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BUMC, BMC receives Clinical and Translational Science Award from NIH

Boston, MA--The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded one of 14 Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) for 2008 to a team based at Boston University Medical (BUMC) and Charles River Campuses and Boston Medical Center (BMC). These awards, together with 12 CTSAs awarded in 2007, ...

Researchers at BMC find disability does not necessarily follow disease in living to old age

Boston, MA--Researchers from Boston Medical Centers (BMC) New England Centenarian Study report that for a substantial proportion of their centenarian subjects, avoiding age-related diseases (i.e. stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes) may not be the key to their longevity; rather, the avoidance...

Immunoglobulin Can Predict Some Diabetic Complications

... about three times more likely to suffer cardiovascular-related death or to progress to end-stage kidney disease. The study appears in the journal bmc Medicine . "To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate the impact of increased urine IgM excretion on DN disease progression in type ...

Slide Into Debt Could Bring Wider Waistline

...he medical criteria for obesity. Writing in the early online edition of bmc Public Health , the researchers say they took into account the income of th... -- E.J. Mundell SOURCES: bmc Public Health , news release, Aug. 7, 2009 ...

ThermoGenesis Announces Launch of Res-Q System; New Device Expands Company's Presence in Bone Marrow Sector

...ring adult stem cells, announced today the introduction of the Res-Q(TM) 60 bmc ("Res-Q") System, an automated cell processing medical device for the conce... for isolating stem cells from bone marrow. The Res-Q ((TM)) 60 bmc ("Res-Q"), a point of care system that is designed for bone marrow stem ...

Blood transfusion study: Less is more

...fusions is going to be difficult despite the evidence showing it is usually not essential." The study was published July 31, 2009 in the journal, bmc Medicine . It was designed to assess patient outcomes as well as hospital variation in blood use. Blumberg and lead author Mary Rogers, Ph.D., of ...

GenVault's GenSolve(TM) Reagents Enable State-of-the-Art Genomic Analysis of Dried Blood Spots

...ic analysis and Illumina iSelect based genotyping. Two publications, bmc Research Notes 2009, 2 :107 (16 June 2009) and bmc Genetics 2009, 10 :38 (22 July 2009) www.biomedcentral.com , illustrate...

DEET in Bug Spray Tied to Neural Damage in Mice

...mpounded the effects. Although the authors, publishing online Aug. 5 in bmc Biology , warn of potential dangers to humans, they also acknowledge the ne....D., professor, entomology, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Aug. 5, 2009 bmc Biology , online ...

Smokeless tobacco safer than smoking

...cco products, as used in Europe and North America, do not appear to increase cancer risk. A large meta-analysis, published in the open access journal bmc Medicine, has shown that snuff as used in Scandinavia has no discernible effect on the risk of various cancers. Products used in the past in the USA ...

Save Swine Flu Drugs for Younger Patients, Study Urges

...creased drug resistance, according to Stefano Merler, of the Bruno Kessler Foundation in Italy, and his colleagues. Their report appears online in bmc Infectious Diseases . "Although it is too early to confidently predict some important features of the ongoing influenza pandemic, the use of antivi...
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Study Shows Brain Fitness can Save Medicare Billions

... brain fitness exercises can have a significant and long lasting impact on healthcare costs and outcomes, according to a study recently published in bmc Health Services Research, a leading peer-reviewed health services journal. Researchers found that participants who did just ten hours of specia...

Afinitor(R) Phase II Data Show Positive Results for Patients With Multiple Types of Lymphoma, Leading to Phase III Trial

... Serum diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell lymphomas and further identification of response to therapy using SELDI-TOF-MS and tree analysis patterning. bmc Cancer 2007, 7:235 American Cancer Society. What Is Hodgkin's Disease? Available at: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_1x_Wha...

Getting More From Whole-Transcript Microarrays

...ormally used to assay gene expression, can also be utilized to interrogate exon-specific splicing. Research published today in the open access journal bmc Bioinformatics shows scientists how to monitor alternative splicing activity on a genome-wide scale, without investing in new exon microarray technolo...

TOZAL(R) Nutritional Supplement Improves Vision in Common Form of Macular Degeneration

...mprovement over time, while most in the placebo group continued to lose visual acuity over time. The study was published in the February 2007 issue of bmc Ophthalmology, a peer-reviewed open-access medical journal. Age-related macular degeneration is a progressive disorder associated with central visio...

Romark Laboratories Completes Enrollment in U.S. Phase II Study of Nitazoxanide for Chronic Hepatitis C Genotype 1 Non-Responders

...the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and marketed by Romark for the treatment of infections caused by Cryptosporidium or Giardia. Media Contact: bmc Communications Group, LLC Marissa Nelson 212-477-9007 x21 ...

