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Three New Studies Give Clear Guidance on How to Better Recruit Volunteers for Alzheimer's Clinical Studies

- Overcoming the Biggest Obstacle to Improving Alzheimer's Treatments - VIENNA, Austria, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Partnering with local physicians, working with local clinics, and conducting educational seminars and health fairs were found to be the most effective tools in recr...

Immune Deficiency Foundation Honors Cerda Family and Volunteers From ABC's 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition'

LAS VEGAS and TOWSON, Md., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Founder and president of the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), Marcia Boyle, traveled to Las Vegas this weekend to recognize the Cerda family, Wright Custom Home and many other community volunteers, for their efforts in raising awarene...

PA APPRISE Volunteers Honored for Helping Older Adults

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 100 APPRISE volunteers who help Medicare beneficiaries understand their health insurance and related issues were honored for their efforts at a luncheon ceremony today in Lancaster. These volunteers provide services through the state's 52 Ar...

Highmark Inc. Recognizes Exceptional Employee Volunteers with Jefferson Awards for Public Service

Awards given for going above and beyond in community service efforts PITTSBURGH, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. has recognized 12 of its employee volunteers with a Jefferson Award for Public Service for going above and beyond the call of duty in their community service efforts. A corp...

Missouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association Recognizes Volunteers in Hospice With 'Heart of Hospice Awards Luncheon'

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On April 1, 2009, Hospices around the state gathered in Jefferson City, Missouri to honor all those individuals that volunteer in Hospice. The association honors winners in the following categories: Program, Employee, Administrative Volunte...

PRA SPEAKING EVENT: Phase I Studies with Hepatitis C Compounds in Healthy Volunteers and Patients: Views from Inside

RALEIGH, N.C., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- PRA International, a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces Dr. Andre van Vliet, Vice President of Medical Affairs - Early Development Services (EDS), will host an audio conference on the development of New Chemical Entities (NCEs) in the treatment...

Record Number of Volunteers Provided Free Dental Care to Needy Children in Minnesota

GIVE KIDS A SMILE SURPASSES $10 MILLION MARK IN DONATED CARE MINNEAPOLIS, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The results are in and a record number of nearly 2,500 volunteer dental professionals throughout Minnesota provided their services for free to children whose families could otherwise not afford ...

Highmark Employee Volunteers Receive $7,000 in Grants to Support Local Nonprofits

Grants are awarded to community programs with which employees volunteer PITTSBURGH, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Highmark Inc. recently awarded $7,000 in grants to 14 nonprofit organizations across Pennsylvania to help fund volunteer programs supported by its employees. Grants were awarded to prog...

Courage Center Ski and Snowboard Program Seeks Volunteers and Students for Buena Vista Ski Program

BEMIDJI, Minn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Courage Center's Ski and Snowboard Program (CCSS) seeks volunteers and students for their Buena Vista Adaptive Ski Program in Bemidji, Minn. Volunteers assist skiers with disabilities who are participating in a six-week adaptive ski program, Jan. ...

National Children's Study Begins Recruiting Volunteers

The National Institutes of Health announced today that the National Children's Study will begin recruiting volunteers to take part in its comprehensive study of how genes and the environment interact to affect children's health. At a briefing, NIH officials announced that the first phase of recru...
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Intercell AG Partners with Inclinix to Enroll 1800 Volunteers for Phase III Travelers' Diarrhea Vaccine Study

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercell AG has retained Inclinix, Inc., to recruit volunteers for their Phase III clinical trial of a Travelers' Diarrhea (TD) vaccine system. The TD vaccine is in the form of a skin patch -- a novel method for delivering a vaccine that is especiall...

Sinovac Commences Vaccination on Volunteers for Phase II Clinical Trial on Pandemic Influenza H5N1 Vaccine

BEIJING, Sept. 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Amex: SVA), a leading China-based biopharmaceutical company focusing on human vaccine development, announced today that it has commenced vaccination of volunteers for its Phase II clinical research study of its pandemic influenza H...

Anadys Pharmaceuticals Announces Single Dose Safety and Pharmacokinetics Results for ANA598 in Healthy Volunteers

Phase I Clinical Data and Additional Preclinical Results for Non-Nucleoside HCV Polymerase Inhibitor Being Presented at AASLD SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDS ) announced today the results of a Phase I clinical trial of ANA598 in h...

