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Free statins with fast food could neutralize heart risk, scientists say

August 12, 2010 8:31 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Imperial College London) Fast food outlets could provide statin drugs free of charge so that customers can neutralize the heart disease dangers of fatty food, researchers at Imperial College London suggest in a new study published this week.

AACR Hosts Cancer Disparities Conference in Miami, Fla.

August 12, 2010 5:33 am | by AACR | News | Comments

PREMIER INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE WILL HIGHLIGHT ADVANCES IN SCIENCE, COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING OF CANCER DISPARITIES. MIAMI, FLA. - SEPT. 30-OCT. 3, 2010 What: Advances in cancer treatment and management have not affected all socioeconomic groups equally, as data shows minority...

Spinal muscular atrophy may also affect the heart

August 10, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Nationwide Children's Hospital) Along with skeletal muscles, it may be important to monitor heart function in patients with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). These are the findings from a study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital and published online ahead of print in Human...

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Tattooing linked to higher risk of hepatitis C: UBC study

August 6, 2010 6:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of British Columbia) Youth, prison inmates and individuals with multiple tattoos that cover large parts of their bodies are at higher risk of contracting hepatitis C and other blood-borne diseases, according to a University of British Columbia study.

Cornerstone Therapeutics Announces Development of Generic for Tussionex®

August 5, 2010 8:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CARY, N.C. , Aug. 5 /- Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CRTX ) ("Cornerstone" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing significant products primarily for the respiratory and related markets, today announced that its...

Advanced Life Sciences Featured as Special Stock Pick by KonLin Investment Letter

August 5, 2010 5:33 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CHICAGO , Aug. 5 /- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS ), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced that the...

UT Southwestern's cancer center earns National Cancer Institute designation

August 4, 2010 10:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center has attained National Cancer Institute designation, an elite distinction held by only 65 other cancer centers nationwide.

Parents should help teens get back on right sleep track

August 4, 2010 10:34 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Computers, televisions and cell phones are preventing your teen from getting enough sleep, and that can affect grades and day to day life, said a sleep expert at Baylor College of Medicine . "Because teens tend to stay up and wake up later in the summer, their bodies get used to it,...

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OraVerse® Named as One of Dentistry Today's 'Top 100 Products' for Second Year

August 2, 2010 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO , Aug. 2 /- Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused in dental, today announced that OraVerse®, the company's premier pharmaceutical product, has again been selected by leading dental industry magazine Dentistry Today as one of its 'Top 100...

Cornerstone Therapeutics Announces Collaboration with The Cough Company

August 2, 2010 6:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

CARY, N.C. , Aug. 2 /- Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CRTX ) ("Cornerstone" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and commercializing significant products primarily for the respiratory and related markets, today announced that the...

Netcall join with Telephonetics VIP to deliver a wide and compelling suite of contact centre and enterprise communication solutions

July 30, 2010 7:36 am | by RealWire | News | Comments

Q-Max Workforce Management Software integrated with the Telephonetics VIP SEMAP+ communications platformNetcall QueueBuster® and CallMeBack™ integrated with Telephonetics VIP SEMAP+Datadialogs Eden helps bring together disparate systems into a single unified...

Clinical trials can be improved by managing the learning curve

July 29, 2010 10:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers at Duke University Medical Center looked for a learning curve phenomenon in the data record of a large, multi-site clinical trial. Their findings point to ways to improve the quality of future trials through better training and simulation exercises.

Suresh named chair of anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine

July 29, 2010 8:34 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

Dr. Maya S. Suresh was named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at Baylor College of Medicine by the college's board of trustees Wednesday. "Dr. Suresh has a clear vision for the future of this important discipline at Baylor College of Medicine," said Dr. Stephen Spann, senior vice...

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Teva Respiratory Announces Positive Results From Phase III Trial of BDP HFA Nasal Aerosol in Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis

July 28, 2010 9:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

HORSHAM, Pa. , July 28 /- Teva Respiratory today announced positive results from a Phase III trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of beclomethasone dipropionate (BDP) hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) Nasal Aerosol in the treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). The study met all efficacy...

Morphine blocks tumor growth

July 27, 2010 10:32 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Journal of Pathology) Current research suggests that taking morphine can block new blood vessel and tumor growth. The related report by Koodie et al, "Morphine suppresses tumor angiogenesis through a HIF1α/p38MAPK pathway," appears in the August 2010 issue of the American...

Preventing heart problems while keeping a cool head

July 27, 2010 4:33 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Max Planck researchers explain the cause of the flushing effect arising from cholesterol treatment with nicotinic acid.

Brainlab Offers Real-Time Monitoring for IGRT

July 26, 2010 7:34 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WESTCHESTER, Ill. , July 26 /- Brainlab announced the availability of ExacTrac® Infrared Monitoring, an add-on device to existing treatment machines for monitoring patient positioning during radiation therapy treatments, at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)...

Heart bypass for uncomplicated heart surgery does not reduce neurocognitive function in children

July 25, 2010 9:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) School-aged children who undergo cardiopulmonary bypass during surgery for less complicated congenital heart defects do not appear to suffer any impairments in neurocognitive abilities, such as intelligence, memory, motor skills and behavior....

Diagnostic 'guidelines' a barrier to prompt relief for some back pain

July 24, 2010 4:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) Slavishly following long-held guidelines for diagnosing the cause of arthritis-related back pain is resulting in excessive tests, delays in pain relief and wasteful spending of as much as $10,000 per patient, new Johns Hopkins-led research suggests.

Hijacked supplies for pathogens

July 23, 2010 5:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Legionnaire's disease bacteria tap into the material transport in immune cells.

Study links more time spent sitting to higher risk of death

July 22, 2010 2:34 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Cancer Society) A new study from American Cancer Society researchers finds it's not just how much physical activity you get, but how much time you spend sitting that can affect your risk of death.

Novelos nabs $1.5M through private equities sale

July 22, 2010 6:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Novelos Therapeutics Inc. reports it has raised $1.5 million through a private placement of stock and warrants to fund the company through the second quarter of 2011, and move its breast cancer and hepatitis drug candidates forward.

Students design early labor detector to prevent premature births

July 21, 2010 2:33 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins University) A team of graduate students and their faculty adviser have invented a system to pick up very early signs that a woman is going into labor too soon.

Sleep expert offers pros, cons of sleeping with pets

July 20, 2010 11:34 am | by Baylor College of Medicine | News | Comments

When man's best friend wants to hop into bed at night, there are conflicting opinions about whether it should be allowed for those already having sleep troubles. According to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine , deciding whether to let a pet sleep in bed with you depends on you and...

Adaptation in mole blood aids tunnelling

July 19, 2010 6:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(BioMed Central) "Super hemoglobin" allows moles to thrive underground. Researchers writing in the open-access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology have made the first identification of an adaptation in the blood of Eastern moles which allows more efficient transport of carbon dioxide,...

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