BUSM Professor receives funding for research on obesity in African-American women

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) is one of five institutions receiving funding from the Aetna Foundation to support research designed to deepen understanding of the root causes of the nation’s well-documented obesity epidemic and drive viable solutions to the core problems. More than $1 million in funding will be granted in support of separate […]
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Immune Molecule Regulates Brain Connections

The number of connections between nerve cells in the brain can be regulated by an immune system molecule, according to a new study from UC Davis. The research, published Feb. 27 in the journal Nature Neuroscience, reveals a potential link between immunity, infectious disease and conditions such as schizophrenia or autism. Schizophrenia, autism and other […]
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Prices of essential drugs cut

The prices of essential drugs in the UAE have been reduced by up to 15 per cent to compete with the lowest priced medicines currently available in the region. Medicine prices were last fixed in the UAE five to 10 years ago. Prices of 209 new medicines registered by the UAE Ministry of Health over […]
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UCSF collaborates with Zcube to develop new ways to deliver drugs

A pill filled with microscopic, drug-laden adhesive squares is at the center of an agreement between UCSF and Zcube srl, the research corporate venture arm of Italian pharmaceutical leader Zambon Co., SpA, to license UCSF-developed microtechnology and support early research into new ways to deliver oral medications directly to a targeted site in the body. […]
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Scientists identify new pathogen linked to childhood dental disease

Researchers at The Forsyth Institute have made a significant discovery about the nature of childhood dental disease. The scientific studies led by Anne Tanner, BDS, Ph.D., identified a new pathogen connected to severe early childhood caries (cavities). This bacterium, Scardovia wiggsiae, was present in the mouths of children with severe early childhood caries when other […]
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Fish oil may prevent muscle and weight loss in cancer patients during chemotherapy

A new analysis has found that supplementing the diet with fish oil may prevent muscle and weight loss that commonly occurs in cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy. Published early online in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study indicates that fish oil may help combat cancer-related malnutrition. Chemotherapy can cause cancer […]
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CTSI awards NYU one-year pilot grant to assess feasibility of hemoglobin A1C diabetes test

New York University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has awarded an NYU nursing-dental research team a one-year pilot grant to assess the feasibility of using gingival crevicular blood from periodontal patients to gauge hemoglobin A1C — a blood glucose measurement — as a means of diagnosing diabetes and identifying pre-diabetes. CTSI is a partnership […]
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Storytelling program improves communication skills, positive affect in persons with dementia

Nearly 16 million Americans will be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Symptoms include mood and behavior changes, disorientation, memory loss and difficulty walking and speaking. The effects of anti-dementia drugs on patients’ emotions and behaviors are inconsistent. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found […]
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Norwegian study shows young children are able to learn and perform basic first aid

One of the reasons often given by people for not attempting first aid in emergency situations is a lack of confidence and a fear of doing more harm than good. Yet a Norwegian study on four and five year olds published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine […]
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New research may shed light on how HIV virus reactivates from latency

New research enhances the current knowledge of how human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1), which causes AIDS, controls the cell cycle of cells that it infects. The new findings may shed light on how the virus reactivates after entering a dormant state, called latency. “As we better understand the biological events that revive HIV from latency, […]
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National Medical Solutions Factory will start operations during 1st Q 2012

Eng. Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Board of Directors of National Medical Solutions LLC (NMS), announced today that all activities are in progress on the building and setting up of the new pharmaceutical factory in Abu Dhabi. “The factory will be built according to the highest international standards and will occupy 26,000 square […]
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