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Pharmacology - Health - 04.12.2010
Phase III data published in Lancet show Novartis drug Zometa improves overall survival in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients
Phase III data published in Lancet show Novartis drug Zometa improves overall survival in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients This press release is not intended for United Kingdom news media Regimen including Zometa significantly improved both progression-free survival and overall survival when compared to regimen including oral clodronate Zometa provided significant clinical anticancer benefit independent of and in addition to significant

Health - 03.12.2010
`Challenges ahead’ for end-of-life care at emergency departments
Research led by a nursing expert at the University of Birmingham suggests that medical professionals need more training to help them to meet the specific demands of older people and people with terminal illnesses increasingly attending hospital emergency departments for end-of-life care.

Health - Economics / Business - 03.12.2010
Representatives of the UN, NGOs and private sector discuss new approaches to achieving the Millennium Development Goals at the Novartis Foundation symposium
Representatives of the UN, NGOs and private sector discuss new approaches to achieving the Millennium Development Goals at the Novartis Foundation symposium Experts from North and South continue the

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 03.12.2010
Boden Institute expands its research into human nutrition
An increased research scope and recognition of one of the University of Sydney's most generous benefactors will be reflected in the official naming of the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders this week.

Health - Environment - 02.12.2010
Loss of species is bad for your health
Loss of species is bad for your health
As the numbers of species declines due to habitat loss, pollution and climate change, the risk of catching infectious diseases may rise for humans, animals and plants.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.12.2010
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery facility opens on UW-Madison campus
Twin research institutes and a space designed for all to engage in science opened Thursday (Dec. 2) on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.12.2010
Soya beans could hold clue to treating fatal childhood disease
Soya beans could hold clue to treating fatal childhood disease
Scientists from The University of Manchester say a naturally occurring chemical found in soy could prove to be an effective new treatment for a fatal genetic disease that affects children. Dr Brian Bigger, from the University's MPS Stem Cell Research Laboratory, found that genistein – derived from soya beans and licensed in the US as an osteoporosis drug – had a dramatic effect on mice suffering from the human childhood disease Sanfilippo.

Health - Life Sciences - 02.12.2010
Frank Fenner
Frank Fenner
FRANK FENNER 21 December 1914 - 22 November 2010 By Peter McCullagh Frank Fenner was a member of The Australian National University over six decades.

Health - 02.12.2010
New Cambridge research unit to help encourage healthier habits
New Cambridge research unit to help encourage healthier habits
A new research unit based at the University of Cambridge will help inform the Government's policy making on behaviour and health by investigating the best ways to assist people to change poor health habits for the better.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.12.2010
Age at first pregnancy associated with breast cancer risk
Media Inquiries news [a] uwhealth (p) org Related Information UW Carbone Cancer Center - For Researchers UW Carbone Cancer Center - For Patients Stay Connected Madison, Wisconsin - Having children later in life or not at all, combined with a trend in obesity may increase risk of a breast cancer that is hard to detect.

Health - 01.12.2010
Eye movement problems common cause of reading difficulties in stroke patients
Eye movement problems common cause of reading difficulties in stroke patients
Liverpool, UK - 1 December 2010: Eye movement problems that result in difficulty reading are as common as vision loss in stroke patients, researchers at the University of Liverpool have found. Visual problems can affect up to two thirds of stroke patients, but can sometimes go undetected if patients do not recognise them as an after-effect of the condition or if they are unable to communicate the problem to their medical team or families.

Health - 01.12.2010
New collaboration to assess the medical benefits of a blood test for lung cancer
New collaboration to assess the medical benefits of a blood test for lung cancer
University of Nottingham News Press releases 2010 December New collaboration to assess the medical benefits of a blood test for lung cancer PA 340/10 A simple blood test which detects the early stage

Health - Economics / Business - 01.12.2010
New lung disease network to benefit patients and boost UK economy
New lung disease network to benefit patients and boost UK economy
PA 339/10 Scientists and clinicians in Nottingham are to work more closely with industry to develop new ways of diagnosing and treating lung disease.

Health - Life Sciences - 01.12.2010
Biologist illuminates unique world of cave creatures
Biologist illuminates unique world of cave creatures
CHAMPAIGN, lll. They are dark, sometimes forbidding landscapes molded by volcanic eruptions or subterranean streams, but caves are also home to a host of creatures strangely adapted to the underworld.

Health - Administration - 01.12.2010
HIV clinical trial looks at potential benefits of treating recently infected people
HIV clinical trial looks at potential benefits of treating recently infected people
HIV clinical trial looks at potential benefits of treating recently infected people An international trial co-ordinated at Imperial is due to report next year on whether giving a short course of antiretrovirals immediately after HIV infection can delay the need to start lifelong treatment. Adapted from a media release from the Wellcome Trust Wednesday 1 December 2010 For most people in high-income countries HIV is considered a chronic illness which can be managed with medication.

