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February 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Diabetes and Heart Disease, Going Vegetarian and Tinnitus

Diabetes and Heart Disease: Risk Intertwined ROCHESTER, Minn., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here are highlights from the February issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource . You may cite this publication as often as you wish. Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource attribution is required...

Seventy Years Old and Going Strong With Down Syndrome and No Dementia: The Case of 'Mr. C' Causes Major Interest in the Scientific Community

Study findings offer hope for increased life expectancy for people with Down syndrome WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the world of Down syndrome, 'Mr. C' is a rarity. A real person whose progress has been tracked for the past 16 years, at seventy, 'Mr. C' has well surpassed...

SIRO Clinpharm Completes Successful Implementation of Oracle Life Sciences Application Suite

... (CRO) founded in India, today announced the successful completion of the implementation phase of the Oracle Life Science Application Suite (OLSAS) by going live with Oracle Siebel Clinical Trial Management System and Oracle Adverse Events Reporting System. "We are excited to have the rollout of th...

Video: FDA Approves INVEGA(R) SUSTENNA(TM) for the Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Schizophrenia

...ase contact your doctor right away. INVEGA((R)) SUSTENNA(TM) can make some people feel dizzy, sleepy, or less alert. Until you know how you are going to respond to INVEGA((R)) SUSTENNA(TM), be careful driving a car, operating machines, or doing things that require you to be alert. INVEGA((R))...

British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free

...from her daughter, Tara, who was 21 at the time. The next day, Ms. Scott was able to go home from the hospital. "I felt fine immediately. I was going out to dinner and things like that," Ms. Scott said. "It was really nice after all the other treatments I've had, which were very, very grueling." ...

Is Your Hair Taking a Break?

... men," said Dr. McMichael. "With men, it has become socially acceptable to be bald, but the same is not true for women. Many of my patients report not going to church because they don't want people in the pew behind them to see their thinning hair, or they stop exercising because they don't want to mess up...

Lilly and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg Announce Lilly Agrees to be First Tenant of East River Science Park; Issue Urgent Call for Healthcare Reform that Protects Innovation and Jobs

...e latest research tools and our FIPNet partners will also help us speed innovative medicines to patients. However, to protect this innovation, we are going to need healthcare reform that encourages innovation and in turn leads to breakthrough, life-saving medicines for patients. In this case, patients bat...

deCODE Discovers Second Common Genetic Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

...looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, those relating to our ability to obtain sufficient financing to continue as a going concern, our ability to develop and market diagnostic products, the level of third party reimbursement for our products, risks related to preclinical ...

Ipsogen Reports Incorporation of the Genomic Grade in the 2009 St. Gallen International Consensus Meeting on the Primary Treatment of Early Breast Cancer

... generating critical information for treatment decisions" said Helene Peyro-Saint-Paul, Chief Medical Officer, Ipsogen. "These new recommendations are going to support our regulatory and reimbursement efforts, a critical step to make our assay widely available to patients and pathologists/physicians," adde...

Why Do African-Americans Fare Worse With Cancer? Access and Economics Are Only Part of the Story

...logy Group's Statistical Center, who was statistician and co-author on the new JNCI study. The study analyzed records from 35 clinical trials - going back as far as 1974 - that had been conducted by the Southwest Oncology Group, an NCI-sponsored cooperative group headquartered at the University of ...

New AHRQ Study Finds Mixed Evidence on Use of Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation for Treating Atrial Fibrillation

...ate its potential long-term benefits," said AHRQ Director Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D. "This report crystallizes the questions that researchers need to ask going forward." Atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat in adults, affects more than 2.2 million Americans, putting them at ri...

Number of Patients With Dementia on the Rise

...of Health in 1989 and has continued to receive funding since. Researchers at the MADRC have so far studied 80 patients in a project that has been going on for four years on the diagnosis of Alzheimer's at the earliest sign of cognitive dysfunction. Researchers would ultimately like to evaluate 120. ...

deCODE-led Megastudy Finds New Genetic Clues to Causes of Schizophrenia

...looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, those relating to our ability to obtain sufficient financing to continue as a going concern, our ability to develop and market diagnostic products, the level of third party reimbursement for our products, risks related to preclinical ...

