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Drinking Diet Soda May Reduce the Risk of Forming Kidney Stones

LINTHICUM, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with stone disease could benefit from drinking diet soda. New research from the University of California, San Francisco suggests that the citrate and malate content in commonly consumed sodas may be sufficient to inhibit the developmen...

Video: New Survey Reveals Misconceptions About Forming New Habits

Majority of Americans Overestimate Amount of Time it Takes to Form a New Habit; Lack of Motivation and Effort Serve as Greatest Barriers to Achieving Healthier Habits GREENWICH, Conn., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a survey released today by Nestle(R) Pure Life (R) brand bottled w...

Cell Therapeutics and Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Close Transaction Forming Joint Venture to Market Zevalin in the US

SEATTLE, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc.(CTI) (Nasdaq and MTA: CTIC) announced today they have closed the transaction with Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to form a 50/50 owned joint venture, RIT Oncology LLC (LLC), to commercialize and develop Zevalin(R) ([90Y]-ibritumoma...

Teams Forming for Courage Center 5k Your Way

Run, Walk, Roll or Stroll Four ways to get to the finish line. Thousands of reasons to cross it! MINNEAPOLIS, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 5k Your Way, a fundraiser benefitting Courage Center, is set for Saturday, August 2, 2008 at Courage Center in Golden Valley. In addit...

Ohio Prematurity Caucus Forming to Meet Challenge

Group of Lawmakers Vow to Fight Premature Birth in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest figures are out and Ohio's rate of premature birth is up once again from 12.5% in 2004, to 13% in 2005. A total of 19,321 preterm births were recorded for 2005 and over...

Cancer Cells Forming Blood Vessels Send Their Copper to the Edge

Researchers have discovered new information about a link between the growth of blood vessels critical to the spread of cancer and the copper in our bodies. // Growing new blood vessels from existing ones — a process called angiogenesis — is important in growth, development and wound healing. B...

The New Next Generation Hot Tub

... a little time and research, especially since there are so many brands and models to choose from. Shoppers should consider that owning a hot tub means forming a long-term relationship with both the manufacturer and local dealer - so choosing who you buy from is as important as selecting the spa itself. ...

Pitt receives $13.4 million NIH grant to create virtual models for epidemics

...e simulations previously developed by Dr. Burke and his colleagues to control a threatening avian influenza pandemic. These models were influential in forming the World Health Organization's decision about the size of antiviral medicine stockpiles needed to quash a possible avian flu outbreak, and in shaping...

FDA Approves TYVASO (Treprostinil) Inhalation Solution for the Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

...Rubin of the United States for their critical pioneering efforts in making this new therapy possible. TYVASO epitomizes the hopes and dreams we had in forming this company." In connection with the TYVASO approval, United Therapeutics has agreed to Post-Marketing Commitments (PMC) to modify certain as...

Mayo researchers find anesthesia not harmful for babies during birth process

... think that the brains of young animals and humans are more vulnerable to a variety of problems because they are undergoing rapid growth. The brain is forming vital connections between cells during this time. Not only did the researchers find that the use of anesthesia during delivery was not harmful to t...

Mayo Researchers Find Anesthesia Not Harmful for Babies During Birth Process

... think that the brains of young animals and humans are more vulnerable to a variety of problems because they are undergoing rapid growth. The brain is forming vital connections between cells during this time. Not only did the researchers find that the use of anesthesia during delivery was not harmful ...

VIDEO from Medialink and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: American Joint Replacement Registry Announced

...s made great strides in bringing the American Joint Replacement Registry to reality. We have now incorporated. And, we currently are in the process of forming project work groups to tackle data, governance and oversight issues," said John Callaghan, MD, first vice president of the AAOS and orthopaedic surge...

Bone from blood: Circulating cells form bone outside the normal skeleton, Penn study finds

...ecialized cells in the blood share a common origin with white blood cells derived from the bone marrow and that these bloodstream cells are capable of forming bone at sites distant from the original skeleton. This work, published online this month in the journal Stem Cells , represents the first example of ...

