Biology News

Securus Technologies Adds Advanced Features to Its Industry-Leading Investigative Analytics Product

10/30/2014
DALLAS , Oct. 29, 2014  Securus Technologies, a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections and monitoring, announced today that it has deployed exciting enhancements to its THREADS™ product, which utilizes sophisticated big data analytics to provide actionable intelligence and focused leads for in... [Comments]

Air quality and unconventional oil and gas sites

10/29/2014
Research suggesting air pollutants released by unconventional oil and gas production are well over recommended levels in the US is published today in the open access journal Environmental Health . High levels of benzene, hydrogen sulfide and formaldehyde were found. The study is the first to be based on community sampling by people who live near production sites and could be used to supplemen... [Comments]

New technology on the way to aid cancer suffers who lose their hair after chemotherapy

10/29/2014
Cancer suffers who lose their hair as a consequence of chemotherapy will benefit from a major research project that will improve the scalp cooling technology that prevents hair loss. The research is being now underway and is being pioneered by global scalp cooling manufacturing company,... [Comments]New technology on the way to aid cancer suffers who lose their hair after chemotherapy

Researchers uncover new evidence revealing molecular paths to autism

10/29/2014
In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have used DNA sequencing to uncover dozens of genes that heighten the risk for autism. Joseph Buxbaum, Ph.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, Mark Daly, Ph.D., Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT, and their colleagues examined more than 14,000 DNA samples from affected children, parents and unrelated people. They ide... [Comments]

HPV infections in women eradicated by AHCC, Japanese mushroom extract

10/29/2014
(October 29, 2014, Beaverton, OR) New research presented at the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) 11th International Conference in Houston, TX showed for the first time that it is possible to eliminate HPV infection in women using a readily available nutritional supplement, AHCC. ... [Comments]HPV infections in women eradicated by AHCC, Japanese mushroom extract

SIR 2015: Interventional radiology shapes tomorrow's medicine

10/29/2014
Online registration is open for the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 40th Annual Scientific Meeting. SIR 2015 is the one place where interventional radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, fellows, trainees and related health care professionals can come together to find the most current image-guided science and technologies being presented, discussed and tested. "Connecting a g... [Comments]

Penn vet professor investigates parasite-schizophrenia connection

10/29/2014
Many factors, both genetic and environmental, have been blamed for increasing the risk of a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Some, such as a family history of schizophrenia, are widely accepted. Others, such as infection with Toxoplasma gondii , a parasite transmitted by soil, undercooked meat and cat feces, are still viewed with skepticism. A new study by Gary Smith, professor of population b... [Comments]

Why plants don't get sunburn

10/29/2014
Plants rely on sunlight to make their food, but they also need protection from its harmful rays, just like humans do. Recently, scientists discovered a group of molecules in plants that shields them from sun damage. Now, in an article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society , one team reports on the mechanics of how these natural plant sunscreens work. Timothy Zwier and colleagues... [Comments]

Scientists rank thousands of substances according to potential exposure level

10/29/2014
An overwhelming number of chemicals from household and industrial products are in the environment – and hundreds are in our bodies. But for most of them, scientists have yet to determine whether they cause health problems. Now they've taken the first step toward doing that by estimating which substances people are exposed to the most. Their new method is published in the ACS journal Env... [Comments]

Nanosafety research: The quest for the gold standard

10/29/2014
Researching the safety of nanoparticles is all the rage. Thousands of scientists worldwide are conducting research on the topic, examining the question of whether titanium dioxide nanoparticles from sun creams can get through the skin and into the body, whether carbon nanotubes from electron... [Comments]Nanosafety research: The quest for the gold standard

Geneticist and humanitarian: Prof. Mary-Claire King receives Lasker Award

10/29/2014
At a ceremony held in New York City on September 19, 2014, leading geneticist and humanitarian Prof. Mary-Claire King, the American Cancer Society Professor of Genome Sciences and Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle and 2008 Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of Tel Aviv Universit... [Comments]Geneticist and humanitarian: Prof. Mary-Claire King receives Lasker Award