Health - Pharmacology - 01.12.2010
Data at ASH, SABCS demonstrate commitment of Novartis R&D in advancing treatments for patients with cancer and rare diseases
Data at ASH, SABCS demonstrate commitment of Novartis R&D in advancing treatments for patients with cancer and rare diseases 24-month update on Phase III data comparing Tasigna to Glivec in patients with newly diagnosed Ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase Afinitor plus hormonal therapy studied in patients with ER+/HER2- metastatic breast cancer with prior exposure to aromatase inhibitors Zometa studies continue to explore anticance

Health - 01.12.2010
Worsening working conditions in aged care
A University of Melbourne study has found aged care workers are more stressed, make more medication errors, report lower levels of resident care, and are less satisfied with their jobs now than they were three years ago. Lead researchers Associate Professor Leisa Sargent, Professor Bill Harley and Dr Belinda Allen said the study also revealed these worsening working conditions appeared to be driving many aged care workers from the sector, with 20 per cent of the study's sample ceasing to work in aged care between 2007 and 2010.

Health - Computer Science - 30.11.2010
Trials Use Technology to Help Young Adults Achieve Healthy Weights
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems SMART Trial UCSD School of Medicine professor Kevin Patrick is the principal investigator on the SMART clinical trial, and director of Calit2's Center for Wireless and Population Health Systems.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.11.2010
Researcher’s engineered molecule changes itself to detect and attack diseased cells
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Christina Smolke has engineered biological molecules that regulate a cell's behavior by adjusting their own forms and functions in response to the internal conditions of the cell.

Chemistry - Health - 30.11.2010
GlaxoSmithKline in pioneering collaboration with The University of Nottingham
GlaxoSmithKline in pioneering collaboration with The University of Nottingham
PA334/10 A new facility focused on the development of ‘green chemistry' technology is part of a pioneering new partnership between GlaxoSmithKline and The University of Nottingham, announced on November 29 2010.

Health - Psychology - 30.11.2010
A Conversation With Anke Ehrhardt, Director of the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies
Today more than 33 million people globally are living with HIV/AIDS. But AIDS is also a leading cause of death in New York City, which has a case rate three times the national average.

Life Sciences - Health - 30.11.2010
Melbourne receives $21m for pioneering stem cell research
The University of Melbourne has been awarded $21 million from the Australian Research Council to establish Stem Cells Australia (SCA), an initiative that will position Australia as a major world player in stem cell research.

Health - Life Sciences - 29.11.2010
Patients are missing out on specialist care
Study finds patients are missing out on specialist care Less than 10 per cent of the estimated 3,591 adults in the UK with the genetic condition congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH) receive specialist endocrine care, according to new research from the University of Sheffield. The study also found that there is no standard treatment for the condition.

Health - Economics / Business - 26.11.2010
Major new study into the public’s perception of the Armed Forces
The King's Centre for Military Health Research, King's College London, has been awarded a new grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for £347,000.

Health - Economics / Business - 26.11.2010
Workplace asthma ’costing UK over £100m a year’
Respiratory health experts at the University of Birmingham have found that the cost to the UK economy of workplace asthma may be as high as £135 million a year, and that the costs are mostly borne by the patient and the taxpayer with only three per cent falling to the employer. Professor Jon Ayres, of the University's Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, led a collaborative study funded by the UK Health and Safety Executive estimating the total cost of workplace asthma.

Health - Law - 26.11.2010
A high BMI in childhood linked to greater heart disease risk in adolescence
A high BMI in childhood linked to greater heart disease risk in adolescence
Children who have a high body mass index (BMI) between 9 and 12 years of age are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood insulin levels (all risk factors for developing heart disease) by the time they reach adolescence, according to a study by researchers from the University of Bristol, published on bmj.com today.

Health - 26.11.2010
Passive smoking a global health burden
Passive smoking a global health burden
Around one in 100 deaths worldwide each year is due to passive smoking, which causes more than 600,000 people to die each year worldwide - and most affected are women and children.

Health - 25.11.2010
World-first system helps researchers detect and analyse rare cells
A world-first research system launched yesterday at the Centenary Institute will give medical researchers in Australia a new weapon in the fight against cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Health - 25.11.2010
Comment on hayfever, Catholic condom-use support, cannabis restriction and Irish economy from the University of Melbourne
Hay fever sparks surge in emergency calls Ambulance Victoria enacted its emergency plan last night to deal with a large volume of calls from people seeking help for respiratory problems.

Health - Life Sciences - 24.11.2010
Biologists find that restoring the gene for cancer protein p53 slows spread of advanced tumors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. In a new study published in the Nov. 25 issue of Nature , MIT cancer biologists show that restoring the protein p53?s function in mice with lung cancer has no effect early in tumor development, but restoring the function later on could prevent more advanced tumors from spreading throughout the body.

