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While Swine Flu Cases Are Still Rising, U.S. Officials See Hopeful Signs

The CDC also points to encouraging developments in Mexico, thought to be the outbreak's source TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed swine flu cases in the United States climbed Monday to 286 in 36 states. But, the revised numbers indicate catching up on a backlog...

Olympic Sailing Hopeful Backs Hospital Ship Charity

Laser Sailor Paul Goodison goes for gold and aims to give back to Mercy Ships Garden Valley. TX (Vocus) August 5, 2008 -- Reigning four-time European Laser Champion and one of Britain's greatest medal hopes at the Beijing Olympics, racer Paul Goodison, has announced his...

Successful Back Surgery Propels Olympic Weightlifting Hopeful Melanie Roach to Realize Her Dreams Of Participating in the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Minimally invasive procedure performed by Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. of D.I.S.C. Spine and Sports Center ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Weightlifter Melanie Roach is living her dream after successfully qualifying for the 2008 Olympics Saturday in Atlanta thanks to Dr. Robert...

Physicians Still Hopeful About Desmoteplase for the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke Despite Negative Results

Surveyed Neurologists Identify a Six-Hour Treatment Window as Area of Greatest Dissatisfaction, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcar...

Doctors Hopeful for Elizabeth Edwards

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards’ wife Elizabeth Edwards has been diagnosed with// a recurrent case of breast cancer. This time it is located in the right rib bone and hence classified as metastatic or stage IV cancer. Mrs. Edwards, who battled breast cancer and underwent treatmen...

Scientists Hopeful of a Cure for Diabetes

With the discovery of the gene responsible for Type 2 diabetes scientists have come closer to a cure for this lifestyle related disease //. The PSARL gene associated with the Type 2 diabetes, is expected to be revealed at a conference in Washington tomorrow. Diabetes, now considered as ...

Researchers Hopeful About Vaccine For Leishmaniasis

Leishmaniasis or black fever as it is commonly called, is a tropical disease that kills nearly about 60, 000 people, every year//. We might soon be able to put an end to this deadly killer, say Swiss researchers who claim to have produced a vaccine that would protect humans and animals. The d...

Gleevec gets hopeful results

The Food and Drug Administration approved the drug, Gleevec, for the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia, a form of cancer that affects about 4,500 people in the USA each year. A study supports Gleevec's image as a potential cure for this kind of cancer, which, although cases are rare, can be...

Artificial disc looks hopeful

A recent research reveals that an artificial disc to replace damaged spinal discs has successfully undergone clinical trials. The bones of the spine are separated by discs of cartilage which serve as a cushion between them. If these get damaged or slip out of position,// two spinal bones may grind ...

Fox 11 News Anchor Christine Devine to Co-Host 2nd Annual "An Evening for Autism" Event

...t, have had significant budget cuts, which have hindered these charities from providing services to people of all ages who struggle with autism. I am hopeful that we will be able to raise even more money this year and am thankful to receive such tremendous support from the local community and beyond." ...
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Lupus Research Institute Highly Encouraged by Benlysta(TM) Trial Results

...line on the highly promising results of this landmark clinical trial of Benlysta(TM) (belimumab) for people with systemic lupus. "We are very hopeful that we now are strongly on our way to the first new treatment for lupus in 50 years," said LRI President, Margaret G. Dowd. "We look forward to the i...

International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health Features Discovery of Asbestos-Related Pain Origin from Scientists at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit

... defined as asbestos or asbestiform materials. Harbut added, "Patients often require a lifetime of narcotics to allow functioning, but we are hopeful that with this new imaging technology, more selective pain management approaches with fewer side effects can be instituted resulting in a better quali...

Leading Experts Endorse Bioheart's Muscle Stem Cell MyoCell Therapy

...Director Heart Center, Duke University Medical Center commented on the MARVEL program "We believe it is an endeavor worthy of strong support. It is hopeful that MARVEL II, which is one stage of the broader MARVEL program, will meet a key efficacy end point - the six-minute walk." Dr. Carl Pepine, MD, Pro...

MADIT-CRT Trial Meets Primary Endpoint

....D., Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. "We are very encouraged by these initial positive results, and we are hopeful they will eventually lead to a wider population of heart failure patients being treated with CRT-D therapy," said Fred Colen, President, Boston Scient...

