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Emphysema severity directly linked to coal dust exposure

...-miners. Coal mine dust exposure and cigarette smoking had similar, additive effects on emphysema severity in this study. The lung tissue analysis corroborated these findings; the greater the concentration of coal dust in the lungs, the more severe the emphysema. While the data were collected on miners who...

After House Committee Chairs Meet on Health Reform, Long Term Care Leaders Say Rescinding Bush-Era Medicare Regulation Critical to Protecting Jobs, Preserving Quality Eldercare

...the nation who have already endured, or will soon face, substantial Medicaid funding cuts as a result of recent state legislative actions. As has been corroborated by independent research time and again, they said, Medicare and Medicaid funding are inextricably linked, and the combination of cuts to both programs...

Large clinical trial finds pirfenidone may help lung function in IPF patients

...ntext of the urgent unmet medical need for new medicines to treat IPF patients, the collective efficacy and safety data from the two CAPACITY studies, corroborated by a similar study in Japan, make a case for the use of pirfenidone in this disease setting." InterMune, Inc., the developer of the medication, is...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Horphag's Pioneering R&D Efforts in Health Ingredients

...kin, and joint health." A study in 1975 confirmed Pycnogenol(R)'s potential to reduce edema and pain in the lower legs, while another one in 1986 corroborated Pycnogenol(R)'s protective effects on the eyes. In 1998, numerous studies proved Pycnogenol(R)'s beneficial role in cardiovascular health and normaliz...

Keeping Kids Cavity-Free Before They're Ever Born: CariFree Believes Xylitol Could be This Generation's Answer

...rom bacteria that causes enamel breakdown and eventually leads to cavities. Over the last 30 years of study on xylitol, its dental benefits have been corroborated on every occasion. One particularly interesting study, commonly referred to as the "Mother and Child" study, showed that (Soderline et a...

Is tap water safe for expectant mothers?

...xposure to total trihalomethanes above 20 g/L was associated with an increased risk of 50 to 100% compared with levels below 5 g/L. These results were corroborated by additional analyses, using pooled data from a number of similar studies. "The biological mechanism for how these disinfection by-products may ca...

DRAXIS Health Reports Results for the First Quarter of 2008

...ar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities. - Level 3 - Unobservable inputs that are ...

CSHL scientists are part of consortium that sequences platypus genome

...arieties of spiny anteaters). The monotremes diverged from other primitive mammals about 166 million years ago, in the late Jurassic period -- a fact corroborated indirectly in the newly sequenced genome. Finding Evolutionary Clues in Genome Sequence The broad purpose of our consortium was to understan...

Stem cell research leads to potential new therapy for rare blood disorder

...r-expressing the mutant gene led to overproduction of human red blood cells, and the mice developed a disease that looked like PV. The researchers corroborated these results by injecting actual stem cells from patients with PV into the same mouse model, achieving similar results. We found that the JAK2 mutat...

PET confirmed as valuable cancer diagnostic and disease-staging tool

... revealing disease at a molecular level, which then caused physicians to change treatment plans for more than one-third of participating patients, has corroborated decades of nuclear medicine research. These data only confirm what SNM members have known for some time: molecular imaging is a powerful tool in dia...
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Investigation Findings, Corroborated by Empirical Evidence of the Schisandra Berry as Cardio-Tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine for Hundreds of Years, Support the Use of Schisandrin B in the Prevention and Treatment of IHD

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 29, 2007 - Mitopharm Corporation, Inc. (Pink Sheets:MTPM), releases the results of a research paper where Professor Dr. Robert Ko published the beneficial effects of Schisandrin B, the precursor of (-) Schisandrin B - a novel discovery by Dr. Ko - on Ischemic Heart Dis...

Results of Two Phase 3 CAPACITY Studies of Pirfenidone in IPF Presented at American Thoracic Society (ATS)

...ntext of the urgent unmet medical need for new medicines to treat IPF patients, the collective efficacy and safety data from the two CAPACITY studies, corroborated by a similar study in Japan, make a case for the use of pirfenidone in this disease setting." Primary Efficacy Endpoint Results The primar...

