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Immunotherapy: enlisting the immune system to fight cancer

SAN DIEGO Researchers are directing the bodys immune system to shrink tumors and prevent new ones from forming. Data presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, April 12-16, detail how cellular strategies and new vaccines are changing the cancer treatment...

Rita's Squeezes Pediatric Cancer with $451,000 Donation

... has shown Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation in the battle against childhood cancer," said Jay Scott, Alex's father and Executive Director of ALSF. "By enlisting the support of their guests, Rita's helps to continue our daughter's legacy and allows us to take strides toward fulfilling her dream of a cure for al...

MUSC Earns $20 Million Award From National Institutes of Health

...nt for Academic Affairs and Provost John Raymond, M.D., said, "I know this is going to be a complex, exciting, challenging endeavor. I look forward to enlisting the broadest possible participation in this transformative process, and we are committed to optimizing this opportunity to ensure the brightest future...

Toyota Awards $1 Million in Scholarships to 100 High School Seniors - Roslyn High's Urbach Named One of Only 12 'National' Winners; Receives $20,000

...ind of world-citizen and national leader he or she will be in the future," says Urbach. Using his name as a headline performer, Urbach soon began enlisting fellow musicians and symphony orchestras to take part in fundraisers at major national concert halls. He has encouraged 700 young musicians to spearhe...

Imaging Advantage Launches Operations at Mercy Health Partners' Metro Hospitals

..., is focused on improving radiology services in local communities and achieving excellence in patient care. By utilizing 'best in class' services and enlisting local groups and radiologists, Imaging Advantage is able to serve local communities with the highest quality standards and a full complement of subspe...

Eva's Village, a Comprehensive New Jersey Anti-Poverty charity, Seeks Additional Funding to Meet the Increasing Need Along with a Decline in Donations

...ation, Woodland Park (West Paterson), NJ. The New Jersey charity is looking to increase the participation of smaller businesses as sponsors as well as enlisting the help of area youth in raising New Jersey charitable contributions . Donna Marie Fico, Chief Marketing Office at Eva's Village, notes that the...

Health Professions Education Conference features 'Headspace Theater,' serious gaming, PDAs

... Improving patient care with PDA-using nursing students in clinical placements, using simulation to teach police about mental illness, enlisting video games to improve analytical and psychomotor skills, and piloting new simulation techniques for myth-busting in advanced pain management courses ...

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Announces its New Medical Advisory Council

...amilies through networking, information and services; Improving care for all SMA patients; Educating health professionals and the public about SMA; enlisting government support for SMA; Embracing all touched by SMA in a caring community. Our vision is a world where Spinal Muscular Atrophy is treatable ...

ADA Foundation Hosts Second Give Kids A Smile Awards Gala

...mile is the American Dental Association's (ADA) signature charitable program, delivering free oral health care to millions of underserved children and enlisting hundreds of thousands of volunteers since its inception in 2003. The Awards Gala honors Members of Congress who have supported the ADA's oral hea...

Consumer/Nutrition Groups Urge Obama Administration and Congress to Update Alcohol Policies for the 21st Century

...hol content, the amount of alcohol per serving, the definition of a standard drink, the number of calories and facts about other ingredients. enlisting the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make increased access to alcohol content information a new national health objective when HHS iss...
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Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Announces Latest Developments on Three SMA Drug Discovery Programs

...A families through networking, information and services; Improving care for all SMA patients; Educating health professionals and the public about SMA; enlisting government support for SMA; Embracing all touched by SMA in a caring community. Our vision is a world where Spinal Muscular Atrophy is treatable ...

Not Only Lipids and Inflammation: Insight Into a New Cause of Heart Attack and Other Vascular Disease

...d in studies of ten populations. The study published today was aimed in part at investigating how this risk is conferred. To do so, the deCODE team, - enlisting the participation of academic researchers and thousands of their patients from Iceland, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Finland, the US, Belgium, Sweden...
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Lincoln Park Zoo awarded $1.5 million grant for new research institute

...ll as a study on avian nest predation with the goal of improving urban habitat for birds. Lincoln Park Zoo's Urban Wildlife Institute will also be enlisting local partners for conservation projects and plans to create community-involved citizen scientist programs in the year ahead. ...

