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Mass. General-based research center will investigate why immune system fails to control hepatitis C

A research consortium based at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has been awarded $15 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to investigate how the hepatitis C virus (HCV) resists suppression and clearance by the immune system. The five-year grant will support a...

Study to Investigate AHCC and the Swine Flu Virus

Prior studies published in peer-reviewed journals have shown the benefits of AHCC against influenza, avian flu, west nile virus and MRSA. BEAVERTON, Ore., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A study evaluating the effect of AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) on supporting the immune system in respon...

New Book Highlights Human Cost of FDA's Failure to Investigate Medical Devices

NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new history of shock treatment (electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT) - "Doctors of Deception: What They Don't Want You to Know About Shock Treatment" ( Rutgers University Press) - reveals the human costs of the Food and Drug Administration's failure to ...

Arizona Attorney General to Investigate Sexual Abuse Cover Up at Planned Parenthood Clinics

PHOENIX, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arizona Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into Planned Parenthood after the student-led nonprofit Live Action released videos with undercover footage from three Planned Parenthood of Arizona clinics. The footage shows two Planned...

Defective Chinese Drywall Lawsuit: Florida Homeowners' Associations and Condominium Associations Plagued by Defective Chinese Drywall Urged to Investigate their Rights

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP is offering free consultations to Florida homeowners' associations and condominium associations in communities that have reported problems with defective Chinese drywall. (PRWEB) March 12, 2009 -- Parker Waichman Alonso LLP is offering free co...

Cardiologists initiate STILETTO study to investigate treatment options for women with chest pain

CHICAGO Women who experience chest pain are sent to a cardiologist to go through a standard battery of tests, and often times test results show no evidence of coronary artery disease which is the most common cause of chest pain. This is a less common occurrence in men, and these women are sent ho...

Beth Israel Deaconess Urged to Investigate Member of Board of Overseers Who Raised Millions for Madoff

Dozens of Massachusetts charities have been hurt by scandal, including major BIDMC donors BOSTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has been urged to investigate a member of its Board of Overseers who raised millions of dollars for Bernard Madoff in what ...

Canada-wide study on slow progressors to investigate new treatments for HIV

This press release is available in French . Montreal, Febrauary 6, 2009 -- Why do some HIV patients manage to control the progression of their infection naturally over long periods of time? As part of a nation-wide investigation, a team of researchers will examine that question and others a...

Clergy Abuse Victims Want UN to Investigate Vatican

Pope violates international charter on children, they say At least twice, Holy See has failed to submit required reports Pontiff's one report ignored church's own clergy sex crimes & cover ups, SNAP says Thousands of predator clergy pose current threa...

Stem cells and cancer: Scientists investigate a fine balancing act

Speaking today at the UK National Stem Cell Network Annual Science Meeting in Edinburgh, Professor Silvia Marino shows how the mechanisms normally involved in balancing different functions of stem cells may also contribute to cancer. Her team from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Denti...

Leading experts investigate Shaken Baby Syndrome

San Diego, April 9, 2008 Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), also known as childhood neurotrauma or inflicted traumatic brain injury, is the leading cause of death from childhood maltreatment. Unlike many types of child abuse, the action that causes SBS is known, occurs quickly, and is, theoretically, la...

UT Southwestern researchers investigate predictors for sickle-cell-anemia complications

DALLAS Feb. 29, 2008 Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have determined that the level, or saturation, of oxygen in blood could be used to identify children with sickle cell anemia who are at an increased risk of stroke. In a related study, they have also found that a published me...

VBI, Mayo Clinic investigate link between fungal proteins, innate immunity and asthma

Blacksburg, Va. Researchers at Mayo Clinic and the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) have received a second grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to advance understanding of the role of environmental fungi in chronic airway disorders. Recently NIAID a...

Brandeis researcher awarded grant to investigate memory and aging

Waltham, MA Brandeis psychologist Margie E. Lachman has been awarded a $1.45 million five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging to learn more about factors that can minimize memory declines in middle-aged and older adults. The research will identify modifiable beliefs and behaviors that ...

