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2012-03-17 00:13:46

UAB researchers developed a new vehicle to release proteins with therapeutic effects. The vehicles are known as "bacteria inclusion bodies", stable insoluble nanoparticles which are found normally in recombinant bacteria. Even though these inclusion bodies traditionally have been an obstacle in the industrial production of soluble enzymes and biodrugs, they were recently recognised to have large amounts of functional proteins with direct values in industrial and biomedical applications....

Cigarettes More Damaging To Lungs Than Marijuana
2012-01-11 09:21:32

A new study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that the lung capacity of marijuana smokers is not diminished by regular toking, even among those who smoked once or twice a week, reports Genevra Pittman for Reuters Health. This disproves one of the major concerns about marijuana - that smoking it must be just as risky as lighting up a cigarette. Only those who smoked 20 or more joints a month saw a negative impact on the pulmonary system. However...

2011-08-05 00:00:29

AREVA announced that its subsidiary AREVA Med has started a Phase 1 clinical trial for its lead product ²¹²Pb-TCMC-Trastuzumab in patients with HER-2 positive intra-abdominal cancers. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 AREVA announced that its subsidiary AREVA Med has started a Phase 1 clinical trial for its lead product ²¹²Pb-TCMC-Trastuzumab in patients with HER-2 positive intra-abdominal cancers. The new trial (AREVAMED01) is an open label Phase 1, dose...

2011-06-08 11:01:00

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SANYO North America Corporation (SANYO) Biomedical Solutions Division announces that its Cell Processing Work Station (CPWS), an integrated, stand-alone solution for GMP compliant processing and preparation of regenerative stem cell and cell therapies for research use, has been installed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) as the nation's first installation of the CPWS, as well as marking SANYO's first to be installed outside of...

2011-06-02 13:16:42

Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children, says research in the June 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) found saliva correctly identified every baby born with the infection when liquid samples were used, and 97.4 percent of babies when the samples were dried. The research was funded by the National...

2011-06-02 13:11:45

Although cytomegalovirus infection is a known cause of birth defects, including permanent hearing loss, most CMV infections in infants are not identified early, when interventions can lessen the effects of hearing loss. Now, Suresh Boppana, M.D., and Karen Fowler, Dr.P.H., from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues from other academic medical centers report that a polymerase chain-reaction (PCR)-based saliva test can identify CMV in newborns with greater than 97 percent...

2011-05-26 09:28:00

Linney brings an impressive academic and administrative track record from major national universities, including University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Notre Dame and University of South Carolina VILLANOVA, Pa., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Villanova University President, the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A., Ph.D., today announced the appointment of Jean Ann Linney, Ph.D., as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, effective August 15, 2011. An accomplished...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.