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2011-09-28 12:43:27

In an advance toward a much-needed early diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease (AD), scientists have discovered that older women destined to develop AD have high blood levels of a protein linked to pregnancy years before showing symptoms. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research. Theo Luider and colleagues explain that more than 26 million people worldwide already have AD, and the numbers are rising with the graying of the population. Doctors can prescribe any of several...

"Smart" Window Detects Changing Seasons
2011-09-28 11:20:02

South Korean scientists have developed a new "smart" window that switches from summer to winter mode. The window darkens when the outside temperature is hot and becomes transparent when it gets cold in order to help capture heat from the Sun. The researchers said their method allows for an instantaneous switch from opaque to a transparent window. "This type of light control system may provide a new option for saving on heating, cooling and lighting costs through managing the light...

2011-09-22 12:59:00

Topics Include Commuting, Education, Income, Health Insurance and More WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released findings from the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS), the most relied-on source for up-to-date socioeconomic information every year. The release covers more than 40 topics, such as educational attainment, income, health insurance coverage, occupation, language spoken at home, nativity, ancestry and selected monthly homeowner...

2011-09-16 10:49:00

ACS warns that future Medicare cuts will further strain health care system; advocates shared savings model based on quality and value instead CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reviewed draft recommendations related to the flawed and unsustainable Medicare Physician Payment system. The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is pleased that the MedPAC has recognized the need to eliminate the Sustainable Growth Rate...

2011-09-11 07:00:00

ACS Personal Security, a division of Irving, TX based Advanced Commercial Solutions, specializes in self defense products such as Stun Guns, Pepper Spray and Taser products. The number one priority of ACS is to assist the public, specifically females, to obtain and safely use these self defense products in the event of an attack or confrontation. Irving, TX (PRWEB) September 11, 2011 The online world of self defense products is immense. There are hundreds of companies selling self defense...

2011-09-08 15:39:00

HAYWARD, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has given the Company a Notice of Allowance for U.S. Patent Application No. 12/114,710 entitled "Treatment of cardiovascular disease and dyslipidemia using secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2) inhibitors and sPLA2 inhibitor combination...

2011-09-01 14:22:00

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin Delivers Keynote; Speaks to Cost-Saving Benefits for Washington CHICAGO, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons (ACS) continued its surgical health care quality national tour on Aug. 30 with its second community forum sponsored by Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery and Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus in Baltimore, MD. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) served as...

2011-09-01 11:50:59

Bounty of the sea: Blue-green bacteria produce potentially useful toxin University of Florida researchers have modified a toxic chemical produced by tiny marine microbes and successfully deployed it against laboratory models of colon cancer. Writing today in ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, UF medicinal chemists describe how they took a generally lethal byproduct of marine cyanobacteria and made it more specifically toxic – to cancer cells. When the scientists gave low doses of...

2011-08-30 15:04:20

Safety and tolerability of the oral Xa inhibitor darexaban for secondary prevention after acute coronary syndromes A phase II dose-finding study has found that the new oral Factor Xa inhibitor darexaban was associated with a two to four-fold increase in bleeding when added to dual antiplatelet therapy in patients following an acute coronary syndrome. Professor Gabriel Steg from the Hôpital Bichat in Paris, presenting results from the RUBY-1 trial in a Hot Line session of...

Mysteries Of Ozone Depletion Continue 25 Years Later
2011-08-30 09:55:23

  Even after many decades of studying ozone and its loss from our atmosphere miles above the Earth, plenty of mysteries and surprises remain, including an unexpected loss of ozone over the Arctic this past winter, an authority on the topic told attendees of the 242nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) on Monday. She also discussed chemistry and climate change, including some proposed ideas to "geoengineer" the Earth's climate to slow down or...