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Dog ownership is associated with reduced eczema in children with dog allergies

September 29, 2010 9:31 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Children with eczema have a greater risk of developing asthma and food allergies. The number of children with eczema is rising, but the reasons are unclear. A new study soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics examines the relationship between pet...

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Former aide to Jon Stryker sentenced to prison

September 29, 2010 5:45 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A woman who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $1 million from a prominent Kalamazoo businessman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison.U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell on Wednesday sentenced 50-year-old Janet Karpus, an executive assistant to Jon Stryker. He's the grandson...

Alcohol consumers are becoming the norm, UT Southwestern analysis finds

September 29, 2010 4:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) More people are drinking than 20 years ago, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center analysis of national alcohol consumption patterns. Gathered from more than 85,000 respondents, the data suggests that a variety of factors, including social,...

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Hepatitis C virus faces new weapon from Florida State scientists

September 29, 2010 4:32 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Florida State University) In recent human trials for a promising new class of drug designed to target the hepatitis C virus, or HCV, without shutting down the immune system, some of the HCV strains being treated exhibited signs of drug resistance.

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IU researchers: Chemotherapy alters brain tissue in breast cancer patients

September 29, 2010 2:33 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) Researchers at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center have published the first report using imaging to show that changes in brain tissue can occur in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

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National study finds strong link between diabetes and air pollution

September 29, 2010 1:34 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Children's Hospital Boston) A national epidemiologic study finds a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity, report researchers from Children's Hospital...

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NCPA Commends Senate Aging Committee for Launching CVS Caremark Investigation to Examine Alleged Harm to Seniors, Medicare

September 29, 2010 1:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) expressed strong support for an investigation into CVS Caremark launched by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging reported earlier today on the blog Pharmalot . (Logo:...

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Lingohocken Fire Company Receives PAD Donation After Recent Rescue at Fox Heath Farm

September 29, 2010 1:32 pm | by Bio-Medicine.Org | Comments

WYCOMBE, Pa., Sept. 29 /- While helping to save the life of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victim is all part of the job for Lingohocken Fire Company Chief Greg Jakubowski of Wycombe, Penn., he will be more than happy to accept a free Public Access Defibrillator (PAD/AED) from...

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Dual-capture CTC Chip Efficiently Captures Breast Cancer Cells

September 29, 2010 1:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

DENVER — Researchers have identified a novel, dual-platform technology, the On-Q-ity Circulating Cancer Capture and Characterization Chip (C5), which they believe is more efficient than the commonly used single-platform device in identifying circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in breast cancer.

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Screening Tool Can Detect Colorectal Cancer from a Small Blood Sample

September 29, 2010 1:32 pm | by AACR | Comments

DENVER — A new microRNA (miRNA) screening assay detected the majority of early-stage colorectal cancers with good specificity and sensitivity.

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Ligon Discovery collaborates with Bayer Schering

September 29, 2010 11:37 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | Comments

Cambridge-based Ligon Discovery today announced a partnership with Bayer Schering Pharma AG of Germany to use Ligon’s Small Molecule Microarray (SMM) screening platform to seek drug candidates for new disease targets.

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Hodgkin's lymphoma: Benefit of stem cell transplantation with an unrelated donor unclear

September 29, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

(Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care) It remains an unresolved question whether adult patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a certain type of lymph node cancer, benefit from allogeneic stem cell transplantation with an unrelated donor. This is the result of a final...

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Sony releases 400mW-output blue-violet laser diode for blu-ray disc

September 29, 2010 11:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Sony Corp released the "SLD3237VF," a new blue-violet laser diode expected to be used for recording and playing Blu-ray discs.

Toyota, Daihatsu team up on light cars, EV/HEV business

September 29, 2010 11:37 am | by I-Micronews | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp and Daihatsu Motor Co Ltd announced Sept 28, 2010, that Daihatsu will supply its light cars to Toyota, which will sell them under the Toyota brand in the Japanese market.

Small Business Jobs Act: A Windfall for Small to Mid-sized Manufacturers

September 29, 2010 11:36 am | by Material Handling Industry of America | Comments

By Mark Lauber and Karim SolanjiWith a resounding and somewhat historic move, Congress passed and the President signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA). The SBJA provides tax relief for small and medium sized businesses for 2010. Of particular

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