Overview of Asenapine Data from Olympia Trial Program Presented at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

... of treatment of schizophrenic patients is driven by poor symptom response: a pooled post-hoc analysis of four atypical antipsychotic drugs. bmc Med. 2005;3:21. Available at http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=16375765 . (Due to the length of this URL, p...

Amicus Therapeutics Presents Positive Results From Phase 1 Clinical Studies of Plicera for Gaucher Disease

... Phase 1 trials with AT2220 for the treatment of Pompe disease. CONTACT: Matthew Patterson of Amicus Therapeutics, +1-609-662-2000; or DanBudwick of bmc Communications Group, +1-212-477-9007, Ext. 14 Web site:

Millipore Corporation Announces New ReNcell Data from Collaboration with ReNeuron

...re able to differentiation the ReNcell VM line into electrophysiologically active dopaminergic neurons. The study was published in the May edition of bmc Neuroscience and may be read in its entirety at: www.biomedcentral.com...

Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Phase II EXPERT Results and Additional Oral and Poster Presentations at the XXI Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

...rdiovascular events in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention and for secondary prevention of MI and stroke. CONTACT: Dan Budwick of bmc Communications, +1-212-477-9007, Ext. 14, forPortola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Terms and conditions of use apply Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire Ass...

Portola Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Data from a Phase II Study of its Factor Xa Inhibitor at the XXI Congress of the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis

...oke, and for other vascular diseases. PRT060128 is expected to enter Phase II clinical development in the second half of 2007. CONTACT: Dan Budwick, bmc Communications, +1-212-477-9007 x14 Terms and conditions of use apply Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire Association LLC. All rights reserved. A U...
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Remedy

...70's to today. The Remedy .com Web site has moved, and is now a part of BMC.com. ... need to know about the Remedy and Magic product lines. ... bmc Remedy IT Service Management ... RSVP for Free Entry before Midnight. EMAIL ADDRESS: Become a Remedy Myspace Friend. UPCOMING EVENTS > BACK...

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Family Practice

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BMC in Biological News

Special issue of BMC Microbiology spotlights standardized language for describing microbes

Blacksburg, Va. -- A special issue of BMC Microbiology highlights some of the recent achievements of scientists developing a universal language to describe the genes involved in the complex interplay between microbes and the hosts that they colonize. Eight papers from members of the internationa...

Bizarre walking bat has ancient heritage

...ils of which have been found at the rich Riversleigh World Heritage Fossil Site in north-west Queensland, it says in a report published in the journal bmc Evolutionary Biology. "The lesser short-tailed bat seems to be the sole survivor of an ancient Australian lineage now found only in New Zealand," sa...

Nematode courting caught on camera

...rol of nematode mating behavior have produced video footage of a male worm preparing to mate with a hermaphrodite. Writing in the open access journal bmc Biology , Allyson Whittaker and Paul Sternberg from the California Institute of Technology investigated the role of the excitatory neurotransmitter ac...

Resilin springs simplify the control of crustacean limb movements

...called resilin. This principle is analysed and illustrated by striking photographs and high-speed video footage, published in the open access journal bmc Biology , of the movements of the mouthparts of crabs and crayfish. Malcolm Burrows from the University of Cambridge, UK investigated the presence...

Plant Min protein sits tight and rescues E. coli

...chloroplast division in plants is able to take on a similar role in bacterial cells, according to research published today in the open access journal bmc Microbiology . The Arabidopsis thaliana Min protein (AtMinD) localizes in E. coli cells' polar regions keeping cell division at its correct centra...

Predators ignore peculiar prey

... Rare traits persist in a population because predators detect common forms of prey more easily. Researchers writing in the open access journal bmc Ecology found that birds will target salamanders that look like the majority even reversing their behavior in response to alterations in the ratio o...

Most extensive genetic resource for reef-building coral created

...ealed about 11,000 different genes in the widely studied Pacific coral, Acropora millepora. Meyer and Matz published their findings in the journal bmc Genomics, but the gene sequences and markers were made public online directly following their availability. Researchers from around the world have ...

New genomic technique uncovers coral transcriptome

...esearchers have uncovered the larval transcriptome of a reef-building coral ( Acropora millepora ). Their study, described in the open access journal bmc Genomics , features the most extensive database of genes and genetic markers currently available for any coral. A collaborative team of researchers...

Swine flu genes dissimilar to past pandemics

...ection severity have been identified from past outbreaks. Researchers have failed to find most of these markers, described in the open access journal bmc Microbiology , in samples of the current swine-flu strain. Jonathan Allen and Tom Slezak from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, America, publ...

