Biology News

Improved electricity access has little impact on climate change

Improving household electricity access in India over the last 30 years contributed only marginally to the nation's total carbon emissions growth during that time, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change . "Energy access is fundamental to development: it brings improvements to all aspects of life, including education, communication, and health," says IIASA res... [Comments]

Researchers find why depression and aging linked to increased disease risk

Berlin, 19th October 2014 Psychological stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders are associated with increased risk for aging-related diseases, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this relation are unknown. Understanding these mechanisms may contribute to the development of targeted preventive strategies and new or improved treatments for these devastating diseases. This work is pr... [Comments]

Whole-exome sequencing shows potential as diagnostic tool

Among a group of 2,000 patients referred for evaluation of suspected genetic conditions, whole-exome sequencing provided a potential molecular diagnosis for 25 percent, including detection of a number of rare genetic events and new mutations contributing to disease, according to a study appearing in JAMA . The study is being released to coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics ann... [Comments]

Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield

In a sample of patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions, a certain type of exome sequencing method was associated with a higher molecular diagnostic yield than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, according to a study appearing in JAMA . The study is being released to coincide with the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting. Exome sequencing, which sequences... [Comments]

Ebola special issue includes clinician primer

Rockville, MD – Accurate knowledge regarding Ebola is critical and pertinent for practicing physicians and clinicians given the current risk of hazardous global outbreak and epidemic. The Journal, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness has launched a special issue, Ebola Virus and Public Health, to surround the public, medical professionals and media with necessary knowledge... [Comments]

Sperm wars

This news release is available in German . Why do male animals need millions of sperms every day in order to reproduce? And why are there two sexes anyway? These and related questions are the topic of the latest issue of the research journal Molecular Human Reproduction published t... [Comments]Sperm wars

Scientists opens black box on bacterial growth in cystic fibrosis lung infection

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown for the first time how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of Cystic fibrosis patients, giving them the opportunity to get tremendous insights into bacteria behavior and growth in chronic infections. The study also discovered the bacterial growth in chronic lung infections among cystic fibrosis (CF) patients was halted or slowed... [Comments]

Emergency aid for overdoses

This news release is available in German . To date, antidotes exist for only a very few drugs. When treating overdoses, doctors are often limited to supportive therapy such as induced vomiting. Treatment is especially difficult if there is a combination of drugs involved. So what can be done if a child is playing and accidentally swallows his grandmother's pills? ETH professor Jean... [Comments]

Modeling tumor dormancy

Cancer constantly wages war on the human body. Battles are won, lost or sometimes end in a stalemate. In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can last up to 25 years before becoming aggressively malignant, a phenomena that is poorly understood. A new com... [Comments]Modeling tumor dormancy

EPA grant will help localities conserve headwater wetlands

Researchers at William and Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science have received a 3-year, $392,773 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to identify the streams and wetlands most vulnerable to sea-level rise, and to develop tools to help local governments and citizens conserve... [Comments]EPA grant will help localities conserve headwater wetlands

New report synthesizes best available science on management of moist mixed-conifer forests

Oregon and Washington land managers have a new synthesis of recent research findings to inform their management of eastside moist mixed-conifer (MMC) forests in the two states. The Ecology and Management of Moist Mixed-Conifer Forests in Eastern Oregon and Washington: A Synthesis of the Relevant Biophysical Science and Implications for Future Land Management, a general technical report pu... [Comments]

Medicine News

Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 a New Research Report Added to

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The newly updated Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 is the must-have source of thousands of facts, figures and forecasts on the global medical markets. Covering 72 countries and 68 medical sector forecast categories the Worldwide Medical Market Forecasts to 2019 provides you with global, regional and national views on the worldwide medica... [Comments]

At Crist Fundraiser, Dan Newlin Says, "No More Robert Germans," Will Seek Changes to Florida Missing Persons Law

Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 With a mere 19 days to November 4, a fired-up former Gov. Charlie Crist made a brief fundraising stop at the  Law Offices of Dan Newlin  in Orlando on Thursday. Fresh from a debate last night with his opponent Gov. Rick Scott, who refused to take the stage for the first seven minutes because Crist had an electric fan underneath his pod... [Comments]

Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital’s (AGH) Cardiovascular Institute is offering a new, minimally-invasive procedure that enables physicians to repair a damaged mitral valve as the heart continues to beat. The MitraClip system, developed by Abbott Vascular , is designed to treat degenerative mitral regurgitation (MR), a progressive and life-threatening c... [Comments]

The Advocator Group, LLC is Proud to Participate in an Out of the Darkness Community Walk, October 25th, to Increase Suicide Awareness

Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The Advocator Group, LLC is proud to be sponsoring a booth at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness walk on October 25th. The AFSP is a not-for-profit organization that hosts hundreds of community walks throughout the country each year. Net proceeds from these events are used to help understand and prevent suicid... [Comments]

Savills Studley's Marc Shapses To Be Honored as 2014 "Positive Changemaker" by ASCNYC

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 ASCNYC ( is a New York City based non-profit organization that helps New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions make lasting, positive changes toward health, housing, recovery and self-sufficiency. Each year, ASCNYC spotlights selected “Positive Changemakers” who have transformed the local community through their tireless e... [Comments]

OhioHealth Welcomes New Women’s Health Specialist to MaternOhio Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Women’s health specialist, Dr. Amber Murphy, MD, Ob/Gyn has joined Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynecology of Columbus, Inc., A Division of MaternOhio Clinical Associates, Inc., who provides specialized women’s healthcare services to more than 100,000 patients annually. Dr. Murphy will provide a full range of care though all ages and stages of a wome... [Comments]

Bill Murray named 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award Winner

ATLANTA, Ga. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 T.E.N., a technology and information security executive networking and relationship-marketing firm, announced today that William H. Murray, renowned author and industry visionary, has been named the 2014 ISE® Luminary Leadership Award winner. Presented annually, the ISE® Luminary Leadership Award celebrates the achievements of an outstanding l... [Comments]

Healthcare Relationship Management (HRM) Leader® Launches hc1® Quick Start™

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 today announced the launch of hc1 Quick Start, a secure cloud solution that enables healthcare organizations of all sizes to immediately take advantage of the ultimate healthcare-specific customer relationship management (“CRM”) solution. Designed from the ground up to meet the unique needs of the healthcare industry, the hc1 Healthcare R... [Comments]

Ovarian Cancer Survivor Mrs. Maryland Urges Media to Think Outside the Bra

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Zereana Jess-Huff, a 34-year-old mother, corporate executive and ovarian cancer survivor, was crowned Mrs. Maryland 2014 on a platform to think outside the bra. She doesn’t try to hide her treatment battle scars, and uses her position to raise awareness about women’s other lady parts. "We have won the war on awareness for breast cancer. You... [Comments]

JZ Fitness Nutrition App Launches on iTunes

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 JZ Fitness, an independently operated wellness brand that embodies fitness expertise, nutritional coaching, corporate wellness programming, authorship, international lecturing and community wellness, created by Jenn Zerling, MS, CPT, is excited to announce the release of the JZ Fitness nutrition app, available on iTunes. After many years of coac... [Comments]

My Clients Plus Announces New Workflow Management Software

Kennewick, WA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 My Clients Plus ( ) today announced a new workflow management software application. The new module enables easy administration and routing of follow-up items to ensure patients receive full life-cycle quality care. This application allows users such as Therapists to assign tasks to others within their practice, attach a... [Comments]

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