Health - Chemistry - 24.11.2010
New imaging technique accurately finds cancer cells, fast
New imaging technique accurately finds cancer cells, fast
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. The long, anxious wait for biopsy results could soon be over, thanks to a tissue-imaging technique developed at the University of Illinois. The research team demonstrated the novel microscopy technique, called nonlinear interferometric vibrational imaging (NIVI), on rat breast-cancer cells and tissues.

Health - History / Archeology - 23.11.2010
Initiative hopes to expedite cell-based treatments for Parkinson's
Initiative hopes to expedite cell-based treatments for Parkinson’s
A unique initiative which brings together some of the world's leading Parkinson's researchers, aims to reduce further delays in using cells to treat Parkinson's disease. The initiative will focus on refining cell-based therapy, which replaces the diseased cells with healthy cells. Although the technique for using cell-based therapy to treat Parkinson's has been around for over two decades, it has had dramatically varying outcomes.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.11.2010
The Medical Minute: How Sweet it Was...
By Ann M. Rogers Do you ever stop to wonder why it's so easy to put on a little extra weight now that you're no longer a teenager?

Health - Life Sciences - 23.11.2010
Researcher studies how consuming less calories can lead to longer life
Researcher studies how consuming less calories can lead to longer life
With the holiday season well on its way, research showing reduction of calories may increase life spans is not the most welcome of news. But if you ask Penn State researcher Roger McCarter how to live longer, he'll tell you just that - consume fewer calories. McCarter has shown this in rat and mouse models (a 40 percent reduced-calorie diet leads to a 40 percent longer life), and other researchers have duplicated this in spiders, yeast, worms and humans.

Health - 23.11.2010
Symposium on latest breast cancer research
The University of Sydney's Breast Cancer Research Group will hold a participant symposium on Friday 26 November to share research findings and ideas for future projects with the many women who have been involved in the work of the group since its inception in 2001. Associate Professor Sharon Kilbreath , Director of the Group and herself a survivor of the disease, says the pioneering work being conducted by the group in the area of rehabilitation following breast cancer would not have been possible without the support and involvement of research participants and volunteers.

Computer Science - Health - 22.11.2010
EU consortium launches advanced cloud computing project with hospital and smart power grid provider
EU consortium launches advanced cloud computing project with hospital and smart power grid provider
Scientists will resolve privacy and resilience limitations of public cloud infrastructures in a new project called Trustworthy Clouds (TClouds) English | German Zurich, 22 November 2010—Today,

Life Sciences - Health - 22.11.2010
Genes link puberty timing and body fat in women
Researchers at King's College London's Department of Twin Research have discovered, as part of a large international consortium, 30 new genes that control the age of sexual maturation in women, publishes today. Many of these genes are also known to act on body weight regulation or biological pathways related to fat metabolism.

Health - 22.11.2010
Adding face shields to helmets could help avoid blast-induced brain injuries
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. More than half of all combat-related injuries sustained by U.S. troops are the result of explosions, and many of those involve injuries to the head. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, about 130,000 U.S. service members deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan have sustained traumatic brain injuries ? ranging from concussion to long-term brain damage and death ? as a result of an explosion.

Health - 22.11.2010
A New Era in Breast Cancer Research
A New Era in Breast Cancer Research
— A new era in breast cancer research was unveiled as the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center dedicated new research laboratories for the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute.

Health - 19.11.2010
First ever G20 health briefing
Professor Richard Sullivan and Professor Arnie Purushotham, from the Integrated Cancer Centre at King's Health Partners (KHP ICC), outlined policy solutions for the global cancer challenge in a briefing on health issues for G20 leaders last week.

Health - 18.11.2010
Gangster birds running protection racket give insight into co-evolution
Gangster birds running protection racket give insight into co-evolution
Like gangsters running a protection racket, drongos in the Kalahari Desert act as lookouts for other birds in order to steal a cut of their food catch. The behaviour, revealed in research led by Andy Radford and Linda Hollén from the University of Bristol, may represent a rare example of two species evolving from a parasitic to a mutualistic relationship.

Health - Psychology - 18.11.2010
Researchers recognised in NHMRC grants
Researchers recognised in NHMRC grants
University of Sydney researchers have been recognised as leaders in their fields with today's announcement of more than $9.8 million in Fellowships from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

Health - 17.11.2010
Human spirit resilient among cancer survivors
Human spirit resilient among cancer survivors
The psychological resilience shown by people confronted with the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis is the subject of a public lecture at The Australian National University today.

Health - Psychology - 17.11.2010
Women get the health message, but not from men
Women get the health message, but not from men
Women are much more likely to be persuaded to either eat healthily or undertake dangerous dieting by other women, not men, according to new ANU research.

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