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Maryland Business, Academic and Biopharma Groups Underscore Commitment to Medical Innovation, Finding Cures for Cancer and Other Diseases and Supporting the Economy

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by We Work for Health of Maryland: WHAT: We Work for Health of Maryland is a coalition of leaders in research, medicine, public health, academia, education, labor and business that will discuss the impact of...

Progressive Leaders at White House Summit Today Underscore Need for Health Care Reform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Campaign for America's Future co-director Roger Hickey , Economic Policy Institute president Lawrence Mishel and Center for Economic and Policy Research co-director Dean Baker released the following joint statement after participating in Preside...

Tragedies Underscore Crisis in U.S. Public Mental Health System: National Advocacy Organization Demands Reforms

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the deaths of two persons in public psychiatric institutions - highlighting a pattern of abuse and neglect of those who have psychiatric disabilities - a national coalition of such individuals is calling on the incoming Obama administrat...

NABP Findings Underscore Dangers of Purchasing Prescription Medicine Online and From Foreign Sources

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the number of visitors to Internet drug outlets nearly tripling in the last year, the risk to patients' health is higher than ever. Based on its assessment of more than 1,000 Internet drug outlets selling medicine online, the Nation...

New HIV Infection Figures from CDC Underscore Need for National AIDS Strategy for the U.S.

Announcement of increased new infections in 2006 follows nearly two-year delay in releasing data WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new HIV infection figures by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increase the estimate of new HIV infection...

New HIV Infection Figures from CDC to be Announced on Aug. 3 Underscore Need for National AIDS Strategy for the U.S.

Announcement coming on Aug. 3 of increased new infections in 2006 follows nearly two-year delay in releasing data WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The new HIV infection figures scheduled to be released on Sun., Aug. 3 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are e...

Recent Reports Underscore the Importance of Testing Supplements for Athletic Banned Substances

NSF's Program Helps Athletes Make Informed Decisions When Choosing Nutritional Products ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent news stories on steroid use in sports continue to emphasize the importance of screening dietary supplements and sports nutrition products for ...

Alarming MRSA Infection Rates Underscore Need for Public Reporting of Hospital-Acquired Infections

Consumers Union Urges Congress to Enact HR 1174 (Murphy) to Spur Hospitals to Reduce Deadly Patient Infections WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study that estimates nearly 19,000 Americans died in 2005 from a virulent, antibiotic-resistant infection acquired mostly in the...

Sanofi-Aventis Recognized for Workplace Efforts to Prevent Cancer

...of the cancer awareness initiative Kaleidoscope (formerly known as Frosted Pink) as well as many other cancer education and awareness programs further underscore this accreditation. The Gold Standard accreditation puts sanofi-aventis in the company of the following organizations also recognized as cham...

New Analysis: Women of Low Socio-Economic Status Face Unique Challenges Related to Smoking, Smoking Ban Policies

...y Build acceptance and trust within the patient-provider relationship to facilitate treatment initiation among women and mothers who smoke underscore the need for smoke-free policy initiatives to be coupled with increased access to smoking cessation programs Develop strategies for women who wo...
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Nektar Therapeutics Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... 2 clinical program for NKTR-118, and we are poised to report Phase 2 data for NKTR-102 and Phase 1 data for NKTR-105 by year-end. These achievements underscore the strength of Nektar's drug development organization and our successful strategy to focus on developing proprietary drugs with our advanced polymer ...

TWO NEW KLRI PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS: Hormone Therapy May Reduce Atherosclerosis in Women Close to Menopause; Growth Hormone May Increase Risk of Diabetes, Improve Lipid Profile in Men

...strogen therapy in women who have been postmenopausal for several years and may have pre-existing atherosclerosis. "This research continues to underscore the theory that estrogen may be cardio-protective if administered close to menopause," said Dr. S. Mitchell Harman, M.D., Ph.D., KLRI's Director and P...

Denosumab Demonstrates Superiority Over Zometa(R) in Pivotal Phase 3 Head-to-Head Trial in Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases

... favorable benefit/risk profile," said Roger M. Perlmutter, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen. "These results underscore the importance of the RANK Ligand pathway in bone disease, and offer the promise of improved care for patients with advanced breast cancer. We look f...

