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Health - Pharmacology - 24.01.2011
Novartis gains approval for Gilenya as a first-line disease modifying oral therapy for multiple sclerosis in Switzerland and Australia
Gilenya offers an alternative to frequent injections, which is a major advance for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis in Switzerland and Australia Gilenya showed enhanced efficacy to interferon beta-1a IM, a commonly prescribed treatment, reducing relapses by 52% (p<0.001) at one year Two-year, placebo-controlled study demonstrated that Gilenya significantly reduced the risk of disability progression Basel, January 24,

Health - Linguistics / Literature - 21.01.2011

Pharmacology - Health - 21.01.2011
Novartis gains positive CHMP opinion for Gilenya , first oral multiple sclerosis treatment recommended for approval in the European Union
Gilenya recommended in the EU for people with highly active relapsing-remitting MS despite treatment with beta interferon, or in patients with rapidly evolving severe relapsing-remitting MS Gilenya showed superior efficacy to interferon beta-1a IM, a commonly prescribed treatment, reducing relapses by 52% (p<0.001) at one year Two-year, placebo-controlled study demonstrated that Gilenya significantly reduced the risk of disability prog

Health - Economics / Business - 21.01.2011
Learn more about worldwide crime at a public lecture tomorrow
Learn more about worldwide crime at a public lecture tomorrow
A former head of criminal intelligence at Interpol will give a public lecture at the University of Cambridge tomorrow.

Life Sciences - Health - 20.01.2011
Unfolding amyloid secrets
Unfolding amyloid secrets
By pin-pointing the reaction that kick-starts the formation of amyloid fibres, scientists can now seek to further understand how these fibrils develop and cause disease. Amyloid fibres, which are implicated in a wide range of diseases, form when proteins misfold and stick together in long, rope-like structures.

Health - Social Sciences - 20.01.2011
Suicide and homicide research contract won by Manchester Centre
The Centre for Suicide Prevention at The University of Manchester has won a major research contract to investigate suicide and homicide by people with mental illness.

Health - Chemistry - 20.01.2011
Probing Question: Are drugs in our water harmful?
By Dean A. Haycock Research/Penn State Some medications are so prevalent, people jokingly suggest they should be added to the water supply. OK, consider it done. Detectable levels of common pharmaceutical medications have been found in drinking water in the United States and Canada. Public awareness of this issue spiked after a well-publicized 2008 Associated Press article, but researchers have known for decades that the drugs we throw away or put into our bodies wash out into the water supply, said Albert Jarrett , professor of biological engineering at Penn State.

Health - Administration - 20.01.2011

Health - 20.01.2011
Arthritis and body ache concerns during floods clean up
In the aftermath of Australia‘s devastating floods, physiotherapists at the University of Melbourne have warned people of the risk of aggravating arthritis and causing their bodies' physical strain as they work to clean up after the floods.

Health - Electroengineering - 20.01.2011
Unusual transplant restores woman's voice
In one of the most complex transplant operations ever performed, an international team of surgeons, including Paolo Macchiarini from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, has restored the voice of a Californian woman who had been unable to speak for more than a decade.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.01.2011
Watch: Landmark larynx transplant 
Watch: Landmark larynx transplant 
Links: Professor Martin Birchall The Wellcome Trust UC Davis Health System UCL Partners UCL Centre for Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine In one of the most complex transplant surgeries ever perfor

Health - Environment - 19.01.2011
Stanford hospitals submit expanded community benefits proposal to City of Palo Alto
Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital today announced that they have presented a revised proposal to the City of Palo Alto in relation to the approval process for the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project.

Health - 19.01.2011
More fruit and veg lowers heart risk
More fruit and veg lowers heart risk
Health 19 Jan 11 People who eat more fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of dying from the most common form of heart disease, an Oxford University-led study has found. However, the researchers point out in the European Heart Journal that a higher fruit and vegetable intake occurs among people with other healthy eating habits and lifestyles, and that these factors could also be associated with the lower risk of dying from ischaemic heart disease.

Health - 19.01.2011
Families needed for childhood allergies study
Families needed for childhood allergies study
A team of medical experts at King's College London, based at St Thomas' Hospital, is looking to recruit mothers who are exclusively breastfeeding their infants to join an important study to test the

Life Sciences - Health - 19.01.2011
3D way to better antibiotics
3D way to better antibiotics
Science | Health Pete Wilton | 19 Jan 11 Seeing the interaction between antibiotics and the bugs they are designed to attack in three dimensions could help combat drug-resistant bacteria.

Health - Life Sciences - 19.01.2011
Stem cell research and ethics in the spotlight at public event
Foreign stem cell clinics must be regulated – but not at the cost of medical innovation, says a University of Manchester academic who is speaking at a public meeting this evening.

