New Study Shows That Pharmacogenomics Could Benefit Patients, Spur Investment in Innovation
WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study funded by the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) shows that pharmacogenomics -- the field of scientific research focused on learning how genetic profiles predict the body's response to medicines - has the potential to lead to h...
Stem Cell Decision Opens New Doors, May Spur More Research
Some avenues of scientific inquiry remain unfunded, however,,
WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced last week their new guidelines for stem cell research funding, including allowing some previously ineligible stem cell lines to re...
Growing Proteomics Market and the Current Economic Crisis Could Act in Tandem to Spur Growth in the European 2 Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis Market, States Frost & Sullivan
LONDON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Two-dimensional electrophoresis (2DE) is the most cost-effective protein profiling technology and is the only technology in which the constituents of a protein sample can be entirely visualised in a single gel. However, current technical limitations will need to be ...
Cell Protein Could Help Spur Malignancy
Discovery may lead to new cancer treatments, scientists say
THURSDAY, June 25 (HealthDay News) -- A protein called STAT3 plays a major role in the change of normal cells into cancerous cells, according to U.S. researchers, who say the finding could lead to new cancer treatments.
Nicotine May Help Spur 'Prediabetes'
Toxin ups cortisol levels, encourages insulin resistance, study finds
THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- The nicotine in cigarette smoke may promote insulin resistance and lead to a condition known as prediabetes, new research shows.
The finding, to be outlined Thursday at the En...
Childhood Sexual Abuse Might Spur Early Periods
Study found women who started menstruating early were more likely to have been victims
THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) --The younger they were when they started menstruating, the more likely black women were to have suffered childhood sexual abuse, U.S. researchers report.
Low Chlamydia Screening Rates Spur Outreach to Health Professionals
Untreated infections cause infertility, ectopic pregnancy
WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Screening rates for chlamydia remain low in the United States even though failure to identify this sexually transmitted disease and treat infected women can lead to infertility, ectopi...
Stem Cells Spur New Eggs in Ovaries of Adult Mice
Study upsets notion that females only receive finite number of eggs from birth
SUNDAY, April 12 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers in China have demonstrated that female ovaries may be capable of producing new eggs in adulthood and subsequently producing offspring.
That runs counter to...
Grapefruit-Heavy Diet Helped Spur Dangerous Clot
The fruit, combined with contraceptive pill and a genetic mutation, almost cost woman her leg, doctors say
THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- A rare set of interactions involving grapefruit juice, birth control pills and a genetic mutation almost cost a 42-year-old woman her leg, ph...
Protein-Folding Problem May Help Spur Alzheimer's
Finding could lead to new target for disease therapy, researchers say
WEDNESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News) -- A dysfunction in protein folding contributes to nerve cell death in Alzheimer's disease, a finding that could help lead to new treatments, Dutch researchers report.
Brain Tumor Drug May Help Spur Cancer's Return
But insights into how that happens may lead to ways around it, researchers say,,,,
THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Temozolomide, a standard treatment for brain cancer, may boost the aggressiveness of surviving cancer cells, making tumor recurrence more likely, a new study suggest...
The Oscars, Parties Spur Cosmetic Surgery Quick Fixes with Hollywood's Elite...
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In Hollywood, where image
means everything, for many celebrities, looking good for The Academy Awards is
as important as looking good in the movies they star in, even in a failing
economy. Members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (AS...
Ready-To-Use Products Spur the European Tissue Sealants and Topical Hemostats Markets, Says Frost & Sullivan
LONDON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Cannibalisation, high market complexity and significant barriers to entry are all influencing the European tissue sealants and topical hemostats markets. However, the increase in complex surgeries and anticipated technology innovations are continuing to drive growth...
Food Phosphates Might Spur Lung Cancer
Accelerated growth of tumors seen in mouse study
MONDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in the inorganic phosphates found in many natural and processed foods accelerated the growth of lung cancers in rats, South Korean researchers report.
"Our study suggests that dietary r...
Patient Photos Spur Radiologist Empathy and Eye for Detail
CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Including a patient's photo with imaging exam results may enable a more meticulous reading from the radiologist interpreting the images, as well as a more personal and empathetic approach, according to a study presented today at the annual meeti...
Patient photos spur radiologist empathy and eye for detail
CHICAGO Including a patient's photo with imaging exam results may enable a more meticulous reading from the radiologist interpreting the images, as well as a more personal and empathetic approach, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North Amer...
Debt-Linked Stress May Spur Premature Delivery
But many other forms of anxiety don't affect timing of birth, study finds
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Some stressful events, especially debt, can increase a woman's risk for preterm delivery, but most kinds of stress have no effect, a new study finds.
The study, released b...
Red Meat Helps Spur a Food Poison Germ
The gut toxin uses molecules introduced by meat, dairy products, scientists say
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have found a bacterium that causes food poisoning by targeting a non-human molecule that's absorbed into the body through red meat.
HIV Drug Might Spur Resistant Strains of Virus
Used during breast-feeding to prevent mom-to-baby transmission, nevirapine could have downside, study finds
TUESDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The drug nevirapine -- widely used in developing countries to prevent transmission of HIV from mothers to babies -- persists in the breast mi...
Diabetes Might Help Spur Hearing Loss
Study finds higher rate of impairment among diabetics
MONDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Hearing impairment may be a common, under-recognized complication of diabetes, suggests a U.S. study.
"We found that hearing loss was much more common in people with diabetes than people withou...
