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SCAI: CARDia Data Find Diabetic Patients With Complex Heart Disease Can Safely Choose PCI

At One Year, Angioplasty and Stenting Matches Bypass Surgery for Safety and Effectiveness in Patients with Complex Medical Condition WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with both diabetes and advanced blockages in at least three heart vessels will find good news in new findings a...

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 ...

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 ...

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital Surgeons Find BSGI Effective in Determining Extent of Breast Cancer in Patients With Known Diagnosis

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of surgeons from Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital (Portland, Oregon) have found Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) has a significant value in the pre-operative assessment for the extent of breast cancer in patients with known diagnosis. The fin...

Data Published at ASCO Find Correlation Between ChemoFx(R) Assay and Significantly Improved Overall Survival in Patients With Ovarian Cancer

Analysis Reveals Overall Survival Could be Extended if Patients Receive the Most Effective Treatment Identified by ChemoFx CHICAGO, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Therapeutics Inc. announced today that the ChemoFx(R) Assay, a cell-based test that examines the response of a specific...

Colorado Cancer Research Program Will Host Golf Event to 'Drive' the Message that Clinical Trials Play a Vital Role in the Quest to Find a Cure for Cancer

DENVER, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Colorado Cancer Research Program (CCRP) invites golfers to participate in its second annual "Drive for a Cure" Golf Tournament on May 19 at the Valley Country Club, 14601 Country Club Drive, Aurora. The private club is one of Denver's premier gol...

Mayo Clinic Studies Find REM Sleep Behavior Disorder is Associated with Other Features of Neurodegenerative Disorders

ROCHESTER, Minn., April 15, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three new Mayo Clinic studies find that REM (rapid eye movement) sleep behavior disorder is associated with anxiety, apathy, lower scores in attention and executive functioning, as well as symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The findings...

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...

Surgeons Find That Laparoscopic Banding Procedure Helps Overweight Adolescents Lose Weight and Improve Health

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of overweight children in the United States approaches epidemic proportions, one group of surgeons is taking an active role in researching new ways to reduce obesity rates in children. Evan Nadler, MD, and colleagues at the New York ...

Boston University Biomedical Engineers Find Chink in Bacteria's Armor

Find Could Lead to More Effective Antibiotics Against 'Superbugs' BOSTON, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Biomedical researchers at Boston University's College of Engineering may have discovered the path toward developing better drugs capable of defeating so-called "superbugs," bacteria t...

Researchers Find Surprising Pattern of Influenza Spread in South America and Tropics

BETHESDA, Md., March 20, 2007--Researchers studying influenza transmission patterns in the Southern Hemisphere and in tropical areas, specifically Brazil, uncovered the unexpected finding that each season influenza travels from low populated regions near the equator to the more populated centers. ...

Leukemic Cells Find Safe Haven in Bone Marrow

St. Jude study shows mesenchymal cells in bone marrow supply leukemic cells with the amino acid asparagine, restoring this critical nutrient when it is depleted by the cancer drug asparaginase MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 22, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- The cancer drug asparaginase fails to help cure some child...

Ulcerative Colitis (UC) Sufferers Find UC Quite Disruptive to Many Aspects of Daily Life

UC's Overall Psychological Toll Is Greater Than for Asthma, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Migraines WAYNE, Pa., May 17, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly three out of four ulcerative colitis (UC) sufferers (73 percent) responding to a new nationwide survey say not feeling well has become a normal part of lif...

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...

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation Announce Innovative Diabetes Drug Discovery and Development Partnership

...in setting the agenda for diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 research. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is a disease which strikes children and adults suddenly and...

Project Zero Delay Accelerates Drug's Path to Clinical Trial

...ncer patients," said Robert C. Bast Jr., M.D., vice president for translational research at M. D. Anderson and the paper's senior author. "We need to find out as promptly as possible whether new therapies will help. Zero Delay is a significant step in that direction. Close cooperation allowed us to elimi...

Is Your Hair Taking a Break?

.... She also suggested that in addition to seeing their dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment, women who are bothered by their hair loss can find help through the many support groups that are available to patients on the Internet. Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., the American Academy o...

Diabetes Gene Raises Odds of Lower Birth Weight

...versity of Pennsylvania School of Medicine published the study July 10 in the online version of the journal Diabetes . "It's a bit unusual to find a gene linked to both prenatal events and to a disease that occurs later in life," said study leader Struan F.A. Grant, Ph.D., a researcher at the Cen...

Economy is Driving Many Osteoporotic Women to Retire Later - But Their Ability to Work May Be Undermined by Sub-Optimal Management of Their Disease

... is to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and to find a cure through programs of awareness, advocacy, public and health professional education and research. More information is available at www.nof.org...

July 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Food Storage Safety, Energy Therapies and Vitamins and Minerals

...moves energy from the practitioner to the recipient, strengthening and reorienting the recipient's energy flow within and around the body. Some people find healing touch relaxing. There's little evidence to suggest other health benefits. Qi gong: The Chinese word "qi gong" combines the term "q...

National Cancer Institute Research Identifies Unique Mechanism of Brostallicin's Anti-Tumor Effectiveness

...iology approach to drug development, combining pharmacogenomics and bioinformatics with experienced preclinical, clinical, and regulatory expertise to find and exploit a specific cancer's 'context of vulnerability.' Specifically, SM defines the molecular and genetic alterations (context) that cause cancer...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Earliest Evidence of Memory Decline in Middle-Aged People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

...e living to older ages, there is an urgent need to find demonstrably effective Alzheimer's prevention ther...er nationally and internationally in the effort to find answers to disorders of aging including Alzheimer'...ing and early detection of Alzheimer's disease and find effective disease-stopping and prevention therapie...

