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2014-05-12 08:32:54

Newly published findings by nationally recognized pediatric cardiologist Dr. Steven Lipshultz provide "very hopeful" evidence that survivors of often fatal ailment can regain "normal size and function" of disease-damaged areas of heart. DETROIT, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After two decades of arduous research, a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded investigator at the Children's Hospital of Michigan (CHM) at the Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and the Wayne State...

2014-05-08 23:10:46

Federal agency responsible for ensuring clinical trials are properly conducted only opened one investigation in all of 2013 and other enforcement activity has significantly declined in recent years, Atlantic Information Services’ Report on Research Compliance exclusively reports in its May issue, based on RRC’s analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 Perhaps chastened by last year’s public battle with the National...

2014-05-08 16:28:20

BRONX, N.Y., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two risk factors - getting older and eating poorly - are implicated in more than 80 percent of colon cancer cases in developed countries. Now, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have received a $3.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate how aging and poor nutrition interact to cause the mutations responsible for driving colon cancer development....

2014-05-05 08:27:56

SBIR Grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Stroke Provides Funds for IND-enabling Studies of Lpathomab SAN DIEGO, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTN), the industry leader in bioactive lipid-targeted therapeutics, received official notification from the National Institutes of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (NINDS) that it has been awarded a $1.7 million, 2.5-year grant to develop its antibody therapeutic, Lpathomab(TM), which is directed...

2014-05-01 23:02:45

Mahan Rykiel Associates (MRA), the design firm for The Children’s Inn at NIH’s Play Park was recognized with an Honor award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Mahan Rykiel Associates (MRA), the design firm for The Children’s Inn at NIH’s Play Park was recognized with an Honor award from the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. The Baltimore based landscape architecture, urban...

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...


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