Pharmasset Presents R7128 Phase 1 Single Ascending Dose Study in Healthy Volunteers

-R7128 Demonstrates Safety and Tolerability with No Clinically Significant Adverse Events- -Conference Call Scheduled for 8:30AM (ET) Today- PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS ) is presenting safety, tolerabil...

Covance Receives Highest Level of Phase I Accreditation

...harmacology in Europe by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This voluntary accreditation process provides clinical trial volunteers and sponsors with confidence that research facilities and studies meet the industry's highest safety standards. This accreditation was awarde...

Lexicon's Drug Candidate LX1032 for Carcinoid Syndrome Receives Orphan Drug Designation From EMEA

...t species without affecting serotonin levels in the brain. In Phase 1 clinical studies, LX1032 reduced serotonin levels and urinary 5-HIAA in healthy volunteers consistent with preclinical results. LX1032 is being developed under Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and orphan dru...

Cytokine PharmaSciences Initiates Phase I Study of Oral Anti-Inflammatory Agent, CPSI-2364

...ll-molecule inhibitor of the production of TNF-alpha and other pro-inflammatory cytokines. Results of the dose escalation and safety study in healthy volunteers are expected before the end of the year. "Based on extensive work with the predecessor compound, we believe CPSI-2364 has the potential to re...

Neuroscience Researcher Has Positive Message for International Alzheimer's Awareness Week, July 6 - 12: 'Even Though World Economy is Declining, Alzheimer's Research is Advancing'

...ved by lowering neuronal calcium concentrations. "We asked 83 healthy volunteers with self-described poor memory to consume a supplement (Prevagen(R), www...alcium by binding to it," says Underwood. "After 90 days, 63% of the volunteers reported less forgetfulness, 81% reported they required fewer reminders to ...

Alcon Commences Phase 2 Clinical Trial of NovaBay's NVC-422 for Viral Conjunctivitis

...2 viral conjunctivitis study follows a recently completed Phase 1 trial in which safety and tolerability were successfully demonstrated in 120 healthy volunteers with no reported serious adverse events. "We are pleased to be entering mid-stage clinical testing for viral conjunctivitis," said Ron Najafi, Ph...

King Pharmaceuticals Showcases Data From Pain Pipeline of Medicines Designed to Deter Common Methods of Non-Therapeutic Use

...ng Doses of Niacin in Fasted and Fed Healthy Adult volunteers ACUROX(R) Tablets, with Aversion(R) Technology...afety and tolerability of varying doses of niacin. volunteers were broken into two groups (fed and fasted) and w...g Versus Oxycodone HCl 5 mg Alone in Healthy Adult volunteers A Phase II study was conducted to evaluate the...
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Personalized medicine

...nalized medicine. The Personal Genome Project was announced by George Church in 2006; it will publish full genome sequences and medical records of volunteers in order to enable research into personalized medicine. Not only is personalized medicine tailoring the right drug, for the right person, at the ri...
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REM

...o two categories: tonic and phasic. It was identified and defined by Kleitman and Aserinsky... REM (Revitalize the Energy in ME) is a network of volunteers in the Waterville, Maine area working to improve the quality of life in our community. Both REM Iowa and REM Iowa Community Services provide c...

Legg-Calve-Perthes disease

...Calve - Perthes - Disease . Praeger, New York. 1984. ... Legg - Calve '- Perthes Disease Brochure. Membership Form. NONF Newsletter. volunteers Needed ... Legg - Calvé - Perthes disease (LCPD) is a form of osteonecrosis of ... Legg - Calve - Perthes disease — Comprehensive overview...

Food

...l levels with a large ... Kosher Food . Low Calorie Cooking. Low Carb Diets. Low Fat Cooking. Macrobiotic ... Faith based food banks staffed by volunteers serving the needs of the Pierce County, Washington communities ... Providing food for individuals in need with ... Information on food trends,...

Familial tremor

...www.neurologychannel .com/ tremor /index.shtml ... Essential tremor affects approximately 5 million people in the ... ... parents, relatives and volunteers supporting education, providing community services and funding to help support tremor ... as familial tremor , benign ... ...

