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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. STA...

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. The fin...

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. The prese...

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. Subtilase ...

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 Tobacco-Free Kids 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 work...

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% ov...

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 cause of...

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 Kids: The expected spin-off of Philip Morris International as a separate company, and the company's predatory plans to market an even greater va...

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...
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