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Life Sciences - Health - 25.01.2012
New Fluorescent Dyes Highlight Neuronal Activity
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created a new generation of fast-acting fluorescent dyes that optically highlight electrical activity in neuronal membranes. The work is published in this week's online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .

Health - Administration - 25.01.2012
Young breast cancer survivors face serious quality-of-life challenges
Young breast cancer survivors face serious quality-of-life challenges
Quality of life in younger patients treated for breast cancer is seriously compromised, and these women face more physical and mental health issues than women their age who haven't had cancer and women over 50 who have, according to a study by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Health - Life Sciences - 25.01.2012
Janet Rowley to receive Japan Prize for role in development of targeted cancer therapy
Janet Davison Rowley, the Blum-Riese Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine, Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology and Human Genetics at the University of Chicago, will receive the 2012 Japan Prize for Healthcare and Medical Technology.

Health - Pharmacology - 25.01.2012
Novartis delivers strong underlying financial performance in 2011, expects 2012 sales to be in line with 2011
Fourth quarter sales rose 5% while core operating income grew 17% in constant currencies (cc); full year sales up 12% cc and core operating income up 16% cc Core operating income grew 12% (+17% cc) t

Health - Life Sciences - 24.01.2012

Health - 24.01.2012
Spin-out targets better cancer treatment
Spin-out targets better cancer treatment
A new Oxford University spin-out firm, Oxford Cancer Biomarkers Limited, is to develop technology to ensure that only patients who are likely to benefit from anti-cancer drugs will receive them and that the best treatment for each person can be quickly identified. Isis Innovation, the University's technology transfer company, has licensed the CancerNav biomarker technology to Oxford Cancer Biomarkers Limited (OCB).

Life Sciences - Health - 24.01.2012
Central role of PGC-1? in dopaminergic neurons
Sustained expression of PGC-1α in the rat nigrostriatal system selectively impairs dopaminergic function.

Health - 23.01.2012
Vision improves modestly in patients after human embryonic stem cells transplants
Vision improves modestly in patients after human embryonic stem cells transplants
Researchers at UCLA's Jules Stein Eye Institute and colleagues who successfully transplanted specialized retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells into the eyes of two legally blind patients report that the transplants appear safe and that both patients have experienced modest improvement in their vision.

Health - 23.01.2012
Revolutionising the early detection of cancer
The world's first centre of excellence specialising in pioneering research into the early detection of cancer will be officially opened at The University of Nottingham on Thursday January 26 2012. The Centre of Excellence for Autoimmunity in Cancer (CEAC) will lead research into the early detection and management of cancer and push forward the introduction of a blood test which can pick up the first signs of cancer as much as five years before a patient presents with any symptoms.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.01.2012
1.66m to explore the challenges and opportunities of making science public
Climategate, Nuttgate, opposition to GM crops, the MMR and BSE health scares: over the last 30 years high profile political crises surrounding the integrity of research, the status of expert advice a

Health - Administration - 23.01.2012
UK government backs Imperial researchers in drive to eliminate neglected tropical diseases
By Sam Wong Renewed support from the British government will enable research groups based at Imperial College London to distribute an additional 100 million treatments for schistosomiasis in Africa.

Health - 23.01.2012
Insomnia is a major health problem
Insomnia is a major health problem
Insomnia is a serious medical condition that should be treated with evidence-based medicine because it is linked to depression, diabetes, hypertension, drug abuse and even death, according to a review of recent research co-authored by a leading University of Wisconsin-Madison sleep researcher. "This review underscores the fact that insomnia needs to be taken seriously, and that health care providers should routinely ask their patients how they are sleeping," says Ruth Benca , director of the Wisconsin Sleep laboratory and clinic.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.01.2012
Gene Therapy Research team from Penn Vet and Scheie Eye Institute Cures Retinitis Pigmentosa in Dogs
Members of a University of Pennsylvania research team have shown that they can prevent, or even reverse, a blinding retinal disease, X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa, or XLRP, in dogs. The disease in humans and dogs is caused by defects in the RPGR gene and results in early, severe and progressive vision loss.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.01.2012
Elliott Levinthal, Stanford professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, dead at 89
Elliott Levinthal, Stanford professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, dead at 89
In a career that ranged from radar to medicine to outer space, Elliott Levinthal played an instrumental role in the schools of Engineering and Medicine, and in the rise of Silicon Valley.

Health - 23.01.2012
University’s TV ’sperm race’ helps to unlock mysteries of procreation
University of Birmingham reproductive medicine expert Jackson Kirkman-Brown invites a group of male students to take part in an experimental ‘Sperm Race' to explore what it takes to be the best out of millions in the BBC3 documentary How Sex Works tonight. Five obliging young men aged 19-25 rise to the challenge, providing samples which are ‘raced' through an appropriate clinical medium at Kirkman-Brown's state-of-the-art laboratories.