The risk of developing deep vein thrombosis during a flight is often overestimated

...embolism If you are unable to move your legs regularly, blood flow through your veins is slower than usual. As a result, blood may clump together, forming a blood clot which can lead to deep vein thrombosis. "This can become dangerous if the blood clot dislodges, travels to the lungs and blocks a blood v...

American Joint Replacement Registry Announced

...s made great strides in bringing the American Joint Replacement Registry to reality. We have now incorporated. And, we currently are in the process of forming project work groups to tackle data, governance and oversight issues." said John Callaghan, MD, first vice president of the AAOS and orthopaedic surgeo...

Eliminating Cell Receptor Prevents Infections in Animal Study

...n a special breed of mice. By manipulating genes in the pancreas and heart that generate CAR in those organs, Bergelson's team prevented the mice from forming CAR at those sites. Subsequently, those mice had virus levels in the pancreas a thousand times smaller than in control animals, and had significantly ...

Nation's Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure is a Way for One Houston Plastic Surgeon to Renew Body Contours and Self-Esteem

...mplants also have advantages, including the creation of shorter incisions to place them and a lower rate of capsular contracture (internal scar tissue forming around the implant). During his initial consultation, Dr. Straka says he counsels patients on all aspects of the procedure, including all risks an...

Emerging Woman Business Owner of the Year Winner Offers 5 Tips to New Women Business Owners

... can't you are also right. 3) Use whatever strengths you have to succeed. All of us have something unique. 4) Achieve success by forming habits of doing things that unsuccessful people will not do. 5) Support others and they will gravitate towards you, elevating you to ...

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Continues to Save Children's Lives Worldwide

...e causes. "Generation after generation of American schoolchildren had their first philanthropic experience through Trick-or-Treat-for-UNICEF, forming an emotional attachment to our brand and our mission to see a day when no child dies of a preventable cause," said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of t...

Gene Connections Key to Brain Tumor Growth

...e captains or godfathers of the complex genetic changes leading to glioblastoma. These 31 genes were altered in up to 75 percent of glioblastomas, forming a landscape common to about three-quarters of all cases of glioblastoma, the study found. And within those 31 genes, a subset of seven genes allowe...

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

...ggests that changes in these interactions result in fluctuations of protein concentration. A change in concentration cause proteins to clump together, forming the cataract, and thus decreasing lens transparency. He has been collaborating with Chris Sorensen, university distinguished professor of physics at K...

Health Coalition Sends Legislative Proposals for Medical Liability Reform to Congress

... care funding. Included in these state reform projects are an "early offers" system to expedite or resolve liability cases rather than going to trial; forming specialized health courts to handle liability lawsuits; and a waiver of liability for health care providers who practice according to acceptable clini...

Moores UCSD Cancer Center Luau and Longboard Invitational Hosts Survivor Beach Aug. 9

... cancer. As participants in the third annual Survivor Beach, they will place their surfboards in the sand, one-by-one, nose-to-tail, with the goal of forming the world's longest line of surfboards. The line will start at Scripps Pier and continue down La Jolla Shores beach. Survivor Beach was established ...

New role discovered for molecule important in development of the pancreas

... a master regulator of the development of endocrine cell precursors. Pdx1 binds directly to the Ngn3 gene, controlling its expression; it does this by forming a molecular complex with the protein Hnf6, which is mediated by the Pdx1 C terminus. Pdx1 also binds directly to and controls the expression of two ad...

Echo Therapeutics To Present at Prestigious 'Innovations in Diabetes' Conference

... About Innovara Innovara, Inc. is a global strategic consulting, educational development, and business development corporation specializing in forming unique alliances between MDs and medical institutions involved in medical research and education, with the aim of aiding advancing medical education, ...

Human sperm created from embryonic stem cells

...mia who undergo chemotherapy can become infertile for life and possibly lead us to a solution." The team also believe that studying the process of forming sperm could lead to a better understanding of how genetic diseases are passed on. In the technique developed at Newcastle, stem cells with XY chrom...

Carbohydrate acts as tumor suppressor

...tein expression, the amount of glycans decreased even when LARGE was overexpressed. The scientists demonstrated that β3GnT1 plays a key role in forming laminin-binding glycans attached to α-DG, which in turn reduces cancer cell movement. The study provides a new understanding of the role that com...