Cannabis

... medicinal marijuana, patient resources, recipes. ... Cannabis enhances cognitive functioning in ... Provides facts for patients, caregivers and volunteers to make informed decisions. Includes information about laws and political activism. Recognizes the need for some patients to be accorded the com...
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Prolonged respiratory problems for oil spill clean-up volunteers

Workers and volunteers who helped in the clean-up effort after the 2002 Prestige oil spill off the Galician coast of Spain exhibit prolonged respiratory symptoms resulting from their exposure, say researchers from Spain in the first study to examine the long-term effects of such exposures on worke...

Ebola DNA vaccine produces immune responses in all fully vaccinated volunteers in Phase 1 trial

Vical Incorporated announced today that an Ebola vaccine candidate administered using Vical's proprietary DNA delivery technology was safe and well tolerated, and produced both antibody and T-cell Ebola-specific responses in all healthy volunteers who received the full 3 doses of vaccine. The Pha...

Female volunteers prepare for a second 'bedrest'

Twelve women recently completed 60 days of voluntary bedrest in order to simulate the physiological effects of weightlessness on the human body. The research team in Toulouse, France, is now actively seeking twelve new volunteers to enable them to continue and enhance the research. At the beginni...

Abnormal brain circuits may prevent movement disorder

...with and without symptoms who carry the disease gene. There were 20 people in the study; 12 with symptoms and eight without. They also had a number of volunteers who agreed to brain scans who had no disease and no mutations in the gene for dystonia. Dr. Eidelberg and his colleagues identified two discrete ...

Got zinc? New zinc research suggests novel therapeutic targets

...immune function have also been related to zinc deficiency in the elderly." Scientists administered either a zinc supplement or a placebo to healthy volunteers to assess the effects of zinc on T cell activation. After isolating the T cells from the blood, scientists then simulated infection in laboratory cond...

Data published in the New England Journal of Medicine support use of raxibacumab (ABthrax) for the treatment of inhalation anthrax

...se of aerosolized anthrax spores that was approximately 200 times the median lethal dose. We also note that the safety profile shown in healthy human volunteers provides support for use of raxibacumab in the clinical setting of immediately life-threatening inhalation anthrax disease." Raxibacumab represents...

1-finger exercise reveals unexpected limits to dexterity

...aster. Now faster." These were the commands for volunteers in a simple experiment that casts doubt on old ide...rface, using a computer track pad or iphone. Adult volunteers wearing a closefitting Teflon cover on their foref... linked to a force-measuring sensor. First, the volunteers simply pressed as hard as they could without movin...

UTSA psychologist awarded $1 million for memory research

...grant from the National Institutes of Health to study adult memory. To conduct the research, beginning in July, Smith will be recruiting younger adult volunteers aged 18-30 and older adults, aged 60 and above. Smith, who directs the UTSA Cognitive Aging Lab, is studying prospective memory, the act of rememb...

NYU Langone Medical Center awarded NIH grants totaling $1,560,000

...tration projects by researchers that will sample the microbiomes of healthy volunteers and volunteers with specific diseases over the next year. As part of that funding, Martin ...

NIH expands Human Microbiome Project; funds sequencing centers and disease projects

...tration projects by researchers that will sample the microbiomes of healthy volunteers and volunteers with specific diseases over the next year. This will allow researchers to s...
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Nuvelo Announces Positive Results from Phase 1 Clinical Trial of NU206 in Healthy Volunteers

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvelo, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVO ) today announced positive results from the Phase 1 trial of recombinant, secreted protein, NU206, the company's lead compound from its Wnt Therapeutics Program. This single-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled,...

Nuvelo Initiates Phase 1 Clinical Trial of NU206 in Healthy Volunteers

SAN CARLOS, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nuvelo, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVO ) today announced that it has enrolled the first subject in a single-center, Phase 1 trial of recombinant, secreted protein, NU206, the company's lead compound from its Wnt Therapeutics Program. This double-blind...

