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Study Finds Donor Age Not A Factor In Most Corneal Transplants
2013-11-15 14:02:15

NIH/National Eye Institute Ten years after a transplant, a cornea from a 71-year-old donor is likely to remain as healthy as a cornea from a donor half that age, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. Corneas from donors over age 71 perform slightly less well, but still remain healthy for the majority of transplant recipients after 10 years, the study found. The Cornea Donor Study, funded by NIH's National Eye Institute (NEI), found that 10-year success rates...

2013-11-14 11:32:11

Adult patients with a type of cancer known as Burkitt lymphoma had excellent long-term survival rates—upwards of 90 percent—following treatment with low-intensity chemotherapy regimens, according to a new clinical trial finding. Standard treatment for Burkitt lymphoma involves high-dose chemotherapy, which has a high rate of toxicity, including death, and cures only 60 percent of adult patients. This trial was conducted by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the...

2013-11-12 12:13:13

Researchers have found a strong relationship between scholarly impact and success in receiving awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) among faculty in academic neurosurgery departments. Faculty members who receive NIH funding have higher research productivity and scholarly impact than those who do not receive funding. Progression through the ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor in neurosurgery departments reflects progressive increases in scholarly impact and, among...

2013-11-05 23:04:29

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Stem Cell Markets. London (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 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 may provide...

2013-10-31 23:38:06

A top mesothelioma researcher has developed a promising new mesothelioma treatment that works, in part, by suppressing the immune system. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 In a report published in the journal Science Translational Medicine and detailed by Surviving Mesothelioma, Dr. Raffit Hassan and his colleagues at the National Institute of Health (NIH) explain how they successfully used an immunotoxin to find and attack mesothelioma cells. The treatment is based on an immunotoxin...

2013-10-31 23:04:15

Extensive scientific research lead scientists to conclude Estrogen could be a key factor in many diseases today. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 EQ Biosciences, Inc. is the manufacturer and marketing company for the patented proprietary dietary supplement, Prevennia®, which has shown significant results in assisting the body in preventing the formation of estrogen DNA adducts which can cause damage to the DNA and lead to serious illness. Over 600 peer-reviewed studies have...

2013-10-30 10:43:03

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has chosen two leading aging researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University to chair panels at the first symposium on "geroscience"—the study of how aging influences the onset of chronic diseases. Aging is a major risk factor for major chronic diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Understanding the biological processes that underlie aging could lead to new ways of treating or even preventing...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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