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2014-02-24 12:27:00

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is One of Four U.S. Field Sites for Landmark Study BRONX, N.Y., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One in every six people in the U.S. is Hispanic/Latino and as a group they live longer than non-Hispanic whites (81.4 years vs. 78.8 years). Yet, despite their strong representation and relative longevity, little is understood about this group's health conditions and behaviors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120531/DC16559LOGO The Hispanic...

2014-02-20 23:00:52

First findings released by National Institutes of Health (NIH) in largest and most comprehensive study ever conducted on Hispanic health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 “Today, because of the participation of 16,145 Hispanic men and women in this groundbreaking NIH study, we have a better picture of health in America,” said Dr. Jane L. Delgado, President and CEO of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance). She added, “To understand the reasons Hispanics...

Clinical Study Shows Test For Persistent Lyme Infection Using Live Ticks Is Safe
2014-02-12 21:08:46

NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Recruitment continues in trial at NIH, Tufts Medical Center In a first-of-its-kind study for Lyme disease, researchers have used live, disease-free ticks to see if Lyme disease bacteria can be detected in people who continue to experience symptoms such as fatigue or arthritis after completing antibiotic therapy. The technique, called xenodiagnosis, attempts to find evidence of a disease-causing microbe indirectly, through use of...

2014-02-10 23:04:05

The National Cancer Institute division of the NIH has recently awarded Chrono Therapeutics, a pioneer in digital drug products, a $2.23M grant to commercialize its lead product-SmartStop.™ Smartstop is the first “smart" transdermal nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) system that synchronizes the delivery of nicotine at the times of cravings to prevent cravings from occurring. Cambridge, Mass (PRWEB) February 10, 2014 The National Cancer Institute division of the NIH has recently...

2014-02-04 23:28:01

Seafood Nutrition Partnership, NIH, Sister to Sister Foundation Team Up to Promote Seafood’s Role in Preventing Heart Disease Among Women Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 To raise awareness among women that prevention of heart disease should be a top priority—and to promote the heart-health benefits of seafood consumption—Seafood Nutrition Partnership is collaborating with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) program The Heart Truth® and Sister to Sister: The...

2014-02-04 16:29:30

Lupus Research Organizations Welcome Big-Science Push to Drive New Therapies for Lupus Patients NEW YORK, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) are proud to join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) launched today to speed new paths to treatment for lupus and autoimmune diseases. The new $230 million collaboration will harness the collective knowledge and resources...

2014-02-04 12:27:31

Lupus Foundation of America Joins a Five-Year Initiative to Bring Together Government, Academia, Industry and Nonprofit Health Organizations to Harness Capabilities and Resources WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America will partner with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) to support a new five-year initiative that will accelerate the ability to develop new medicines for lupus and other diverse and complex diseases....

2014-02-04 11:58:44

Researchers use a naturally occurring HIV variant to trace a T cell lineage for 17 years WHAT: A team of researchers has reported a novel method for tracking CD4+ T cells in people infected with HIV. CD4+ T cells are critical for immune defense against an array of pathogens and are a primary target of HIV. In the study, researchers used a unique, replication-incompetent (defective) form of HIV identified in a patient in the early 1990s. The defective virus had integrated into the genome...

2014-02-04 11:53:12

Discovery may have implications for HIV vaccine research WHAT: NIH scientists have discovered a mechanism involved in stabilizing key HIV proteins and thereby concealing sites where some of the most powerful HIV neutralizing antibodies bind, findings with potential implications for HIV vaccine research. Numerous spikes jut out of the surface of HIV, each containing a set of three identical, bulb-shaped proteins called gp120 that can be closed together or spread apart like the petals of...

2014-02-03 12:27:00

LONDON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Stem Cell Markets A stem cell is an extraordinary type of cell that has the ability to self-renew for long periods of time and to differentiate into specialized cells under appropriate physiological or experimental conditions. Traditionally, stem cells have been classified as either embryonic, adult (tissue-specific or cord blood) stem cells. Recent understanding of stem cell biology...