GeoVax Labs, Inc. Provides Clinical Studies Update

...k sites at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and Vanderbilt University, Nashville. The trial is still expected to include a total of 225 volunteers (150 vaccine recipients and 75 placebo recipients) and take place at 13 HVTN sites: 11 in North America and two in South America. Sites in the United ...

Palatin Technologies, Inc. Receives U.S. Patent Allowance for Heart Failure Drug Candidate

...pplications covering related compounds. About PL-3994 Palatin has completed two clinical trials with PL-3994, a Phase 1 trial in healthy volunteers and a Phase 2a trial in patients with controlled hypertension. PL-3994 produced dose-related decreases in blood pressure, increases in plasma cGMP (c...

Revised: Sinovac Provides Update on Clinical Trial for H1N1 Vaccine Trials

...inical trial of its A/H1N1 influenza vaccine is proceeding well. All of the volunteers received their first shot of the vaccine and, during the three day observat...cine through July 25. During the three-day observation period, none of the volunteers participating in Sinovac's clinical tests exhibited any sign of severe adve...

Sinovac Provides Update on Clinical Trial for H1N1 Vaccine Trials

...04 juvenile and 403 children, had received the first shot of the vaccine through July 25. During the three-day safety observation period, none of the volunteers participating in Sinovac's clinical tests exhibited any signs of severe adverse reactions. Total adverse event rate is 11.8%, which is similar to seas...

Marinus Pharmaceuticals Adds Two Life Sciences Veterans to its Board of Directors

...allopregnanolone. It is being investigated as a first in class treatment for epilepsy. Ganaxolone has been administered to more than 950 healthy adult volunteers and patients in more than 35 Phase 1 and Phase 2 studies. Early epilepsy studies involved more than 250 patients and generated data supportive of the ...

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

... breast cancer, Kaposi's sarcoma, and other solid tumors." In previous Phase 1 clinical studies, PTC299 was generally well tolerated by healthy volunteers who received single or multiple doses, with no serious, dose-limiting or definitively drug-related adverse events reported. All clinical adverse even...

Sumavel(TM) DosePro(TM) (sumatriptan injection) Approved by FDA for Acute Migraine and Cluster Headache: First Product Featuring Novel DosePro Needle-Free Delivery System

...protected by more than 80 patents, issued and applied for, worldwide. Approximately 9,000 injections have been delivered in clinical trials in healthy volunteers using the DosePro needle-free drug delivery system. About Zogenix Zogenix, Inc., with offices in Emeryville and San Diego, Calif., is a...

Santaris Pharma - Interim Report for the Period 1 January to 30 June 2009

...d a multiple ascending dose study in healthy volunteers is scheduled to commence in Q3 2009. - ...n-Man single dose study of SPC3649 with 60 healthy volunteers and the Company expects to publicize the encouragi...ltiple dose clinical study with SPC3649 in healthy volunteers has been submitted and the trial is scheduled to b...
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Blood

...somiasis are blood-borne parasitic infections. Treatment Blood transfusion is the most direct therapeutic use of blood. It is obtained from volunteers by blood donation . As there are different blood types , and transfusion of the incorrect blood may cause severe complications, crossmatching is don...

Rudolf Steiner

...ivities. In 1913, Steiner was employed as architect for the first Goetheanum building in Dornach , Switzerland . It was built entirely by the work of volunteers who offered their skills of craftsmanship and trade. By 1919, the first run of Goethe's Faust had been produced there — the same year as the f...
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Thermoregulation

... developmental state ... Common alteration in thermoregulation : fever (pyrexia) ... Monarch Watch is a cooperative network of students, teachers, volunteers and researchers dedicated to the study ... Behavioral mechanisms of thermoregulation . ... BASICS OF THERMOREGULATION . DIALOGUE WITH MYSELF. COO...

Predation

...... some type of strategy for predation avoidance will be a common adaptation ... Monarch Watch is a cooperative network of students, teachers, volunteers and researchers dedicated to the study of the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus and its ... Definition of predation from the Merriam-Webster On...

Habitat

...e and communities in a spirit of true ... Within the mission of Habitat for Humanity there is a place for everyone to ... Habitat -VI encourages volunteers to address the crisis of children in poverty by building homes with families in need in the U. S. Virgin Islands. Habitat for Humanity in Seminol...
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