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2009-04-11 07:55:00

Businesses and health authorities are increasingly rewarding people who lose weight, quit smoking or take medicine with money, despite doubts that such incentives work longer than a few months, according to a new report published online by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Friday. The trend raises an ethical dilemma for some, as physicians are put in a position of offering gifts in exchange for healthier lifestyles. Theresa Marteau, a health psychologist at King's College London, and her...

2009-04-02 14:06:00

NETANYA, Israel, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. (NasdaqGS: RADA) today announced it has filed its annual report on Form 20-F containing audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2008 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The annual report is available on the Company's website at www.rada.com. Shareholders may receive a hard copy of the annual report free of charge upon request. About RADA RADA Electronic...

2009-03-24 06:00:00

ST. JOSEPH, Mich., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- GeneGo, Inc., the leading systems biology tools company, announced today that the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London (BRC-MH), has joined the MetaMiner CNS Partnership Program. Professor Simon Lovestone, Centre Director, and Dr. Gerome Breen are leading the BRC-MH team for this project. The goal of the program is to develop a proprietary Central Nervous...

2008-12-09 08:00:00

London Hospitals First in UK to Perform Study Utilizing Pathwork Tissue of Origin Test SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathwork Diagnostics, a molecular diagnostics company focused on oncology, announced today a collaboration with Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London. Guy's and St Thomas' will be the first hospitals in the United Kingdom to conduct a research study on the Pathwork(R) Tissue of Origin Test, which aids in the diagnosis of hard-to-identify tumors....

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2008-11-18 10:39:41

Marginal plants, particularly trees, play a crucial role in sustaining the biodiversity of Europe's big river systems, according to a recently held workshop organized by the European Science Foundation (ESF). This finding provides important clues for protecting Europe's rivers against a combined onslaught from human development and climate change, which are tampering with existing ecosystems and changing both the physical and biological forces acting upon them. Both aquatic plants (living in...

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2008-10-01 14:45:49

Research shows children as young as two experience post-traumatic stress. The study examined 114 younger children who had been exposed to road traffic accidents in the UK found one in 10 suffered continued anxiety after the event. Experts at the King's College London said that although this is similar to the rate seen in adults, most go unrecognized and untreated. The study was published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Psychiatry. They say a primary reason for the lack of...

2008-09-10 06:00:08

TheraGenetics Limited, a personalized medicine diagnostics company that is developing and commercializing a portfolio of pharmacogenetic diagnostic tests to guide and improve the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced today an agreement with King's College London for its participation in the AddNeuroMed Consortium to identify biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease that can be used to determine patient response to medications. TheraGenetics will undertake a pharmacogenetic...

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2008-07-14 13:34:50

Scientists have shown that nicotine, which has well-known toxic effects and carries a risk of addiction, can actually benefit memory and attention. Their findings may help add six extra months of independent living to dementia patients, according to researchers at King's College London. Nicotine's memory boosting effects were seen through experiments on laboratory rats. Nicotine boosted the animals' ability to carry out a task accurately - particularly when they were also distracted,...