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2014-04-30 12:31:18

Structures of human P2Y12 receptor key to next generation of antithrombotic drugs SHANGHAI, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An international team led by scientists at the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SIMM) has found the detailed structure of a receptor that plays a key role in platelet activation and blood clotting. The work has implications for treatment of cardiovascular and other diseases. In a pair of papers published by the journal Nature on...

2014-04-29 23:08:14

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) applauds Congress for its bipartisan support for prioritizing National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for Fiscal Year 2015 and its efforts to increase federal funding for cancer research. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 As Congress works to map their federal spending for Fiscal Year 2015, advocacy organizations and members of Congress alike have been announcing their funding priorities for next year. The Mesothelioma...

2014-04-25 10:11:04

Leaps orders of magnitude beyond existing tools -- NIH study Scientists have bioengineered, in neurons cultured from rats, an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control over brain circuit activity with a flash of light. The research funded by the National Institutes of Health adds the same level of control over turning neurons off that, until now, had been limited to turning them on. "What had been working through a weak pump can now work through a highly...

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...

Drug Treatment And Weight Loss Can Restore Vision Loss: Study
2014-04-23 12:11:19

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 Health. IIH, also called pseudotumor cerebri, predominantly affects overweight women of reproductive age. An estimated 100,000 Americans have it, and the number is rising with the obesity epidemic. The most common symptoms are headaches and...

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...


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