Biology News

Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium Selects Project Proposed by Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine to Optimize Human Performance Monitoring Techniques

SAN JOSE, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2014 The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC), an industry-academia partnership with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), has chosen a project proposed by the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson , to receive research funding.  The AzCIM project... [Comments]

Half the World's Population Will Have Chip-Based National Electronic Identity (eID) Cards by 2018

DENVER , Oct. 20, 2014  Leading identity analyst firm Acuity Market Intelligence forecasts that in five years time half of the world's population will have a chip-based National eID card, including near-complete regional coverage in Europe . Asia , with its vast population, is expected to dominate the market accounting for more than 60% of all National eID... [Comments]

Aware, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 21, 2014 Aware, Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of biometrics software and services, today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014. Revenue for the third quarter of 2014 was $6.0 million, an increase of 40% compared to $4.3 million in the same quarter last year. Operating income in the third quarter of 2014 was $... [Comments]

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]

Medicine News

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 At a time when the national concussion conversation instills fear and uncertainty among parents and athletes at all levels, the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program is working to change the current discussion where two powerful messages are lost: Concussions can be treated, and there are evidence-based therapies that result in full reco... [Comments]

Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event

Brownsville, TX (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Brownsville Community Health Center (BCHC) will present its fourth annual family health and fitness fair ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®. The event promotes Hispanic family physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness for people of all ages and all sizes. This event, which is fre... [Comments]

CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix

Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 On October 22, CBS will air an episode of Criminal Minds featuring skin diseases both fictional and real. The Charles E Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation (CEHMDF), a nonprofit organization committed to advocacy and philanthropy in the battle against Morgellons Disease, is wondering if CBS will take the opportunity to impart truth and clarity about... [Comments]

Medical Solutions Co-Founder/CFO Scott Anderson Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2014 Staffing 100

Omaha, Nebraska (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Medical Solutions , the nation’s third-largest Travel Nurse staffing company, is happy to announce that our co-founder and CFO, Scott Anderson, has been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Staffing 100 for 2014. Anderson was also named to the list, featuring the “100 most influential people in the staffing industry,” in 2013.    ... [Comments]

Isabel Healthcare to Participate in The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) 2014 Conference

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Isabel Healthcare will participate in The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Conference on October 22-24 in Las Vegas, NV. Jason Maude, Isabel Founder and CEO will participate in a panel discussion on Technology in Health Professions Education – Linking Training and Practice. Isabel Healthcare provides a diagnostic decisio... [Comments]

Dr. Iris Hunter to Host Grand Opening of FirstLight HomeCare Tomorrow

Springfield, Va. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 For Dr. Iris Hunter, a job is more than just a way to make money; it’s an extension of her life’s mission. Her extensive experience in the nonprofit sector, coupled with her latest venture as the owner of FirstLight HomeCare, make it clear that Hunter’s mission is to serve others. “It’s important to me that my work makes a difference in the live... [Comments]

Ebola Anxiety: A Bigger Threat Now Than the Virus Itself

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Headlines remain riveted on the three Ebola cases in Dallas. But, mental health specialists say overblown fear is a much bigger health threat to Americans. President Barack Obama on Friday appointed an Ebola "czar" to oversee the U.S. response to the virus, which has infected two Dallas nurses who cared f... [Comments]

Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports

TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The United States is now mandating that all airline passengers arriving from Ebola-affected nations of West Africa land at one of five airports equipped to screen them for infection with the virus. In a statement released Tuesday, Homeland Security Se... [Comments]Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports

Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington Announces Plan to Build New $47 Million Facility

Lexington, Kentucky (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Shriners Hospitals for Children® and UK HealthCare have signed an agreement that will change the current location of Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington from 1900 Richmond Road to South Limestone across from the University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The new facility will be a state-of-the-art ambulatory care center, own... [Comments]

The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation Announces Release of Guiding Principles for Patient Experience-Centered Care

RESTON, Va. (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 The Louis W. Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation , which is dedicated to distribute health information technology innovation to transform quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery worldwide announced the development of six key guiding principles of patient-centered card in which patients expect when receiving healthcare. These are an expans... [Comments]

Hay House Announces The Official Release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life

Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Hay House is pleased to announce the official release of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life (Paperback; $10.82) written by the highly esteemed Tommy Rosen, leader in the field of Yoga & Recovery. This book is meant to help readers of all kinds end their addictions and thrive in a life of recovery. Recovery 2.0... [Comments]

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