Biology News

NYSCF scientists one step closer to cell therapy for multiple sclerosis patients

7/24/2014
NEW YORK, NY (July 24, 2014) Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute are one step closer to creating a viable cell replacement therapy for multiple sclerosis from a patient's own cells. For the first time, NYSCF scientists generated induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells lines from skin samples of patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and f... [Comments]

New study draws links between wildlife loss and social conflicts

7/24/2014
Citing many sobering examples of how wildlife loss leads to conflict among people around the world, a new article co-authored by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) Program Director Dr. Christopher Golden, calls for an interdisciplinary approach to tackle global biodiversity decline. The harvest of wild animals directly supports about 15% o... [Comments]

Zerenex™ (ferric citrate) long-term Phase 3 study results published in JASN

7/24/2014
New York, NY - July 24, 2014 -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX) (the "Company") announced the publication of results from the long-term, randomized, active control Phase 3 study of Zerenex (ferric citrate), the Company's investigational oral ferric iron-based phosphate binder, for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on dialysis. The P... [Comments]

UC San Diego Medical Center Cuts Average ER Wait Time by 92 Minutes using the Geneva Healthcare Suite

7/24/2014
SAN DIEGO , July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Geneva Healthcare Suite, an innovative technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices, has cut emergency room wait times by an average of 92 minutes at the UC San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, according to a recent study published in the Academic Emergency Medicine Journal. The UCSD Emergency Departments are using the suite to ac... [Comments]

NYSCF scientists 1 step closer to cell therapy for multiple sclerosis patients

7/24/2014
NEW YORK, NY (July 24, 2014) Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute are one step closer to creating a viable cell replacement therapy for multiple sclerosis from a patient's own cells. For the first time, NYSCF scientists generated induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells lines from skin samples of patients with primary progressive multiple sclerosis and f... [Comments]

Study indicates large raptors in Africa used for bushmeat

7/24/2014
Bushmeat, the use of native animal species for food or commercial food sale, has been heavily documented to be a significant factor in the decline of many species of primates and other mammals. However, a new study indicates that more than half of the species being consumed are birds, particularly large birds like raptors and hornbills. "By surveying not only the meat made available for... [Comments]

Invertebrate numbers nearly halve as human population doubles

7/24/2014
Invertebrate numbers have decreased by 45% on average over a 35 year period in which the human population doubled, reports a study on the impact of humans on declining animal numbers. This decline matters because of the enormous benefits invertebrates such as insects, spiders, crustaceans, slugs and worms bring to our day-to-day lives, including pollination and pest control for crops, decompos... [Comments]

Noise pollution impacts fish species differently

7/24/2014
Acoustic disturbance has different effects on different species of fish, according to a new study from the Universities of Bristol and Exeter which tested fish anti-predator behaviour. Three-spined sticklebacks responded sooner to a flying seagull predator model when exposed to additional noise, whereas no effects were observed in European minnows. Lead author Dr Irene Voellmy of Bri... [Comments]

Creating sustainable STEM teacher preparation programs

7/24/2014
A new study has identified two factors that characterize sustainable university and college programs designed to increase the production of highly qualified physics teachers. Specifically, one or more faculty members who choose to champion physics teacher education in combination with institutional motivation and commitment can ensure that such initiatives remain viable. Science, Technology, E... [Comments]

Stanford study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

7/24/2014
Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun. A new Stanford study finds that it is technically and economically feasible to convert California's all-purpose energy infrastructure to one powered by clean, renewable energy. Publis... [Comments]

Stanford biologist warns of early stages of Earth's 6th mass extinction event

7/24/2014
The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science , an international team of scientists cautions that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the ea... [Comments]

Medicine News

2014 Casual Party Dresses for Chic Ladies Now at iFitDress.com

7/24/2014
(PRWEB) July 25, 2014 iFitDress.com, a renowned wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, has recently unveiled its new range of casual party dresses . According to the company’s marketing specialist, all these elegant casual party gowns are now offered at discounted prices, up to 59% off. The special offer will last from this morning until August 04. Most of the casual party dresses pr... [Comments]

