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2014-03-14 16:22:58

BATESVILLE, Ind., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This week Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) is featuring the Progressa® bed system, the next generation of intensive care unit (ICU) bed systems, at the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) annual meeting in Orlando, Fla. The Progressa bed system is a therapeutic system designed to treat and prevent complications of immobility. It features a state-of-the-art design that supports treatment goals and was engineered to help address patient...

Anorexia Patients May Find Benefits From Oxytocin
2014-03-14 04:43:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, oxytocin could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa. Researchers from Britain and South Korea found that oxytocin, or the “love hormone,” alters anorexic patients’ tendencies to fixate on images of high calorie foods, and larger body shape. "Patients with anorexia have a range of social difficulties which often start in their early teenage years, before...

2014-03-12 11:41:32

Two existing definitions of chronic multisymptom illness (CMI) -- one by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and another from a study of Kansas Gulf War veterans -- should be used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to guide research and treatment of Gulf War veterans, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.  Determining which definition to use in different circumstances should be based on specific needs.  Furthermore, the term "Gulf War illness" should replace...

2014-03-10 16:32:46

BALTIMORE, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the opening of the 14(th) Annual Robert Packard Center for ALS Research Symposium, the Packard Center and The ALS Association are pleased to announce the first scientific grant award from the Winokur Family Research Initiative. The inaugural grant will help to fund a project under the direction on Phil Wong, Ph.D., a Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins University and Liam Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of...

2014-03-10 08:31:05

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) today provided an update on its clinical trials program and reported its 2013 financial results for the year ended December 31, 2013. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20061221/DCTH007LOGO) "2013 was an exciting year for advancement in our NSI-566 cell therapy clinical programs," said Karl Johe, PhD, Neuralstem's Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer. "Our Phase II ALS trial...

2014-03-06 23:00:58

Unforgettable entertainment provided by popular rock band Smash Mouth at superhero-themed event. San Diego (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Guests attending the 9th annual BASH for Augie’s Quest on Friday, March 14 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina will use their “super powers” to raise funds to help speed lifesaving research seeking treatments and a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease). The 2014 superhero-themed BASH, presented by the...

2014-03-06 08:30:23

-- Significantly Higher Drug Exposure Achieved with Continued Tolerability -- SEATTLE, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced additional positive results from a Phase 2a clinical trial of OMS824, the company's phosphodiesterase 10 (PDE10) inhibitor. Patients with schizophrenia were administered a higher dose than had been evaluated in any OMS824 trial, which resulted in approximately 50 percent higher plasma concentrations than did the...

2014-03-05 10:35:00

Stem cells from patients offer model and drug-discovery platform for early-onset form of disease Harvard stem cell scientists have successfully converted skins cells from patients with early-onset Alzheimer's into the types of neurons that are affected by the disease, making it possible for the first time to study this leading form of dementia in living human cells. This may also make it possible to develop therapies far more quickly and accurately than before. The research, led by...

2014-03-04 14:06:51

New Keck School of Medicine of USC research finds vascular damage in mice with ALS contributes to early development of the neurodegenerative disease, while repairing damage delays disease progression Keck School of Medicine of USC neuroscientists have unlocked a piece of the puzzle in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease, a debilitating neurological disorder that robs people of their motor skills. Their findings appear in the March 3, 2014, online edition of the Proceedings of the...

2014-02-20 12:27:38

Former NBC Correspondent Robert Bazell to Give Keynote Address WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the spring of 2009, 57-year-old Anne Geremia of Princeton Junction, NJ, began to struggle with her responsibilities as a teacher. She had trouble planning her days, she was confused, she couldn't get to meetings on time. Then came the mini-breakdown, and she was asked to take a temporary leave of absence for the remainder of the school year. Anne saw several...


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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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