Study shows DERMACYTE Oxygen Concentrate improves skin appearance

Oxygen Biotherapeutics, Inc.today announced that results from an 8-week cosmetic study showed that the topical application of DERMACYTE┬« Oxygen Concentrate, an oxygen-rich skin care lotion, appears to improve the appearance of fine lines and the perception of skin appearance. The study was conducted by Steven H. Dayan, MD, of DeNova Research in Chicago with funding […]
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Sangart reports positive data from MP4OX Phase IIa study in trauma patients

Sangart, Inc., today announced positive results from its Phase IIa proof-of-concept study of MP4OX (oxygenated pegylated hemoglobin) in severely injured trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock causing lactic acidosis. The study demonstrated that MP4OX, when given in addition to standard of care, was effective at decreasing lactate levels in treated patients. During hemorrhagic shock, inadequate perfusion […]
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Early In Life Cell Signals That Tell Where Sensory Organs Will Form Inside The Ear Disappear, But Could Possibly Be Recharged To Restore Hearing Loss

Researchers have tracked a cell-to-cell signaling pathway that designates the future location of the ear’s sensory organs in embryonic mice. The scientists succeeded in activating this signal more widely across the embryonic tissue that becomes the inner ear. Patches of sensory structures began growing in spots where they don’t normally appear. The structures contained tufted […]
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AAP Issues Flu Vaccine Recommendations

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued updated recommendations for the use of trivalent seasonal influenza vaccine and antiviral medications for the prevention and treatment of influenza in children. The AAP policy statement, “Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2010-2011,” will be published in the October 2010 print issue of Pediatrics […]
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Cause Of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Linked To Chromosome Nine

Two substantial studies, and articles published by The Lancet Neurology have confirmed that variations to the genes located on chromosome number nine may contribute to the development of front temporal dementia and also ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis which is commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Lou Gehrig, an American baseball player with the New York […]
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Schizophrenia And Psychotic Syndromes

and related psychotic disorders are a chronic and often disabling condition. Despite modern treatment techniques they still present an enormous burden to the patients and their relatives and take a serious toll in terms of human suffering and societal expenditure. The diagnosis of schizophrenia is associated with demonstrable alterations in brain structure and changes in […]
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Bone Marrow From An Aboriginal Canadian May Be Best Match For Baby With Rare Genetic Disorder

Bone marrow from a matched Aboriginal Canadian donor may be the best chance Harold and Lindsey Bost’s daughter, Leona, has for survival. The five-month-old was born with Cartilage-Hair Hypoplasia (CHH). CHH is a rare genetic disorder characterised by short stature, fine, sparse hair, and immunodeficiency requiring bone marrow or stem cell transplantation. The Bosts, who […]
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Collection, Analysis Of Hard-To-Handle Immune Cells Enabled By Microfluidic Device

A team led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has developed a new microfluidic tool for quickly and accurately isolating neutrophils – the most abundant type of white blood cell – from small blood samples, an accomplishment that could provide information essential to better understanding the immune system’s response to traumatic injury. The system, described […]
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Adult Mammary Stem Cells Identified And Isolated For The First Time In Mice, Potential For Breast Tissue Regeneration And New Cancer Drug Targets

For the first time, researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have identified and isolated adult mammary stem cells in mice. Long-term implications of this research may include the use of such cells to regenerate breast tissue, provide a better understanding of the role of adult stem cells in breast cancer development, and develop potential […]
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El Camino Hospital Offers Revolutionary New Asthma Treatment

El Camino Hospital has been selected as one of the first hospitals in Northern California to offer bronchial thermoplasty , a new medical treatment for the most severe cases of asthma. Approved by the FDA in April and now becoming available at leading pulmonary institutions across the country, the treatment promises significant relief for the […]
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BARDA Funds Drug Development For Biothreats, Antibiotic Resistance

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) awarded a contract to develop an antibiotic that could be used against possible two types of bioterrorism as well as common infections that are becoming resistant to antibiotics. The contract to Achaogen Inc. of San Francisco is for $27 million […]
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Combining Resistance And Endurance Training Best For Heart Health

A study of triathletes published in the online edition and October issue of Radiology reveals that the heart adapts to triathlon training by working more efficiently. “To our knowledge, this is the first study using MRI to investigate effects of triathlon training on cardiac adaptations,” said lead researcher Michael M. Lell, M.D., associate professor at […]
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Heart Disorder Hits National Epidemic Proportions

A growing epidemic of the world’s most common heart rhythm disorder is resulting in an alarming number of hospital admissions in Australia, according to cardiology researchers. A research team led by Professor Prash Sanders, from the University of Adelaide and the Cardiovascular Research Centre at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, found that hospital admissions due to […]
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