Results From Drug Trials and New Risk Factors Announced at International Alzheimer's Conference

...t disorders. With that knowledge we may be able to find ways to reduce the increased risk of dementia asso...eveloping Alzheimer's disease or another dementia. find out more by visiting the Alzheimer's Association a...udies Initiative to begin to address this problem. find out more at 1-800-272-3900 or www.alz.org. ...

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

... the major AF and stroke variant discovered by deCODE on 4q25. Indeed today's findings are the result of deCODE's program to build on this work and to find new risk variants. After expanding their genome-wide association study in Iceland, the deCODE team took the top SNPs outside the 4q25 region and typed...

PTSD Associated With Higher Alzheimer's/Dementia Risk; Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lower it

...ementia," Yaffe said. "Further research is needed to fully understand what links these two important disorders. With that knowledge we may be able to find ways to reduce the increased risk of dementia associated with PTSD." Moderate Alcohol Intake Is Associated With Nearly 40% Lower Risk of De...

Dry Mouth Linked to Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs

... diagnosis, treatment, management and overall coordination of services related to patients' oral health needs. Learn more about AGD member dentists or find more information on dental health topics at www.knowyourteeth.com . ...

June 2009 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Summer Skin Problems, Low Vision and Pilates

... mild to severe. Patients should work with a low-vision specialist to determine the best tools and how to use them. In many cases, patients will find vision aids that allow them to maintain independence. Some include: Magnifying eyeglasses. They are stronger than prescriptio...

Neuroscience Researcher Has Positive Message for International Alzheimer's Awareness Week, July 6 - 12: 'Even Though World Economy is Declining, Alzheimer's Research is Advancing'

...f the volunteers reported less forgetfulness, 81% reported they required fewer reminders to complete daily tasks, and 74% reported improved ability to find the correct words in a conversation." Underwood says a key difference between normal, healthy individuals and those with Alzheimer's disease is t...

Clay Walker's Band Against MS Foundation Donates $150,000 To Support Multiple Sclerosis Research

...le against MS," said Walker, who was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in 1996. "My hope is that our support will help researchers find the cause of and ultimately a cure for MS." "Clay and his organization have demonstrated amazing dedication to not only the researchers in the a...

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

...may well carry a significant part of the genetic risk of schizophrenia, so our next task is to use the ever more affordable sequencing technologies to find more of them," said Kari Stefansson, CEO of deCODE and corresponding author on the paper. In the first phase of the study, the deCODE-led SGENE...

New Data Supports Significant Economic and Clinical Value of MENOPUR(R) in IVF

...ity treatment such as IVF today", says Clare Lewis-Jones from Infertility Network UK. "Despite the economic downturn, we see that couples will somehow find the money for treatment, although many have to make sacrifices in order to do this - it's a question of priorities and the opportunity of having a fam...

ADHD Genes Found; Known to Play Roles in Neurodevelopment

...k for a specific disease. "When we began this study in 2003, we expected to find a handful of genes that predispose a child to ADHD," said study co-leader P... "As we delve into the genetics of very complex diseases such as ADHD, we find many contributing genes, often differing from one family to another," added...

CoAxia, Inc. Announces $21.5M Series D Financing

...very large, global, untreated population. We had been following CoAxia's progress for many years and we felt it was the right time to get involved. We find the NeuroFlo technique very compelling, given its ease of use, excellent safety profile and impressive early clinical results. If the SENTIS trial is ...

Urologist and Allergist Explore Link Between Allergies and Interstitial Cystitis

... Smith are collaborating on a more formal study of the link. One goal is to find a marker that will help urologists decide which patients may benefit from a... To learn more about IC, successful treatment techniques and initiatives to find a cure, visit www.ichelp.org . About the Interstitial Cystitis Asso...

Alfacell Provides Shareholder Update

...act in the field of oncology giving those patients debilitated by these dreadful cancers the opportunity to live meaningful lives while we continue to find better therapies and one day a permanent cure for cancer. Sincerely, Charles Muniz President, Chief Operating Officer About ONCONASE...

New Safety Regulations Drive Greater Need for Resources and Expertise at Every Stage of Clinical Development

...g and analysing post-approval safety data will better ensure the public's confidence in a product's true safety profile. The real challenge will be to find better tools and novel approaches to implement the requirements of regulations efficiently and cost effectively," says Dr. Suzanne Gagnon, Chief Medic...

Value of Genetic Testing for Preventing Blood Clots Unproven, According to New AHRQ Study

...of which will be published in the June 17 issue of JAMA , also failed to find any benefit from genetic testing of family members of patients who have at ...ported Johns Hopkins Evidence-based Practice Center in Baltimore, failed to find any studies that directly addressed the effect of genetic testing on patien...

UPCI Joins ExCell Research Study Using Stem Cells for Leukemia and Lymphoma Patients

...ation is a life-saving treatment for many types of leukemia and lymphoma. However, more than half the number of patients in need of a transplant can't find matching bone marrow donors. Cord blood could be an alternative of choice. Previous research has shown that umbilical cord blood stem cells off...

Research: Popular Diabetes Medications Associated with Increase in Bone Fractures

.... only 10 percent of control patients. Researchers concluded that the findings support the value of the pharmacies engaging with physicians when they find patients who are lacking important therapies. About Medco Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS ) is a leading health care company, ser...

Heart Disease Treatment Breakthrough

...solated for its health-promoting properties from the Mediterranean diet ( http://www.ateronon.com/ ). Until now, scientists have been unable to find a way of modifying lycopene molecules so they can be readily absorbed into the human body. Researchers from Cambridge Theranostics Limited (CTL...
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