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Study provides first link between 2 major Parkinson's genes

April 4, 2011 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Ottawa Hospital Research Institute) As Parkinson's Awareness Month gets underway, a Canadian-led international study is providing important new insight into Parkinson's disease and paving the way for new avenues for clinical trials. The study, led by Dr. Michael Schlossmacher in...

Prix Galien winners published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

April 4, 2011 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) Scholarly papers from the winners and finalists of the 2010 Prix Galien USA and Prix Galien International awards have been published as a special issue of Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. The Prix Galien, regarded as the Nobel Prize in biopharmaceutical...

Cocaine images capture motivated attention among users

April 4, 2011 1:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University have conducted the most comprehensive study to date of how cocaine users respond to drug-related and other emotional stimuli, making use of...

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Algae that live inside the cells of salamanders are the first known vertebrate endosymbionts

April 4, 2011 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Indiana University) A species of algae long known to associate with spotted salamanders has been discovered to live inside the cells of developing embryos, say scientists from the US and Canada, who report their findings in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of...

Alternate route to blocked arteries safe and effective for angioplasty

April 4, 2011 12:39 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(McMaster University) Researchers at McMaster University and Hamilton Health Sciences have found accessing blocked arteries through the forearm compared to groin led to fewer vascular complications and similar success rates for angioplasty.

Adult-sized ATVs are not safe for kids; statistics startling

April 4, 2011 11:36 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) were introduced in this country in the 1970s. Currently, there are approximately 9.5 million ATVs in use and more than 150,000 reported ATV-related injuries in this country annually.

A GPS to locate missing Alzheimer's patients and battered women

April 4, 2011 10:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Carlos III University of Madrid) The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid is studying the development of a system based on satellite localization which can be used to find missing Alzheimer's patients and monitor battered women, as well as for inmate management in prisons.

Patient's journey format drives new edition of vital student nurse manual

April 4, 2011 8:42 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Wiley-Blackwell) The eighth student edition of "The Royal Marsden Hospital Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures" has just been launched, with an exciting new format that organizes 15 key chapters into four key stages of patient care. Although written primarily for UK students, it...

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Vitamin D can decrease -- or increase -- breast cancer development and insulin resistance

April 4, 2011 5:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Georgetown University Medical Center) In mice models of breast cancer, researchers at the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of Georgetown University Medical Center, found that vitamin D significantly reduced development of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+)...

Young black athletes with sickle cell trait might be susceptible to sudden death

April 3, 2011 12:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation) The sickle cell trait could be a cause -- albeit rare -- of sudden death in young African-American competitive athletes, most commonly during football training, according to a scientific poster that will be presented at the American College...

Data suggest liver experts should take care when prescribing novel antiviral HCV drugs

April 2, 2011 12:37 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) Data presented at the International Liver CongressTM highlight the fact that new novel antiviral compounds for the treatment of hepatitis C virus must be prescribed and monitored by experts and specialists to ensure resistance is minimized.

New data show non-alcoholic fatty liver disease will reach epidemic status in the US

April 1, 2011 11:36 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) According to new data presented today at the International Liver Congress, the United States could soon be faced with an epidemic of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, one of the major contributing factors of chronic liver disease,...

Thalidomide shows efficacy as adjuvant therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma patients

April 1, 2011 11:35 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) Thalidomide has shown potential to be used as the first adjuvant therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma, according to data presented at the International Liver Congress 2011.

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JCI online early table of contents: April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Journal of Clinical Investigation) This press release contains summaries and links to articles that will appear in the April 1 online edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, including: Cat's out of the bag: PUMA contributes to ulcerative colitis, Gag order: how DNA...

From science fiction to research breakthrough

April 1, 2011 11:34 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Copenhagen) Focusing on interdisciplinary research is now leading to breakthroughs in bio nanotechnology research. A new method for drug development has become a reality.

Breast health global initiative offers unprecedented tools for developing nations

April 1, 2011 9:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) A landmark breast health care publication reveals a multitude of barriers that keep women of developing nations from being screened and treated for breast cancer -- but offers tools to help countries improve their breast care programs.

Scientists discover new drug target for inflammatory bowel disease: cytokine (IL-23)

March 31, 2011 2:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) A new discovery published in the April 2001 issue of Journal of Leukocyte Biology raises hope that new treatments for illnesses like Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are on the horizon. That's because they've...

STUDY: 3 square meals a day paired with lean protein help people feel full during weight loss

March 31, 2011 1:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) Eating fewer, regular-sized meals with higher amounts of lean protein can make one feel more full than eating smaller, more frequent meals, according to new research from Purdue University.

A new signaling pathway of the immune system is elucidated

March 31, 2011 10:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Goethe University Frankfurt) A new signaling pathway, which is important for the regulation of the immune response and inflammation, was discovered by an international team of scientists led by prof Ivan Dikic from the Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. The scientists studied...

Fluvastatin enhances HCV response in combination with interferon and ribavirin

March 31, 2011 8:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) New data presented today at the International Liver CongressTM confirm the antiviral activity of fluvastatin -- commonly used as a cholesterol-lowering treatment -- in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV).

First study in decade provides hope for patients suffering from primary biliary cirrhosis

March 31, 2011 8:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) Results from an international study presented today at the International Liver Congress have shown Obeticholic Acid (OCA) is a safe and effective treatment in patients suffering from Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) as demonstrated...

Lymphocyte-hepatocyte interactions: hepatitis C virus changes the rules

March 31, 2011 8:39 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(European Association for the Study of the Liver) New data presented at the International Liver Congress today show the existence of novel interactions between T cells and hepatocytes that are regulated by HCV infection, providing a novel understanding of how HCV persists in the liver.

Meeting in Montreal focuses on major issues for children

March 31, 2011 2:38 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Society for Research in Child Development) The Society for Research in Child Development will hold its biennial meeting in Montreal, March 31-April 2, 2011, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. This meeting brings together thousands of leading US and international experts to...

Could HIV-infected organs save lives?

March 30, 2011 5:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions) If Congress reversed its ban on allowing people with HIV to be organ donors after their death, roughly 500 HIV-positive patients with kidney or liver failure each year could get transplants within months, rather than the years they currently...

URI scientist discovers 54 beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup

March 30, 2011 2:38 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(University of Rhode Island) A University of Rhode Island researcher has discovered 34 new beneficial compounds in pure maple syrup and confirmed that 20 compounds discovered last year in preliminary research play a key role in human health.

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