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Health - 12.03.2012
Potential Role for Gut Cells in Treating Type I Diabetes
New Approach to Treating Type I Diabetes? Columbia Scientists Transform Gut Cells into Insulin Factories (NEW YORK, NY, March 11, 2012) - A study by Columbia researchers suggests that cells in the patient's intestine could be coaxed into making insulin, circumventing the need for a stem cell transplant.

Health - 12.03.2012
Study hopes to find out the benefits of exercise in Type 1 diabetes
Study hopes to find out the benefits of exercise in Type 1 diabetes
Doctors from the University of Bristol are looking for volunteers, who have recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, to take part in an exercise study. The two-phased study will be based in local hospitals across the South West. Type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune disease, accounts for between five and 15 per cent of all people with diabetes and is treated by daily insulin injections, a healthy diet and regular physical activity.  The disease develops when the immune system goes into overdrive and attacks the body's normal cells instead of foreign invaders.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.03.2012
A lifetime of research may be leading to a life-saving treatment for shock
Graphic illustration of the autodigestion process by Bioengineering Professor Geert Schmid-Schönbein shows (left) how digestive enzymes are normally contained within the intestine by its epithelial lining.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.03.2012

Administration - Health - 12.03.2012
More children now living with ’life limiting’ conditions
The number of children with conditions such as muscular dystrophy, neurodegenerative disorders or severe cerebral palsy who are surviving into adulthood has been underestimated, a new study shows. Research led from the University of Leeds, has shown that the number of children and young adults in England with a 'life limiting condition'* is far higher than had previously been thought and is increasing year on year.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.03.2012
Beliefs about genes, God, can change health communication strategies
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Beliefs about nature and nurture can affect how patients and their families respond to news about their diagnosis, according to Penn State health communication researchers. Understanding how people might respond to a health problem, especially when the recommendations for adapting to the condition may seem contradictory to their beliefs, is crucial to planning communication strategies, said Roxanne Parrott, Distinguished Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences and Health Policy and Administration.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 12.03.2012
Root cause of dental phobia
Root cause of dental phobia
Women in their forties are more likely to have dental anxiety than any other age group according to a University of Sydney study into dental anxiety and phobia.

Health - 12.03.2012
Why do some heavy drinkers get liver cirrhosis and some don’t?
The US government is investing $2.5 million in a Sydney-based study to determine the role of genetics in alcoholic liver disease.

Health - Chemistry - 11.03.2012
Continuous drug manufacturing offers speed, lower costs
New system developed by MIT researchers could help transform the pharmaceutical industry.

Health - 09.03.2012
New Weight Loss Surgery Folds Stomach into Smaller Size
Patients seeking a weight-loss surgery that does not require an implanted device or permanent change to their anatomy, have a new clinical trial option at UC San Diego Health System.

Health - Earth Sciences - 09.03.2012
Ripple Effect: The Japanese Disaster One Year Later
Tsunami devestation in Japan's Miyagi prefecture (left). One year later in March 2012, a washed-up boat remains on shore.

Health - 09.03.2012
Bicyclic peptides as therapeutic agents
Bicyclic peptides as therapeutic agents
Bicyclic Peptide Inhibitor Reveals Large Interface with a Protease Target.

Health - Chemistry - 09.03.2012
How open source could help malaria treatment
How open source could help malaria treatment
In open source drug discovery all data and ideas are freely and immediately shared, and anyone may participate at any level. Mat Todd , from the University of Sydney's School of Chemistry , recently led a meeting titled Open Source Drug Discovery for Malaria, to discuss the application of the open source model to discovering drugs to treat malaria.

Health - History / Archeology - 09.03.2012
Asian origins of Machado-Joseph disease revealed
Knowledge of a disease prevalent among Northern Territory Indigenous communities has been overhauled thanks to research contributed by the University of Sydney's Garth Nicholson. "This advance in our understanding of the origins of Machado-Joseph Disease in Australia will hopefully contribute to the development of a cure of this debilitating condition which affects people from as young as 10-years-old," said Associate Professor Nicholson from the ANZAC Institute at the University.

Health - 08.03.2012
New drug saves babies with rare bone disease
New drug saves babies with rare bone disease Babies dying from an extremely rare bone disease are having their lives saved by experts at The Children´s Hospital, Sheffield and the University of Sheffield thanks to a successful drug trial.

