National Breast Cancer Coalition Survey Reveals That Lack of Commitment and Funding Impede the Fight Against Breast Cancer
NBCC Signals Call to Action to Voters on November 4th
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- American women increasingly believe
that the goal of breast cancer research should be ending rather than simply
treating breast cancer, according to a new survey released today by the
National Breast Ca...
Anti-angiogenic drugs impede chemotherapy-stimulated tumor recovery
Scientists have gained new insight into a mechanism whereby chemotherapy may actually assist the rapid regrowth of tumors after treatment. The research, published by Cell Press in the September issue of the journal Cancer Cell , also helps to explain why a combination of traditional chemotherapy ...
Study: Medicare Competitive Bidding Program Could Impede Seniors' Access to Diabetes Testing Supplies
Coalition Aims to Support and Educate Seniors
WASHINGTON, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new Medicare Durable
Medical Equipment competitive bidding program that starts July 1 could make
it more difficult for seniors to manage their diabetes care, according to a
new analysis released ...
Vaccine to Impede MS Is In the Trials
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system. In this disease immune cells attack the brain’s myelin sheath. // It is a layer surrounding nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord that allow the brain to transmit the electrical signals that stimu...
Garlic Supplements Impede HIV Therapy
Researchers have found garlic supplements can cause harmful side effect when combined with a type of medication used to treat AIDS. Garlic supplements reduced// blood levels of the saquinavir, one of a class of drugs called protease inhibitors that are effective at slowing the progression of HIV i...
Covidien receives FDA clearance for its Puritan Bennett 840 ventilator system
...ngs and nasal pillows frequently occur. These leaks can contribute to significant asynchrony between a patient and the ventilator, which in turn might impede
weaning and increase the time that the patient is ventilator-dependent," said Roger S. Mecca, M.D., Vice President, Medical Affairs, Respiratory and M...
One in 10 High School Seniors Have Used Narcotic Painkillers
"Early identification of individuals at risk, and development of preventive and treatment strategies appropriate for these individuals, is likely to impede
the development of addictive disorders and their devastating psychological, medical and social consequences," Bisaga said.
Another expert, Dr. Thom...
LSUHSC contributes to revealing targets to reduce racial disparity in prostate cancer deaths
...e facilities, the systems in place to trigger appropriate utilization of those services, and clinician time pressures or encounter characteristics may impede
their ability to fully address patient needs. Other factors such as provider bias, erroneous stereotypes or lack of understanding of minorities may al...
Americans With Disabilities Applaud President Obama's Intention to Sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities
...ft the treaty.
The United Nations estimates that there are 650 million people with disabilities globally. The CRPD addresses barriers that impede
the full participation of people with disabilities in their communities on all aspects of daily life. The treaty enhances opportunities for community ...
Pennsylvania Insurance Department Examinations to Focus on Health Insurance Competition
Whether there are other agreements among the Blues that impede
rather than promote competition.
Whether the Blues use the...ther there are restrictions on data sharing and other market practices that impede
the transparency necessary to a competitive marketplace.
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British Woman Celebrates a Year of Living Cancer-Free
... these sorts of things, and I thought I would be all right."
In patients with AML, abnormal white blood cells accumulate in the bone marrow and impede
the production of normal blood cells. Common courses of treatment include chemotherapy, radiation therapy and bone marrow transplantation.
Sequoia Pharmaceuticals Presents In Vitro and First-in-Human Data Supporting Further Development of SPI-256, a Novel Investigational Protease Inhibitor
...multiple primary protease mutations.
"There is a compelling need for new protease inhibitors that potently
subdue prevalent strains of HIV and which impede
the development of new
multi-drug resistant strains, without conferring toxicity," said John
Erickson, PhD, cofounder and chief scientific officer of ...
SF1126, Semafore's PI3 Kinase Inhibitor, Found to Block Angiogenic Signaling From Both VEGF and Bv8 in Multiple Cell Lines
...significantly upregulate pAKT levels thereby supporting tumor
In vitro inhibition of the PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway by SF1126 was
demonstrated to impede
the ability of angiogenic stimulants VEGF and Bv8 to
activate AKT in a dose dependant manner in two cancer cell lines (786-0 --
renal cell and PC3 pro...
August 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights Avoiding Blood Pressure Increase at Menopause, Healthful Benefits of Dark Chocolate and Scheduling a Colorectal Exam
... than 120/80 mm Hg is desirable.
Untreated high blood pressure can cause the heart to work too hard. As a
result, the walls of arteries can harden and impede
blood flow. Restricted
blood flow can lead to stroke, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure
When blood pressure rises above norm...
