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Is Your Hair Taking a Break?

...ailable over-the-counter. While minoxidil does not grow new hair, it works by prolonging the growth phase of hair -- providing more time for hair to grow out to its full density. "Minoxidil is a w...l women to be patient and that their hair needs to grow back on its own," said Dr. McMichael. "In these ca...

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

...hioans who will suffer from osteoporosis will only grow in the coming decade, but it is more concerning th... by visiting KnowMyBones.com, a Web site that will grow overtime and provide alerts and information about ...portunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership w...

Unlikely Treatment Identified by BrainCells Neurogenesis Platform Improved Clinical Outcomes in Patients Suffering From Depression

...atry at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. "Researchers have speculated that the brain's ability to grow new brain cells may have an impact on depression, and we now know that we can stimulate the natural process of neurogenesis with a positive clinical i...

World's First Cardiac Adult Stem Cell Patient Receives Infusion

...ber of the heart. The tissue was then sent to Piero Anversa, of Harvard University and Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, for processing and to grow cardiac stem cells from Jones' tissue. Jones' infusion procedure was performed at Jewish Hospital by Sohail Ikram, M.D., UofL Professor of Me...

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

...diversify New York City's economy. In recent months, we've announced initiatives to promote entrepreneurship, develop green jobs, support nonprofits, grow the media industry and add industrial jobs, and today's announcement affirms our belief that bioscience is another industry in which the City can and ...

Cognition Therapeutics Closes Series A Financing to Advance Drug Candidates for Alzheimer's Disease

... Innovation Works provides risk capital and business expertise to the most promising early-stage technology companies in Southwestern PA to help them grow and succeed. Innovation Works is one of the most active seed-stage investors in the country, having invested in more than 120 emerging technology comp...

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

... anything, including clothes, pet fur, and even gardening tools. Prevention -- Avoidance is the best prevention. Since leaves from both plants grow in groups of three, a helpful catch phrase to remember is "leaves of three, let them be." For high-risk activities -- hiking or camping -- some dermat...

Leading Experts Endorse Bioheart's Muscle Stem Cell MyoCell Therapy

...of Minnesota , recollection of the more than 20 years of research in this field. "I'll never forget the home run. We were able to show that we could grow new muscle in the center of ischemic myocardium and improve functional outcome." Dr. Nabil Dib, Director, Cardiovascular Research, Mercy Gilbert &...

Number of Patients With Dementia on the Rise

...ease. It's predicted that the current number of patients with Alzheimer's disease in the United States is roughly 5 million. By the year 2050, it will grow to about 30 million, presenting a significant financial burden to the healthcare system. Gilman and other researchers at the Michigan Alzheimer's...

Inspiration for 'My Sister's Keeper' Speaks Out

...m. The cord blood from Adam's placenta would be used for a blood transfusion that would save Molly's life. Later a second embryo from the couple would grow to become the couple's third child, Delaine. "I appreciate the public discussion of the ethical issues raised by the book, and now the movie," sa...

Cephalon Provides Clinical Update on Lestaurtinib in Relapsed Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

...eath (apoptosis). In myeloproliferative disorders, mutations in JAK2 may play a role in allowing large numbers of abnormal blood cells or platelets to grow and spread in the bone marrow and the rest of the body. Based on its potential to inhibit this activity, lestaurtinib is in ongoing studies for the tr...

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

...ted to be particularly impacted by new regulations, according to the survey. Eighty percent of respondents anticipate the number of Phase IV trials to grow over the next five years, while 58 percent indicated that safety registries increasingly will be used to monitor drug safety at every stage of the cli...

Lower Extremity Peripheral Vascular Stent and Balloon Catheter Markets to Exceed $180 Million in Europe by 2013

...nd reduced stent fracture rates, which will continue to bolster physician confidence in fem-pop stenting. Fem-pop PTA procedure volumes in Europe will grow in tandem with fem-pop stenting, which often involves predilation of the lesion or postdilation of the stent using PTA balloon catheters. As a result,...

Video: Data on More Than 15 Novartis Oncology Compounds at ASCO Highlight Progress Toward Targeted Therapies for Diverse Tumor Types

... advanced melanoma harboring KIT mutations. A mutation in the protein called KIT, located on the surface of normal cells, signals cells to continually grow and divide. Similar KIT mutations in GIST were shown to be treated effectively by Gleevec. The preliminary data from the investigator-driven study sho...

