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Health News Archive - February 15, 2010

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people use herbs and functional foods to treat countless ailments, from hiccups and hemorrhoids, to balance hormones and stimulate libido.

BEIJING, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (Nasdaq: SVA), a leading China-based vaccine manufacturer, today announced the completion by its subsidiary, Sinovac Beijing, of the acquisition of buildings and land use rights.

SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) announced its 2010 National Conference being held at the Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville, Tennessee on June 6-9.

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Prometheus Research, a provider of database software for biomedical researchers and industry, has named Peter Harker as its new Vice President of Sales.

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Watching TV medical shows might not be the best way to learn what to do when someone has a seizure.

Novel screening technique identifies new effects of approved drugs, further study needed.

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Biologists at UC San Diego have identified the specific region in vertebrates where adult blood stem cells arise during embryonic development.

Scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and the British Heart Foundation at the University of Oxford have developed a revolutionary way of capturing a high-resolution still image alongside very high-speed video - a new technology that is attractive for science, industry and consumer sectors alike.

In a study that could lead to new therapeutic targets for patients with the cystic fibrosis, a research team from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has identified a defective signaling pathway that contributes to disease severity.

Reporting in Nature Cell Biology, researchers describe the discovery of a specific protein called disabled-2 (Dab2) that switches on the process that releases cancer cells from the original tumor and allows the cells to spread and develop into new tumors in other parts of the body.

Word of the Day
snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.