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Study Sheds Light On Treatment For Parkinson's Disease
2013-11-25 07:02:43

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to reveal dozens of genes which may represent new therapeutic targets for treating Parkinson's disease. The findings also may be relevant to several diseases caused by damage to mitochondria, the biological power plants found in cells throughout the body. "We discovered a network of genes that may regulate the disposal of dysfunctional...

2013-11-21 23:29:56

Therapeutic boarding school for girls supports awareness and education around healthy living and dealing with diabetes. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Asheville Academy for Girls, a therapeutic boarding school for ages 10 – 14, has a mission to support healthy living in our students and their families. In the month of November, Asheville Academy supports National Diabetes month by focusing on education and support around Diabetes awareness. Diabetes affects nearly 26 million...

2013-11-21 23:22:36

Industry grows in California by two percent and employs 267,000. S. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 California’s biopharmaceutical and medical device employment grew by two percent from 2008-2012, according to the annual California Biomedical Industry Report, published today by the California Healthcare Institute (CHI) and PwC US. In addition, California is projected to receive the largest share of life sciences venture capital funding in the nation during 2013, with 45...

2013-11-21 11:23:28

NIH-funded study suggests increasing treatment adherence may help Even with more prescriptions for growth hormone, children and adolescents with chronic kidney disease were less likely to grow to normal height ranges if they came from lower-income families, according to research funded by the National Institutes of Health. Results from the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study are published in the December issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases and online today at...

Insomnia Cardiovascular Death
2013-11-20 15:47:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In addition to being a potentially debilitating disorder, insomnia is also linked to a higher mortality rate among men, according to a new study in the journal Circulation. "Insomnia is a common health issue, particularly in older adults, but the link between this common sleep disorder and its impact on the risk of death has been unclear," said study author Yanping Li, PhD, a medical research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital...

2013-11-13 23:01:06

Bill authorizes the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the creation of up to 20 pediatric research consortia focused on diseases such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 National legislation to advance spinal muscular atrophy research took a giant leap forward on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 with the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of the National Pediatric Research Network Act (NPRNA). The NPRNA has been supported by a coalition of...

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...


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Bulletin of the World Health Organization
2012-06-04 20:04:03

The Bulletin of the World Health Organization is a public health journal established in 1947 and published monthly by the World Health Organization (WHO). The editor-in-chief is Adetokunbo O. Lucas. The journal aims to offer publish health policy and practice guidance based on the best evidence available, while encouraging closer links between scientific investigation and the art of helping populations to lead healthier lives. Articles are published in English and abstracts are available...

Disease Models & Mechanisms
2012-05-12 21:51:28

Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) is a peer-reviewed open-access biomedical journal published by The Company of Biologists, a UK non-profit publisher of international biological journals, such as Journal of Cell Science and the journal Development. The journal covers the mechanisms, diagnostics and treatment of human disease. The journal publishes original research and review articles, and aims to promote communication between basic researchers, translational researchers and...

American Journal of Translational Research
2012-05-07 07:59:00

The American Journal of Translational Research is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published by the e-Century Publishing Corporation. The journal was established in 2009 and is considered one of the major journals on translational medical research. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Wen-Hwa Lee (University of California, Irvine). The journal is intended to provide barrier-free forum for rapid dissemination of novel discoveries in translational research of medical science...

International Journal of Biological Sciences
2012-04-29 21:02:27

The International Journal of Biological Sciences is an open-access scientific journal published by Ivyspring International Publisher. It publishes original articles and short research communications in all areas of biological sciences. Articles are archived in PubMed Central. The editor-in-chief is Chuxia Deng (National Institutes of Health). The journal is abstracted and indexed in the following databases: MEDLINE/PubMed, Science Citation Index Expanded, Current Contents/Life Sciences,...

Virology Journal
2012-04-24 18:40:35

Virology Journal is an open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published by BioMed Central. It covers research related to viruses and the prevention of viral infection (including vaccination, the use of antiviral agents, and gene therapy). Virology Journal was established in 2004 and is edited by Robert F. Garry. The goal of the journal is to cover rapid communications amongst virologists. The journal has not been published without controversy, however. On 21, July 2010, the journal...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.