Pixantrone Produces High Rates of Complete and Partial Remissions Even Among Aggressive NHL Patients With Extensive Prior Doxorubicin Treatment or Prior Rituximab Treatment

...torical comparisons to studies of doxorubicin," said James A. Bianco, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of CTI. "We are pleased with these results as they underscore the potential for pixantrone in this difficult to treat patient population for whom few options exist." About the PIX301 EXTEND Trial Th...

PROTECT-1 Phase II/III Induction-Stage Results for ChemoCentryx's Traficet-EN(TM) Presented in Oral Session at DDW 2009 Conference

...ghout our entire pipeline," said Thomas J. Schall, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of ChemoCentryx. "Traficet-EN results announced today underscore our leadership position in CCR9-based therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases." The randomized, placebo-controlled, doubl...

Senesco Announces H1N1 Influenza Survival Test Results in Mice

...seases, including a model of lethal influenza." Bruce Galton, Senesco's President and CEO, added, "We believe these data from Dr. Scheld further underscore Factor 5A's ability to mitigate apoptosis caused by inflammation, in this case from the H1N1 flu model. As we have previously stated, one of the attr...

Roche and Pharmasset Initiate Phase IIb Clinical Trial of R7128, Most Advanced Nucleoside Polymerase Inhibitor in Development for Chronic Hepatitis C

...S and COPEGUS can provide a more potent - and potentially shorter - treatment regimen." These collaborations position Roche as a leader, and they underscore Roche's role as a pioneer, in the next evolution of hepatology treatments. About the Phase IIb Trial The Phase IIb trial is anticipated t...

AACR Data Highlights InNexus Preclinical Antibody Candidate

... - Additional Presentations underscore Potency, Binding Capabilities for Antibody Pipeline And Novel Technologies - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InNexus Biotech...

Cardium Reports on Applicability of Corgentin to Stem Cell Therapies: Independent Studies Indicate that Ad5IGF-1 Potentiates Stem Cells to Improve Cardiac Function After Heart Attack

...ue. The recently-published research findings from the University of Cincinnati provide independent support of this possible mechanism of action and underscore the potential use of Cardium's Corgentin candidate in stem cell therapies aimed at the treatment of heart attack and other indications," stated Cardiu...

Cardium's InnerCool Announces Positive Benefits of Cooling During Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Published in Urology

...of the nation's experts in the field of robotic-assisted prostate surgery, demonstrating the benefits of cooling during robotic-assisted prostatectomy underscore the potential value of InnerCool's new investigational UroCool(TM) catheter system. We plan to submit a regulatory application for FDA 510(k) clearan...
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Comprehensive look at rare leukemia finds relatively few genetic changes launch disease

... genetic changes that free cells from normal controls and allow the uncontrolled cell division that is a hallmark of cancer. Downing said the findings underscore the need to survey the entire genome of childhood AML and take a more detailed look at particular AML subtypes. Added Ina Radtke, Ph.D., the paper'...

Scientists link immune system's natural killer cells to infant liver disease

...n children. The study, to be published in the Aug. 3 Journal of Clinical Investigation , is posted online on the journal's website. "Our findings underscore the developing immune system's role in causing injury to bile ducts soon after birth, and they have implications for developing new therapies to block...

Stanford researchers publish comprehensive model for medical device development

...nt methods, clinical testing requirements, manufacturing methods, and overall life cycle for products in the two sectors. "Drug-device differences underscore challenges associated with developing combination products, such as drug-eluting stents, which play an increasingly important role in healthcare innov...

Dual role in breast tissue for a protein involved in leukemia

...need to be validated and expanded, Furth says, but she adds that "while Stat5a is obviously a complicated protein that has many functions, the results underscore the need to specifically understand the mechanisms that regulate its different roles in breast cells and how changes in Stat5a activity may affect dif...

Penn researchers discover genetic risk factor for testicular cancer

... less common in the black population. Finally, Nathanson says the findings show that previous models of testicular cancer formation are correct and underscore why men with testicular cancer may also have fertility problems. "Researchers have postulated testicular cancer was a disorder of germ cell developmen...

Alzheimer's, asthma, cancer, malaria and TB focus of new Singapore grants

... for more effective and less invasive treatment of breast and other forms of cancer." BMRC Chairman Sir George Radda, Ph.D., said, "The grant calls underscore A*STAR's commitment to foster excellent scientific research and talent in Singapore. The wide range of research areas covered under the grant calls is...

