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Drug Treatment And Weight Loss Can Restore Vision Loss Study

Drug Treatment And Weight Loss Can Restore Vision Loss: Study

NIH/National Eye Institute An inexpensive glaucoma drug, when added to a weight loss plan, can improve vision for women with a disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), according to a study funded by the National Institutes of...

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2014-04-23 12:30:00

Celebration and symposium to be held in New York on June 9 MANHASSET, N.Y., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research today announced that John J. O'Shea, MD, scientific director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will be the recipient of the second annual Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine. The Ross Prize is issued via the Feinstein Institute's...

2014-04-16 12:30:27

PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duquesne University's newly established biomedical engineering initiative has made an immediate impact, receiving a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to detect, capture and analyze circulating melanoma cells. BME program Director Dr. John Viator, a specialist in medical lasers, will use this technology to analyze patients' blood samples in hopes of detecting the spread...

2014-04-09 23:04:30

“An Evening for Hope,” a gala fundraiser held on Saturday, April 5th, raised more than $760,000 for The Children’s Inn at NIH. More than 700 donors gathered at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner to generously contribute their financial support towards making a difference in the lives of seriously ill children and their families. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The Children’s Inn at NIH, a home for families whose children are undergoing treatment at the National Institutes of...

2014-04-04 08:24:45

-- Clinically meaningful improvement in quality of life with single injection of resiniferatoxin SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: SRNE; Sorrento) a late-stage clinical oncology company developing new treatments for cancer and its associated pain, today announced that investigators from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) presented data highlighting results from the first two dosing cohorts of the Phase I/II trial of...

2014-03-31 16:26:55

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, attended the dedication ceremony for the John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) today. He released the following statement: "It is an honor to join the National Institutes of Health (NIH), fellow Members of Congress, and leaders across the...

2014-03-31 12:28:21

NEW YORK, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results out of a study funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) have enabled researchers to secure a $23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), continuing a repurposed drug approved for hypertension to Phase III testing for slowing Parkinson's progression. The trial investigating the compound isradipine will be the most advanced, current study into a disease-modifying therapy for...

2014-03-24 12:29:44

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional society concerned with the causes and treatment of blood disorders, today announced the names of 15 research investigators who will receive critical interim support from the Society for hematology research proposals that, despite earning high scores, could not be funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) amid severe funding reductions. The support...

2014-03-20 12:33:12

Also accredited: first organization in the Middle East, second in Taiwan, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital WASHINGTON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs today announced that it has accredited four more organizations--including the National Institutes of Health, the first hospital in the Middle East, a second in Taiwan, and a world renowned children's research hospital....

2014-03-11 08:31:46

PHOENIX, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Based on early testing, the future looks bright for the creation of a technologically advanced national registry to collect data on the experience of pain sufferers and their responses to treatment, according to Stanford scientists who presented data at the 30(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM). In a scientific session on Friday, Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, president of AAPM, explained how the Health Electronic...

2014-03-07 12:25:23

SPRINGFIELD, N.J., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hudson Robotics, a leader in laboratory robotics instrumentation will be exhibiting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Spring Research Festival. The exhibition portion of the event will take place April 23-24, 2014 in the Exhibit Tent - Parking Lot #10H, adjacent to the Clinical Center at the NIH's Bethesda, MD campus. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140307/PH78827LOGO This festival has been an annual event for...