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2009-01-29 14:33:18

Researchers at the University of California, Davis have discovered that a prototype drug reduces heart enlargement, one of the most common causes of heart failure. Heart failure, which occurs when the heart can't pump enough blood throughout the body, affects 5 million people in the United States. The condition contributes to 300,000 deaths each year. The research in the laboratories of cardiologist and cell biologist Nipavan Chiamvimonvat, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis...

2008-11-05 12:00:00

The Research Triangle Environmental Health Collaborative (RTEHC) will host 160 experts and stakeholders from around the world at its kickoff event on November 10-11, 2008. The summit will be held at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park. RTEHC's inaugural event is entitled: "Pharmaceuticals in Water: What We Know, Don't Know and Should Do." "The Research Triangle region has become the epicenter for contemporary thinking about environmental health,...

2008-08-21 06:01:02

US-based technology and consulting services provider SRA International has won a three-and-a-half year $26.3m contract from the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIEHS, to provide enterprise-wide support services for IT infrastructure operations, application development, and bioinformatics systems support. Timothy Atkin, senior vice president at SRA's global health division, said: "This project is particularly meaningful for us because of the long-standing relationship...

2008-08-19 18:00:43

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SRA International , a leading provider of technology and strategic consulting services and solutions to government organizations, today announced it has won a 3.5-year task order to provide enterprise-wide information technology (IT) support services for the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Awarded in May under the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) CIO-SP2i Contract, the task order has an estimated value of...

2008-07-22 15:01:05

Brogan & Partners Convergence Marketing announced today it has been awarded a five year, $12 million contract from the federal government to continue to produce and market the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' (NIEHS) official journal, Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP). NIEHS is one of the National Institutes of Health. Brogan, the incumbent agency, successfully defended the account during an extensive bidding process. Brogan has served NIEHS since 2002,...

2008-06-20 06:00:38

Clinical Data, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLDA) announced today that its Cogenics(R) division, a leading provider of value-based genomic solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industries, has published a study with researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) confirming that gene expression data from blood samples can be used to discriminate different types of liver damage resulting from drug toxicity. This project was funded in part with Federal funds from the...

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2008-04-14 11:40:15

Using a rodent model of epilepsy, researchers found one of the body's own neurotransmitters released during seizures, glutamate, turns on a signaling pathway in the brain that increases production of a protein that could reduce medication entry into the brain. Researchers say this may explain why approximately 30 percent of patients with epilepsy do not respond to antiepileptic medications. The study, conducted by researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS),...

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2008-03-13 10:50:00

A new study shows that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavoring, can be harmful to the nose and airways of mice. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, conducted the study because diacetyl has been implicated in causing obliterative bronchiolitis (OB) in humans. OB is a debilitating but rare lung disease, which has been detected recently in workers who inhale...

2005-12-07 16:58:55

A new study finds that a gene which plays an important role in immune function, known as toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), may also play a critical role in suppressing chronic lung inflammation and tumor development in mice. "We know that chronic inflammation predisposes people to many types of cancer," says NIH Director Elias Zerhouni, M.D. "By using this new information we may be able to suppress chronic inflammation and reduce our Nation's cancer burden." In the December 7, 2005 issue of the...

2005-07-20 18:03:23

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fertility drugs may not help certain women if they lack a certain estrogen-related gene, scientists studying mice suggested on Wednesday. Mice genetically engineered to lack the gene did not ovulate in response to fertility drugs, the researchers found. If the same is true in women, it could help explain some forms of infertility and also help steer women away from treatments unlikely to help them. The gene is called estrogen reseptor beta, the team of National...


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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