Stand Up To Cancer Awards $73.6 Million for Novel, Groundbreaking Cancer Research

...garet Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), CEO of AACR. "It has been truly amazing to watch this bold new funding model, which was introduced just one year ago, grow into an unprecedented opportunity to move research forward for the benefit of cancer patients. The dedication and time commitment of our highly exper...

TRACON Pharmaceuticals' Small Molecule TRC102 and Antibody TRC105 to be Presented at ASCO 2009

...y inhibiting new blood vessel formation, the antibody is expected to have activity against a wide variety of solid tumors that rely on angiogenesis to grow and metastasize. CD105 is also expressed on cancer stem cells. TRC102 is a small molecule inhibitor of base excision repair that reverses resista...

PARI Pharma's Nebulized DSCG Shows Results Similar to Inhaled Steroids in Asthma Studies Presented at ATS

...atric Society. "These encouraging data may be due to the hygroscopic nature [the ability to attract water molecules] of DSCG, and its tendency to grow in size upon inhalation when administered via a dry powder or metered dose inhaler (DPI or MDI). This assumption is supported by in-vitro study result...

First Jatropha Genome Completed by Synthetic Genomics Inc. and Asiatic Centre for Genome Technology

...rdship of the plantation environment. "Having the sequenced genome of jatropha will enable us to develop new, sustainable energy feedstocks that grow on marginal land or in more arid climates and that do not compete with agriculture for food production," said J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., founder and CEO ...

Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery

...ously activated. Left 'on' all the time, KIT signals to cells to constantly grow and divide, driving the growth of GIST.(5) Glivec in GIST Gli...it and preventing it from sending continuous signals to the cancer cells to grow and divide.(14) Glivec has been available to treat people with unresectable...

Paloma Pharmaceuticals Presents at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2009 Meeting

...d the RPE, subretinal fibrosis is the result and can prevent the recovery of photoreceptor cells even though the retina is reattached. When such cells grow on the vitreal surface of the retina, they can form contractile scar tissue leading to re-detachment of the retina. Together, these conditions are ter...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update

...osed in the U.S., with an estimated 28,660 deaths (American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures 2009). CRPC is prostate cancer that continues to grow despite current standard of care hormonal (anti-androgen) therapies. CRPC is more invasive and more likely to spread to other organs than androgen de...

EPSScentral Responds to Pandemic Alert

...iness and assure the organizational mission at the speed of work. A hallmark is EPSScentral's ability to reduce organizational complexity as processes grow and supporting technologies evolve. Using EPSScentral's approach, their large private and public sector clients typically realize a ten-fold return on...

Melanoma and Pregnancy: What Every Woman Needs to Know About the Risks, Prognosis

... there has been ongoing controversy concerning the effect of hormones on melanoma," said Dr. Driscoll. "Some researchers speculated that melanomas may grow rapidly and spread due to the hormones associated with pregnancy. While we know that hormones may impact other types of cancer, such as breast and ova...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals to Present New Data from Phase 2 Clinical Trials of Picoplatin in Multiple Tumor Types at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology

...osed in the U.S., with an estimated 28,660 deaths (American Cancer Society, Cancer Facts and Figures 2009). CRPC is prostate cancer that continues to grow despite current standard of care hormonal (anti-androgen) therapies. CRPC is more invasive and more likely to spread to other organs than androgen de...

Ferring Pharmaceuticals Launches Phase IIIB Trial of Degarelix as Intermittent Therapy

...4) Prostate cancer develops from cells in the prostate gland that begin to grow out of control. In most cases, prostate cancer grows slowly and can remain undetected throughout a man's life, although it can grow and spread quickly.(5) The four types of standard treatment are: watchful ...

Muscadine Grape Skin Dietary Supplement Protects against Cancer Therapy Radiation Side Effects

...me cancer patients that undergo radiation treatment unfortunately develop leukemia. This occurs when normal stem cell found in bone marrow mutate and grow into tumors, causing leukemia's or blood cell cancers. A safe and natural way to protect patients is needed and this may be through the use of dietar...

QuatRx Completes Enrollment of Ophena(TM)(Ospemifene Tablets) Final Pivotal Phase 3 Study in Women with Postmenopausal Vaginal Atrophy

...uding vaginal dryness, sexual pain (dyspareunia) and irritation. Declining estrogen levels during menopause can cause tissues of the vaginal lining to grow thinner and to lose elasticity, a condition known as vaginal atrophy. Dryness and irritation associated with reductions in vaginal secretions often ca...

