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2014-10-09 23:03:49

Does Recent Sharp Drop in Replikin Count Signal Early End for the Current Ebola Outbreak? Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM Data to be Presented at Boston University School of Medicine, Distinguished Speaker Series, October 14, 2014 LONDON, UK (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 Replikins Global Surveillance SystemTM analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola...

2014-10-08 20:22:04

Replikins Global Surveillance System(TM) Data to be presented at Boston University School of Medicine, Distinguished Speaker Series on October 14, 2014. LONDON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Replikins Global Surveillance System((TM)) analysis of the Ebola virus show the highest ever peaks in Ebola Gene Replikin Counts in the years 2012 and 2013. Such genomic increases predicted the current worst ever Ebola outbreak. A recent sudden drop in the Replikin Counts may signal an early end...

2014-09-15 12:27:26

BOSTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adults who consume a high-protein diet may be at a lower risk for developing high blood pressure (HBP). The study, published in the American Journal of Hypertension, by researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), found participants consuming the highest amount of protein (an average of 100 g protein/day) had a 40 percent lower risk of having high blood pressure compared to the lowest intake level. One of three U.S. adults has...

2014-08-05 12:06:50

Boston University Medical Center Study compared warning and withdrawal rates for drugs released before and after the drug industry increased funding to the FDA to expedite drug approvals What's safer: a newly approved drug or one that has been on the market much longer? Newer drugs have a one in three chance of acquiring a black box warning or being withdrawn for safety reasons within 25 years of their approval, according to a new study by researchers from Cambridge Health Alliance...

2014-04-29 23:04:51

The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) received a $30 million gift commitment to help establish a state-of-the-art, Territory-wide medical school. St. Thomas, US. Virgin Islands (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) received a $30 million gift commitment to help establish a state-of-the-art, Territory-wide medical school. Announced on April 25, by UVI President David Hall, the generous gift on behalf of New Generation Power (NGP) and its Chairman, Dr....

2014-02-27 18:27:06

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have demonstrated the potential of using a virtual computer environment for distance healthcare education for an international audience that often has limited access to conventional teaching and training. In this pilot project led by John Wiecha, MD, corresponding author of the study and associate professor of family medicine at BUSM, a virtual world was created in which participants engaged in a learning activity by creating virtual...

2014-01-09 11:36:55

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have identified that injection frequency and taking anti-retroviral therapy for HIV are risk factors for nonfatal drug overdoses among Russians who are HIV positive and inject drugs. Alexander Walley, MD, MSc, an attending physician in general internal medicine at BMC and an assistant professor of medicine at BUSM, is the study's lead author. Published in the journal AIDS Care, the study was done...

2013-11-29 14:37:54

A study led by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) demonstrates a new mechanism involving a signaling protein and its receptor that may block the formation of new blood vessels and cancer growth. The findings are published in the December issue of Science Signaling. Angiogenesis creates new blood vessels in a process that can lead to the onset and progression of several diseases such as cancer and age-related macular degeneration. Vascular endothelial growth...

2013-10-09 11:37:17

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers have identified a promising screening tool to detect intimate partner violence (IPV) in females in the VA Boston Healthcare System. The findings, which appear in the current issue of Journal of General Internal Medicine, accurately detected 78 percent of women identified as abused within the past year by a more comprehensive and behaviorally specific scale. IPV is a major public health issue, particularly among women receiving medical...

2013-09-27 23:02:35

The fifth annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship at Western University of Health Sciences will feature Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) as keynote speaker. Pomona, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 The fifth annual Dr. Philip Pumerantz Distinguished Lectureship at Western University of Health Sciences will feature Louis W. Sullivan, MD, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)...


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