts and crafts table at the Heartland of Columbia Nursing Home just got a bit more crowded. Thanks to a free power wheelchair from The SCOOTER St...

Bioniche Allows Conversion of Portion of Revolving Credit Facility

- results in US$1.85 million of new available funds - BELLEVILLE, ON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bioniche Life Sciences Inc. (TSX: BNC), a research-based, technology-driven Canadian biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the Company has allowed the conversion of a portion of i...

TalktoaDoc.org Launch Allows Patients to Talk to Doctors Online Using a Webcam

LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Today marks the day that doctors have finally embraced the technology age with the official launch of TalktoaDoc.org. This new site allows patients to talk to doctors online using text (keyboard), voice (microphone), and/or video (webcam). This gives pat...

Scientists ID Enzyme That Allows Dysentery Amoeba to Hide

Finding could lead to more effective treatments for diarrhea worldwide, study says THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) U.S. researchers say they've identified an enzyme that may help dysentery-causing amoeba evade the immune system. The finding may help lead to new ways to fight d...

Ease-of-Use and Intuitive Nature of the DATATRAK eClinical(TM) Platform Allows for Further Operational Efficiencies

Closure of German office and consolidation of Help Desk services results in approximately $1.1 million of annualized expense reduction and increases Company competitiveness CLEVELAND, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DATATRAK International, Inc. (Nasdaq: DATA ), a tech...

Students' device allows ICU patients to get back on their feet

Johns Hopkins undergraduates have designed and built a device to enable critically ill intensive care unit patients to leave their beds and walk while remaining tethered to essential life-support equipment. The invention allows doctors to better understand whether carefully supervised rehabilitati...

U.S. Patent Office Allows Another Significant VNUS Patent

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VNUS(R) Medical Technologies, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office has decided to allow a second continuation patent application related to the patents in the VNUS patent infringement lawsuit against suppliers of endoven...

U.S. Patent Office Allows Significant New VNUS Patent

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VNUS(R) Medical Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VNUS ) today announced that the company has received a Notice of Allowability by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a patent application that is a continuation of one of the three patents in t...

Elsevier's WiserWiki allows physicians to update evidence-based medical information

New York, January 29, 2008 Elsevier, the worlds leading publisher of science and health information, announced today the beta launch of WiserWiki ( http://www.WiserWiki.com ), a wiki that allows board-certified physicians to collaboratively contribute and update medical information online. The s...

Elsevier's "WiserWiki" Allows Physicians to Update Evidence-Based Medical Information With Experience-Based Practice Insights

NEW YORK, January 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Elsevier's Beta Medical Wiki Invites Board-Certified Physicians to Comment, Collaborate and Update Established Medical Textbook Online. Elsevier, the world's leading publisher of science and health information, announced today the beta launc...

Mapping tool allows emergency management personnel to visually track resources

Tracking the location and availability of resources such as hospitals, transportation equipment and water during an emergency situation can be life-saving. A collaborative mapping tool developed by the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is helping emergency management officials better coor...

A new method allows for the early diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension

This release is available in Spanish . Researchers at the University of Granada ( UGR ) from the Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Unit and the Cardiology Service of the Hospital Clnico San Cecilio in Granada have developed an innovative system which will help doctors make the earliest diagno...

Anesthesia Pouch Allows Children to Go Home Sooner After Surgery

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children recovering from orthopaedic surgery feel less pain and leave the hospital sooner when they go home with a small pouch that delivers local anesthetic agents and blocks pain transmission from surgical sites. Already used in adults, doctors...

Perrigo Announces that Dexcel's Settlement with AstraZeneca Allows OTC Omeprazole Launch Following Final FDA Approval

ALLEGAN, Mich., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) announced today that Dexcel Pharma Technologies, Ltd. ("Dexcel"), Perrigo's partner for store brand OTC 20mg Omeprazole delayed release tablet, has settled its patent litigation with AstraZeneca (the manufa...

Computer simulator allows visually-impaired to drive

This release is available in Spanish . A team of researchers from the University of Granada , in collaboration with the University of Murcia, has developed a visual aid device which significantly improves the vision of sight impaired patients; especially those suffering from pathologies wi...

Microgrid allows simultaneous study of multiple variables

UPTON, NY -- Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a method for correlating the results of microscopic imaging techniques in a way that could lead to improved understanding, diagnosis, and possibly treatment of a variety of disease conditions, ...

Donation of $15,000 and Hard Work Allows a Family in Need to Move into New Home

History Of Support For Habitat For Humanity Continued By Binson's Home Health Care Centers And Northwood Inc. Family Presented With New Home Saturday, September 22nd On Detroit's East Side CENTER LINE, Mich., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A family ...

Pride, Even the Hubristic Kind, Allows Us to Survive

A new study has found that a proud person could either be truly self-confident or fallaciously arrogant. The University of California study demonstrated that people have a propensity to associate pride either with triumph and self-assurance, which the authors term authentic pride, or they ...

Tissue Engineered Scaffolding Allows Reproduction of Cartilage Tissue

A new study examines the use of tissue-engineered scaffolding made of cartilage cells, which have a limited ability to heal naturally, to replace defective cartilage tissue. Cartilage cells are extracted and seeded to the scaffold which is implanted into the body, where new cartilage tissu...

'wake Up and Breathe' Strategy Allows Patients to Come Off Ventilator Sooner

A new study of intensive care unit patients who are breathing with the help of a mechanical ventilator has found that a two-step sedation and ventilator weaning protocolcalled a wake up and breathe strategyhelps patients come off the ventilator faster so that they can be discharged from the ICU an...

Bush Administration Allows Returning Soldiers to Disintegrate, Say Critics

More damning evidence is out on the callousness of the Bush administration towards its own soldiers returning from battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. The veterans are finding it evermore difficult to get mental health treatment because military insurance is cutting payments to therapist...

US Court Allows Teva to Deliver Disputed Drug: Novartis

A US court has authorised Israeli generic medicines group Teva to resume deliveries of a blood pressure drug despite a patent lawsuit by Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical group said on Tuesday . A US federal court judge in New Jersey rejected on Monday a request from Novartis to stop Teva Pharmace...

British Court Allows Argument in Favour of Open-air Funerals

A demand from British Hindus and Sikhs to be allowed to hold open-air funerals, which are banned in Britain, got a major impetus with a charity //fighting for the cause being allowed to present its case in court. Davender Ghai, president of the Anglo Asian Friendship Society, has been given p...

Sanofi-Aventis Allows Thais To Make Plavix

The generic version of Plavix, the heart disease medicine of Sanofi-Aventis will be made indigenously in Thailand. This was announced by the pharma company on Tuesday.// As per the offer made by Sanofa-Aventis, the health ministry has approved plans to buy or make imitated version of the drug. ...

U S Government Allows Non-prescription Diet Pill

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the sale of a diet drug which can be sold without a prescription. This weight loss pill //is called Alli, which was previously sold as a prescription drug by the name Xenical since 1999 in U.S. On a comparative note Alli will be sold in 60 mg caps...
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