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Motor protein may offer promise in ovarian cancer treatment

April 26, 2011 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Penn State) A motor regulatory protein can block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new therapies to treat the disease, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Antibiotic may prove beneficial to preterm infant lung health

April 26, 2011 12:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Kentucky) A study performed by University of Kentucky researchers shows promise for the use of azithromycin in treating Ureaplasma-colonized or infected premature infants to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD).

Gynecologic cancer expert helps pinpoint best treatment for fast-growing gestational tumors

April 26, 2011 10:41 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A clinical trial has sifted out the most effective single-drug chemotherapy regimen for quick-growing but highly curable cancers that arise from the placentas of pregnant women.

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UBC recognizes 2 Canadian medical researchers with $50,000 prizes

April 21, 2011 12:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of British Columbia) Two of Canada's most eminent health researchers -- Dr. Jacques Genest at McGill University and Dr. Michael Hayden at the University of British Columbia -- have been awarded the inaugural Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes, the most...

Chimps give birth 'like humans'

April 20, 2011 9:40 am | by BBC | News | Comments

A study of the birth of a chimpanzee reveals that the animals give birth in a way that was thought to be unique to humans.

Repeated stress in pregnancy linked to children's behavior

April 20, 2011 5:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Research Australia) Research from Perth's Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has found a link between the number of stressful events experienced during pregnancy and increased risk of behavioral problems in children.The study has just been published online in the latest...

ESHRE sets standards for cross-border reproductive care

April 20, 2011 5:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology is setting the first ever standards in cross-border reproductive care. The safety of patients, gamete donors, surrogates and future children take center stage in...

Bertil Fredholm wins the 2011 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award in basic science research

April 19, 2011 9:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European College of Neuropsychopharmacology) The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology is pleased to announce Bertil Fredholm as the recipient of the 2011 ECNP Neuropsychopharmacology Award in Basic Science Research in recognition of his pioneering work on the brain...

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Springer launches new journal, Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research

April 19, 2011 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Springer) Starting in 2011, Springer will publish Translational Behavioral Medicine: Practice, Policy, Research, a journal of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. The journal will debut with a special section, "Information Technology and Evidence Implementation.

Biogen's 'Avonex Pen' MS treatment moves toward EU approval

April 19, 2011 10:40 am | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Biogen Idec, a biotechnology company best known for its blockbuster multiple sclerosis treatments, has announced that a European regulatory panel has given a positive recommendation to a new self-administered form of its Avonex MS drug.

Pelvic-repair device developed by UT Southwestern surgeons enables minimally invasive trauma surgery

April 19, 2011 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(UT Southwestern Medical Center) A device developed by UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeons offers precise repair of pelvic fractures with minimal post-surgical scarring, pain and infection risk and is available for broad adoption by the nation's 200 level I trauma centers.

International training to assist governments of 5 African nations in detecting poor-quality drugs

April 18, 2011 11:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(US Pharmacopeia) Scientists from the national laboratories of five African nations are gathering in Accra, Ghana, this week to take part in technical training that will provide them with improved capacity to detect substandard and counterfeit medicines.

New pollutants detected in peregrine falcon eggs

April 18, 2011 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) Flame retardants are chemical compounds added to fabrics and plastics to keep them from burning easily, but these can be toxic. Now a team of researchers from Spain and Canada has detected some of these emerging pollutants for...

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JCI online early table of contents: April 18, 2011

April 18, 2011 8:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) This release contains the summaries, titles and author contact information for articles to be released in the April 18 edition of the JCI, including "Why the immune system attacks beta cells in Type 1 diabetes"; "Could a liver cell transplant...

New patient guidelines for heart devices

April 16, 2011 6:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Henry Ford Health System) A series of new guidelines for cardiac specialists has been developed to determine when heart failure patients should receive a mechanical heart-pumping device.

Health care-associated infections are exacerbated by alcohol use disorders(2)

April 15, 2011 2:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research) Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are infections that patients acquire during their hospitalization and that were not present at the time of admission to the hospital. A new study has found that people with alcohol use disorders...

Alkermes' diabetes treatment boosted in Europe

April 15, 2011 1:38 pm | by Mass High Tech: The Journal of New England Technology | News | Comments

Alkermes Inc. has received a positive opinion from a key European regulatory committee for its experimental diabetes treatment, Bydureon. The recommendation means the drug candidate is very likely to be approved there.

Genital herpes more virulent in Africa than in US

April 14, 2011 9:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Harvard Medical School) Strains of genital herpes in Africa are far more virulent than those in the United States, researchers at Harvard Medical School report, a striking insight into a common disease with important implications for preventing HIV transmission in a region...

Training future doctors to enlist patients as partners in care

April 14, 2011 1:40 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University School of Medicine) "Crossing the Patient-Centered Divide: Transforming Health Care Quality Through Enhanced Faculty Development," appears in the April 2011 issue of the journal Academic Medicine.

Antiplatelets: 1 person, 1 dose?

April 14, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Montreal Heart Institute) An international consortium of scientists, including major contributions from the Montreal Heart Institute, demonstrates that the "one-size fits all" strategy of uniformly doubling the dose of an antiplatelet drug, clopidogrel, for patients with high...

American Chemical Society honors Jeremy Berg and Norman Neureiter with Public Service Award

April 14, 2011 12:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Chemical Society) Jeremy M. Berg, Ph.D., director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, and Norman P. Neureiter, Ph.D., senior advisor to the Center for Science Diplomacy at the American Association for the Advancement...

Lovelace Health Plan chooses Elsevier/MEDai predictive analytic solutions

April 14, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Elsevier) Elsevier/MEDai, a leading health information company with award-winning solutions for the improvement of care delivery, announced today that Lovelace Health Plan in New Mexico has purchased several products in MEDai's suite of Risk Navigator products to drive quality...

Drug potency -- what happens in space?

April 14, 2011 11:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Springer) Some of the Pharmaceuticals intended for the treatment of minor illnesses of astronauts in space may require special packaging and reformulation to remain stable for long periods in the space environment. That's according to Dr. Putcha and her colleagues from NASA,...

Filtering out pesticides with E. coli

April 14, 2011 10:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Inderscience Publishers) Genetically modified bacteria could be used in air filters to extract pesticide vapors from polluted air thanks to work by researchers in China published this month in the International Journal of Environment and Pollution.

Tourette Syndrome: non-drug therapy to reduce tics

April 14, 2011 9:40 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Montreal) The use of cognitive-behavioral therapy to treat tics in Tourette syndrome may be as effective as and even superior to medication in certain cases. According to a new study published in a special edition of the International Journal of Cognitive Therapy by...

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