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Health News Archive - February 19, 2010

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Investigators at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have discovered that the natural compound sceptrin, which is found in marine sponges, reduces cancer cell motility (movement) and has very low toxicity.

RESTON, Virginia, February 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WCC today announced that it will hold a webinar on February 24 to discuss ways to prevent duplication in large scale identity systems.

In an effort to sidestep the ethical dilemma involved in using human embryonic stem cells to treat diseases, scientists are developing non-controversial alternatives: In particular, they are looking for drug-like chemical compounds that can transform adult skin cells into the stem cells now obtained from human embryos.

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ --The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) announced today that three pulmonary hypertension (PH) specialists began their eight-day "Path to a Cure" journey to the 19,341-foot summit of Mt.

The benefits of wartime camaraderie extend far beyond the battlefield, a new UCLA study of US Civil War veterans suggests.

GALWAY, Ireland, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Cappella, Inc. (Cappella), a medical device company developing dynamic solutions for the treatment of coronary bifurcation disease, promoted their serial IVUS analysis & Sideguard® 3.25 device during the Joint Interventional Meeting (JIM) in Rome.

Early tumor formation in Barrett's esophagus (BE) can be effectively and safely treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA), in combination with prior endoscopic removal of visible lesions.

BEERSE, Belgium, February 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Cilag GmbH International to Terminate Collaboration Janssen-Cilag International NV announced today that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a negative opinion on its Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for the antibiotic ZEFTERA(TM) (ceftobiprole medocaril), for the treatment of complicated skin and soft tissue infections. Cilag GmbH International has given Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd.

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A common bacteria found in many healthy adult females that can cause life-threatening infections when passed to newborns could be introduced to some women through frequent contact with cows.

SEATTLE, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washington State Nurses Association (WSNA), representing more than 300 registered nurses at Public Health - Seattle & King County, is holding an informational picket today to highlight issues critical to public health and safety.