CEL SCI Collaborators Demonstrate Novel L.E.A.P.S. Vaccines Immunize Mice Against Tuberculosis Antigens and Suggest Potential to Treat Swine and Other Influenzas

...ct of L.E.A.P.S. vaccines on isolated human immature dendritic cells using a simple molecule, in two different instances," said Dr. Zimmerman. "I am hopeful that other L.E.A.P.S. vaccine candidates, such as CEL-2000 being developed as a vaccine for rheumatoid arthritis, can also be used with comparable res...

Unique Cardiovascular Treatment Readied for Global Market: Proprietary Paccocath(R) Technology is the Only Drug Eluting Balloon with Clinical Data

...he safety and efficacy outcome of the THUNDER study from Europe is a great starting point for US clinical trials with the Cotavance product. I am very hopeful that this technology will provide new and better treatment options for patients with claudication," said Dr. Gray. "Paccocath is in the unique po...

Bionovo Announces First Quarter 2009 Highlights and Financial Results

... Commenting on the quarter, Dr. Isaac Cohen, chairman and CEO of Bionovo, stated, "We have been diligently addressing the FDA's requests, and are hopeful that we can satisfy them swiftly. We have also been aggressively pursuing partnership opportunities, potential grants, and other forms of funding. We ...

Bayer and Regeneron Extend Development Program for VEGF Trap-Eye to Include Central Retinal Vein Occlusion

...iology of CRVO is related to edema and the growth of abnormal new blood vessels that are mediated by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), we are hopeful that VEGF Trap-Eye may help address this significant unmet medical need." About CRVO Over 100,000 people in the United States are estimate...

Roche and Pharmasset Initiate Phase IIb Clinical Trial of R7128, Most Advanced Nucleoside Polymerase Inhibitor in Development for Chronic Hepatitis C

...s that will meet the needs of a growing population of patients with hepatitis C," said Rob Mitchell, Global Head of Roche's Virology business. "We are hopeful that a combination of R7128 and the current gold standard of PEGASYS and COPEGUS can provide a more potent - and potentially shorter - treatment regim...

Final Results of Boceprevir Phase II HCV SPRINT-1 Study Showed Significantly Higher SVR Rates Compared to Standard of Care in Treatment-Naive Genotype 1 Hepatitis C Patients

...ng RVR criteria at week 4 of boceprevir treatment to determine overall duration of therapy. Based on the RVR rate seen in this Phase II study, we are hopeful that the majority of patients can be treated with 28 weeks of therapy." Part II of the HCV SPRINT-1 study explored a low-dose ribavirin strategy ...
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U of A honored for research that could help 30 million Brazilians

... sciences researcher Arturo Sanchez-Azofeifa directs a remote-sensing environmental research program in the area. Berbara and Sanchez-Azofeifa are hopeful that the plant-friendly nature of the fungus can aid native agricultural plants like cassava, a tuber that is a staple of the diet for the millions of...

New therapy substitutes missing protein in those with muscular dystrophy

...a regular basis. If the treatment works in larger animal models and humans, it's most likely researchers would develop a drug for patients. Ervasti is hopeful the therapy can move into human clinical trials within 3 years. ...

Newly discovered epidermal growth factor receptor active in human pancreatic cancers

...data, separating patients with and without the activated receptor, and then determining the success rate. He believes it would tell a different, more hopeful story. Screening for pancreatic cancer. Dr. Pandey's other goal in his research is to use mass spectrometry to find additional markers of pancreati...

Prairie dog research promotes caring, conservation

... whose research reveals that in the past 10 years, the northern Arizona population of prairie dogs has dwindled by 85 percent. Both scientists are hopeful landowners and policy makers will learn to respect and protect the future of prairie dogs. In addition to the book, Slobodchikoff's prairie dog re...

Texas Obesity Research Center at UH assembles researchers to discuss obesity

... session, a mock study section review, allows researchers to become familiar with a new review process that will be implemented by the NIH. "We're hopeful that this conference will be a service to participants as well as an exchange of scientific ideas," Lee said. "There is a lot happening in this city....

Research uncovers promising target to treat chronic abdominal pain

...nd what EAAT2 does, there is still more to learn about the location of its activity and the complete mechanism behind the protein's role. But they are hopeful about the protein's potential to treat the pain caused by a variety of gastrointestinal disorders suffered by millions of Americans. The most commo...

