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2013-09-28 08:20:04

FORT KNOX, Ky., Sept. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For Dr. Fred Lough, the seeds of service to country were sown when he was very young. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130928/DC88336 ) He grew up in a family with a history of service. His father, Brig. Gen. Frederick C. Lough, was a U.S. Military Academy graduate, who served during World War II, helping battle the Axis powers in several North African and European campaigns, who went on to complete a 40-year...

2013-08-09 08:20:44

Open data-sharing collaboration with Uniformed Services University and Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine offers new model for scientific discovery BOSTON, Aug. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Berg, a biopharmaceutical company committed to uncovering health solutions through a data-driven, biological research approach, announced today an ambitious new partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense under a Cooperative Research and Development...

2012-09-27 22:21:28

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 1-800-Oncologist, Inc. announced today the launch of its Contributing Expert program for oncology and radiology specialists. Members of 1-800-Oncologist's national Contributing Expert network are key opinion leaders in the cancer field that help translate medical news into information patients can understand and act upon. "We believe one of the keys to publishing relevant news and educating patients is having expert commentary from cancer...

Hendra-Infected Monkeys Respond to Human Antibody Treatment
2011-10-20 05:12:00

Monkeys infected with the deadly Hendra virus responded to a new treatment in which they were given human antibodies, which University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) researchers have called a "major step forward in combating the virus" in a press release announcing the findings. Scientists from the school's UTMB, along with representatives of Rocky Mountain Laboratories, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the...

2009-10-30 17:52:43

A collaborative research team from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Australian Animal Health Laboratory and National Cancer Institute, a component of the National Institutes of Health, reports a major step forward in the development of an effective therapy against two deadly viruses, Nipah virus and the related Hendra virus. The results of this finding appear Oct. 30, 2009, in the open access journal PLoS Pathogens at...

2009-07-17 14:45:44

A $50 million study is designed to investigate ways to reduce suicide among U.S. military personnel, researchers said. The study funded by the U.S. Army is to be the largest of its kind every undertaken, Dr. John Mann of Columbia University Medical Center said in a release Friday. Mann is to be assisted by Dr. Robert Ursano of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.; Dr. Steven Heeringa of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Dr. Ronald Kessler of Harvard...

2009-06-01 13:52:00

Symposium Registration Now Open and Gala Tickets Now on Sale WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) and the Tug McGraw Foundation (TMF) today launched Country United: Advancing Medicine from the Frontlines to the Homefront, a two-day event comprised of the Partnership for Military Medicine Symposium and the Country United Gala. The events will take place on November 6 & 7, 2009, in Washington, D.C....

2005-07-28 13:39:48

A collaborative research team from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) have made a major breakthrough in efforts to combat two deadly viruses that could be engineered for use as bioweapons. The team isolated the functional receptor for the Nipah and Hendra viruses--naturally occurring and highly pathogenic paramyxoviruses for which no treatments or vaccines are currently...

2005-06-10 20:40:00

Rockville, MD -- Researchers led by Dr. Shiv Srivastava from the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), report the groundbreaking discovery of the ETS-Related Gene (ERG) as one of the frequent proto-oncogene overexpressions in prostate cancer cells. This discovery provides a very promising addition to a select group of genes, whose expression is frequently altered in prostate cancer cells and could provide novel molecular...