University of Miami Team Confirms Value of Monitoring Cell-Mediated Immunity Pre- and Post-Transplant in Management of Kidney Transplant Recipients
...levels (< 100 ng ATP/mL) they observed none of the
major consequences reported by other investigators and that low absolute
CD4+ T-cell levels did not impede
the potential for "strong" ImmuKnow
ImmuKnow is an immune cell function assay that can detect cell-mediated
PEAK Surgical Announces Positive Results From Preclinical Study of PEAK PlasmaBlade(TM) for Obstetric and Gynecologic Surgery
...red with cuts
made with currently available electrosurgical instruments," Dr. Blumenthal
said. "This is important because collateral tissue damage may impede
healing, obscure histological analysis, and lead to scarring and infection
in surgical patients. New surgical cutting tools that use less heat b...
New Analysis from 14 Countries Identifies Drug Access Priorities to Achieve 2010 AIDS Treatment Target
specific problems and recommend solutions to improve AIDS drug access:
-- In Argentina, high cost and restrictions on some drugs impede
to some second line and other medicines.
-- In Belize, human resources shortfalls, price increases and
inadequate quality assurance hamper dr...
38.7 Million People Break Guinness World Record for Stand Up Speak Out on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
.... Also in Delhi, one of four Women's Tribunals on Poverty gathered 400 women from 20 states to debate how gender exclusion and discrimination impede
development in poor countries. -- In Bangladesh just under 850,000 people stood up with the main event held at Dhaka City office and led by t...
New Critical Path Report Highlights Research Needed to Foster
Generic Drug Development
Path Opportunities for Generic Drugs " report identifying many
of the unanswered scientific questions that impede
of generic versions of commonly used drugs.
The report is part of FDA's Critical Path Initiative,
established in 2004 to discern wha...
Pivotal Phase III Trial Showed Promacta (eltrombopag olamine)
Raised Platelet Counts and Reduced Bleeding in Patients With
...rmality, bone marrow insufficiency, chemotherapy treatment,
interferon treatment, viral infection or chronic liver
disease.(9,10) Thrombocytopenia can impede
a variety of diagnostic
and/or medical treatments. It can prevent cancer patients from
receiving their full dose of chemotherapy on schedule, preclude...
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3-Point® Polycentric Hinged Ulnar Deviation Splint
Description:... Hinged Ulnar Deviation Splint uses safe, mild to moderate force to align the hand with ulnar deviation at the MP joints. Dorsal-based splint does not impede
grasp or pinch. Radial and ulnar polycentric hinges located at the MP joints ensure unimpeded flexion and extension. Padded, malleable finger rings ca...
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Renal artery stenosis
... is the narrowing of the renal artery , most often caused by atherosclerosis or fibromuscular dysplasia. This narrowing of the renal artery can impede
blood flow to the target kidney. Hypertension and... Explains the causes and complications of renal artery stenosis , a narrowing of one or...
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Tropical soils impede landmine detection
MADISON, WI, FEBRUARY 4, 2008 -- Use of a metal detector is the most common technique when searching for landmines, which litter the soil in approximately 90 countries around the world. Many of these countries are located in the tropics where intensively weathered soils are prevalent. These tropic...
Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust
...user friendliness, non-invasiveness, and low cost. Observations reveal that the lack of standardization, insufficient awareness, and long sales cycles impede
adoption of biometrics technology. Historically, fingerprint recognition technology has proved to be the most cost-effective and well-suited technolog...
Genetic testing for breast or ovarian cancer risk may be greatly underutilized
...ut at the very minimum high-risk patients should have a discussion with their clinician." Levy explains. "Although we didn't examine factors that may impede
these discussions, I believe that improvements won't come until it becomes easier and more routine to collect, update and interpret family history inf...
NIH announces new program to develop therapeutics for rare and neglected diseases
...id Access to Interventional Development (RAID), and the Clinical and Translational Science Awards program.
Numerous obstacles impede
the development of new drugs for rare and neglected diseases. In addition to the reluctance of private companies to risk their capital on a potentiall...
Mites on hissing coackroach may benefit humans with allergies
...roaches remains to be seen. But it has been established that they do no harm. "The mites on the cockroaches have no negative effect at all. They don't impede
their development and don't cause any parasitism," Benoit said.
For now, the scientists describe the symbiotic relationship as commensalism rather ...
CSHL researchers identify gene that helps plant cells keep communication channels open
...lose is a normal structural component of cell walls in plants, excess callose accumulates and forms obstructive clumps that plug the plasmodesmata and impede
the flow of traffic through the channels.
Restricting flow can be beneficial in some instances, such as when damaged parts need to be closed off o...
Evolutionary process more detailed than previously believed, study shows
...efore it was able to completely take over another un-mutated population of the same cells acquired a different mutation that allowed it to succeed and impede
the expansion of the first population."
In addition to determining if and when a population acquired an adaptation, Kao also identified the specific ...