Calixa Therapeutics Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Its Antibiotic, CXA-101, in Patients with Complicated Urinary Tract Infections

...t increasingly resistant gram-negative pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa ," said Dr. Ian Friedland, chief medical officer of Calixa. "We are going to present comprehensive preclinical and Phase 1 data at the 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy in September an...

Urologist and Allergist Explore Link Between Allergies and Interstitial Cystitis

... to cause problems for IC patients may be bladder irritants even without allergy. "Put those on already irritated bladder tissue, and you probably are going to see a response," Smith said. But he's also finding allergic reactions to some of these items in IC patients. Positive skin prick tests for cayenne ...

Single Port Surgeries Now Performed at University Medical Center at Princeton

...covery from multiple incisions. Dr. Davison's experience confirms these benefits. He estimates that 75 percent of his single port patients are going home directly from the recovery room, where previously more than half would have been admitted for an overnight hospital stay. He also observed that ...

New Federal Stem Cell Rules Would Hinder Existing Research, Consumer Group Warns

...ny years. "The NIH guidelines set the highest standards and make sense going forward," said Simpson. "However the earlier lines were derived under Insti...enerative Medicine. It would be wrong to preclude them from federal funding going forward. You can't hold someone to standards that didn't exist when these l...

RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) (Risperidone) Long-Acting Treatment Delayed the Time to Relapse in Patients with Bipolar I Disorder

...lications of diabetes can be serious and even life threatening. If signs of high blood sugar or diabetes develop, such as being thirsty all the time, going to the bathroom a lot, or feeling weak or hungry, contact your doctor. RISPERDAL(R) CONSTA(R) and similar medications can raise the blood levels ...

New Research Shows Nutrition 21's Chromium Histidinate Improves Markers for Mood and Carbohydrate Cravings

...isease. We are pleased with the results of these studies and we remain dedicated to continuing scientific research and product development initiatives going forward." About Experimental Biology Conference Experimental Biology is a multi-society, interdisciplinary, scientific meeting featuring pl...

One Step Closer: Novel Opioid Receptor Compound in Phase I Clinical Trials

...perty, Technology Transfer and New Ventures at Rensselaer. "Most importantly, this is a testament to the fact that if the results of your research are going to have an impact on the public, it has to be patented in order to be commercialized." Therapeutic opportunity In September 2006, Rensselaer...

Autism Studies Presented at Mid-Atlantic Research Consortium Meeting

... together scientists from centers in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington. The research centers have a history of cooperation with one another going back 25 to 30 years, said the symposium's moderator, Marc Yudkoff, M.D., director of the IDDRC at Children's Hospital, and a faculty member of the Un...

ADVENTRX Announces Results From ANX-514 Bioequivalence Study

... ADVENTRX will be unable to consummate a strategic or partnering transaction or otherwise raise sufficient capital and will be unable to continue as a going concern, including as a result of negative perceptions of the data from its bioequivalence study of ANX-514; the risk that ADVENTRX's recent cost-cont...

InspireMD Announces the Enrollment of the 1st Patient in the MGuard iMOS Registry, the Registry Will Enroll 1000 Patients

...Abizaid, one of the principal investigators of the iMOS registry commented: "We are having a very positive experience with the MGuard(TM). The iMOS is going to broaden our understanding of the MGuard(TM) performance in larger and less homogenous populations." Currently, two clinical trials with Mgua...

Lack of Food Variety Puts Kids With Autism at Risk for Poor Nutrition

...eficiency of essential fatty acids," said Dr. Zimmer. "The main point of the study is we cannot rule that fatty acids are part of the story of what is going on with kids who have autism." Dr. Zimmer said its possible older children with autism have had more time to use up their bodies' stores of ome...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Achieves Significant Breakthrough in Research for Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) Early Examination Kit

...ate in researching a production method for the SCD Early Examination Kit that includes large scale clinical trial comparisons. Their research has been going smoothly and according to schedule. The team of specialists from the Heilongjiang Bureau of Science and Technology concluded that the research w...

Doctors Urge Precaution to Shield Against Swine Flu

...u infection while helping to clear the influenza virus rapidly from the lung. "You've got to be proactive. There is a strong chance that NK cells are going to be very important in fighting this virus especially prior to and within the first couple of days of infection," according to Elizabeth Gardner, PhD...

University of Redlands Student Cody Unser Documentary Run to Start Today in L.A.