Health - History / Archeology - 08.03.2012
New material from founder of modern human anatomy comes to Warwick
The discovery of new material from the sixteenth-century founder of modern human anatomy, Andreas Vesalius, is to be showcased at a University of Warwick seminar next week. The 1543 De Humani Corporis Fabrica (The Fabric of the Human Body) by Andreas Vesalius is one of the most famous of all medical books.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 08.03.2012
Breastfed babies less likely to be picky eaters as toddlers
Breastfed babies less likely to be picky eaters as toddlers
Breastfeeding exclusively for the first four to six months of infants' lives and delaying introduction of solid food until that time may help prevent picky eating behaviors and weight problems when c

Health - Life Sciences - 08.03.2012
Study pinpoints effects of different doses of an ADHD drug; finds higher doses may harm learning
New research with monkeys sheds light on how the drug methylphenidate may affect learning and memory in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The results parallel a 1977 finding that a low dose of the drug boosted cognitive performance of children with ADHD, but a higher dose that reduced their hyperactivity also impaired their performance on a memory test.

Health - Life Sciences - 08.03.2012
UW law professor offers look at FDA from the inside out
UW Law Professor R. Alta Charo was senior policy adviser to the commissioner at the Food and Drug Administration from August 2009 until June 2011.

Health - Pharmacology - 07.03.2012
Data in NEJM shows Novartis drug Signifor is first therapy to provide rapid, durable benefit for Cushing’s disease patients in Phase III study
Study met primary endpoint showing Signifor (pasireotide) normalized cortisol overproduction , a critical factor in controlling the debilitating endocrine disorder , , Cortisol levels decreased quickly in the majority of patients and levels were normalized in 26.3% of patients treated with pasireotide 900µg twice daily Results showed pasireotide improved key clinical manifestations of the disease, including reductions in blood pressure, c

Health - Life Sciences - 07.03.2012
Testing treatments in a virtual world
Testing treatments in a virtual world
Testing treatments in a virtual world Imagine if your GP or consultant were able to show you, through a computerised model of yourself, the effects of potential treatments on your body.

Life Sciences - Health - 07.03.2012
New Helmet Technology Reduces Brain Injury
New Helmet Technology Reduces Brain Injury
Reception and service at central level for international students after arrival at KTH.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.03.2012
Ł140,000 boost to develop drug that protects the heart
George Baillie, a Reader of Biochemistry within the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences has received a Translational Research grant of Ł142,586 from national heart charity, Heart Research UK, to explore the development of novel drugs to protect the heart.

Health - Life Sciences - 07.03.2012
New Drug Target Improves Memory in Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Cincinnati, and American Life Science Pharmaceuticals of San Diego have validated the protease cathepsin B (CatB) as a target for improving memory deficits and reducing the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in an animal model representative of most AD patients.

Health - Earth Sciences - 07.03.2012
Festival gears up for science week
Festival gears up for science week
Fancy making your own slime or chilling out with liquid nitrogen? How about discovering the microscopic world of magma or how plants keep us healthy? If you do then you're in luck as this month sees

Life Sciences - Health - 07.03.2012
Exercise changes the DNA
The genetic heredity a person is born with isn't that impossible to change as one might think. In a new study in Cell Metabolism, researchers of Karolinska Institutet show that when healthy but inactive men and women are made to exercise it actually alters their DNA - in a matter of minutes. The underlying genetic code stays the same.

Health - 06.03.2012
Nuclear experts available to discuss Fukushima one year later
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-As the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan approaches, nuclear experts from the nation's No.

Health - Veterinary - 06.03.2012
Mayo Clinic, Penn and Partners to Explore New Ways to Predict and Control Seizures
PHILADELPHIA - Mayo Clinic and partners from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Pharmacy, the Pere

Health - Chemistry - 06.03.2012
Responding to the Radiation Threat
Responding to the Radiation Threat
The New York Times recently reported that in the darkest moments of the triple meltdown last year of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, Japanese officials considered the evacuation of the nearly 36 million residents of the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.03.2012
Under the Microscope #14 – Fruit fly brain and gut
Under the Microscope #14 – Fruit fly brain and gut
This video shows the anatomical and functional connection between the brain and the gut in the fruit fly" —Paola Cognigni Check out the rest of the Under the Microscope video series here: io9&p

Economics / Business - Health - 06.03.2012
Large-scale stem cell cultivation partnership formalized
Since James Till and Ernest McCulloch first made their stem cell discovery 50 years ago, Toronto has steadily become a world renowned centre for stem cell research.

Health - Economics / Business - 06.03.2012

Health - Life Sciences - 06.03.2012
Koch Institute, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center announce launch of ’Bridge Project’ to attack most-lethal forms of cancer
Institutions, research teams, non-profit organizations join forces in novel approaches targeting pancreatic cancer, glioblastoma.