Most US organizations not adapting to climate change
...ted and unrepresentative of future conditions. Other institutional barriers to adaptation are overcoming or revising codes, rules and regulations that impede
change; the lack of clear directions and mandates to take action; political or ideological resistance to the need for responsiveness to climate change...
Providing toilets, safe water is top route to reducing world poverty: UN University
...s greater in contributing to local and national economies.
UNU also calls on the world's research community to help fill major knowledge gaps that impede
progress in addressing the twin global scourges of unsafe water and poor sanitation.
Information gaps include such seemingly obvious measures as co...
Likely cause of postpartum blues and depression identified
...s part of their efforts to help women deal with difficult pregnancies and possibly fragile infants. Depression can make life harder for the mother and impede
bonding with a new baby, Dr. Pittman says. Over the last year, when they also looked at the blood of some of these women, they found transiently eleva...
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Medco Delivers First-Quarter 2009 GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.58; Diluted EPS Excluding Amortization of Intangible Assets of $0.63; Reaffirms 2009 EPS Guidance; Announces Win of Coventry Commercial Business Starting January 1, 2010
... our business, financial condition, liquidity and operating results;
We are subject to corporate integrity agreements and noncompliance may impede
our ability to conduct business with the federal government;
New legislative or regulatory initiatives that restrict or prohibit the PBM in...
Batman Teams with Senator Katherine Laforge to Help Free America from OPEC
...is Big Oil.
In the book “Hulagu’s Web,” Hearne speaks of a tacit campaign between elected officials and energy titans to impede
the adoption of alternative energy and to disillusion the public to its usefulness. The bottom line states Hearne, “The message that the public ...
Synthetic Biology: The Next Biotech Revolution Is Brewing
...e natural starting point for synthetic biology oversight. But the framework is at best a patchwork quilt of decades old guidelines and laws that could impede
innovation, undercut public confidence, and compromise the promised benefits of synbio," says David Rejeski, the director of the Foresight & Gover...
CryoLife Reports Record Annual Revenues of $105.1 Million for FY 2008
...o utilize Hemostase, that Hemostase may not
perform as expected or provide all expected benefits, that other distributors
of the Hemostase product may impede
our ability to sell to new or existing
customers, that a third party could infringe patents used to make Hemostase,
we are reliant on one supplier for...
Semiconducting nanotubes produced in quantity at Duke
...That earlier JACS report described how the researchers coaxed forests of nanotubes to form in long, parallel paths that will not cross each other to impede
potential electronic performance. Their method grows the nanotubes on a template made of a continuous and unbroken kind of single quartz crystal used ...
DuPont Applied BioSciences Selects MBI to Collaborate on Process Development and Scale-Up for New Bio-based Product
... bio-based technologies. MBI’s unique “Collaborative De-Risking” process systematically addresses technological uncertainties, which impede
new technologies from getting to market.
LANSING, Mich. (Business Wire EON) December 2, 2008 -- "We are very excited...
Environmental Power Corporation and Organix, Inc. Establish Alliance to Produce High Value Soil Amendment Products
... moss used in the U.S.
comes from Canada and is subject to high transportation costs, short
harvest windows and adverse weather that can significantly impede
A typical large scale Microgy RNG(R) project can produce 40,000 to
70,000 cubic yards of RePeet(TM) product per year, with associat...
CryoLife's Fully Diluted Earnings Per Share Increased 71 Percent to $0.12 in Third quarter of 2008 from $0.07 in Third quarter of 2007
...mostase MPH, that Hemostase MPH may not perform as expected or provide
all expected benefits, that other distributors of the Hemostase MPH product
our ability to sell to new or existing customers, that a third
party could infringe patents used to make Hemostase MPH, we are reliant on
Innovation and Strong Therapeutic Potential Seen in Adult Stem Cells, According to Frost & Sullivan
...l to become
standardized pre-made therapies that can be mass produced.
However, both stem cell types have challenges and technical
difficulties that impede
product development. Embryonic stem cells, while
hailed for their promise as potential therapies, are immersed in both
political and ethical controver...
Can Algae Biofuels Satisfy the World's Growing Biofuel Needs? Upcoming Webinar Shares the Latest Commercialization Strategies and Challenges
... or the sea/ocean?
"During the webinar", said Dr. Edwards, "I plan to touch on the Facts on biofuel productivity, the Fictions that impede
the industry and the Frictions and Challenges that slow algal industry growth and development."
Also speaking at the webinar is Algae World ...
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...osis is the narrowing of the renal artery, most often caused by atherosclerosis or fibromuscular dysplasia. This narrowing of the renal artery can impede
blood flow to the target kidney. Hypertension and... More about Renal Artery Stenosis: Causes and symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Alternative trea...