Researchers report 'moderately large' potential for red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine region

...ions to accommodate additional monitoring that might be required to protect public health and the shellfish industry. The WHOI and NCSU researchers underscore that even when these major red tides occur, shellfish and other seafood products are safe to eat because they are carefully monitored. Shellfish stock...

Marine scientists warn of potential for spring, summer red tide outbreak in Gulf of Maine

...ions to accommodate additional monitoring that might be required to protect public health and the shellfish industry. The WHOI and NCSU researchers underscore that even when these major red tides occur, shellfish and other seafood products are safe to eat because they are carefully monitored. Shellfish st...

New human study reinforces antioxidant benefits of tart cherries

...k and type 2 diabetes. 3 "It's encouraging when research like ours finds that great-tasting fruit can lead to real-life benefits, continuing to underscore the importance of whole foods in the diet," said Dr. Warber. ...

Mighty diatoms: Global climate feedback from microscopic algae

...ma of the University of Tokyo, explored how nutrient limitation affects the evolution of the size of diatoms in different environments. Their findings underscore potential consequences for aquatic food webs and climate shifts. "They are globally important since they 'fix' a significant amount of carbon," Li...
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Maryland Business, Academic and Biopharma Groups Underscore Commitment to Medical Innovation, Finding Cures and Supporting the Economy

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following event was announced today by We Work for Health of Maryland: WHAT: We Work for Health of Maryland is a coalition of leaders in research, medicine, public health, academia, education, labor and business that will discuss the ...

Researchers underscore limitations of genetic ancestry tests

AUSTIN, TexasAlthough many people rely on commercially available genetic tests for insights into their ancestry, the tests have significant limitations according to Deborah Bolnick, assistant professor of anthropology at The University of Texas at Austin. In The Science and Business of Genetic...

Conferences Underscore Wisconsins Role in the Health Technology Revolution

Editors Note: "FORWARD VISIONS" Today we begin three weeks of special articles, interviews and columns that will appear on the Wisconsin Technology Network (WTN). This series called, "FORWARD VISIONS" is designed to stimulate awareness, discussion and debate that will help to illustrate some of ...

Brazil's Scientific Research On The Rise, Thomson Reuters Study Finds

...g Brazil's steady rise during the last two decades in both the volume and impact of its scientific work. According to Science Watch , these findings underscore Brazil's standing among the emergent "BRIC" nations. BRIC -- an acronym for Brazil, Russia, India and China -- are the countries possessing the resou...

Celator(R) Pharmaceuticals Presents Data on the Activity of CPX-351 Against Leukemia at the European Hematology Association Congress

...ed at the 14th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Berlin, Germany, June 4-7, 2009 (Abstracts 1398 and 383). "These findings underscore the potential pharmacological and pharmacokinetic advantages of CPX-351 in the treatment of advanced leukemias," said Scott Jackson, chief executive o...

New Survey Reveals Gap in Understanding of Alzheimer's Disease Risk and Prevention Among Most Vulnerable Populations

...screening is available and that patients and physicians are having productive dialogue about this disease. On a broader scale, results of this survey underscore the need for better health services in minority communities." About the Survey Eisai and The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation collab...

Roche Madison Moves to New Facility

... Madison have a lot to offer in terms of their expertise, which will significantly help our drug development efforts." "These new lab facilities underscore both our commitment to the innovative talents of the team here at Roche Madison as well as to our pledge to explore and harness the potential of RNA-b...

University of Minnesota Professor Dr. David Pui to Speak at American Filtration and Separation Society Conference

...resentation will highlight the theory and application of Six Sigma in the areas of product development and product management. Real life examples will underscore the advantages of a structured approach in the development of new products. Also speaking at the Wednesday morning session is Prof. Dr. Gerhard Ka...

InterMune to Present Abstracts on HCV Protease Inhibitor ITMN-191 and HCV Development Program at the EASL Meeting

...nt of InterMune, said, "Collectively, these abstracts demonstrate that ITMN-191 is a promising, potent antiviral compound for the treatment of HCV and underscore our company's continued progress in the research of new compounds for HCV patients." Presentations of ITMN-191 Clinical Results ...

The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) RV Tour Takes to the Road to Educate the Nation About the Importance of DVT Risk Assessment

...DVT tour is an important part of the national dialogue about DVT. By bringing this national health issue to local communities, the Coalition hopes to underscore the need for greater risk assessment and proper treatment for what has become the most common cause of preventable hospital death in the United States...
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