... with Transverse Myelitis at age 12 and left paralyzed. *Screenings will be held in L.A. through April 23. After its L.A. run, the film will be going to New York's IFC Center starting May 1. Cody Unser, the daughter of legendary race car driver Al Unser Jr., will graduate from the University ...

Simbionix and Johnson & Johnson LLC Announce Distribution Agreement at Russia and the CIS Countries

... VP of International Sales. "We see Russia as one of the leading markets in the emerging medical world; this agreement is an additional step of our on going success in the international market ..." About Simbionix Simbionix is a global leader in medical simulation technology. Simbionix missio...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2008 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update

...rm on the Company's financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2008 expresses substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. 2009 Goals and Objectives The Company expects to make the following progress in picoplatin's clinical development and potenti...

Metastatic Bone Disease Patients Can Walk in Lazarus' Footsteps

...logists for osteoplasty treatment. Interventional radiologists can improve the quality of life for patients who have very large metastases and who are going to die because of their primary cancers," added Anselmetti. Metastatic bone disease is a painful condition that can develop in conjunction with c...

Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good

... therapy or thinking about getting a 'nerve-sparing' radical prostatectomy, get mapped. If TRUS doesn't show all the cancer that's present, you're not going to have the proper treatment," said Onik. With 3-D transperineal mapping, a grid placed over the perineum (the area of skin between the rectum an...

Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard for Destroying Small Tumors

...d directly to a diseased tumor, works. This interventional treatment is not a widely known procedure yet, even to other doctors, and some patients are going to have to pursue it on their own," said Georgiades. The treatment is widely available in the United States at all major institutions and some smaller...

Acanya(TM) Gel, a New Treatment for Moderate to Severe Acne, Launched by Coria Laboratories

...e, a proven sales force and a goal of developing and marketing innovative products, positioning Coria Laboratories for dermatology industry leadership going forward. Coria Laboratories is committed to establishing a tradition of unparalleled service to the dermatology community, with the critical goal of s...

Orthopaedic Surgeon Shortage Predicted Due to Soaring Joint Replacement Procedures

...ent and office director at Exponent, Inc., in Philadelphia. "Our projections show that younger people make up a big piece of the pie, and that is only going to increase if historical trends continue." Both researchers believe that the key to stemming this supply-side crisis is for policymakers to reco...

White Paper Explains Aspects of Testing From Purified Bulk Drug Substance to Sterile Liquid Final Drug Product

... Sterile Liquid Final Drug Product, " focuses on what many consider the most critical part of a biological drug product's manufacturing life cycle: going from the purified bulk drug substance ("PBDS") to the sterile final drug product ("FDP"). It is available for download at: http://www.microtestlabs....

Ambrx and Merck Serono Expand Collaboration Through ARX424 Multiple Sclerosis Drug Development Alliance

...position, we felt it appropriate that Merck Serono make an equity commitment as part of this transaction to further strengthen and align our interests going forward." About Merck Serono Merck Serono is the division for innovative prescription pharmaceuticals of Merck, a global pharmaceutical an...

MAP Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase 3 Study of Unit Dose Budesonide in Children With Asthma Did Not Meet Primary Endpoints

...e Officer of MAP Pharmaceuticals. "We and our partner, AstraZeneca, are conducting further analyses of these data to determine appropriate next steps going forward for the program. The Company remains dedicated to developing therapies for children suffering from asthma." About the AstraZeneca Col...

Fifth U.S. Hand Transplant Patient Heads Home to NY

...r of drugs a patient is on will continue to reduce the risks associated with hand transplantation and we believe we can achieve this with our patients going forward," said Ravindra. "We will also continue to monitor him very closely for signs of rejection with biopsies and other laboratory tests." A...

Savient Provides Update on Pegloticase BLA

...ng that 4 times as many patients were on drug than placebo. However, in the Open Label Extension study virtually all patients were on drug with only 2 going on observation. The panel determined the following: Combined, and as previously reported in October 2008, there were 5 deaths in t...

Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. Announces FDA Filings for Paliperidone Palmitate and INVEGA(R)

...plications of diabetes can be serious and even life threatening. If signs of high blood sugar or diabetes develop, such as being thirsty all the time, going to the bathroom a lot, or feeling weak or hungry, contact your doctor. Paliperidone and similar medications can raise the blood levels of a hormo...
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