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2014-09-22 08:29:30

ABERDEEN, Scotland and SINGAPORE, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TauRx Therapeutics Ltd has achieved its target enrolment of 700 subjects with mild Alzheimer's disease into the second of its two Phase III clinical trials of LMTX(TM), a tau aggregation inhibitor, for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This multi-centre, placebo-controlled clinical trial (Protocol TRx-237-005) is aimed at assessing the efficacy of LMTX(TM) in people diagnosed with mild Alzheimer's disease. The study...

2014-09-22 08:29:14

FDA Submission Reinforces Commitment to Addressing Significant Unmet Needs for Patients With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, an Aggressive Cancer With Limited Treatment Options THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced submission of a Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval for its investigational bispecific T cell engager (BiTE(®)) antibody construct, blinatumomab. The BLA is...

2014-09-22 08:29:12

IOP Levels Stable and Below 14mmHG after one year in another series MIAMI, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InnFocus, Inc. reported today that it shared one year results from 34 patients treated, utilizing the current surgical technique for the InnFocus MicroShunt (TM) glaucoma drainage implant, at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) meeting in London. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140922/147504 Professor Dr. Isabelle Riss of Bordeaux, France...

2014-09-22 08:28:56

EndoTech® Endoscopic Surgery System allows surgeons to easily view internal anatomy, enabling safer operations and improved patient outcomes PHOENIX, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many people experiencing issues with their hands or wrists, surgery often means facing the prospect of large, painful incisions and long recovery time. As can be imagined, regular activities are also impacted, such as working, driving and even eating. Depending on the severity of the problem, some...

2014-09-22 08:28:54

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zynx Health(TM), the market leader in providing evidence- and experience-based clinical improvement solutions, today announced the general availability of ZynxCarebook(TM), a mobile platform designed to profoundly improve care team collaboration across the healthcare continuum. This first-of-its-kind Mobile Care Navigation Network(TM) and Secure ConText Messaging(TM) solution meets the often impenetrable challenges associated with enabling...

2014-09-22 08:28:50

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sept. 23, Dr. Jeffrey L. Deal, inventor of TRU-D SmartUVC, an automated room decontamination device used to eliminate pathogens in health care settings, will participate as a panelist in a special session on "Mobilizing a United Corporate and Communications Response to Contain Ebola" as part of the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy's (GHD) Conference on Creating a Post-2015 Infrastructure for Development: Challenges, Successes and...

2014-09-22 08:28:48

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Harvard Medical School - Division of Nutrition will be hosting its annual symposium on probiotics on Sept 22 and 23 in Boston, MA. This symposium is intended to provide an overview of the latest scientific evidence related to gut microbiota and probiotics and their importance across the human life span. For more information refer to: http://harvardprobioticssymposium.org/about/ Kibow Biotech Inc, the winner of recently held...

2014-09-22 08:28:45

Brainlab Kick® Navigation ENT aids in complex surgeries and integrates seamlessly with Olympus DIEGO® ELITE Multidebrider® for tissue dissection with hemostasis CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympus, a global technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today it has reached a deal with Munich-based Brainlab to be the exclusive U.S. distributor of Kick(®)...

2014-09-22 08:28:35

Name Changed to PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. DALLAS and NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ACCESS PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. (OTCBB: ACCP), has signed an exclusive, global license agreement with Plasma Technologies LLC ("PlasmaTech") for the development and commercialization of its proprietary plasma fractionation process. Concurrently, the Company announced a new corporate management team and its intention to strategically refocus and rebrand the company as PlasmaTech...

2014-09-22 08:28:27

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Stroke Association and iRhythm Technologies are observing National Atrial Fibrillation (Afib) Awareness Month with insights from a new survey evaluating public awareness of Afib. Approximately 2.7 million Americans are living with diagnosed Afib, and another 850,000 are estimated to have Afib and remain undiagnosed. Afib is an irregular heartbeat which may cause blood to collect in the heart and form a clot. These clots can travel to...


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Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Pork Tapeworm, Taenia solium
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The pork tapeworm (Taenia solium), also known simply as a tapeworm, is a species of parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species infects pigs and humans in many areas of the world including Africa, Southern Europe, Asia, South America, and some areas of North America. This species can cause cysticercosis in its larval stage, which is one of the major causes of seizures in humans. The pork tapeworm can reach an average body length between 2 to 3 meters, but...

Rodent Tapeworm. Hymenolepis microstoma
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The rodent tapeworm (Hymenolepis microstoma) is a parasitic worm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species affects rodents across the world, causing hymenolepiasis, but it does not often affect humans. Most of the available information regarding tapeworms is derived from the studies conducted on this worm and the other members of its genus, Hymenolepis. These worms have been present in laboratories since the 1950's and can either be raised and kept in a culture or be...

Paragonimus westermani
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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