Health - Administration - 23.01.2012
Yale asks community to
Yale asks community to "help us discover" cures for disease
Yale University is launching a major effort to recruit thousands of volunteers to participate in clinical trials being conducted at Yale's Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.

Health - Life Sciences - 23.01.2012
Transcriptional barcoding of retinal cells identifies disease target cells
Transcriptional barcoding of retinal cells identifies disease target cells By developing a large scale gene expression map for retinal cell types, FMI Neurobiologists have been able to identify the cells in the retina, where the genes causing retinal diseases specifically act. This narrows down the search for a better understanding of the diseases and opens up new avenues for therapeutic approaches.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 22.01.2012
Hip size may be the key to link between obesity and premature death
A research team headed by Associate Professor Stefan Söderberg from Umeå University has for the first time demonstrated that the effect of obesity on the risk of premature death is seriously underestimated unless a person's hip circumference is taken into account. By looking at the relationship between waist and hip circumference* in a 20-year study of almost 8000 Mauritians, the research is also the first ever study to link obesity to mortality in a South Asian population.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.01.2012
What the Olympic Games have done for us
What the Olympic Games have done for us
The genuine scientific benefits that have emerged from the modern Olympic Games have often been lost in the hype surrounding these high profile international events.

Administration - Health - 22.01.2012

Health - Administration - 20.01.2012
Medicine and public acceptance
Preparedness usually means planning for an emergency and avoiding catastrophic outcomes. Not for Professor Peter Newman - he is planning for a best-case scenario.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.01.2012
CHMP recommends EU approval to update Novartis drug Glivec label to include three year treatment for GIST patients after surgery
Opinion based on Phase III study showing 66% recurrence-free and 92% overall survival at five years after three years' adjuvant Glivec in adults with KIT+ GIST Glivec has helped transform treatment and outcomes in patients with KIT+ GIST since its first approval in the metastatic setting almost 10 years ago Basel, January 20, 2012 - Novartis announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines

Physics - Health - 20.01.2012
T-rays technology could help develop Star Trek-style hand-held medical scanners
A*STAR and Imperial College London news release For immediate release Friday 10 January 2012 Scientists have developed a new way to create electromagnetic Terahertz (THz) waves or T-rays - the technology behind full-body security scanners. The researchers behind the study, published recently Photonics, say their new stronger and more efficient continuous wave T-rays could be used to make better medical scanning gadgets and may one day lead to innovations similar to the 'tricorder' scanner used in Star Trek.

Health - Civil Engineering - 20.01.2012
Book Discussion at Penn on Jan. 24 About Health of Urban Women Worldwide
Book Discussion at Penn on Jan. 24 About Health of Urban Women Worldwide
WHO: Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Eugenie L. Birch, Penn School of Design Susan M. Wachter, Wharton School WHAT: Book discussion of Women's Health and the World Cities WHEN: Tuesday, Jan.

Health - Pharmacology - 20.01.2012
Novartis drug Signifor recommended by CHMP for EU approval to treat patients with Cushing’s disease
If approved, Signifor (SOM230, pasireotide) would be the first approved medication targeting Cushing's disease In clinical trials, pasireotide suppresses overproduction of cortisol caused by an under

Linguistics / Literature - Health - 20.01.2012
New approach to combat intractable bacterial infections
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Economics / Business - Health - 20.01.2012
Penn GSE Researcher Scores a Publishing Hat Trick
Penn GSE Researcher Scores a Publishing Hat Trick
Writing one book is a daunting task, but writing three - simultaneously - might seem near impossible.

Health - 20.01.2012
Modelling cholera epidemics
Modelling cholera epidemics
Modelling cholera epidemics: the role of waterways, human mobility and sanitation.

Health - 19.01.2012
Researcher Examines Public-Health Issues Concerning Firearms and Senior Citizens
Researcher Examines Public-Health Issues Concerning Firearms and Senior Citizens
More than 17 million Americans 65 or older have at least one firearm. Based on the current patterns of gun ownership and population growth, the number of elderly people who own a firearm is expected to increase. In an article released by the American Journal of Public Health, Susan B. Sorenson , a professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice , identifies public-health considerations related to firearm ownership among the elderly.

Economics / Business - Health - 19.01.2012

Health - 19.01.2012
London 2012 unveils Anti-Doping Laboratory
London 2012 unveils Anti-Doping Laboratory
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today unveiled the WADA accredited anti-doping laboratory which will operate during the London 2012 Games. LOCOG, laboratory service providers GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and laboratory operators King's College London, welcomed Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and the Olympics for a tour of the facility which is based in Harlow, Essex.

