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Ten Professional Societies Join Forces to Develop Obesity Medicine Certification Examination

Unprecedented Collaboration Seeks to Prepare Physicians Dealing With Epidemic SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, ten professional societies have united to jointly develop an Obesity Medicine Physician Certification (OMPC) Examination. ...

LSTM leads project to develop HIV/AIDS strategy for Libya

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is leading a project to provide technical assistance to the Libyan government to finalise the development of a national HIV strategy and programme of support. The project is supported by a 1 million grant from the Delegation of the European Commission ...

GeneGo Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Pharmacogenomics Software Suite

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology company, today announced that it has been awarded a grant to develop an integrated systems pharmacology platform for pharmacogenomic research. The SBIR grant, funded through the innovations in ...

URI awarded $13 million grant to develop vaccines for emerging infectious diseases

PROVIDENCE, R.I. July 28, 2009 -- University of Rhode Island Professor Annie De Groot has been awarded a $13 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to pioneer the development and application of an integrated gene-to-vaccine program targeting emerging infectious diseases. It is the...

Moms, Registered Dietitian, Develop the First All-In-One Prenatal Vitamin in a Great Tasting Drink Mix

Taking a prenatal vitamin no longer needs to conjure images of choking down a large pill. Impact Nutritionals, Inc. launches its first product, S7 Prenatal™ Drink Mix, the first of its kind. The company, run by 3 moms, was established on the premise that supplements should taste good and...

Columbia leads national effort to develop early intervention for schizophrenia

NEW YORK (July 21, 2009) Columbia University Medical Center's Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., a renowned expert in the field of schizophrenia, has been selected by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) of the National Institutes of Health as principal investigator of a nationwide effort to d...

Young Black, Hispanic Women Tend to Develop 'Love Handles'

Midsection weight gain could increase their risk of type 2 diabetes, researchers warn TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic women in their 20s tend to accumulate more fat in their midsection than their male and older counterparts, possibly putting them at a greater ri...

UT Southwestern, UT Arlington to develop magnetic surgery tools

DALLAS July 9, 2009 UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Arlington have reached an agreement with Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. to develop a groundbreaking toolbox of magnetically controlled surgical instruments for minimally invasive surgery. The investigational surgical device platform inclu...

Humans Can Develop Bat-Like Echolocation

Acoustic signaling using tongue clicks could aid the blind, study shows WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- Humans can develop echolocation, a system of acoustic signals used by dolphins and bats to "see" their surroundings, new research has found. Spanish researchers say that pro...

Catalyst Biosciences Announces Agreement With MedImmune to Discover and Develop Engineered Protease Therapeutics

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. today announced the signing of an exclusive worldwide research and license agreement with MedImmune, the global biologics unit of AstraZeneca plc, to develop novel engineered proteases that specifically degrade or modul...

Virginia Bioinformatics Institute to develop petascale computer modeling capabilities

Blacksburg, Va. The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a four-year, $1,450,000 grant to the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL) at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech and partners to develop petascale computing environments that model bil...

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Catalyst Biosciences Announce Agreement to Develop and Commercialize Factor VIIa Products

Multi-Product Collaboration Valued Potentially at More Than $500 Million COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a division of Wyeth (NYSE: WYE ) and Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. today announced that the two companies have formed an e...

UT School of Public Health researchers develop game for HIV+ youth

HOUSTON (June 22, 2009) Researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health have developed a game for HIV-positive youth, +CLICK, designed to reduce secondary transmission of the virus. +CLICK was developed by Christine Markham, Ph.D., and Ross Shegog, Ph.D., assistant professors ...

Researchers develop new and efficient breast biopsy technique

Researchers have developed a new breast biopsy technique that could lead to decreased procedure times and reduced patient discomfort and morbidity, according to a study performed at Roberts Research Institute, the University of Western Ontario and London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON, Canada....