In Vietnam, alongside progress, a battle for life

...side the hospital gates and sleeping on day-beds in the corridors. Like Xuong, many are far from home and havent seen family or friends in months. enlisting Partners in the Fight Radiotherapy is a powerful tool in the treatment of breast cancer. It can shrink tumours, kill off stray cancer cells, and e...

Children's gardens mushrooming

...ecisionmaking and planning, and how they can benefit from their involvement. Adults make many assumptions about children and gardening, and instead of enlisting the creativity and innovative thinking of young people, they often involve children in the more mundane tasks of planting, weeding, and watering notes...

Children's gardens mushrooming

...ision making and planning, and how they can benefit from their involvement. "Adults make many assumptions about children and gardening, and instead of enlisting the creativity and innovative thinking of young people, they often involve children in the more mundane tasks of planting, weeding and watering" notes...

UTSA researchers examine effects of global warming on Antarctic

... water; and temperature and salinity measurements into the ocean depths. Now with one trip to the Antarctic under their belt, Xie and Cicek are enlisting the help of world-renowned sea ice expert Stephen Ackley to assist in the analysis of the data in UTSA's Laboratory for Remote Sensing and Geoinformat...

Serengeti patrols cut poaching of buffalo, elephants, rhinos

... Outside of established reserves, using tourism or hunting expeditions to generate economic benefits for local communities is the cornerstone to enlisting their help in protecting wildlife, Hilborn says. But the community conservation programs initiated in Tanzania since 2000 occurred after stepped-up pa...

Tumor wizardry wards off attacks from the immune system

...-reg cells to help prevent autoimmune reactions. The scientists discovered that cancerous cells take advantage of T-reg cells' suppressor ability, enlisting them to keep the immune system at bay. Their report appears in the July/August issue of the Journal of Immunotherapy. "Earlier, we found that T-reg...

Can you hear me now? Scientists find previously unknown receptors on adult stem cells

...on -- possess receptors that recognize bacteria and viruses. When activated, these receptors kick the stem cells and immature blood cells into action, enlisting them to help fight whatever pathogen is attacking the body. The findings, which appear in the June issue of the journal Immunity, could have import...

High-tech tags on marine animals yield valuable data for biologists and oceanographers

... Researchers are enlisting seals, sea lions, tunas, and sharks to serve as ocean sensors, outfitting these top predators with electronic tags that gather detailed reports on oce...

'Computer-chemistry' yields new insight into a puzzle of cell division

...nce on those complicated shapes," Rudolph said. The researchers finally winnowed the possibilities to what Rudolph called "one reasonable guess" by enlisting another Duke group led by chemistry professor Waitao Yang. Wang's team, including his graduate student Jerry Parks, uses another bank of computers ...
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As HIPAA deadline passes even the unprepared are safe for now

... and channel the electronic information that flows within and between them. This rule has companies shaping up their systems, training their staff and enlisting more software to prevent information leaks. "This is a technology requirement so you have firewalls and software to protect patient information and...

Got bugs? New project lets real computer users gang up on software bugs

... impossible with a capital 'I' to detect or anticipate all bugs." Ben Liblit has developed a novel way to root out and eradicate software bugs by enlisting the power of real users. Photo by Bob Rashid The staggering complexity of software is only part of the issue, he explains. Software has so many dif...

Glue made from ethanol leftovers might be worth more than fuel

...e." Specifically, they used it as wood glue. To explore the glue's potential as value-added product for biomass crops, Weimer set out to test it by enlisting help from a research team at the USDA Forest Products Lab led by adhesive scientist Chuck Frihart. Their primary performance concerns were pressure...
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