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Removal of lymph nodes during surgery for thyroid cancer may be beneficial

December 20, 2011 10:47 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) Papillary thyroid cancer accounts for the majority of all thyroid malignancies, which primarily impact women. A new study indicates that routinely removing lymph nodes in the neck in these cancer patients may help prevent the...

Millennium reports myeloma drug advances, updates drug recalls

December 12, 2011 6:48 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Cambridge cancer pharmaceutical company Millennium: The Takeda Oncology is reporting advances in its drugs for multiple myeloma, and said it is adding manufacturing suppliers in the wake of a series of precautionary recalls for its Velcade treatment in the United States and Europe.

Ireland's Medical Technology Sector thrives as confidence grows

December 12, 2011 4:26 am | News | Comments

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ireland's medical technology sector has evolved into one of the leading clusters for medical device and diagnostic products globally, according to the Irish Medical Device Association (IMDA), the group that represents the medical technology sector in Ireland.

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World's tiniest preemies are growing up and doing fine

December 11, 2011 10:46 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Loyola University Health System) The world's smallest and fourth smallest preemies, each weighing less than 10 oz. at birth, now are ages seven and 22 and have normal motor and language development, Loyola University Medical Centers doctors report in the journal Pediatrics.

Tapping the brain orchestra

December 11, 2011 10:46 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Norwegian University of Life Sciences) Researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have developed a new method for detailed analyses of electrical activity in the brain. The method, recently published in Neuron, can help...

UH Seidman Cancer Center researchers present at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting

December 11, 2011 5:49 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University Hospitals Case Medical Center) Researchers from Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine presented new research findings in 25 presentations this weekend at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the...

Moffitt researchers will be strong participants in American Society of Hematology meeting

December 4, 2011 7:47 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) When the American Society of Hematology convenes its 53rd Annual Meeting and Exposition on Dec. 10-13 in San Diego, Calif., researchers from Moffitt Cancer Center will break a new record for Moffitt participants with one plenary...

New reports identify impacts of climate change on world's highest mountains

December 3, 2011 9:47 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Burness Communications) Findings from the most comprehensive assessment to date on climate change, snow and glacier melt in Asia's mountainous Hindu Kush-Himalayan region -- site of Mount Everest and many of the world's tallest peaks -- highlight the region's extreme...

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Scientists to release landmark report: Climate change, snow melt, glaciers in Himalayas

December 2, 2011 9:48 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Burness Communications) Scientists from the Kathmandu-based International Center for Integrated Mountain Development and eight Asian countries that make up the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region will present the most comprehensive assessment to date on climate change and the first...

Biophysical Society announces winners of 2012 CPOW travel awards

December 2, 2011 9:47 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Biophysical Society) The Biophysical Society has announced the winners of its second annual CPOW travel awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 56th Annual Meeting at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, Feb. 25-29, 2012. CPOW, the Society's Committee for...

H3 Biomedicine opens new headquarters, labs in Cambridge

December 1, 2011 1:48 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

H3 Biomedicine Inc., a personalized cancer drug discovery company launched earlier this year with $200 million in research funding from Eisai, is opening its new headquarters and 24,000 square feet of laboratory space in Cambridge this afternoon.

Clinical Trial Shows Berlin Heart's EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) Successfully Bridged 90% of Children with Severe Heart Failure Who Were Waiting for a Heart Transplant

November 17, 2011 5:07 am | News | Comments

THE WOODLANDS, Texas & BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Berlin Heart Group announced today that clinical trial data were presented this morning at the “Scientific Sessions 2011” annual meeting of the American Heart Association (AHA). These data showed that, in a clinical trial...

Blood disorders are a public health issue

November 15, 2011 10:46 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Public health should focus not only on reducing the burden of common diseases but also address the needs of people with blood disorders , experts say in a supplement to December's American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Dyax withdraws drug application for European approval

November 15, 2011 4:49 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Dyax Corp. announced it will withdraw a marketing authorization application to sell its Kalbitor drug to treat the rare disease hereditary angioedema in Europe, after receiving notification of insufficient data.

TWAS 22nd General Meeting in Trieste

November 15, 2011 4:49 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(TWAS) TWAS, the academy of sciences of the developing world, will hold its 22nd General Meeting in Trieste, Italy, on Nov. 21-23. More than 250 people from 30 countries are expected to attend.

Erectile dysfunction study shows high prevalence of peripheral neuropathy

November 15, 2011 4:49 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Researchers have uncovered clear links between erectile dysfunction (ED) and peripheral neuropathy. Up to now the impact of damaged nerves in the peripheral nervous system on ED has been underestimated say the authors.However, this study of 90 patients shows that...

Continua Health Alliance to Launch Continua-India at International Telemedicine Congress 2011

November 9, 2011 5:09 am | News | Comments

Beaverton, Ore. – November 4, 2011 – Continua Health Alliance, an international, non-profit, open industry organization of healthcare and technology companies dedicated to improving the quality of personal healthcare, today announced it is joining together with the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI)...

Could engineered fatty particles help prevent AIDS?(2)

September 19, 2011 3:49 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Children's Hospital Boston) HIV vaccines are in their infancy, and effective microbicides to prevent sexual transmission of HIV still don't exist. Protection is especially needed for women, who make up nearly half of all global cases. Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston...

People born after World War II are more likely to binge drink and develop alcohol disorders

September 17, 2011 12:47 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) In a review of 31 peer-reviewed and published studies, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health looked generational and gender differences in alcohol consumption, alcohol disorders, and mortality....

OU environmental science graduate student receives EPA's STAR Fellowship Award

September 17, 2011 12:47 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Oklahoma) A University of Oklahoma environmental science graduate student is the recipient of the 2011 EPA Science to Achieve Results Fellowship for research on safe drinking water with a focus on the Rift Valley area of Ethiopia.

Medical and patient communities call for urgent action to prevent stroke crisis in Latin America

September 9, 2011 2:47 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(TogoRun) Urgent coordinated action from national governments, medical societies and patient organizations is needed to avoid a public health crisis resulting from the tide of preventable strokes that leave many people with atrial fibrillation mentally and physically disabled or...

Fewer than 3 doses of cervical cancer vaccine effective

September 8, 2011 9:47 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Journal of the National Cancer Institute) Fewer than three doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix may be just as effective as the standard three-dose regimen when it comes to preventive measures against cervical cancer, according to a new study published Sept. 9...

Einstein to utilize electronic medical records system to analyze HIV/AIDS in central Africa

September 8, 2011 1:47 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Albert Einstein College of Medicine) In 2004, the global community acted in earnest to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa. As a result, millions of Africans are now receiving the same advanced antiretroviral therapy (ART) that has long been available in the developed world....

Insured and still at risk: Number of underinsured increased 80 percent between 2003 - 2010

September 8, 2011 1:46 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Commonwealth Fund) The number of underinsured adults -- those with health insurance all year, but also with very high medical expenses relative to their incomes -- rose by 80 percent between 2003-2010, from 16 million to 29 million, according to a new Commonwealth Fund study in...

The size and burden of mental disorders in Europe

September 5, 2011 2:46 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) A major landmark study released today by the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) sheds new light on the state of Europe's mental and neurological health. The study reveals that mental disorders have become Europe's...

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