Establishing a Price for Carbon Emissions in the U.S. Would Spur Immediate Reductions in Energy Consumption and More Efficient Use of Power Generators, Study by Carnegie Mellon Researchers Shows
Simulation of Short-Term Effects of $35 Cost Per Metric Ton of CO2 Indicates Up To Ten Percent Cut in Emissions Possible
PITTSBURGH, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- As recent judicial, political and
industry developments appear to continue to move the United States toward a
mandatory price f...
New CDC Study Shows Smoke-Free Laws Spreading Across U.S. and Should Spur Remaining States to Take Action
Statement of William V. Corr Executive Director, Campaign for
WASHINGTON, May 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study published
today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores
the powerful momentum across the country to pass strong smoke-free
Gardasil, Other New Products Spur Strong Vaccine Sales in 2007
NEW YORK, April 7, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Stronger than anticipated
revenues for flu vaccines, and the surprising commercial success of Merck's
Gardasil for HPV, which causes most cervical cancers, has led to a healthy
$16.3 billion in vaccine sales in 2007. This represents an increase of 38%
AAPPO Releases Diabetes Toolkit to Spur Action on Better Diabetes Care
Toolkit Offers Resources for Payers, Providers, and Patients
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American
Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO), in collaboration
with DMAA: the Care Continuum Alliance (DMAA), today launched a diabetes
toolkit for PPO ...
'Crime Boss' Gene May Spur Breast Cancer
Finding might explain why some tumors are aggressive and spread, researchers say
WEDNESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have identified a gene they say can promote aggressive breast cancer by acting as a kind of "crime boss," capable of changing the behavior of more than 1,...
Tennessee Tornadoes Spur Senior Move Managers to Aid Elderly in Crisis
New mapping tool powered by SNAPforSeniors(R) helps members quickly
locate safe housing
CLARENDON HILLS, Ill., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's
deadliest rash of tornadoes in more than 20 years destroyed some 1,000
homes and killed at least 31 people in Tennessee Tuesday nigh...
Landmark WHO Report on Global Tobacco Epidemic Should Spur Urgent Action by Nations to Implement Proven Solutions
Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The World Health
Organization (WHO) today released a landmark report that makes clear both
the devastating scope of the global tobacco epidemic - it is the leading
Philip Morris International Spin-off Should Spur Nations to Take Urgent Action to Reduce Tobacco Use
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement
was issued today by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free
The expected spin-off of Philip Morris International as a separate
company, and the company's predatory plans to market an even greater
Cell 'Addiction' to Growth Factors May Help Spur Cancers
Study in mice shows blocking this dependence could stop disease before it starts
THURSDAY, Dec. 13 (HealthDay News) -- "Addiction" to certain growth factors contributes to the development of cancers caused by epigenetic changes, such as the inappropriate activation of a normally silent gene, sci...
Nerve Disorganization May Spur Form of Dyslexia
Brain scans show real differences, researchers say
TUESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Disorganized, meandering tracts of nerve fibers in the brain may cause a form of dyslexia marked by slow and choppy reading fluency, U.S. researchers report.
There are different forms of dyslexia, which af...
Overlooked Mutation Can Spur HIV Drug Resistance
It should be added to standard genetic tests used to guide treatment, experts say
SATURDAY, Dec. 1 (HealthDay News) -- One in 10 HIV-infected people receiving drug treatment harbors a hidden genetic mutation that renders certain strains of the virus more resistant to antiretroviral med...
TV Violence May Spur Aggression in Boys
Preschoolers who watched such fare more likely to act out at 7, 10, study found
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool boys exposed to violent television -- even cartoons -- are more likely to become aggressive later in life, researchers warn.
Their findings don't definitively...
Brain's 'Reward Chemical' May Help Spur Obesity
Fewer dopamine receptors on cells could prompt overeating, study suggests
THURSDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- A new study provides more evidence that dopamine -- a brain chemical associated with reward, pleasure, movement and motivation -- plays a role in obesity.
Researchers at the U.S. go...
Gates Foundation Launches $100 Million Initiative to Spur Innovation in Global Health Research
Fast-Track Grants Initiative to Support Hundreds of Research Projects Involving Scientists Around the World
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation announced today that it is committing $100 million over
five years to create a new fa...
Older Brothers Might Spur Kids' Aggression
Their presence seems to have that effect, study found
FRIDAY, Sept. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Children with older brothers are more likely to become increasingly aggressive over time than children with older sisters, U.S. research suggests.
A team at the University of California, Davis, observed...
Expansion and Growth Spur INSPIRIS Executive Leadership Promotions
Senior Vice President of Operations Denny Bierl and Executive Vice President Kirk Stanley take on greater roles
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- New contracts and expansion
into a new market made the first six months of 2007 the most successful
period of growth to dat...
Vitamin C Plus Fat Might Spur Cancer
Mixing in the stomach, this combo encourages carcinogens, study suggests
THURSDAY, Sept. 6 (HealthDay News) -- When fat is present in the stomach, vitamin C transforms from a cancer-fighter to a possible contributor to malignancy, new research suggests.
Researchers at Western Infirmary in Gla...
Gene May Help Spur Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Mice with the mutation exhibited fearful, repetitive behaviors, researchers say
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22 (HealthDay News) -- Mice with a particular gene mutation behave much like humans with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), scientists report.
The rodents have a genetic flaw that prevents their ...
Disability payments may spur drug abuse
WASHINGTON DC, August 13, 2007, Paying out certain types of government aid in a monthly lump sum appears to fuel a spate of harmful and often fatal drug binges, according to a new study in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Public Economics that links the monthly arrival of disability checks wi...
Violent computer games spur aggression: study
The link between computer images of brutality and the real thing may go further than first thought.Violent computer games trigger a mechanism in the brain // that makes people more likely to behave aggressively, says a recent US study.
The study, which considered the effects of popular games su...