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National Cancer Institute awards Wistar Institute $6.6 million for melanoma research

... underlying molecular events thatcontribute to its development and progression. Scientists expect that mutated,deleted and amplified genes are at least in part responsible. By understandingthe etiology, or cause(s), of melanoma, scientists hope to devise strategies forbetter predicting the outcome of disease, ...

First woman commanding general for health care in Pacific speaks on Capitol Hill about Tele-Health

...g as thePacific requires me to use and support the development of technology tools thattranscend time, distance and barriers," says Maj. Gen. Adams. "These technological tools and clinical capability offer tremendousopportunities for reuse by other federal agencies as well as transferability ...

American Heart Association names 1999 Physician of the Year

...Pharmaceuticals. Curry was praised for his development of District of Columbia educationand compliance programs related to the control of high blood pressure, a majorrisk factor for both heart attack and stroke. His award notes that "because ofhis intervention strategies there has been a significant incr...

Scientists capture images of brain in action as it's learning

...ng. Findings from this studycould also help in the development of new therapeutic strategies for associativelearning in brain injured people."...

Sound of silence: "Quiet Curtains" combine audio privacy and aesthetics for nursing homes, hospitals, hotels and offices

...llence onGeriatric Rehabilitation, which supported development and pilot work for QuietCurtains. Last year while studying nighttime incontinence management, the RehabR&D Center began to examine environmental factors affecting patients' rest --namely noise -- which led to Ahuja's involvement and invention. "Slee...

Narcolepsy network issues national 'wake up' call

...pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and marketingof products to treat neurological disorders, sleep disorders and cancer....

How the nose knows

...ted by further studies,it may prove useful for the development of new fragrances andflavors, and perhaps also in the design of artificial smell sensors. Prof. Lancet, incumbent of the Ralph and Lois Silver Chair of Neurogenomics,coordinates the research on olfactory genes within theinternational Human Genome Pro...

Health professions accreditation system "obsolete" and needs to be changed,according to task force report

...itation: the need for a simplified process, the development of, and transition to, a process focused on improvement, the creation of closer linkages between the accreditation community and itsstakeholders, and the use of generic benchmarks or standards. After engaging in extensive discussions and consultatio...

MGH study shows mitral valve prolapse not a stroke risk factor

...nt studies at the MGH and elsewhere, hasled to the development of more stringent diagnostic criteria for mitral valveprolapse. Armed with the new criteria, researchers are revisiting earlierstudies of the condition, questioning beliefs about its prevalence and relationto a variety of diseases. Using new criter...

Clues to heart disease seen in cholesterol reactions to stress

...ivity to stress has potential implications for the development andprogression of cardiovascular disease. We hope that understanding these factorswill enhance our ability to control the progression of the disease." The research was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health andthe Ohio State Univ...

Research links fathers' job stress, other risk factors to parents' knowledge about children's daily experiences

...nd MatthewF. Bumpus, a doctoral candidate in human development at Penn State. Bumpusis the lead author of the article, "Work Demands of Dual-Earner Couples:Implications for Parents' Knowledge about Children's Daily Lives in MiddleChildhood." Funded by the National Institute for Child Health and H...

Researchers discover treatment that delays onset of insulin-dependent diabetes

...rally-occurring antibody significantly reduced the development of diabeticsymptoms in mice. Insulin-dependent diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakenlyrecognizes insulin-producing cells as being foreign. The immune system in turntries to destroy the cells. When this occurs, the body stops ...

Cholesterol-lowering drugs provide double protection against heart disease

...ersing remodeling may result in a reduction in the development of plaque,which in turn can reduce the risk of a heart attack," says Yokoyama. However,further research is needed to confirm this idea. The Japanese team did not set out to test the effectiveness of any particularcholesterol-lowering drug in improv...

ENBREL application for early, active rheumatoid arthritis filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

... beenreported. Long-term effects of ENBREL on the development or course ofinfections, malignancy, and autoimmune disease are unknown. The most frequentadverse events in adult clinical trials were injection site reactions (ISR) (37percent), infections (35 percent), and headache (17 percent). Malignancies werer...

NOVANTRONE application for multiple sclerosis granted priority review by FDA

...99. "This is an important milestone in the development of NOVANTRONE as apotential treatment for people w... V.Phillips, senior vice president, pharmaceutical development for Immunex. "Wewill continue to work closely with the FDA over the next six months as theyevaluate...

New biological target identified for cholesterol-lowering drugs

...eaction to injury -- plays an important role inthe development of heart disease," says Eugene Braunwald, M.D., professor ofmedicine at Harvard University and co-author of the study conducted at Brighamand Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. "One of the greatest advances in cardiology in the last 25 year...

Heart failure deaths reduced by 30 percent

...eart failure and opens the door to theresearch and development of more effective treatment options based on itsblockade." Aldosterone Blockade in Treating Heart Failure This study confirms that aldosterone plays an important role in thepathophysiology of heart failure. Under the conditions of the RALES trial,a...

Keck Foundation funds research to repair the injured spinal cord

...ms of apoptosis in these cells at variousstages of development will provide the information we need to design appropriatepharmacological and genetic strategies to prevent such death," Johnson says.He is the Norman J. Stupp Professor of Neurology, professor of molecular biologyand pharmacology and co-director of ...

Aspirin's role in colon cancer prevention focus of $5 million grant

...that TGFb produces both good and badsignals in the development of cancer - some that suppress tumor growth andoth...that TGFb and RAS have a synergistic effect on the development of colon cancerand that they appear to be collaborators in the increase of COX2 levels. "If wecan le...

Wistar Institute Facility distinguished as center of excellence by Ben Franklin Technology PArtners of Southeastern Pennsylvania for second year

...ania is a statewidenetwork that promotes economic development and competitiveness in southeasternPennsylvania th...BenFranklin Partnership, Ben Franklin supports the development of technology-basedenterprises through a portfolio of investment and client-oriented serviceprograms...

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