New study pinpoints difference in the way children with autism learn new behaviors

...unicative skills in children with autism. Further, it could also improve their ability to understand social cues because the brain systems critical to forming internal models of behavior that guide our actions are also critical to developing an understanding of the meaning of those actions." The study fin...

Caffeine reverses memory impairment in Alzheimer's mice

...o poorly on the tests. In addition, the brains of the caffeinated mice showed nearly a 50-percent reduction in levels of beta amyloid, a substance forming the sticky clumps of plaques that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Other experiments by the same investigators indicate that caffeine appears to...

Alpharma's Reach Teach Learn Initiative Targets Youth and Consumer Awareness

...nd college-age students and they'll tell you that their kids think they have all the answers to life's tough questions. Truth is, at that age they are forming opinions and viewpoints that will guide them through the rest of their lives. A new initiative, Reach Teach Learn , is designed to provide youth with...

Making nanoparticles in artificial cells

...had added different fluorescent molecules to the membranes of the differently loaded vesicles. The researchers were also able to see the nanoparticles forming as the particles shone like tiny lamps. In the second process, the researchers only produce vesicles with one of the reactants. When the vesicles h...

Unspoken memories of Holocaust survivors find silent and nonpathological expression

...terviewees assured that they were not interested in telling the story of their parents' Holocaust experiences in the public domain, or their own. "By forming an experiential matrix, these silent traces maintain an intimate and nonpathological presence of the Holocaust death-world in the everyday life-world,...

Hepatitis C Virus Market Will Expand Dramatically From $2 Billion in 2008 to Nearly $7.7 Billion in 2013

... Resources Analyst Alexandra Makarova, M.D., Ph.D. "Compounds from these new classes will initially be added to the backbone of currently used agents, forming triple or quadruple treatment regimens that are expected to be more efficacious than the current standard of care." About Decision Resources ...

State Experts Discuss Health Care Reform Efforts and Lessons at PFCD Event

... look to reform health care across the nation, state level reform efforts can offer important insights about navigating the politics and process while forming the policy," said Ken Thorpe, Ph.D., PFCD Executive Director, who moderated the event. "These reform efforts show that by focusing on core elements to...

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services Standardizes on Autonomy's Meaning-Based Technologies

...h market share nearly double that of its nearest competitor. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information, forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data, including unstructured information, such as text, email, web pages, voice, ...

Hamner Institutes and UNC Launch International Drug Safety Institute

...March 2009, scientists at the Institute for Drug Safety Sciences launched their first research initiative in the study of drug-induced liver injury by forming a partnership with Entelos, a leading Silicon Valley computational modeling company. Besides being a main cause of acute liver failure in the U.S., li...

Trimming the fat boosts blood recovery after marrow transplant

... from marrow and cord-blood transplants." Mice that were treated with a compound that inhibits fat formation, or that were genetically incapable of forming fat cells, were quicker to build up their bone marrow after it was depleted by irradiation. In particular, they were quicker to build up the rapidly p...

SmallCapSentinel.com Releases Report for Investors of Medical Device Companies SENO, STXS, EVVV, ANGO, THOR, and CPTS

...oRx is right. Over the past few months data has been rolling in from experts and opinion leaders, research partners and clinical sites. A consensus is forming and the future for Contura MLB (and SenoRx) seems brighter than ever. For an Integrity Media profile of SenoRx please visit: www.IntegrityIR.co...

Got a Problem? Think About It Overnight

...l school at the University of California, San Diego, researchers say that rapid eye movement (REM) sleep boosts creative problem solving, possibly by forming new associative networks in the brain. "We found that -- for creative problems that you've already been working on -- the passage of time is enough...

Social Entrepreneur's Cup Finalists Announced

...capital in the nonprofit innovators we support. Social Venture Partner members gain satisfaction from giving of their talents, as well as their money, forming personal relationships with the nonprofit staff they work with and the children served by the nonprofit. Through our youth program, SVP Teens, we prep...
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