Health - Environment - 19.01.2011
National Children’s Study Begins Recruitment in San Diego
Study is largest long-term examination of children's health and development ever conducted in the United States January 12, 2011 By Jackie Carr The National Children's Study (NCS) has begun inviting

Health - Administration - 19.01.2011
New European collaboration on cancer research
New European collaboration on cancer research
Leading European cancer researchers have combined forces in the fight against the world's deadliest disease in the hope that the coordination of patient studies, the introduction of new expensive tec

Health - Psychology - 18.01.2011
Stress, anxiety both boon and bane to brain
A cold dose of fear lends an edge to the here-and-now — say, when things go bump in the night. "That edge sounds good. It sounds adaptive. It sounds like perception is enhanced and that it can keep you safe in the face of danger," says Alexander Shackman, a researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Health - 18.01.2011
IMF loan policies hampering aid efforts?
IMF loan policies hampering aid efforts?
Art 18 Jan 11 A study has tested whether aid to tackle disease and improve healthcare actually translates into a better health system for the countries that receive it.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.01.2011
Chemists document workings of key staph enzyme and how to block it
Chemists document workings of key staph enzyme and how to block it
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Researchers have determined the structure and mechanism of an enzyme that performs the crucial first step in the formation of cholesterol and a key virulence factor in staph bacteria.

Health - History / Archeology - 17.01.2011
Study to test feasibility of lung cancer screening programme
Study to test feasibility of lung cancer screening programme
Liverpool, UK - 17 January 2011: Researchers at the University of Liverpool are investigating if a lung cancer screening programme could be implemented effectively at hospitals and cancer centres across the UK. The pilot UK Lung Screening (UKLS) trial, in partnership with Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital; Papworth Hospital, Cambridge; and the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, is funded by the National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) and builds on a programme of research into the feasibility of lung cancer screening.

Health - History / Archeology - 17.01.2011
Volunteers needed to test how exercise influences response to pneumonia and flu vaccinations
Researchers at the University of Birmingham's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences are looking for volunteers to take part in a study examining whether exercise can enhance antibody response to vaccinations, such as the seasonal flu jab. The study will test the effect of a brisk walk on the antibody response to pneumococcal and influenza inoculations.

Health - 17.01.2011
Bus and tram passengers warned to keep their germs to themselves
Bus and tram passengers warned to keep their germs to themselves
PA 14/11 You are six times more likely to end up at the doctors with an acute respiratory infection (ARI) if you have recently used a bus or tram — but those who use buses or trams daily might well be somewhat protected compared with more occasional users. These are the findings of a study carried out by experts at The University of Nottingham into the relationship between public transport and the risk of catching an ARI.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.01.2011
Best friends can make a child more physically active
Best friends can make a child more physically active
Press release issued 17 January 2011 Boys and girls who take part in physical activity with their best friend in the neighbourhood where they live have higher levels of physical activity, new research has found.  With many children not doing enough physical activity the findings could help with the UK's current health care concerns.

Health - Life Sciences - 17.01.2011
Scientists find the “master switch” for key immune cells in inflammatory diseases
Scientists find the “master switch” for key immune cells in inflammatory diseases
Under embargo until 1800 London time, Sunday 16 January 2011 Scientists have identified a protein that acts as a “master switch? in certain white blood cells, determining whether they promote or inhibit inflammation. The study, published Immunology , could help researchers look for new treatments for diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis that involve excessive inflammation.

Health - Life Sciences - 16.01.2011
See how they grow: Monitoring single bacteria without a microscope
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Health - Life Sciences - 14.01.2011
Liverpool receives $1.5million to tackle disease in Africa
Liverpool receives $1.5million to tackle disease in Africa
Liverpool, UK - 14 January 2011: A University of Liverpool-led consortium has received $1.5million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study a bacterium that causes serious disease and epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa. Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 1 is one of the most prevalent strains in sub-Sahara Africa.

Health - Economics / Business - 14.01.2011
Manchester nuclear hormone research approach is a UK first
Researchers and doctors from Manchester institutes have joined forces with pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to launch an innovative joined-up approach to tackling chronic inflammatory disease.

Health - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.01.2011
Is ’breast only’ for first six months best?
Current guidance advising mothers in the UK to exclusively breast feed for the first six months of their baby's life is being questioned in a new study published today in the British Medical Journal. The authors, led by Dr Mary Fewtrell (UCL Institute of Child Health) have reviewed the evidence behind the current guidance and say the time is right to reappraise this recommendation.

Health - 14.01.2011
Melbourne Institute to assess homelessness
The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne will investigate Australians? vulnerability to homelessness under a $5 million project announced by the Federal Government.