Researchers investigate links between prostate, cadmium, zinc

Cadmium exposure is a known risk factor for prostate cancer, and a new University of Rochester study suggests that zinc may offer protection against cadmium. In an article published in the February 2008 journal, The Prostate, epidemiologist Edwin van Wijngaarden, Ph.D., reports that PSA levels ...

Colorado Residents and Visitors to Investigate Health in a Whole New Way

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Reveals Plans for New $8 Million Interactive Health Science Exhibition Kaiser Permanente Colorado Provides $4 Million in Support DENVER, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning in April 2009, residents and visitors to the Denver area will be...

Fair Political Practices Commission Will Investigate Stem Cell Conflict of Interest

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's Fair Political Practices Commission today agreed to investigate a conflict of interest complaint against stem cell board member John Reed, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) said. The non-partisan, no...

Largest Study Ever to Investigate Risk Factors of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Will Begin Enrolling Families in Bay Area and Across U.S.

OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from Kaiser Permanente and the California Department of Public Health, as well as from five other sites nationwide, today will begin enrolling families in the largest study to date investigating the genetic and environmental factors that may...

Researchers investigate ways to detect lupus-associated kidney disease

DALLAS Nov. 13, 2007 High urinary levels of certain molecules might have the potential to serve as biomarkers for a potentially life-shortening kidney ailment caused by the autoimmune disease lupus, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. Our studies suggest a quartet of molecu...

Studies Investigate Diagnostic Performance and Reproducibility of Pathwork Diagnostics' Tissue of Origin Test

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathwork Diagnostics, a genomics-based diagnostics company focused on oncology, announced that its Pathwork(TM) Tissue of Origin Test is the focus of two studies featured in poster presentations at this week's 12th Annual Meeting of the Association for...

Isolagen Initiates Phase III Clinical Program to Investigate Isolagen Therapy(TM) for the Treatment of Acne Scars

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isolagen(TM), Inc. (Amex: ILE) announces the initiation of a Phase III clinical program to investigate Isolagen Therapy(TM) for the treatment of moderate to severe acne scars. Isolagen also has a pivotal Phase III clinical program underway to evalua...

University of Leicester cancer researchers investigate 'smoking gun' trail

The University of Leicester has been selected as the hub of a worldwide network of researchers to investigate one of the causes of cancer. The study into the smoking gun trail of devastation caused to the body by substances known as free radicals will also impact on our understanding of heart d...

Montana State University researchers investigate new suspect in West Nile deaths of pelicans

BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Stable flies are the latest suspect that may be involved in the West Nile virus deaths of hundreds of pelican chicks at the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Montana. West Nile virus killed 800 to 1,000 pelican chicks in 2003, averaged 400 in each of the next th...

National Commission for Women to Investigate Unearthing of Female Fetuses in Pataudi

A three member-team of the National Commission for Women (NCW) led by Malini Bhattacharya will visit Pataudi in Haryana later today to investigate the unearthing of a large number of female fetuses . The team will meet local authorities to get first hand information of the case and the inve...

Study to Investigate Gene's Effect on Bone Loss in Breast Cancer Patients

Women with estrogen-responsive breast cancer are often prescribed a drug that reduces their estrogen levels. But because estrogen is important to bone health, there is widespread concern about how the estrogen-reducing drugs - called aromatase inhibitors - affect bones. A study at Washington...

WHO to Investigate Hepatitis Vaccine Deaths in Vietnam

Viet Nam has suspended the use of a Hepatitis B vaccine manufactured by global leader LG group (the Republic of Korea ), after three newborn babies suddenly died after being administered with the vaccine. The Health Ministry has immediately halted the use of the vaccine nation-wide while t...

Researchers Investigate Gene Linked With Circadian Liver Clock

Anyone who has experienced jet lag will understand the importance of a smooth-running circadian clock. Crossing time zones decouples our biological rhythms// from the natural cycle of light and dark we’re used to. We perceive light cues through retinal photoreceptors that relay signals to the supra...

