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Health News Archive - May 13, 2010

Program supports collaborative efforts of coalitions for programs that improve the health of communities WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Business Coalition on Health through the Community Coalitions Health Institute (CCHI), a 501(c)(3) affiliate organization, announced the recipients of the Community Health Partnerships (CHP) Population Health Seed Grant program.

--Research Sheds Light on Prenatal Heart Formation, Chromosome 22q.11 Deletion Syndrome-- PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers studying the common genetic disorder chromosome 22q.11 deletion syndrome have identified key proteins that act together to regulate early embryonic development.

HOLLISTON, Mass., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Nyer Medical Group, Inc., ("Nyer") announced that on May 12, 2010, pursuant to its previously announced, shareholder-approved Plan of Dissolution, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a sole and final liquidating distribution of $2.08 per common share to holders of the Company's common stock as of record date.

PHILADELPHIA, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- By 2020, new cases of Type 1 diabetes in children younger than five are expected to double if current trends continue, according to a study published in The Lancet.

BRISBANE, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cutera, Inc. (Nasdaq: CUTR).

HOBOKEN, N.J., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Octapharma USA today announced that wilate®, the first replacement therapy development specifically for von Willebrand Disease (VWD), is now available from the biopharmaceutical company's authorized distributors. The U.S.

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On May 12, 2010 GenVec, Inc.

COLUMBIA, Md., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Celsion Corporation (Nasdaq: CLSN) announced today that after reviewing data from 294 patients including data from 12 Japanese patients enrolled in the pivotal Phase III ThermoDox® clinical study (HEAT Study) for primary liver cancer, the Data Monitoring Committee (DMC) has recommended that Celsion continue to enroll patients in the trial.

BETHESDA, Md., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Bridge Medical, a leading Asia medical consulting firm, is hosting a webcast on Taiwan Drug Registration and Regulatory Issues on May 26, 2010 at 11am EDT. Taiwan is the sixth largest pharmaceutical market in the Asia Pacific region.

CLEVELAND, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- During the month of May, BlueMountain.com, an American Greetings Corporation (NYSE: AM) company, is partnering with the American Cancer Society to encourage women to put themselves first with the "Choose You," campaign.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.