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Lupus Foundation of America Fosters the Next Generation of Lupus Researchers by Awarding Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships to Five Students

WASHINGTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To foster and support the next generation of lupus researchers, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA), Inc. has awarded summer fellowships to five young investigators who will conduct their studies under the supervision of an established lupus investig...

Mayo Researchers Help Discover Genetic Cause for Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

ROCHESTER, Minn., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have discovered a novel molecular path that predisposes patients to develop primary biliary cirrhosis , a disease that mainly affects women and slowly destroys their livers. Primary biliary cirrhosis has no known cause. The fi...

Tufts Medical Center Researchers Create a New Predictive Model for Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

BOSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at Tufts Medical Center have created a formula for predicting how likely it is that individuals with certain genetic profiles and lifestyle behaviors will develop advanced Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a potentially blinding conditi...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Study New Drug Combinations to Treat Childhood Leukemia

Abstract #4061 DENVER, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented data today at the American Association for Cancer Research's 100th Annual Meeting 2009 that could potentially provide a brighter future for children who su...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Present Breast Cancer Advancements at Conference

Abstract # 2905 DENVER, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented data at the American Association for Cancer Research's 100th Annual Meeting 2009 that represents significant research advancements in the treatment ...

Why Wait for an Anti-Aging Drug? Researchers Interviewed on CBS-TV's 60 MINUTES Discover Longevinex(R) Nutriceutical Matrix Activates 9-Fold More Longevity Genes than Plain Resveratrol

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A red wine resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl) pill is edging closer to being confirmed as an anti-aging pill as researchers at LifeGen Technologies in Madison, Wisconsin, who were recently interviewed on CBS-TV's 60 MINUTES, reported this past September that...

Fertility Physicians of Northern California Researchers Test New Forms of Progesterone Medication for Luteal Support During IVF

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) require progesterone medication to help support early pregnancy, but the intramuscular injections for some forms of this medication can be painful for patients. Formulations of progesterone medication which...

Johns Hopkins University Researchers to Clinically Assess Rosetta Genomics' miRview(TM) Squamous Assay

The Study Will Compare the Results of Rosetta Genomics' microRNA-based Test, miRview(TM) Squamous, Which Differentiates Squamous From non Squamous non Small Cell Lung Cancer, With Current Diagnostic Methods A Test Based on the miRview(TM) Technology First Approved for Clinical use Thro...

K-State Researchers Awarded Nearly $1 Million to Test Remedies, Investigate Link Between E. Coli and Distillers' Grains

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research team headed by Kansas State University E. coli O157:H7 expert T.G. Nagaraja has been tapped by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study both the connection between feeding distillers' grains and E. coli 0157:H7 in cattle and sev...

Rapid Test for Pathogens Developed By K-State Researchers Could Be Used to Detect Diseases Used By Bioterrorists

MANHATTAN, Kan., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dangerous disease often spreads faster than it takes to diagnose it in the lab. To remedy that, researchers at Kansas State University have developed a test to bring that time from days down to hours. Sanjeev Narayanan, assistant professor,...

Dallas Researchers Find Compression Stockings Improperly Used

DALLAS, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Graduated compression stockings, one of the tools used to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in hospitalized patients, are often incorrectly fitted, putting patients at risk for potentially-deadly blood clots, according to researchers at Presbyterian ...

'Snapshots' of Eyes Could Serve as Early Warning of Diabetes or Diabetic Eye Disease, U-M Researchers Report

FA imaging, invented at U-M, measures metabolic stress in retina ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new vision screening device, already shown to give an early warning of eye disease, could give doctors and patients a head start on treating diabetes and its vision complic...

Pediatric Researchers Find Possible 'Master Switch' Gene in Juvenile Arthritis

PHILADELPHIA, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have found that a gene region known to play a role in some varieties of adult rheumatoid arthritis is also present in all types of childhood arthritis. The researchers say the responsible gene may be a "master switch" that helps turn ...

Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Show Phase I Immunotherapy with Armed T Cells Improve Overall Survival of Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients

CHICAGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented findings that show immunotherapy with armed targeted T cells may improve the overall survival of women with metastatic breast cancer. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/p...

NARSAD Researchers Identify Specific Genes and Family Traits Linked to Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Depression

Free, Public Event Provides Findings That Include Important Clues Toward the Development of Customized Treatment GREAT NECK, N.Y., May 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New findings from research supported by NARSAD, the world's leading charity dedicated to mental health research, and conducted ...

Cardiovascular Researchers Use MEDIHONEY(TM) on Sternal Infections Following Open-Heart Procedures

Full Clinical Study Initiated Following Success with 8 Patients PRINCETON, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Derma Sciences (OTC Bulletin Board: DSCI), a provider of advanced wound care products, today announced that a group of cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons from the University ...

Peregrine Researchers Present New Preclinical Data at AACR Annual Meeting Confirming Unique Anti-Tumor Mechanism of Bavituximab

- Bavituximab Causes Pro-Inflammatory Effects in the Tumor Microenvironment That May Contribute to Its Anti-Tumor Efficacy - - Studies Show Similar Results for a New Fully Human Version of the Antibody - SAN DIEGO and TUSTIN, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire...

Karmanos Researchers Study the Impact of Galectin-3 on Breast Cancer Disparity in Caucasian and Asian Women

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit have been studying racial disparities related to cancer patients. Today, at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Karmanos researchers Vitaly...

Karmanos Researchers Find Non-Toxic Agents Added to Conventional Chemotherapy Decrease Survival of Colon Cancer Cells

SAN DIEGO, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit today presented findings showing that adding curcumin or resveratrol to conventional chemotherapy could be effective in preventing the growth of chemo-resistant colon cancer cel...

Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Researchers Explain Effects of Large-Scale, Universal MRSA Surveillance Program That Supports Expanded Intervention

March 18th publication in prominent peer-reviewed journal highlights findings of program to reduce rate of drug-resistant staph infection EVANSTON, Ill., March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Universal hospital surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) using a r...

Universite de Montreal Researchers Simulate World's Largest Heart Model Using SGI Technology

1.2TB SGI Altix Shared Memory System Runs 'Heart Model of the Future' Today, Accelerating Researchers' Time To Insight SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In the quest to discover how the mechanisms of disease work, researchers at the Universite de Montreal (UdM) h...

454 Sequencing(TM) in Science Today: Researchers Uncover a Genetic Basis for Different Social Behaviors in Wasps

BRANFORD, Conn. Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 454 Life Sciences, a Roche company, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign today announced that they have uncovered genetic underpinnings to social behavior in wasps. Using the company's Genome Sequencer(TM...

U. of Md. Researchers to Develop Devices to Revolutionize Drug Research

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- A multi-disciplinary group of researchers from the University of Maryland, College Park, and the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI) has won a competitive, $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to revolution...

K-State Researchers Bringing Expertise to Kansas City Symposium on Disease and National Security

MANHATTAN, Kan., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kansas State University's expertise on diseases transmitted between animals and humans is being tapped for a prestigious symposium in Kansas City, Mo. Nearly half of the experts featured at the Zoonoses and National Biosecurity Symposium, M...

Peregrine Researchers Report Data Showing Bavituximab's Potential to Shrink Human Prostate Tumors in Model of Relapsed Disease

- Adding Bavituximab to Standard Regimen of Androgen Deprivation and Chemotherapy Reduced Size of Formerly Resistant Tumors by More than Half - - Data Further Confirm Bavituximab's Potential to Enhance Multiple Combination Regimens for Cancer Therapy - ATLANTA, and TUSTIN, C...

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Identify Mechanism Behind Platelet Function and Potentially Fatal Blood Clot Formation

Findings Appear Online in the Journal Nature Medicine CLEVELAND, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have identified the mechanism that accounts for platelet hyper-responsiveness during abnormal blood cholesterol levels, the major risk factor for fatal heart attack...