Health - Life Sciences - 13.01.2011
GM chickens that don't transmit bird flu developed
GM chickens that don’t transmit bird flu developed
Breakthrough could prevent future bird flu epidemics. Chickens genetically modified to prevent them spreading bird flu have been produced by researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 13.01.2011

Life Sciences - Health - 13.01.2011
Neuroscientists explain Proustian effect of small details attached to big memories
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Neuroscientists at MIT's Picower Institute of Learning and Memory have uncovered why relatively minor details of an episode are sometimes inexplicably linked to long-term memories. The work is slated to appear in the Jan. 13 issue of Neuron . ?Our finding explains, at least partially, why seemingly irrelevant information like the color of the shirt of an important person is remembered as vividly as more significant information such as the person's impressive remark when you recall an episode of meeting this person,?

Health - Life Sciences - 13.01.2011
Skin provides Australia’s first adult stem cells for rare genetic disease
Scientists have developed Australia's first adult induced pluripotent stem cell lines using skin biopsies from patients with the rare genetic disease Friedreich Ataxia (FA).

Health - Life Sciences - 12.01.2011
Study offers hope for tackling bird flu
Bird flu epidemics could be prevented by a new strain of chickens that do not spread avian flu to other birds.

Health - Life Sciences - 12.01.2011
MicroRNAs could increase the risk of amputation in diabetics
MicroRNAs could increase the risk of amputation in diabetics
Press release issued 12 January 2011 New research has found one of the smallest entities in the human genome, micro-RNA, could increase the risk of limb amputation in diabetic patients who have poor blood flow. The study by Dr Andrea Caporali and colleagues in Professor Costanza Emanueli's research group in the Regenerative Medicine Section of the School of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bristol was funded by the Medical Research Council and is published online in Circulation : Journal of the American Heart Association .

Health - 12.01.2011
£4.7 million to improve outcomes for those affected by cancer
£4.7 million to improve outcomes for those affected by cancer
The Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's College London has secured research funding from the Department of Health to improve cancer survival rates.

Health - History / Archeology - 12.01.2011
Uncovering the secrets of pioneering doctors' gardens
Uncovering the secrets of pioneering doctors’ gardens
Two pioneering eighteenth-century doctors and the unusual uses to which they put their gardens are the focus of a new study by a Bristol University historian. Funded by a grant from the Wellcome Trust , Dr Clare Hickman of the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology will investigate how surgeon John Hunter (1728-93) and vaccination pioneer Edward Jenner (1749-1823) used their gardens to further their outstanding medical activities.

Health - Chemistry - 12.01.2011
New laboratory aims to revolutionise surgery with real-time metabolic profiling
New laboratory aims to revolutionise surgery with real-time metabolic profiling
New laboratory aims to revolutionise surgery with real-time metabolic profiling Metabolic profiling of tissue samples could transform the way surgeons make decisions in the operating theatre, say researchers at a new laboratory being launched today.

Health - Environment - 12.01.2011
Would a variable state pension age be fairer?
Would a variable state pension age be fairer?
Policy 12 Jan 11 A study suggests the government should introduce a variable state pension age to acknowledge the wide variations in life expectancy across the UK.

Health - Economics / Business - 12.01.2011
Probing Question: Why are resolutions so hard to keep?
By Grace Warren Research/Penn State For the person who's trying to quit smoking, it may be a friend's offer of a cigarette at the bar one Saturday night that knocks them off track.

Agronomy / Food Science - Health - 12.01.2011
Childhood obesity plateaus
Childhood obesity appears to have plateaued in NSW, but 23 per cent of school children are still above the healthy weight range, according to a University of Sydney survey released this week.

Health - Veterinary - 11.01.2011
Large-breed puppies needed for study to prevent arthritis
Large-breed puppies needed for study to prevent arthritis
Such large-breed dogs as Labradors, Newfoundlands and Rottweilers can suffer from a forelimb lameness when they are puppies, which may result in a significant lameness later in life.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.01.2011
The good, the bad and the 'green' harnessing the potential of bacteria
The good, the bad and the ’green’ harnessing the potential of bacteria
PA 10/11 A diverse family of bacteria that can cause a potentially fatal illness in humans but could offer a greener alternative to petrol to power our cars will be the subject of a talk by a University of Nottingham academic at an international conference.

Health - Life Sciences - 11.01.2011
Malaria parasites get jetlag too
Science Cath Harris | 11 Jan 11 The malaria parasite emerges and develops in synch with the bodyclock of its human host. A study by scientists at Oxford and Edinburgh universities, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B and covered by BBC News online and The Scientist , has shown that the parasite suffers significant penalties if it doesn't match its own bodyclock to the day-night pattern of its host.

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