ASAP Systems Launches New Depreciation Feature Enabling its Customers to Develop Custom Formulas to Calculate Depreciation Of Their Fixed Assets Inventory

ASAP Systems ( www.asapsystems.com ) Launches New Depreciation Wizard Feature for its Asset Tracking Application, Passport Assets, Enabling its Customers to Develop Custom Formulas to Calculate the total depreciation of all their fixed asset inventory. San Jose, CA (PRW...

STOP SMOKING ONLINE: Houston Psychologists Develop Groundbreaking, Interactive Stop Smoking Program

- Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death in the United States - More than 400,000 Americans die each year from tobacco-related disease - Smoking causes more deaths than alcohol, AIDS , illegal drugs, car crashes, fires, murders, and suicides combined. -...

UGA researchers achieve breakthrough in effort to develop tiny biological fuel cells

University of Georgia researchers have developed a successful way to grow molecular wire brushes that conduct electrical charges, a first step in developing biological fuel cells that could power pacemakers, cochlear implants and prosthetic limbs. The journal Chemical Science calls the technique...

Accelerated Development of New Treatment for Multi Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: TB Alliance and Tibotec Announce Unique Partnership to Develop TMC207

SEATTLE, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- When: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 10:30am Eastern (9:30am Central; 8:30am Mountain; 7:30am Pacific) Dial-in: 1-877-879-6184 (toll-free) 1-719-325-4759 (local access) Conference Title: TB Alliance/Tibotec Briefing...

IUPUI chemists develop Distributed Drug Discovery: Finding drugs for neglected diseases

INDIANAPOLIS Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have developed Distributed Drug Discovery (D3), a new low-cost strategy to accelerate the discovery of drugs to treat neglected diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy, leshmaniasis, dengue fever, and Chagas dis...

Apollo Health Street Collaborates with Client to Develop a CCHIT-Certified 08 Ambulatory EMR

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Health Street, the nation's leading provider of healthcare-focused, outsourced software development, support and implementation services to healthcare ISVs, announced today CCHIT 2008 Certification for the Ambulatory Electronic Medical Record appli...

San Francisco Symposium Provides Training for Communities Looking to Develop Arts Programs That Unite Generations

WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies show that older adults are healthier and happier when engaged with others -- especially the youth. The arts in particular can be a wonderful vehicle for uniting generations. Toward that end, the "NCCA MetLife Foundation Creativity Matters: C...

VBI researchers develop new method for breast cancer biomarker discovery

Blacksburg, Va. -- Three researchers from the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech have developed and evaluated a new one-step bioanalytical approach that allows them to profile in detail complex cellular extracts of proteins. The method has allowed the scientists to look at ho...

Researchers develop the first climate-based model to predict Dengue fever outbreaks

CORAL GABLES, FL (June 5, 2009)--Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are the most important vector-borne viral diseases in the World. Around 50-100 million cases appear each year putting 2.5 billion people at risk of suffering this debilitating and sometimes fatal disease. Dengue ...

Ortho Biotech Oncology Research & Development Announces Collaboration with National Cancer Institute to Develop Novel Cell Therapies to Treat Cancer

RARITAN, N.J., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Biotech Oncology Research & Development, a unit of Centocor Research & Development, Inc., today announced that it has entered into a five-year Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), with S...

Journal of Periodontology and the American Journal of Cardiology develop joint clinical recommendations

CHICAGO (June 1, 2009) Cardiovascular disease (CVD), the leading killer in the United States, is a major public health issue contributing to 2,400 deaths each day. Periodontal disease, a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys the bone and tissues that support the teeth affects nearly 75 perc...

Researchers develop light-treatment device to improve sleep quality in the elderly

Troy, N.Y. Sleep disturbances increase as we age. Some studies report more than half of seniors 65 years of age or older suffer from chronic sleep disturbances. Researchers have long believed that the sleep disturbances common among the elderly often result from a disruption of the body's circad...

J. Craig Venter Institute Awarded $43 Million, Five Year Contract From NIAID to Continue to Develop and Provide Sequencing, Genotyping, and Bioinformatics Expertise and Services in Infectious Diseases

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) announced today that they have been awarded a $43 million, five year contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, as one of their Ge...