Medicine News

Nutrition Leaders Announces Gift Card Sweepstakes

10/30/2014
Indialantic, FL (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Nutrition Leaders, a popular online retailer of sports nutrition products, vitamins, supplements, weight loss aids, and more, is currently hosting a sweepstakes on its official Facebook page. The sweepstakes, which is already underway, is open to U.S. residents age 18 and over, and will run until midnight on December 15, 2014. One lucky winner will t... [Comments]

4-year-old InstaKNOT CEO Honors Local Firefighters with Community Support

10/30/2014
Pompano Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Timothy, InstaKNOT’s 4-year-old CEO, plans a surprise Halloween visit to Pompano Beach firefighters, showing that you are never too young to give back to your community. Timothy met firefighters Tracey and Carl at the 2013 Santa Arriving By Helicopter event, sponsored by Galuppi’s Restaurant and the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. Tra... [Comments]

Facebook Websites In Thirty-Seconds

10/30/2014
Riverside, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Graphics, coding, typography and search engine optimization– all of these terms are synonymous with the craft of web design and require thorough knowledge to create an aesthetic and functional website. Yet a simpler solution to create a website can be as easy as using Facebook. Thus, pictures, videos, contact information, customer reviews and Facebo... [Comments]

Allred Insurance Satellite Office Grand Opening

10/30/2014
Burlington, NC (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Don Allred Insurance, a leading provider of home, auto, life, commercial, and health insurance plans for North Carolina residents, is excited to announce the Grand Opening of its satellite office in Burlington’s Holly Hill Mall. The new branch has been up and running since October 15, with agents already helping customers through all facets of the ins... [Comments]

Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System

10/30/2014
San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 High efficacy and low irritation are no longer mutually exclusive concepts in the medical-grade skin care domain: Cosmederm, the specialty biotechnology company focusing on the development of uniquely potent topical dermatological products, today announces the launch of Refinity® Skin Health System ( http://www.RefinitySkinScience.com ) with p... [Comments]

Hodgkinson Street Mepham Rebrands

10/30/2014
Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Five months after their expansion, the AV rated law firm Hodgkinson Street LLC announces new branding and a website to accompany their recent change to Hodgkinson Street Mepham . After David Mepham’s promotion to name partner earlier this year, Hodgkinson Street Mepham revitalizes their brand and website to include Mepham’s name and better reflect th... [Comments]

PreDiabetes Treatment Company Offers PreD Store Shoppers Supplements to Support Healthy Blood Sugar

10/30/2014
Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 PreDiabetes Centers , the pioneer in prediabetes treatment, is gifting PreD Store shoppers with a supply of sugardown®, a chewable dietary supplement that is taken before meals to reduce post-meal blood sugar spikes. Learning how to control blood sugar levels and boost overall health is an important part of a diabetes prevention plan. Shoppers... [Comments]

Paramount Rx Discount Card Program Provides Valuable Resources in Midst of Current Health Care Reform

10/30/2014
Cary, N.C. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Paramount Rx, a full-service prescription benefits manager focused on consumer-driven health care, is increasing efforts to help people save money through its innovative discount card program. As out-of-pocket expenses continue to increase for prescription drugs in the new health care system, the Paramount Rx program provides valuable savings and resource... [Comments]

CRN Research On Radio Messaging Effectiveness Now Available In Four Specific Product Categories

10/30/2014
New Haven, CT (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Radio listeners who indicate use of four specific product categories are raising questions about the impact of traditional radio commercials and have overwhelmingly endorsed custom content as the marketing method most likely to influence a purchasing decision. Those are some highlights from an online research poll of 525 consumers conducted by radio... [Comments]

Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

10/30/2014
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving hormone therapy to men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems may increase their odds of dying from a heart-related cause, a new study suggests. The therapy in questio... [Comments]Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients

Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments

10/30/2014
By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 100 genes have been identified that appear linked to autism spectrum disorders, two new studies report. And researchers say they are on their way to discovering up to 1,000 genes overall that m... [Comments]Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments

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