Mathematics - Health - 19.01.2012
Dying at home is on the rise
Although around two thirds of us would prefer to die at home, in the developed world the trend in recent years has been for the majority to spend their final days in an institutional setting, such as a hospital or hospice.

Pharmacology - Health - 19.01.2012
Sandoz initiates two more Phase III biosimilar trials, reinforcing long-term global leadership commitment
Phase III clinical study for filgrastim biosimilar (Neupogen ) is expected to support expansion to the US market Phase III study for Sandoz pegfilgrastim (Neulasta ) represents next major step in San

Health - 18.01.2012
Verandas and egg shell examination could improve hen welfare
Verandas and egg shell examination could improve hen welfare
New research to help farmers improve the health of free-range hens has found verandas for the birds and the early scrutiny of eggshells could improve their welfare.

Event - Health - 18.01.2012
Abstracts wanted for Pediatric Research Day
Guidelines for reporting of child abuse, sexual assault Board chair and vice chair issue statement on questions about Paterno Alumni Town Hall meetings begin in Pittsburgh Panel discussion 'Responding to Child Sexual Abuse' set for Jan.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.01.2012
Origins of Esophageal Cancer
VIDEO: Richard Mayeux discusses ongoing Alzheimer's Disease research.

Health - 18.01.2012
Statins may protect against death from aneurysm, Yale study finds
A study by Yale School of Medicine reveals that survival rates for patients with a thoracic aneurysm are significantly better, and complications are fewer, among patients who take statin cholesterol drugs than those who do not. The study appears in the American Journal of Cardiology. An aneurysm is a swelling of an artery, and is a common cause of death.

Health - Administration - 18.01.2012
UC San Diego Researchers Review Cessation Studies and Call for Change in Policy
Smoking is a major public health issue and quitting is the single most important thing smokers can do to improve their health. In the 2012 edition of the prestigious Annual Review of Public Health, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have reviewed the landscape of smoking cessation over the past 20 years.

Health - Life Sciences - 18.01.2012
Anatomy museum opens doors to public
A facial cast of mass murderer William Burke taken shortly before his execution is to form part of an exhibition of medical artefacts.

Health - Pharmacology - 18.01.2012
Novartis receives approval for Lucentis and launches Galvus in China
Lucentis (ranibizumab) approved in China to treat wet age-related macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness and severe vision loss in people over 50 Oral type 2 diabetes treatment Galvus (vild

Health - Life Sciences - 18.01.2012
Genetic code cracked for a devastating blood parasite
Scientists have cracked the genetic code and predicted some high priority drug targets for the blood parasite Schistosoma haematobium, which is linked to bladder cancer and HIV/ AIDS and causes the insidious urogenital disease schistosomiasis haematobia in more than 112 million people in Africa.

Health - Psychology - 18.01.2012
International health experts call for a special UN session on mental health
Professor Harry Minas, Director of the Centre for International Mental Health at the University of Melbourne has joined experts from the US and the UK to call for a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on the topic.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.01.2012
Researchers Help Solve Questions About Ethiopians' High-Altitude Adaptations
Researchers Help Solve Questions About Ethiopians’ High-Altitude Adaptations
Over many generations, people living in the high-altitude regions of the Andes or on the Tibetan Plateau have adapted to life in low-oxygen conditions. Living with such a distinct and powerful selective pressure has made these populations a textbook example of evolution in action, but exactly how their genes convey a survival advantage remains an open question.

Life Sciences - Health - 17.01.2012
Stem cell genetic ’switch’ offers Alzheimer’s hope
PA 14/12 Scientists at The University of Nottingham are leading a £1.3 million research project to develop new treatments to replace brain cells lost during dementia.

Health - Economics / Business - 17.01.2012
President David Naylor discusses research and innovation
When the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation asked President David Naylor for his expertise and insight on innovation hubs and what makes them successful, he was happy to use Toronto as a prime example.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 17.01.2012
Vitamin D deficiency rates cause for concern
Almost one-third of adults over the age of 25 have a Vitamin D deficiency, a new study evaluating the Vitamin D status of Australian adults has found. The paper is the largest study of its kind, drawing on 11,218 people from the AusDiab Study and includes Australians from Darwin to Hobart. Professor of Medicine (Assistant Dean) and Chair of the NorthWest Academic Centre, Western Section, the University of Melbourne and study author, Professor Peter Ebeling said the findings showed strategies were now needed to improve Vitamin D awareness.

Health - 16.01.2012
No walk in the park: factors that predict walking difficulty in elderly
Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that the likelihood of becoming disabled with age increases with the following factors: having a chronic condition or cognitive impairment; low physical activity; slower gross motor coordination; having poor lower-extremity function; and being hospitalized.

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