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Free pores for molecule transport

July 31, 2014 3:42 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Loading of many MOFs is inhibited by barriers. Scien-tists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) now report in Nature Communications that the barriers are caused by cor-rosion of the MOF surface. This can be prevented by water-free synthesis and storing strategies.

Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, Global Leader, Innovator in Genomic Medicine to Lead Providence Cancer Services and Bioinformatics

July 31, 2014 3:39 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

 Today, Providence Health & Services announced that Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a physician, surgeon and scientist known globally for applying collaborative science and technology to improve the health of patients battling life-threatening disease, will serve as the health care system's new ...

Carnegie Mellon chemists create nanofibers using unprecedented new method

July 31, 2014 3:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a novel method for creating self-assembled protein/polymer nanostructures that are reminiscent of fibers found in living cells. The work offers a promising new way to fabricate materials for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications. The findings were published in the July 28 issue of Angewandte Chemie International Edition.

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UK psychologist creates patient tool to assist with lung cancer screening decision

July 31, 2014 2:57 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The phrase "we caught it early" is possibly the best news a patient can hear in the midst of a cancer diagnosis. Combating cancer in its earliest stages, when the disease is localized to a certain part of the body, gives patients the best chances of survival. Screenings for breast, skin, colon, prostate and other forms of cancer are touted for saving lives through early detection. Many health care providers recommend ...

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Chemists demonstrate 'bricks-and-mortar' assembly of new molecular structures

July 31, 2014 2:48 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have described the self-assembly of large, symmetrical molecules in bricks-and-mortar fashion, a development with potential value for the field of organic electronic devices such as field-effect transistors and photovoltaic cells.

Birthweight and breastfeeding have implications for children's health decades later

July 31, 2014 1:14 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Young adults who were breastfed for three months or more as babies have a significantly lower risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, according to research from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Key to aging immune system is discovered

July 31, 2014 12:40 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

There's a good reason people over 60 are not donor candidates for bone marrow transplantation. The immune system ages and weakens with time, making the elderly prone to life-threatening infection and other maladies, and a UC San Francisco research team now has discovered a reason why.

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First Clinical Data of Therapeutic Parkinson's Disease Vaccine Encourages Continued Development

July 31, 2014 11:39 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

NEW YORK and VIENNA, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AFFiRiS AG announced today at a press conference in New York results of AFF008, a Phase I clinical trial of PD01A, a vaccine against Parkinson's disease. PD01A is the first therapy against the protein alpha-synuclein, a promising...

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Wireless Connectivity Semiconductors Maintain Strong Double-Digit Growth in Health and Fitness

July 31, 2014 10:47 am | by IHS, Inc. | Comments

Semiconductors providing wireless connectivity in health and fitness devices are set for solid double-digit growth in 2014 and beyond, especially as a clutch of wireless technologies make their way into a growing number of wearable devices, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Shipments this year for wireless semiconductors in health and fitness will reach ...

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LabStyle Innovations Announces the Initial Launch of the Dario Diabetes Management Solution for Android Devices

July 31, 2014 10:40 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LabStyle Innovations Corp. (OTCQB: DRIO), developer of the Dario™ Diabetes Management Solution, announced today that the company has released the Dario™ Diabetes Management App for Android smartphone users.  The mobile...

WaferGen Bio-systems Announces a Commercial Partnership with a Major Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory

July 31, 2014 9:38 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

FREMONT, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WaferGen Bio-systems, Inc. (OTCQB: WGBS) announced today a commercial partnership with Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. (MPLN) with the goal of developing Next-Generation sequencing (NGS) based clinical tests. "One of the...

How to Implant the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart Detailed in Peer Reviewed Paper and Matching Video

July 31, 2014 9:38 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

TUCSON, Ariz., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, cardiac surgeons, medical professionals and the public can watch the implantation of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart in a peer reviewed case report paper and matching video posted on the Journal of Visualized...

U-M researchers find protein that fuels repair of treatment-resistant cancer cells

July 31, 2014 8:58 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Imagine you're fighting for your life but no matter how hard you hit, your opponent won't go down. The same can be said of highly treatment-resistant cancers, such as head and neck cancer, where during radiation and chemotherapy some cancer cells repair themselves, survive and thrive. Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world, but the late detection and treatment resistance result in a high mortality rate.

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Cryoport Reports 92% Revenue Growth for First Quarter of Fiscal 2015

July 31, 2014 8:39 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryoport, Inc. (OTCBB: CYRX) today announced financial results for the three month period ended June 30, 2014. Recent Operating Highlights Achieved 92% revenue growth to $0.94 million for the three month period ended June 30, 2014...

CareFusion Launches New ChloraPrep Applicator For Smaller Coverage Areas

July 31, 2014 8:39 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE:CFN), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of its ChloraPrep® 1 mL applicator, the newest addition to the ChloraPrep line of preoperative skin preparation products. ChloraPrep 1 mL...

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