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Fat cells reach their limit and trigger changes linked to type 2 diabetes

November 8, 2010 8:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council) Scientists have found that the fat cells and tissues of morbidly obese people and animals can reach a limit in their ability to store fat appropriately. Beyond this limit several biological processes conspire to prevent...

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Were our tetrapod ancestors deaf?

November 8, 2010 8:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Southern Denmark) A research group led by Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard, University of Southern Denmark, have shown that the closest living relatives of the tetrapods, the lungfish, are insensitive to sound pressure, but sensitive to vibrations. The discovery was...

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Harvard's Wyss Institute teams with Agilent on bioengineering effort

November 8, 2010 8:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Harvard University’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Santa Clara, Calif.-based Agilent Technologies Inc. have announced a partnership focused on developing tools to support the institute’s research.

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Prolonged Maternal Separation Increased Breast Cancer Risk in Neonatal Mice

November 8, 2010 8:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Young mice that experienced the psychosocial stress of prolonged separation from their mothers had a higher incidence and faster onset of breast tumors compared with young mice who did not experience this stressful life event. Specifically, neonatal mice separated from...

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Roche Introduces CoaguChek Link Web Resource to Streamline Anticoagulation Management for Doctors and Patients

November 8, 2010 8:35 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 8, 2010 /- Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) and Voluntis S.A. announced today the introduction of CoaguChek(R) Link, a versatile online resource that helps simplify and streamline the process of managing patients on anticoagulation therapy. The web-based application...

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Chemoprevention Biomarker for Breast Cancer Identified

November 8, 2010 8:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have identified a possible biomarker for measuring progress in breast cancer chemoprevention trials, according to data presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held here Nov. 7-10, 2010.

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Anti-gout Drug May Decrease Risk for Colorectal Adenoma Progression

November 8, 2010 8:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Allopurinol, a relatively inexpensive anti-gout medication that has been on the market for more than 20 years, may have some activity against colorectal adenomas, according to data presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held...

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Statins Did Not Reduce Colorectal Cancer in WHI Analysis

November 8, 2010 8:35 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — The use of statins among a group of postmenopausal women did not reduce the risk for colorectal cancer, according to the results of a prospective analysis of data from the large population-based Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).

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Gefitinib May Have Chemopreventive Benefits in Pancreatic Cancer

November 8, 2010 8:34 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PHILADELPHIA — Gefitinib may be a promising chemoprevention agent for pancreatic cancer, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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APHA 2010: Study finds funding for substance abuse in Indiana lacking

November 8, 2010 7:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University) A study by an Indiana University health policy expert found that the state of Indiana spends less on substance abuse prevention initiatives than do surrounding states. It also spends much more on addressing the consequences of substance abuse than on prevention...

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Jefferson researchers receive W.W. Smith Charitable Trust

November 8, 2010 7:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Thomas Jefferson University) Thomas Jefferson University researchers have been awarded a W.W. Smith Charitable Trust medical research grant. This one-year grant awards $100,000 to help support their innovative cancer research, and one of the questions they will address is why...

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BioStorage Technologies is Set for Expansion and Growth With the Appointment of Gregory Swanberg as Chief Executive Officer

November 8, 2010 7:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 8, 2010 /- BioStorage Technologies, a global leader in sample management, cold chain logistics and biomaterial storage for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, today announced that the company has appointed Gregory Swanberg to serve as chief executive...

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Data Presented at ACR Meeting Demonstrate Safety of Colcrys® (Colchicine, USP) for Treatment of Gout Flares in Patients with Multiple Co-Morbid Conditions

November 8, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

ATLANTA, Nov. 8, 2010 /- Patients who experience gout flares can be treated safely with Colcrys® (colchicine, USP), even in the presence of co-morbid conditions that often present physicians with treatment challenges, according to a new analysis presented here at the 74th Annual...

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EXTENSION, INC. to Launch Apple iPhone Application for Use in Clinical Workflows

November 8, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Nov. 8, 2010 /- EXTENSION, INC . announced today that in addition to its Cisco IP device integration, it will make available for general release to the healthcare community the EXTENSION for Apple iPhone application . EXTENSION's existing offerings use Cisco IP devices...

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Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. to Host First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. ET

November 8, 2010 7:32 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHENGDU, China, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc., (NYSE Amex: TPI ), a pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and sells patented biopharmaceutical, modernized traditional Chinese medicine, branded generics and other pharmaceuticals,...

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