Random picks better than complicated process in gene identification

...r ecological surveys to determine the abundance of a species in an ecosystem. Their results were published in the early online release of the journal bmc Genomics . When searching for specific genes in a tissue sample, there may be thousands of genes that perform simple housekeeping functions, wherea...
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ThermoGenesis Announces Expanded Collaboration With Celling Technologies

...y's bone marrow products, MXP(TM) MarrowXpress(TM) ("MXP") and Res-Q(TM) 60 bmc ("Res-Q"). Celling is a leading distributor of orthopedic products, based ...s used for isolating stem cells from bone marrow. The Res-Q(TM) 60 bmc (Res-Q), a point of care system that is designed for bone marrow stem ce...

ThermoGenesis Provides Update on Fiscal 2009 Results

...million to support the release and launch of the Company's new Res-Q(TM) 60 bmc ("Res-Q") System , $0.4 million in costs related to AXP device and disposa...s used for isolating stem cells from bone marrow. The Res-Q(TM) 60 bmc (Res-Q), a point of care system that is designed for bone marrow stem ce...

Santaris Pharma - Interim Report for the Period 1 January to 30 June 2009

... titled: A functional screen implicates microRNA-138-dependent regulation of the depalmitoylation enzyme APT1 in dendritic spine morphogenesis. bmc Med Genomics In June 2009 Santaris Pharma and academic partners published an article titled: Identification and analysis of miRNAs in human bre...

AdvanDx Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for E. coli/P. aeruginosa PNA FISH(R)

.... Paterson et al. Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Sep 15;47 Suppl 1:S14-20. Slama et al. Crit Care. 2008;12 Suppl 4:S4. Thom et al. bmc Infect Dis. 2008 Sep 15;8:116. PN1514A ...

Gene-engineered flies are pest solution

...ultural pest, the medfly, have been bred to generate offspring that die whilst they are still embryos. Researchers writing in the open access journal bmc Biology describe the creation of the flies that, when released into a wild population, could out-compete the normal male flies and cause a generation...

New technique allows simultaneous tracking of gene expression and movement

...modified video cameras, creating a real time computer record of movement and gene expression. The new technique, described in the open access journal bmc Biotechnology , will allow detailed analyses of correlations between behavior, gene expression and aging. John Tower led a team of researchers from...

From Pain to Unexpected Fame: One Woman's Journey to Know Fibro

...f Fibromyalgia." Arthritis & Rheumatism 2004; 50(3): 944-952. (8) Bennett, Robert M., et al. "An internet survey of 2,596 people with fibromyalgia." bmc Musculoskeletal Disorders. March 9, 2007. 8:27. C-LLY (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031219/LLYLOGO ) ...

Like an arrow: Jumping insects use archery techniques

...nsect jumpers, capable of reaching heights of 700 mm - more than 100 times their own body length. Research published today in the open access journal bmc Biology reveals that they achieve their prowess by flexing bow-like structures between their hind legs and wings and releasing the energy in one gian...

NorthPoint Domain and Boston Medical Center Partner to Apply Advanced Patient Engagement Instruments to Pioneering Cardiac Robotic Surgery Program

...ing relationship between NorthPoint Domain and the bmc Cardiovascular Center. The organizations have coll... Robert S. Poston, MD, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at bmc and Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery ...rating Officer of NorthPoint Domain, added, "While bmc is among a handful of medical centers in the count...

AVANT Immunotherapeutics Announces Oral Presentation of CDX-110 at ASCO Annual Meeting

...formation on AVANT Immunotherapeutics, Inc. can be obtained through its web site http://www.avantimmune.com . Contact: Marissa Nelson bmc Communications +1-212-477-9007 x21 ...
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Bioinformatics

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Bioinformatics

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Structural biology

...e-dimensional structure, dynamics, folding, ... bmc Structural Biology (ISSN 1472-6807) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, ... bmc Structural Biology 2009, 9:46 (13July2009) ... bmc Structural Biology 2009, 9:52 (3August2009) .....

Molecular biology

...ms Biology ... Genetics. Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology ... bmc Molecular Biology (ISSN 1471-2199) is indexed/tracked/covered by PubMed, ... bmc Molecular Biology 2009, 10:72 (23July2009) ... Free access online jo...

Genomics

...ical software. It's the software from SAS designed for ... Proceedings of the Avian Genomics Conference and Gene Ontology Annotation Workshop ... bmc Genomics 2009, 10:372 (10August2009) ... The Archon X PRIZE for Genomics is a ten million dollar international competition to decode the Human ...

Evolutionary biology

...m listings including masters, PhD and other Biological Science programs. bmc Evolutionary Biology is an open access journal publishing original peer ... bmc Evolutionary Biology (ISSN 1471-2148) is indexed/tracked/covered by Pub...

Bioinformatics

...nformatics as a field is changing rapidly, we must also inspire our ... bmc Bioinformatics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed ... bmc Bioinformatics 2009, 10:239 (4August2009) ... The following references...
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