New PRO2000 HIV-Prevention Findings Important Milestone on Path Toward Development of Effective Vaginal Microbicide

...le the 30% effect within this trial is not statistically significant, the data is highly supportive. Additionally, the protective effect of PRO2000 is corroborated by analysis of various subgroups of women within the study. To bolster these results additional trials must be run to generate confirming data....

Two New Alzheimer's Disease Studies Show Advances Against Different Treatment Targets

...The study was open to men and women, age 55-85 years (inclusive, mean age=69.4) with Mini-Mental State Exam scores =24, self-reported memory complaint corroborated by spouse or companion, and Wechsler Memory Scale III (WMS-III) age-adjusted Logical Memory II score =5. One hundred forty-four (144) subjects were ra...

University of Miami Team Confirms Value of Monitoring Cell-Mediated Immunity Pre- and Post-Transplant in Management of Kidney Transplant Recipients

...Manuel R. Carreno, MD, and colleagues in the Departments of Surgery and Pathology at the University of Miami - Lawrence Miller School of Medicine have corroborated the value of monitoring cell- mediated immunity (CMI) post transplant in recipients of kidney transplants using a regular laboratory assay of cell fun...

Tezampanel Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase IIb Clinical Trial in Acute Migraine Headache

...t in key secondary measures at 40 mg, nevertheless, were either statistically significant (p<0.050) or trending (p<0.100) when compared to placebo and corroborated the results for the primary endpoint of the study. These key secondary measures included nausea or vomiting, photophobia, a sum of pain intensity scor...

Symbollon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Evaluates the Clinical Effects of IoGen(TM) on Fibrocystic Breast Disease

...h FBD and with potential to treat female reproductive organ cancers. The importance of (I2) in the treatments for mammary gland dysfunctions has been corroborated in human and animal models. Seaweeds, containing high quantities of iodine in several chemical forms including (I2), have been associated with low in...

Lexicon-Genentech Collaboration Yields Potential Therapeutic Targets

...n adipose tissue, placenta, pancreas and liver, resulted in lower triglycerides and cholesterol in in vivo models. "Our in vivo studies, recently corroborated by human genetic data, have defined an important new pathway for potential treatments of dyslipidemia and metabolic disorders related to cardiovascula...
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Toxic molecule may help birds 'see' north and south

...ther animals. Schulten was the first to propose (in 2000) that this protein was a key component of birds' geomagnetic sense, a proposal that was later corroborated by experimental evidence. He made this prediction after he and his colleagues discovered that magnetic fields can influence chemical reactions if the ...

Early family ties: No sponge in the human family tree

...n also provides new insights into the development of individual organ systems. "Both coelenterates and bilaterians already have nerve cells. Their now corroborated close relationship also suggests that the nervous system developed only once in animal history," Wrheide states. And yet, another recent and less comp...

FBI unveils science of anthrax investigation

...icating intentional weaponization, did show that the spores were indistinguishable and therefore likely came from the same source. That conclusion was corroborated a few years later by the DNA studies. The materials characterization lab serves as a materials analysis resource for a diverse collection of projec...

New source of heart stem cells discovered

...believe it at first, myself," said Bin Zhou, MD, a research fellow in Pu's laboratory and the study's first author. The results were independently corroborated by researchers from the University of California, San Diego. Using a different genetic marker, Tbx18, the UCSD team also showed that cardiomyocytes ca...

Holistic understanding: Ag chemicals in the environment

... papers show the value of this holistic study design. Conclusions drawn from the interpretations of data in each of the environmental compartments are corroborated and enhanced by information from neighboring compartments. Paul Capel, who lead the study, stated "Because of the holistic approach used, these inv...

Researchers discover critical detail of cellular defense against genetic mistakes

...orm a complex (80S/Met-tRNAiMet/mRNA) that is capable of driving translation and consists of mRNA and the completed functional ribosome. The team corroborated the importance of eIF3 as a target for translational repression during NMD using an experiment with an mRNA sequence from cricket paralysis virus. Whe...

