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Too Skinny Models Banned from Performing in Rome Fashion Show

Fifteen models were kicked out of a Rome fashion show late Tuesday for being too thin, sparking new debate on anorexia in the fashion industry . "I asked that girls with abnormal measurements shouldn't work ... (and) had to fire 15 who were under (French) size 36 (US size eight)," Raffaella...

Gay Pride Attracts Tens of Thousands in Rome

Tens of thousands Saturday staged the Gay Pride parade in Rome, urging the Italian government to fast-track plans to grant homosexual couples legal status and override Vatican objections . The raucous and colourful crowd, which included transvestites and lawmakers, marched under a baking sun f...

Early Clue to Down Syndrome

Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a chromosomal disorder occurring in roughly one in every 800 live births. The condition produces varying degrees of mental retardation and a range of physical deformities, including a small nose and thick neck, which are detectable more or less in early p...

'Here Comes the Sun': Celebrity Equinox Named in Southampton

...to embark on the ship's official maiden voyage departing August 8 for the Mediterranean. The ship will present a series of Mediterranean sailings from rome (Civitavecchia) through the fall and will offer Caribbean sailings from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., beginning this winter. Celebrity Cruises offers ...

Internationally Renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon, Giancarlo Puddu, MD, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

... a fellowship in knee surgery and sports medicine with Dr. Jack C. Hughston in Columbus, Georgia. His teaching career started at the University of rome where he held an associate professorship. Since 1987, he has held several teaching appointments at the University of Siena, the University of Chieti, ...

AACR CEO Margaret Foti receives honorary M.D. from the University of San Pablo CEU

... The honorary degree she received today is Foti's third. In 2003, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of rome La Sapienza, and in 2008 she received a second Honorary Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Catania in Sicily. Foti has recei...

AGA Institute presents cutting-edge research during DDW

...presented during DDW throughout the meeting. rome Foundation AGA Institute Lectureship Juan R. Ma...tional GI disorders during Tuesday's second-annual rome Foundation-AGA Institute Lecture (10:30 - 11:30 a....en an editor for Gastroenterology, a member of the rome Committees and president of UEGF. We expect his in...

Intestinal bacteria associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

...is, and some experts have wondered if liver exposure to bacteria from the gut could promote this progression. Researchers, led by Antonio Grieco of rome , investigated gut permeability in patients with NAFLD and compared the results to patients with untreated celiac disease, who are known to be prone t...

LightLab Imaging Introduces World's Highest Resolution OCT System for Intracoronary Imaging at EuroPCR 2009

... capability to scan a 40mm artery segment in less than 3 seconds with a single non-occlusive catheter. Dr Francesco Prati, Ospedale San Giovanni, rome commented, "The C7XR system and C7 Dragonfly imaging catheter represent a significant step forward for intracoronary imaging. I am very pleased with t...

Upstate New York Physician Recruiters Receive Awards from New Doctors Across New York Program

...ls Memorial Medical Center in Niagara Falls; O'Connor Hospital in Delhi; Olean General Hospital in Olean; Rochester General Hospital in Rochester; and rome Memorial Hospital in Rome; and Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. Applicants were reviewed based on population needs and the community's cir...

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Rome in Medical Technology

Ironwood and Forest Present Additional Positive Phase 2b Study Results for Linaclotide in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation

...frequency. The study evaluated the effects of 75, 150, 300, or 600 ug linaclotide or placebo administered orally once daily to adults meeting modified rome II criteria for IBS-C. Participants underwent a two-week pretreatment (baseline) period before undergoing the 12-week treatment period, followed by a ...

Pelleve Receives FDA Clearance for the Treatment of Mild to Moderate Facial Wrinkles

..., non-invasive, economical and safe tool," said Dr. Antonio Rusciani, Division of Dermatology, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of rome in Rome, Italy. Ellman's skin tightening technology has been marketed with a CE Mark in many countries since 2005 under the name Radiage. "We h...

Ironwood and Forest Present Positive Phase 2b Study Results for Linaclotide in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Constipation

... frequency. The study evaluated the effects of 75, 150, 300 or 600 ug linaclotide or placebo administered orally once daily to adults meeting modified rome II criteria for IBS-C. Participants underwent two-week-baseline, 12-week-treatment, and two-week-post-treatment evaluations with daily assessments of ...

Interleukin Genetics to Present Important New Findings at 2008 World Congress on Osteoarthritis

...ponsored by the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI). The 2008 World Congress on Osteoarthritis takes place Sept. 18-21, 2008, at the rome Marriott Park Hotel in Rome, Italy. Dr. Kornman will give an oral presentation, titled, "IL-1 RN Polymorphisms are Associated with Radiographic Seve...

Gene That Causes Childhood Cancer Neuroblastoma Is Found

...tute for Cancer Research, Genoa, Italy; Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium; Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Calif.; and the University of rome "La Sapienza." About The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pedi...

International Team Locates Key Player in Muscle Regeneration

...e," said lead researcher Cristina Giacinti, a researcher at the Sbarro Institute and the Department of Histology and Medical Embryology, University of rome "Sapienza" in Rome, Italy. Researchers also found that cdk9-55 can be used to increase muscle tissues in healthy tissue. "This discovery has impor...

Molecular Discoveries Shed Light on Liver Cancer -- Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

...ate Professor of Medicine at Italy's University of Cagliari, and Head of the Laboratory of Gene Expression, Fondazione Andrea Cesalpino, University of rome La Sapienza, "Molecular approaches are starting to pay off. The years 2007 and 2008 are the 'years of the drug' for HCC. We now have Sorafenib, the fi...