Health - 06.03.2012
More data on knee replacements needed
Oxford University experts have called for better monitoring of knee replacement surgery to improve outcomes for patients. Writing in the medical journal the Lancet , they say there is a lack of reliable information for surgeons to compare outcomes for different implants and surgical techniques. Furthermore, they say there is very little or no evidence for the effectiveness of many implants on the market.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.03.2012
Unlocking Autism’s Mysteries: CMU’s Marcel Just Uses New Brain Imaging and Computer Modeling To Predict Autistic Brain Activity and Behavior
: Unlocking Autism's Mysteries: CMU's Marcel Just Uses New Brain Imaging and Computer Modeling To Predict Autistic Brain Activity and Behavior -Carnegie Mellon News - Carnegie Mellon University : Unlocking Autism's Mysteries: CMU's Marcel Just Uses New Brain Imaging and Computer Modeling To Predict Autistic Brain Activity and Behavior Predictions Will Provide Scientists With Clear Targets for Autism Intervention and Treatment Therapies : Shilo R

Health - Administration - 06.03.2012
Nursing and midwifery care in Wales gets boost
The Minister for Health and Social Services, Lesley Griffiths, has unveiled a realistic simulator that will teach student nurses vital skills for the specialist care of young babies.

Health - Environment - 06.03.2012
What makes ticks tick?
Durland Fish has researched ticks and their associated diseases for decades.

Psychology - Health - 06.03.2012
Scientist tapped to serve key roles at the White House and NSF
Yale scientist and Haskins Laboratories chief executive officer Philip Rubin has been appointed to key roles at the White House and the National Science Foundation.

Life Sciences - Health - 06.03.2012
Genetic changes tracked as bacteria become a fatal infection
Genetic changes tracked as bacteria become a fatal infection
An unusual case could tell researchers more about the genetic changes that occur when a common bacteria, normally carried without any problems, on rare occasions causes potentially life-threatening infections. Eight mutations occurred in the common bacteria Staphylococcus aureus as it turned from an innocuous resident inside one person's nose into a fatal blood infection, an Oxford University study has found.

Health - 05.03.2012
Strawberry lovers: Check out Purple Wonder
Strawberry lovers: Check out Purple Wonder
Cornell's newest and darkest strawberry variety - Purple Wonder - will make its debut at the Philadelphia International Flower Show March 5 through an exclusive licensing agreement with seed giant W. Atlee Burpee Co.

Health - 05.03.2012
Historian gives thanks to medieval Arab medics
Historian gives thanks to medieval Arab medics
One of the nation's leading medical historians has acknowledged the extent of Western medicine's debt to medieval Arab doctors in a new book.

Health - Chemistry - 05.03.2012
Smart, self-healing hydrogels open far-reaching possibilities in medicine, engineering
UC San Diego bioengineers have developed smart, self-healing hydrogels with far-reaching applications including medial sutures, targeted drug delivery, industrial sealents and self-healing plastics.

Health - Social Sciences - 05.03.2012
Shaping Health and Communities through research - inaugural conference for new Institute
New findings on the links between drinking in the home ahead of a night out, and violent crime, are set to be presented at the inaugural conference of a multi-disciplinary research institute at Plymouth University.

Health - 05.03.2012
Problems with TGA transparency says study
Problems with TGA transparency says study
The Therapeutic Goods Administration's record on medical device regulation lacks transparency according to research led by the University of Sydney.

Health - Life Sciences - 05.03.2012
New point of attack for breast cancer with poor prognosis
New point of attack for breast cancer with poor prognosis Scientists from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research describe how the protein phosphatase SHP2 promotes breast cancer with poor prognosis. As they report Medicine, SHP2 is necessary for the maintenance of the few tumor initiating cells (TICs) in a breast tumor.

Health - Life Sciences - 04.03.2012
New Universal Platform for Cancer Immunotherapy Developed by Penn-led Team
New Universal Platform for Cancer Immunotherapy Developed by Penn-led Team
Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania report this month in Cancer Research a universal approach to personalized cancer therapy based on'T cells.

Health - Economics / Business - 03.03.2012
Lower Duwamish Waterway health study to inform EPA's final cleanup plan for Superfund site
Lower Duwamish Waterway health study to inform EPA’s final cleanup plan for Superfund site
A new project led by environmental health researchers in the UW School of Public Health will assess key health issues affecting people who use the Duwamish River or live nearby.

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