Washington University, 2 industries, team to clean up mercury emissions

...structured titanium dioxide to remove mercury with greater than 95 percent efficiency. Recently concluded tests in a pilot scale facility have further corroborated the results of the laboratory research. Mercury is released into the environment in trace quantities from the burning of coal in electric-generatin...

It is important to demonstrate the influence of the microenvironment in the process of metastasis

...tified certain genes, further studies have to be undertaken. And, undoubtedly this is a field which will widen. The results so far obtained have to be corroborated with much wider studies, with a much larger number of patients, and so on, she added. But, basically, I think it important to demonstrate the influ...

A genetic identity card for Plasmodium populations to improve control strategies

...of self-fertilization, selfing (3), combined with a non-random genotypic distribution of parasite oocysts in the mosquito vector guts. The set of data corroborated those acquired in Kenya in 2005. They confirmed the persistence of a strong population genetic structure of Plasmodium between mosquito vectors, assoc...

Condition of bluefin tuna in gulf of maine is declining

...nnus thynnus). In a drawer, he had two or three notebooks with every fish he graded in the last 14 years, from 1991 2004, says Golet. Golets findings corroborated observations by fishermen, brokers and cooperative managers: Not only is the number of giant bluefin in the Gulf of Maine declining, the condition of ...
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New Discoveries on a Fingertip Test for Screening Silent Heart Disease Promising Results of Recent Clinical Studies to be Presented during the 2009 American College of Cardiology Conference, March 29th - April 1st in Orlando

...y for the detection of high risk patients, its area under the ROC curve is well above all traditional risk factors put together. If these findings are corroborated by others, it will be the first non-imaging test that has exhibited a predictive value close to that of imaging tests, which obviously are far more ex...

AMDL First to Implement US & China-Based, GAAP-Certified Accounting Technology to Capitalize on Lucrative China Healthcare Market

... China-based companies a strong buy -- particularly as investors look to put cash reserves back to work in the equities markets. These sentiments were corroborated by Mr. Neil Shen, industry pundit and managing partner of Sequioa Capital China, where he has recently indicated China is where continued gross domest...

FBI unveils science of anthrax investigation

...icating intentional weaponization, did show that the spores were indistinguishable and therefore likely came from the same source. That conclusion was corroborated a few years later by the DNA studies. The materials characterization lab serves as a materials analysis resource for a diverse collection of projec...

FBI unveils science of anthrax investigation

...icating intentional weaponization, did show that the spores were indistinguishable and therefore likely came from the same source. That conclusion was corroborated a few years later by the DNA studies. The materials characterization lab serves as a materials analysis resource for a diverse collection of projec...

Friends of the Earth Report on Biofuel Production Offers Incomplete, Outdated and Inaccurate Picture, According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association

...de to make the Brazilian biofuels industry sustainable," are indicative of a pre-determined negative slant that defies long-standing facts and figures corroborated by respected global institutions and easily available to anyone conducting serious research. "How is it possible to conclude that a sector has made ...

Penn researchers demonstrate a flexible, 1-step assembly of nanoscale structures

...ane to tailor the elastic distortions and generate a variety of nanostructures. "It is both surprising and serendipitous that the simple theory is corroborated by experiment and by complex numerical simulations by other groups," Randall Kamien, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Schoo...

Quantitation of RNA for Hybridization Blots Using the VersaFluor Fluorometer

...hour at 37 C, no RFU was detected. If samples were treated with DNase-free RNase, there was a 97% decrease in RFU. These results corroborated the idea that fluorescence emissions were being generated by RNA and not DNA. RNA quantitation is a crucial feature of many molec...

The World's Best DNase Improved TURBO DNA-free

... DNase treated samples unmasked the RNA-only signal, which appeared at 15.3 C t . Additional studies have corroborated the superior efficiency of the improved kit in eliminating DNA from different sources of RNA using a variety...
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