Researchers Investigate Molecular Basis of Memory

Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory's (EMBL) Mouse Biology Unit in Monterotondo, Italy, and the Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla,// Spain, now for the first time investigate the molecular basis of memory in living mice. The study, which appears in the current issue of ...

European Regulators Investigate Common Painkiller Drugs

European regulators are investigating common painkiller drugs after researchers warned that some of them might increase the risk of heart attack//. The new data, culled from 140,000 patients, suggested that some of the drugs doubled heart attack risk. The European Medicines Agency which...

Researchers Investigate Protein that Protects Tumors

A protein that allows breast cancer cells to evade the body’s natural immune responses could be a target of future cancer therapies//, according to a study by Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists published today. The study, published in the July 1 issue of the American Journal of Patholog...

S.Africa Sets Up Task Team To Investigate Anthrax Outbreak In KNP

South African health authorities have set up a task team to investigate the outbreak of anthrax that has left 15 animals dead in the famous Kruger National Park (KNP) in the past few weeks //. The KNP spokesman Raymond Travers said on Monday that the team would decide on the course of action ...

New Multi-functional Sensing Tool To Investigate Cystic Fibrosis

A research team from Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new multi-functional sensing system to investigate adenosine triposphate (ATP) release and its role in cystic fibrosis. // This patented technology adds recessed micro- and nano-electrodes to the tip of an atomic force micr...

Federal Judge Sentences Defendants Who Perpetrated $10.9 Million Medicare Fraud HIV Infusion Scheme

...ating in sham medical operations," said HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson. "Our agents are working tirelessly with our Strike Force partners to investigate these spurious operations, bring perpetrators to justice, and recover stolen funds for the Medicare program." Trial evidence established that ...

Immunoglobulin Can Predict Some Diabetic Complications

...death or to progress to end-stage kidney disease. The study appears in the journal BMC Medicine . "To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate the impact of increased urine IgM excretion on DN disease progression in type 1 diabetes patients," lead researcher Dr. Omran Bakoush of Lund Universi...

Out of court settlement of malpractice claims: Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in children

..., as well as severe long-term damage in 16 cases (13%). The malpractice review committees and arbitration boards of the State Medical Associations investigate claims for presumed errors in medical treatment extrajudicially. The aim of the procedure is to avoid protracted and expensive court cases and this is...

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Takes Major Step Toward Furthering Research Efforts

...s, surgical and diagnostic procedures. - An emphasis on adult AS patients will extend the scope of clinical trials to include a wide age group and investigate and advance life and self-help skills, vocational training, and access to community programs and health services. - ATRI will allow scientific mem...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations

...ith mutations in the kinase domain of HER2 neu ." 2009 WCLC, Oral presentation #1200.41. (7) Reck, Martin et al., "A Phase II double-blind study to investigate efficacy and safety of the triple angiokinase inhibitor BIBF 1120 in patients with relapsed advanced non-small cell lung cancer." 2009 WCLC, Poster Di...

Long-term health and social outcomes for neuroblastoma survivors

...life-long follow-up to ameliorate potential medical and psychosocial late effects," the authors write. "Future research should build on these data and investigate risk factors for long-term complications of neuroblastoma treatment and second malignant neoplasms" In an accompanying editorial, Elizabeth Fox, M....

After Neuroblastoma, Chronic Problems Often Await

...ts," wrote Dr. Caroline Laverdiere, of the Sainte-Justine Hospital in Montreal, and her colleagues. "Future researchers should build on these data and investigate risk factors for long-term complications of neuroblastoma treatment and second malignant neoplasms." The study was published online July 31 in the ...

Minority and Women's Advocacy Groups Send Letter to California Attorney General Jerry Brown Requesting Investigation Into Discrimination by Health Insurance Companies

... Dear Attorney General Brown, We are writing to ask that your office investigate an unscrupulous health insurer practice that denies California patients in ...Medicare deserve the same protections. We respectfully request your office investigate California health plan practices relating to their fail first policies so p...
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