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Molecular mechanism triggering Parkinson's disease identified in Stanford study

July 28, 2010 11:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Stanford University Medical Center) Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a molecular pathway responsible for the death of key nerve cells whose loss causes Parkinson's disease. This discovery not only may explain how a genetic mutation linked to...

Leap forward in efforts to develop treatments for Huntington's disease

July 28, 2010 9:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Buck Institute for Age Research) Research reveals that an enzyme linked with multiple disorders -- including stroke, cancer and rheumatoid arthritis -- is also involved in the generation of toxic protein fragments in Huntington's disease.

Doctors don't 'get' their patients

July 26, 2010 12:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Springer) US physicians are often poor judges of their patients' health beliefs, according to a new study. However, physicians' understanding is better the more patients are involved by asking questions, expressing concerns, and stating their beliefs and preferences for care....


Seeing the forest and the trees reveals heart problems

July 26, 2010 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) A statistical analysis of publicly available heart rate data using three classification tools -- Random Forests, Logistic Model Tree and Neural Network -- could lead to a rapid and precise way to diagnose heart problems, according to research in the...

NxStage revenue notches up on home products sales

July 26, 2010 9:35 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Lawrence medical device maker NxStage Medical Inc. saw revenue for the second quarter of 2010 jump 21 percent, and managed to cut losses by nearly one third.

Rest requirements for residents unlikely to improve outcomes in 2 common surgeries

July 26, 2010 9:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)) As the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education seeks to further limit residents' work hours, a new study reports that outcomes in two common surgeries were similar among residents who...

Most men in long-term study of HIV report low use of illicit drugs

July 21, 2010 4:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Most older gay and bisexual men enrolled in a long-term study of HIV used recreational drugs infrequently over a 10-year period, report University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers at the XVIII...

Global HIV/AIDS survey by IAPAC reveals critical gap in patient-physician conversations

July 20, 2010 4:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Cohn & Wolfe) Results from the landmark AIDS Treatment for Life International Survey (ATLIS 2010), a multi-country survey of more than 2,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, revealed a significant gap in patient-physician dialogue about critical health-related conditions that may...


Artisan Pharma adds $3M to coffers in new round

July 20, 2010 1:39 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Waltham drug maker Artisan Pharma Inc. has closed on $3 million in new equity funding according to federal documents. The latest funding brings the total raised by Artisan since it was founded in 2006 to $574.4 million.

Where the wild veggies are

July 20, 2010 1:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Cucumbers and melons are familiar items on our market stands. Botanists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have now shown that both plants originated in Asia. The cucumber traces its ancestry to the slopes of the Himalayas, but,...

Disease genes that followed the Silk Road identified

July 20, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Manchester) Scientists have identified key genes responsible for a severe inflammatory disease that has spread along the old silk trading routes from the Far East to the edge of Europe.

FDA accepts historical controls for epilepsy monotherapy studies

July 20, 2010 11:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) New York University researchers revealed that data from previously completed withdrawal to monotherapy studies for antiepileptic drugs provide a valid control for future studies, obviating the need for placebo/pseudo-placebo trials to demonstrate the efficacy of...

La Jolla Institute teams with Dana-Farber and Washington University on sickle cell clinical trial

July 20, 2010 9:35 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology) Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology have joined forces with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Washington University to investigate a potential new therapy for sickle cell disease. A drug called Lexisca,...


Research shows prostate drug market to double

July 20, 2010 7:34 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Waltham-based research firm Decision Resources reported today that the launch of nine emerging therapies will help to drive the prostate cancer drug market to more than double to $8.4 billion a year by 2019 in major markets.

NIH's Anthony S. Fauci to discuss early HIV infection and a novel target for HIV vaccine development

July 20, 2010 7:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) In a plenary lecture at the 18th International AIDS conference in Vienna, Austria, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., will present new insights on the early and complex pathogenic events that occur rapidly -- within hours to days --...

Obesity is associated with reduced sensitivity to fat

July 13, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior) Research to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, the foremost society for research into all aspects of eating and drinking behavior, finds marked differences between obese and lean men...

Prompt actions halt alarming infection outbreak at Dallas hospital

July 13, 2010 5:43 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Rapid identification and aggressive infection control measures allowed a Dallas hospital to stop the spread of Acinetobacter baumannii, a type of bacteria that has become increasingly prevalent in healthcare facilities and is...

Computerized monitoring systems enable hospitals to more aggressively combat infections

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Association for Professionals in Infection Control) Hospitals that adopt advanced computer technology to identify health care-associated infections are more likely to have implemented best practices to prevent such infections, according to research presented today at the 37th...

Springer launches Drug Delivery and Translational Research

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Springer) Starting in February 2011, Springer will publish a new international, peer-reviewed journal Drug Delivery and Translational Research. Focusing exclusively on translational aspects of drug delivery, the bi-monthly journal will provide a unique forum for publication of...

Sewage overflow promotes spread of West Nile virus

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Emory University) Sewage that overflows into urban creeks and streams during periods of heavy rain can promote the spread of West Nile virus, a study led by Emory University finds. The analysis of six years of data showed that people living near creeks with sewage overflows in...

Stem cell transplantation of therapy-resistant chronic leukemia successful

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University Hospital Heidelberg) The transplantation of stem cells from a healthy donor (allogeneic) offers the chance of cure for patients with an aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), irrespective of genetic prognostic factors and the prior course of the disease....

Civil society and local partners for XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) announced

July 12, 2010 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(International AIDS Society) The International AIDS Society, conveners of the International AIDS Conference, along with permanent partners, the Global Network of People Living with HIV, the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations, the International Community of Women...

Conference bursaries make malaria mission possible

July 8, 2010 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(BioMed Central) Today, BioMed Central announced a fund to help researchers in developing countries attend the conference, Parasite to Prevention. The conference, held in conjunction with Malaria Journal, takes place in Edinburgh UK, Oct. 20-22, 2010.

University of Manchester academics at international conference on geographic chemicals

July 8, 2010 10:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Manchester) A major conference, organized by scientists at the University of Manchester to showcase vital work on the effect of geographic chemicals, begins today.

ESMO publishes updated guidelines on cancer care

July 8, 2010 6:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society for Medical Oncology) The European Society for Medical Oncology just released an enhanced and revised set of clinical recommendations designed to help oncologists deliver the best quality care to their patients.The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines offer vital,...

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