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2011-11-28 20:29:27

Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have identified a cellular protein that plays a central role in the formation of new blood vessels. The molecule is the protein Shc (pronounced SHIK), and new blood vessel formation, or angiogenesis, is seriously impaired without it. The study, which appeared online November 16, 2011 in the journal Blood, was led by associate professor of cell and molecular physiology at UNC, Ellie Tzima, PhD, who is also a...

2011-08-10 06:45:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Researchers are gaining insight on how to slow the growth of tumors via angiogenesis inhibitors. Angiogenesis is the process involving the growth of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones. This is a normal process for growth and development as well as wound healing. Angiogenesis has also been proven to be a fundamental step in transitioning tumors from a dormant state to a malignant one which leads to the use of inhibitors which eliminate blood supply to these tumors....

2010-07-07 14:53:19

Obstructed defecation syndrome (ODS ) represents a widespread clinical problem which frequently affects middle-aged females. Nevertheless, many of the previously established techniques are unsuitable for patients with ODS associated with simultaneous rectocele and rectal intussusception. Notably, STARR has been proposed as an alternative operation and a relatively noninvasive surgical technique for this difficult problem. However, some serious complications were documented and there is...

2010-05-09 08:49:08

Lipoma of the small intestine is a benign tumor of mesenchymal origin which is mostly found by chance during gastrointestinal investigation. Invaginations account for 2/3 of small bowel occlusion caused by up to 80% of tumors and the lipoma is the most frequent benign tumor that causes invagination in its submucous polypoid and it is in more or less scissile form. However, multiple lipomas within the intestinal duplication canal as a predominant cause of partial intestinal obstruction is an...

2008-10-25 12:00:07

ROTATEQ(R) (rotavirus vaccine, live, oral, pentavalent) reduced rotavirus-related hospitalizations and emergency room (ER) visits combined by 100 percent during the 2007 and 2008 rotavirus seasons (January through May of each year) in an observational study in the United States. The large, national, post-licensure observational study was based on a review of health insurance claims data from approximately 61,000 infants in the U.S. These data on ROTATEQ, the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine from...

2008-10-13 15:00:10

Significant Step in Merck's Efforts to Expand Global Access to Rotavirus Vaccine Media: Nalini Saligram, 215-652-9232 Amy Rose, 908-423-6537 OR Investors: Eva Boratto, 908-423-5185 ROTATEQ(R) (rotavirus vaccine, live, oral, pentavalent), the pentavalent rotavirus vaccine from Merck & Co., Inc., that helps prevent rotavirus gastroenteritis in infants and children, has been awarded pre-qualification status by the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO pre-qualification allows...

2008-06-25 15:01:53

Merck & Co., Inc., maker of ROTATEQ(R) (rotavirus vaccine, live, oral, pentavalent), is pleased that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) report shows that rotavirus disease was dramatically reduced in the U.S. from November 2007 through May 2008 compared to previous years. Further monitoring and investigation are needed to assess whether the observed reduction in rotavirus disease reported by the CDC is related to the use of ROTATEQ(R). Data from two different...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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