Engineering bouncing babies, 1 at a time

... As hopeful moms-to-be learn, there are important considerations to the successful implantation of a fertilized human egg. A calm environment, regular hormonal in...

Einstein scientists receive $10 million NIH grant

...professor of pathology; Fernando Macian-Juan, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology; and Mark J. Czaja, M.D., professor of medicine. "We're hopeful that this research project will lead to fundamental insights that will help us understand, treat or even prevent the metabolic alterations and decline...

Cleaning the atmosphere of carbon: African forests out of balance

...s et al. shows that not only do trees in intact African tropical forests hold a lot of carbon, they hold more carbon now than they did 40 years ago--a hopeful sign that tropical forests could help to mitigate global warming. In a companion article, Helene Muller-Landau, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tro...

Marine scientists to assess environment before offshore drilling begins in US arctic waters

...and their research ship will be the 210-foot-long RV Moana Wave. The final year of the three-year grant will be spent analyzing data, but Dunton is hopeful that some aspects of the work may continue given the ecological significance of the Chukchi and its position between northern and southern oceans. ...
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Gender-Selection Technique Embraced for Hopeful Parents

Couples can choose child's gender with less ethically charged method at Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area SAN RAMON, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to growing numbers of couples who want to choose the sex of their next child, the Reproductive Science Cente...

CEO of healthcare group still hopeful IT will save employers money

Lake Geneva, Wis . - Employers who are looking for health information technology to have a moderating influence on healthcare premiums will have to wait a while longer, according to the head of an influential health information management organization. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO of the ...

Cynosure Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...tion device for the over-the-counter market." "Although the third quarter traditionally has been the weakest for the aesthetic industry, we are hopeful that the macroeconomic environment will begin to stabilize as we move through the balance of 2009," Davin said. "We continue to carefully manage our ...

PTC Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of PTC299 in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2

... excited to rapidly advance the clinical development of PTC299 in NF2," said Langdon Miller, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of PTC Therapeutics. "We are hopeful that the novel mechanism of PTC299 will address unmet medical need for patients with NF2, building upon ongoing evaluations of the drug in patients wi...

CoreRx, Inc. Announces Plans for Expansions to Meet the Needs of Growing Pharmaceutical Formulation Development Business

...scientists, research and manufacturing employees, as well as staff for facilities and maintenance. Dr. Todd R. Daviau, President and CEO of CoreRx is hopeful that many of the employees can be hired locally. "I have been very impressed with the assistance that CoreRx is receiving on the state and local ...

Guy J. Quigley Resigns as Chairman and CEO of The Quigley Corporation: Quigley Leaves Company He Founded 20 Years Ago

... 11th hour to profit from the years of work and patience on behalf of the resigning Board, and the stockholders of The Quigley Corporation. We remain hopeful that the newly elected Board will convert value from the table that has been set for them. To ensure the Company continues to function in the wake of...

NeurogesX Provides U.S. Regulatory Update for Qutenza(TM)

...commented, "With the FDA's approval of our protocol, we believe we can quickly complete the requested study and submit an amendment to our NDA. We are hopeful to submit this additional data before our PDUFA date and that any delay in the FDA's decision will be relatively short. We are optimistic that an FDA...

Quest Diagnostics to Present Genomic Studies Related to New Testing Techniques for Leukemia and Prostate Cancer at 2009 ASCO Meeting

...derstand the mechanism of therapy resistance so they may develop more effective, personalized treatments for subsets of patients with CML. We are also hopeful that our studies on CML may provide the basis for one day developing commercial laboratory tests that will help physicians predict which patients may ...

Results From Neurotech's NT-501 Phase 2 Retinitis Pigmentosa Studies Demonstrate Consistent Biological Effect on Photoreceptors

...nt as they present an opportunity to move the field forward." "We are hopeful that the biological changes observed in RP patients treated with NT-501 wil...ve biological effect on the retina in these two clinical trials, and we are hopeful that vision preservation will be observed when all information is available...

Resverlogix Provides Quarterly Update

... and ApoA-I as valid drug research targets for the ongoing risk that still remains among the millions of low HDL patients worldwide. As one of several hopeful strategies to combat the unmet medical need in atherosclerosis, Dr. Nissen highlighted the promising early results of RVX-208 on important atheroscler...
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