Video: Afinitor(R) Approved in US as First Treatment for Patients With Advanced Kidney Cancer After Failure of Either Sunitinib or Sorafenib

...oped in the US in 2008 and more than 13,000 people died from the disease(7). In RCC, cancer cells develop in the lining of the kidney's tubes and grow into a tumor(8). If left untreated, the tumor can spread to neighboring lymph nodes and eventually other organs(9). RECORD-1 trial The FDA r...

MultiCell Technologies Signs Liver Stem Cell R&D Agreement To Develop Products for the Study of Liver Cancer

...ical development milestones, receive regulatory approval, or successfully commercialize our products as expected, the market for our products will not grow as expected, and the risk that our products will not achieve expectations. For additional information about risks and uncertainties MultiCell faces, ...

FDA Accepts Complete Response Submission to New Drug Application for NEBIDO(R)

..., of whom fewer than ten percent are receiving treatment with testosterone replacement therapy. The market is highly under-treated and is expected to grow by more than 10% annually. The U.S. market has experienced rapid growth to approximately $675 million in 2007. About Endo Endo Pharmaceu...

March 2009 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Knee Repair Surgery, Anxiety Disorder and Preventing Blood Clots

...r surgery is in the same category, especially surgery that involves hip and knee replacement or is in the pelvic area. Many DVTs can develop and grow quite large before symptoms appear. Eventually, in most cases, symptoms are present and can include: Swelling in the ankle area of th...

Metastatic Bone Disease Patients Can Walk in Lazarus' Footsteps

...cess to the blood stream, reach the bone marrow, begin to multiply and then grow new blood vessels to obtain oxygen and food -- which in turn causes the cancer cells to grow more and spread. For the most part, the goal of treating bone tumors is not...

Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good

...heir 40s and 50s. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. A diagnosis of prostate cancer can be scary not only b...

For Old or Young Dialysis Patients, AV Fistulas Remain Pure Gold

...ry in the forearm that allows blood from the artery to flow into the vein, thus providing access for dialysis. The increased blood flow makes the vein grow larger and stronger so it can be used for repeated needle insertions. This vascular access provides an efficient way for blood to be carried from one'...

New Study Using Combination of Bioengineered Skin and Stem Cells Shows Promise in Treatment of Non-Healing Wounds

...procedure is performed to diagnose conditions affecting the blood or bone marrow, such as anemias and leukemia. From this sample, the intention was to grow a particular type of stem cells in the laboratory called mesenchymal stem cells, which are cells that can create other cell types, including those in ...

Human Genome Sciences Announces Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial Results and Key Developments

...itiated by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) - - $106 million of convertible debt repurchased for $50 million in cash - - 2009 revenue expected to grow to $250 million; at least $150 million from delivery of ABthrax(TM) to Strategic National Stockpile - ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstC...

Scientists Discover Why Teeth Form in a Single Row

...hy Extra Teeth Formed When we lose our baby teeth, the permanent teeth grow in to replace them, but permanent teeth when lost are lost for good. U.S. a...ith both the Osr2 and Msx1 genes removed. While mice without Msx1 failed to grow any teeth, mice lacking both Msx1 and Osr2 grew the first molars, but no ad...

Beating Blood Clots after Joint Replacement

... More than 700,000 primary total hip and knee replacements are performed each year in the United States, and that number is expected to grow to over 3.5 million in 2030. On average, about 2-3 percent of people undergoing total joint replacement ( http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/t...

Impact Medical Solutions Announces Initiation of Pilot Clinical Trial and Listing on Frankfurt Stock Exchange

...ational investors. "The listing of our shares on one of the world's premier stock markets will open further opportunities to expand our reach and grow our shareholder base worldwide, and will help us establish a presence in what could emerge as one of our most important commercial markets in the futu...

Orthopaedic Surgeon Shortage Predicted Due to Soaring Joint Replacement Procedures

... replacement, the fastest growing group of patients is in the 45-54 age category; the number of procedures performed in this age group is projected to grow from 59,077 in 2006 to 994,104 (an increase of 17 times) by 2030. "Joint replacement is generally thought of as a procedure for older p...
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