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Sucampo submits new drug application for lubiprostone

...05 to market lubiprostone, a novel compound with a unique mechanism of action, for the treatment of chronic ...Sucampo. "Our studies suggest that lubiprostone's unique mechanism of action may offer a more targeted approach to managing the symptoms of constipation." On...

Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

...ry discovered an enzyme that could phosphorylate a unique position on phosphatidylinositol (the 3 position of the inositol moiety), revealing a new lipid not previously known to exist in nature. More importantly, this lipid was produced only when cells were stimulated with growth factors or made cancerous ...

Pediatricians must confront community-based threats to health

...am was created at URMC to further the study of the unique health challenges for economically disadvantaged children and adolescents in the Rochester area and develop partnerships with community-based organizations to improve the delivery of care. The program has received national recognition and in 2001 rec...

Randy 'Duke' Cunningham, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs and Dan Haney receive public service awards

...itation gives special recognition to each winner's unique role in fostering cancer research. Randy "Duke" Cunningham was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1990 after a series of successful careers -- educator, businessman, and highly decorated U.S. Navy fighter pilot in Vietnam....

Hi-tech bandages

...e Impedimap system. Dr. McAdams says the system is unique and sees its initial success will be as a way of monitoring wound care products and procedures. There are a large number of products, which claim to promote healing, but McAdams argues, "If you can't monitor them you can't prove they work." All this ...

Children's hospital neurologist receives Young Investigator Award in spinal muscular atrophy

...entored environment the support needed to initiate unique research projects that will provide invaluable information into the cause, treatment and potential cure for SMA. The award will provide Sahin with $85,000 each year for three years, plus an allowance for tuition and research expenses. In a novel appr...

New health information resource from Tufts for Asian-language speakers

...mer, Korean, Laotian, Thai and Vietnamese. It is a unique multi-language health information site because it is for both physicians and patients. Segmented by language and by subject, a user either a patient, doctor or other caregiver -- can search for documents in an Asian language on topics such as asthm...

9th Annual Public Forum at AACR Annual Meeting

...d to the cure and prevention of cancer provides a unique opportunity for Southern California cancer patients, survivors and their families to learn about emerging cancer research in everyday terms. 10:00am-12:15pm Hear experts in the oncology field describe the latest progress in cancer detection, treat...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...i said. "It's quite remarkable, just an incredibly unique natural feature." The mussel protein is a superior...ein is inexpensive and renewable, but it lacks the unique amino acid with phenolic hydroxyl groups that provide adhesive properties. Li's research group was a...

Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems

..., inexpensive materials, devices, and systems with unique properties. Goals of the CPGGH study included identifying and ranking the 10 nanotechnology applications most likely to have an impact in the developing world. The study team asked an international panel of 63 experts which nanotechnology application...

Obesity and insomnia linked by excitability of brain cells

...as fasting further excite these neurons. "This unique wiring and acute stress-induced plasticity of the hypocretin neurons correlates well with its involvement in the control of arousal and alertness, which are vital to survival," said Horvath. "But it may also be an underlying cause of insomnia and ass...

Evaluating virtual reality therapy for treating acute post traumatic stress disorder

...rs. These service members are exposed to their own unique stresses and require different types of virtual reality scenarios. Researcher Hunter Hoffman at the University of Washington (Seattle) and Sarah Miyahira of the Pacific Telehealth & Technology Hui (Oahu, HI) will work with Raymond Folen at the Triple...

'Nanoshells' simultaneously detect and destroy cancerous cells

...e molecular interactions take place), they exhibit unique size-dependent behavior, such as tunable optical p...en destroys the cancer cells. "Nanoshells are very unique in that we can engineer the particles so that both the optical scattering and absorption peaks occur...

Public leadership in neurology award honors Leeza Gibbons for Alzheimer's awareness efforts

...mpion of preserving cherished family memories. One unique feature of Leeza's Place is a program called Memory Television where families have the opportunity to create a video scrapbook of their memories. Families learn to view the camera as a nonjudgmental "listener" and find a measure of solace during a ti...

The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners hosts 20th Annual National Conference

... year's conference format changed dramatically but unique events have been created to celebrate two milestones: AANP's 20th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of the nurse practitioner role. Join Dr. Loretta Ford, co-founder of the nurse practitioner role, for an informative and entertaining afternoon o...

Stanford gut check shows diversity of intestinal ecosystem

...crobes that lives in your stomach may be nearly as unique as your fingerprint, according to researchers at t...he three healthy subjects he studied, he found 395 unique bacterial species. "The intestinal flora is critical to human physiology and a wide spectrum of dise...

Shape-altering genes linked to ovarian cancer

... three major forms of ovarian cancer acquire their unique appearance," says Naora. "These genes cause a meta...ora says. "Each form of ovarian cancer has its own unique clinical behavior. If we understand what causes these different forms, we have taken the first step ...

Scottish health minister launches major new clinical trials project to boost business and health

...gow Biomedicine' is part of Medicine in Glasgow, a unique collaboration aiming to develop and promote Glasgow as an international centre of medical excellence. The Glasgow Biomedicine project, which is supported by Scottish Enterprise Glasgow, is set to boost research and facilitate clinical trials in the c...

Gastric bypass patients fare better as surgical programs' experience increases

... the degree of difficulty of the procedure and the unique high-risk nature of the patient population mandates limiting this field to centers that specialize in it and perform it on a regular basis," the authors write. Theoretically, high volume enables the surgeon and all involved clinicians to develop a si...

Being obese, underweight, associated with increased risk of death

...e, 30 or greater). The researchers found: "In this unique series of nationally representative surveys of the U.S. adult population, we documented a substantial decline in the prevalence of key CVD risk factors over the last 3 to 4 decades, affecting obese, overweight, and lean segments of the population. Am...

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