GlaxoSmithKline Collaborates with National Cancer Institute to Make Large Body of Cancer Cell Genomic Data Available to All Cancer Researchers

Data being made available on NCI Database Could Save Drug Development Time and Capital for Other Research Institutions PHILADELPHIA, June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marking another positive step in the collaborative fight against cancer, GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK ) announced to...

Molecular Science Could Further Improve Leukemia Survival, Say St. Jude Researchers

Understanding success in treating pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia combined with molecular science could help clinicians treat adolescents and adults with the disease MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The dramatic increase that has occurred in the cure rate for c...

Novel Mechanism for Long-Term Learning Identified by Carnegie Mellon Researchers

Mechanism Described in Jan. 4 Issue of Science Explains How Neuronal Connections Continue To Strengthen After Repeated Stimulation PITTSBURGH, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Practice makes perfect -- or at least that's what we're told as we struggle through endless rounds of multiplication table...

Potential Breakthrough Cancer Treatment Emerges from MIPS-Funded Clinical Trial Teaming CSA Medical Inc. and University of Maryland Researchers

Results presented today at American College of Gastroenterology's Annual Meeting COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A clinical trial conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers and CSA Medical Inc. may yield a breakthrough treatment for pre-cancerous...

Vaxiion Researchers Discover Novel Vaccine Delivery System in Collaboration with San Diego State University

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 8, 2007 - Vaxiion Therapeutics, Inc. today announced that its researchers, in collaboration with San Diego State University, have discovered a 'minicell' vaccine delivery system that has potential to protect against several disease-causing infections. These findings...

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Researchers to Present CTCE-9908 Data at the AACR Annual Meeting

TSX: CTI OTCBB: CHKT VANCOUVER, April 02, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Chemokine Therapeutics Corp. (the "Company") , a biotechnology company developing chemokine-based therapies to treat cancer, blood disorders, and vascular diseases, today announced that the University of Texas M. D. Anderson C...

Abbott Researchers Focus on New Cutting-Edge Approaches in the Fight Against Cancer

Scientists to Present Data on Innovative Oncology Compounds at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting ABBOTT PARK, Ill., April 13, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For decades, scientists have looked for new therapies that target cancer. Researchers now know that cancer cells ha...

World First Medical Treatment Announced by Researchers at Queen Mary University London and University of Leicester

Breakthrough in Research and Treatment of Rare but Devastating Condition LONDON, June 1, 2007-Researchers at Queen Mary University London and the University of Leicester and have today (Friday June 1) announced a potential breakthrough in the treatment of a rare but devastating medical condition...

Dasatinib Shows High Early Response Rate as First Treatment for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, M. D. Anderson Researchers Report

CHICAGO, June 2, 2007 - An established second-line drug for chronic myelogenous leukemia has high response rates when given to newly diagnosed patients as their first therapy for the disease, according to early results from a Phase II clinical trial at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cance...

Stanford Researchers Track Human Stem Cells Transplanted Into Rat Brain

STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 4, 2007 - Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have illuminated the path taken by human neural stem cells that were transplanted into the brains of rats and mice, and found that the cells successfully navigate toward areas damaged by strok...

NCI Researchers Discover Genes That Are Turned on at High Levels in Tumor-associated Blood Vessels of Mice and Humans

BETHESDA, Md., June 11, 2007--A team of researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has uncovered a set of genes that are turned on, or expressed, at high levels only in the blood vessels that feed tumors in mice and humans. These genes, and...

Stanford Researchers Find Brain Pathway of Depression in Rats

STANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 5, 2007 - Scientists' hunt for the cause of depression has implicated so many suspects and found so many treatments with different mechanisms that the condition remains an enigma. Now researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified on...

NIEHS Researchers Identify Enzyme Critical in DNA Replication

BETHESDA, Md., July 5, 2007--In this weeks issue of Science, researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and Umeö University in Sweden report an important discovery about a critical new role that an enzyme called DNA polymerase epsilon plays in replicating...

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