New Study Demonstrates that Lubiprostone May Improve Symptom Relief Rates in Adults with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

...uglas A. Drossman, M.D., primary investigator, UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders, University of North Carolina, and the Chair of the rome Committee. "As a result, lubiprostone may represent an important treatment for IBS-C sufferers." IBS is a condition that affects approximately 58 mi...

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Rome in Biological News

AGU journal highlights -- March 12, 2009

...hristopher Rozoff: Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.; Giuseppe Piccioni: ASF, INAF, rome Italy; Dmitry V. Titov and Wojciech J. Markiewicz: Max Plank Institute for Solar System Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany. Source: Geophys...

Missing genes link to psoriasis

...vier Estivill at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, and involving scientists from Nottingham, Nijmegen, St Louis, San Francisco, Michigan, Seattle, rome and Evry in France. Psoriasis is a common skin condition affecting about two per cent of the UK population, and causes patches of scaly, itchy ski...

Italy's geologic history becomes a personal tale in Walter Alvarez's new book

...kes readers along the Apennine spine of Italy from rome to Florence, jumping from there to the Alps, to ex...as a highly varied landscape: old volcanoes around rome and Naples; mountains made of limestone in the Ape...istory - eruptions along a volcanic chain north of rome over the past million years - Alvarez then takes r...

Unusual microbial ropes grow slowly in cave lake

...rers had seen these strange biofilms," says Macalady. "So we asked them if they could get us a sample." The Frasassi cave system is located north of rome and south of Venice in the Marche region. These limestone caves are like New Mexico's Carlsbad Caverns and Lechuguilla Cave, but in those caves, sulfu...

BioScience tip sheet, September 2008

...station and associated ecological changes such as increased standing water probably exacerbated pestilence, believed to have been malaria, in and near rome around the first century BCE. Modern parallels reinforce the importance of considering the complex interactions between deforestation, agriculture, an...

Research required urgently to control planthopper pests

... Science and politics in planthopper management in Asia Dr. Peter Kenmore, Chief, Plant Protection Division, Food and Agriculture Organization, rome Ecological engineering for pest management Professor Geoff Gurr, Professor of Applied Ecology, Charles Sturt University, Orange, Australia ...

Experts tackle shipment issues for beneficial radiation sources

... industry are of growing concern to safety and industry experts. Meeting in rome this week at an IAEA workshop, they agreed on an action plan for the Medite...rapy for cancer care, among other applications). The main outputs of the rome workshop are the establishment of: A regional action plan focusing on ...

Evil genes made me do it

...t to conduct an investigation of the physiology of this particular disorder and the impact it has had on human society. The result is "Evil Genes: Why rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed, and My Sister Stole My Mothers Boyfriend" (Prometheus Books $28.95), which Harvard professor Steven Pinker praises as...

New molecular clock from LLNL and CDC indicates smallpox evolved earlier than believed

... and diversified into a mild version there. The slow spread out of Asia could explain why smallpox descriptions are missing from ancient Greece or rome as well as the Old and New Testaments. The Laboratorys Shea Gardner and CDCs Yu Li devised a way to concentrate point mutations in the viral DNA, ...

Balzan Foundation announces 2007 winners

... medical applications". Nicola Cabibbo (Professor of Physics at the University La Sapienza in Rome, Fellow of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in rome and President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences) justified the assignment of the Prize for Nanoscience to Sumio Iijima as follows: "for his discov...

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Rome in Biological Technology

Prometheus Receives New York State Approval for PROMETHEUS(R) IBS Diagnostic, First Blood Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

... of elimination, by determining the patient does not have other gastrointestinal diseases with similar symptoms, together with the use of the standard rome diagnostic criteria. As with Prometheus' entire portfolio of proprietary diagnostics, PROMETHEUS IBS Diagnostic testing is performed at the Compa...

Tolerx Expands Phase 3 'DEFEND' Trial of Otelixizumab in Europe

...ited about its potential to be an effective treatment option for type 1 diabetics," stated Dr. Paolo Pozzilli, Professor University Campus Bio-Medico, rome Italy. "We are pleased that an increasing number of excellent clinical researchers in Europe and North America have started DEFEND at their sit...

Revealing the regulating mechanism behind signal transduction in the brain

...e regulation of this process works is still to be discovered. FMRP: controlling protein production Claudia Bagni (VIB, K.U.Leuven, University of rome Tor Vergata) has been studying the FMRP protein for years now. The absence of FMRP leads to the Fragile X syndrome, a mental handicap afflicting a tho...

AMT's Cooperative Research and Development Agreement With NIH to Boost Production Capacity

...re the systemic (as opposed to local) expression of therapeutic genes. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is such a disease, and together with La Sapienza in rome we will work very hard to develop a treatment for this wasting disorder for which there is currently no treatment." About Amsterdam Molecular Therap...

Tourtellotte's New Trident IWR(TM) Eliminates 12-Week Study Setup Lead Time for Clinical Trials

... Wows rome audience with live study setup and launch... WAYLAND, Mass., March 20 /PR...gration with trial simulators such as tcVisualize. The Tourtellotte team in rome demonstrated this concept by soliciting a live study design from the audien...

Researchers outline structure of largest nonvirus particle ever crystallized

... The team of researchers at UCLA is led by David Eisenberg and Leonard H. rome of the departments of biological chemistry at the Geffen School of Medicine...arrel with staves. It is unlike any other large structure found in nature," rome said. "The outside of the vault structure is like an eggshell a continuous...

Recent Study Confirms Alimentary Health's Bifantis(R) Demonstrates Efficacy in the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

...d trials (RCT),; (2) study population-adults with IBS defined by Manning or rome II criteria;, (3) intervention-single or combination probiotic versus place... frequency of adverse events. Data about quality of study design based upon rome Committee recommendations was also extracted. Data were extracted in duplic...

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