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2013-05-03 12:25:15

MANHASSET, N.Y., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter K. Gregersen, MD, a scientist at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, on Thursday was awarded the prestigious Crafoord Prize for his genetic research in the area of rheumatoid arthritis. The Prize award ceremony was held at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS) in the presence of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden - the award was presented to Dr. Gregersen by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf. "I am...

2013-05-03 08:25:21

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of a variety of cancers, announced the issuance of a U.S. patent covering methods of treatment and formulations for its clinical-stage compound, 2-methoxyestradiol (2ME2). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20010620/ENMDLOGO) Patent No. 8,399,440, entitled "Disease Modifying Anti-Arthritic Activity of 2-Methoxyestradiol," was...

2013-05-01 08:29:53

ATLANTA, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation is announcing a new multiyear public awareness campaign in conjunction with Arthritis Month this May to debunk the myths of arthritis. The Faces of Arthritis campaign will feature public service ads focusing on the harsh realities of arthritis and dispelling the common stereotypes often associated with the disease. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130501/DC04740) As the nation's leading cause of...

2013-04-30 10:27:07

A gas associated with the smell of rotten eggs has proven to effectively reduce joint swelling, in research which could lead to advances in the treatment of arthritis. Scientists at the University of Exeter Medical School have discovered that a novel drug molecule, which slowly generates the gas hydrogen sulfide (H2S), effectively reduces swelling and inflammation in arthritic joints. For years, H2S has been regarded as a highly poisonous by-product which is corrosive, flammable and...

2013-04-30 08:35:59

May is American Stroke Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During American Stroke Month in May, United Concordia Dental, one of the nation's largest dental insurers, reminds adults with cerebrovascular disease, or stroke, that treating their gum disease can help lower health care costs. "Recent findings from our landmark oral health study show that annual medical costs are lower by more than $1,000 for individuals with cerebrovascular disease who are treated for...

2013-04-29 16:29:43

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, in conjunction with the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine, announced today the results of a new study that concludes moderate pressure massage therapy can decrease pain for rheumatoid arthritis patients. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130429/NY03571LOGO ) Additionally, the study...

2013-04-24 08:30:27

Surveyed US Rheumatologists Believe Actemra is Most at Risk for Displacement by Xeljanz, According to a New Report from BioTrends Research Group EXTON, Pa., April 24 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for specialized biopharmaceutical issues, finds that two-thirds of surveyed U.S. rheumatologists believe that--at three months post launch--initiations of Pfizer's Xeljanz in the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment...

2013-04-22 22:18:49

Researchers look for answers in a most obvious, but surprisingly overlooked, place: Nasal mucus Snot. It's not something most of us spend a lot of time thinking about, but, for a team of researchers in Washington, D.C., it's front and center. Robert I. Henkin, founder of the Taste and Smell Clinic in is charmingly self-deprecating. He says with a chuckle that he's often called a "spit and snot doctor," but he knows all too well that for his patients — those who no longer can...

2013-04-19 23:19:58

To better understand the onset and progression of osteoarthritis, Nadeen Chahine, PhD, and collaborators at other institutions looked at cells from articular cartilage using atomic force microscopy (AFM). MANHASSET, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 A researcher at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has discovered additional mechanical properties of articular cartilage, a protective cartilage on the ends of bones that wears down over time, resulting in the development of osteoarthritis....

2013-04-19 16:27:28

Research study online in JAMA Ophthalmology may herald new era of new highly targeted molecular treatment for common condition Dry eye disease (DED) is a common condition that causes discomfort, visual disturbance and potentially damaging ocular surface inflammation that greatly impacts a person's quality of life. An estimated nine million people in the United State alone suffer from significant DED; millions more may have milder forms or experience discomfort when exposed to low humidity...