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Names New Senior Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety

7/24/2014
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Dr. Henry H. Ting, a nationally recognized leader and innovator in health care quality, has been appointed senior vice president and chief quality officer at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, effective July 21, 2014. In his new role, he will oversee the hospital's clinical quality and patient safety initiatives. Dr. Ting has successfully led quality in... [Comments]

Setting A New High Jump World Record In Zensah® Compression

7/24/2014
Miami, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 A few weeks have passed since USA Track and Field National Championships but the incredible high jump by Inika McPherson is a feat to continue celebrating. Held in Sacramento this past June, the USATF National Championships hosted the best track and field athletes competing in their sport. Zensah® athlete, Inika McPherson, won US Nationals with the 2nd b... [Comments]

Informed consent: False positives not a worry in lung cancer study

7/24/2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended computerized tomography (CT) lung screening for people at high risk for cancer, but a potential problem with CT is that many patients will have positive results on the screening test, only to... [Comments]Informed consent: False positives not a worry in lung cancer study

Exposure to dim light at night may make breast cancers resistant to tamoxifen

7/24/2014
PHILADELPHIA For rats bearing human breast tumors, exposure to dim light at night made the tumors resistant to the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, according to data published in Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The negative effects of dim light exposure on tamoxifen treatment were overcome by giving rats a melatonin supplement during the night.... [Comments]

Total darkness at night is key to success of breast cancer therapy -- Tulane study

7/24/2014
Exposure to light at night, which shuts off nighttime production of the hormone melatonin, renders breast cancer completely resistant to tamoxifen, a widely used breast cancer drug, says a new study by Tulane University School of Medicine cancer researchers. The study, "Circadian and Melaton... [Comments]Total darkness at night is key to success of breast cancer therapy -- Tulane study

Traffic And Leads Training Academy - Review Examining Jeff Johnson’s New IM Course Released

7/24/2014
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Traffic and Leads Training Academy – a new online training course designed to help users generate traffic and leads has just been released to the public generating a buzz of excitement throughout the internet marketing community. The excitement surrounding the program’s launch has caught the attention of HonestyFirstReviews.com’s Tiffany Hendricks... [Comments]

BellasDress Helps Brides Get High End Wedding Dresses for Their Romantic Weddings

7/24/2014
(PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Voted one of the most reliable online dress suppliers by thousands of the global clients, BellasDress focuses on providing its new and old customers with the latest designs and useful fashion information. Recently, the company has announced its new collection of high end wedding dresses. Each item in the new range is created according to the latest fashion trends. Addi... [Comments]

Manchester United vs. AS Roma Tickets Denver Sports Authority Field at Mile High: Ticket Down Cuts Ticket Prices for Guinness International Champions Cup Match

7/24/2014
Denver, CO (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap Manchester United vs. AS Roma Tickets in Denver at the Sports Authority Field on July 26th. For the past four years, the International Champions Cup (or World Football Challenge) has brought some of the best club teams from around the world to North America for a mini-tournament. With the World Cup still being r... [Comments]

Report: Vulnerable Populations Disproportionately Affected by Food Security, Despite Public Programs

7/24/2014
Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, ethnic minorities, and low-income households are disproportionately affected by food security, despite the extensive private and public food safety net in the United States, according to a new report by RTI International. Under Section 743 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014 (P... [Comments]

CDN Market by Delivery Technologies & Solutions Expected to Reach $12.16 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets

7/24/2014
(PRWEB) July 25, 2014 The report, “Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Market”, defines and segments the CDN market into various sub-segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. It also identifies the drivers and restraints for this market with insights on trends, opportunities, and challenges. Browse 93 market data tables and 36 figures spread through 157 pages and in-dep... [Comments]

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