LSUHSC dental researcher funded to develop better dental materials

New Orleans, LA Xiaoming, Xu, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of Biomaterials Research at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Dentistry, has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.77 million over four years by the National Institutes of Health to develop new antibacterial, fl...

Why Chimps, Monkeys Don't Develop Alzheimer's

Study shows the plaques in non-human primates differ from those in humans MONDAY, May 25 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have long noticed a curious phenomenon among primates: Humans get the devastating neurological disorder known as Alzheimer's disease, but their closest evolutionary c...

IBM and Salerno Cooperate to Develop a Smarter City

SALERNO, Italy, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The city of Salerno has entered into a strategic initiative with IBM (NYSE: IBM ) with the aim of creating a Smart City. Salerno is the third Italian city to create an Innovation Board with IBM to identify and design a new model for a sustainabl...

Baylor Research Institute Receives Multi-Million Dollar Grant To Develop Flu Vaccine

NIH Grant will also Fund Research of Advanced Technologies for Early Disease Detection DALLAS, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at Baylor Institute for Immunology Research (BIIR) in Dallas, part of Baylor Research Institute (BRI) and the Baylor Health Care System, announc...

Scientists develop mathematical model to predict the immune response to influenza

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a mathematical model to predict immune responses to infection with influenza A viruses, including novel viruses such as the emergent 2009 influenza A (H1N1). This model examines the contributions of specific sets of immune cells in fighting...

IDRI and Chembio Collaborate to Develop a Low-Cost Test for Visceral Leishmaniasis

SEATTLE and NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI) and Chembio Diagnostics Systems, Inc. (Chembio) today announced they have entered into a milestone-based agreement pursuant to which Chembio will use its patented dual path platform technology...

Study Finds That Patients With Excessive Sweating Condition Are More Likely to Develop Skin Infections

Appropriate treatment of the condition may decrease potential risk SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People with the excessive sweating condition known as hyperhidrosis already have to deal with a number of life-inhibiting social issues. Sweaty palms or unsightly underarm sta...

Bio-Matrix Scientific Group and Entest BioMedical Sign Contract With UCLA Researcher to Develop Gestational Diabetes Screening Test

New Screening Test Will Focus on 4.3 Million Annual U.S. Birth Market SAN DIEGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN) and Entest BioMedical Inc., BMSN's wholly-owned subsidiary, today announced that a contract has been signed with Dr. ...

InteRNA Technologies and Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre to Develop microRNA-based Therapeutics for Prostate Cancer

BILTHOVEN and NIJMEGEN, The Netherlands, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- InteRNA Technologies B.V. and Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre have entered into a research agreement to develop microRNA (miRNA)-based therapeutics for prostate cancer. Under the research collaboration with pro...

Moms who breastfeed less likely to develop heart attacks or strokes

PITTSBURGH, April 21 The longer women breastfeed, the lower their risk of heart attacks, strokes and cardiovascular disease, report University of Pittsburgh researchers in a study published in the May issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology . "Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women,...

USC researchers develop new drug to target tumor cells and blood vessels

Researchers at the University of Southern California have identified a new drug compound that appears to target tumor cells and surrounding blood vessels without the negative side effects typically associated with Cox-2 inhibitors. The compound 2.5-dimethyl-celecoxib (DMC) appears to have a s...

ICW and Surescripts to Develop E-Prescribing Prototype Project for SHIN-NY

Prescription history data priority for Statewide Health Information Network for New York WAYNE, Pa., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) has partnered with global eHealth specialist InterComponentWare Inc. (ICW) and Surescripts, operator of the country's larges...

Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals and Danisco BioActives Announce Partnership Agreement to Develop Drug Candidate for Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis

GAITHERSBURG, Md., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Danisco BioActives announced today that they have signed a partnering agreement for the development of a new biologic drug candidate, which may help to prevent a deadly disease called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). ...
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