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2011-08-29 10:30:00

CLANTON, Ala., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley today announced the appointment of 19 community, corporate and non-profit leaders from across the state to the newly formed Tornado Recovery Action Council of Alabama (TRAC). TRAC will gather insight from residents, business leaders, non-profit groups and state agencies in order to form collaborative solutions for a stronger, more prepared Alabama. Gov. Bentley tasked TRAC with the development of a report that will...

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...

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2011-07-12 14:08:58

Focus on deadly April 27, 2011, outbreak in Alabama and surrounding states It was one of the deadliest tornado outbreaks in U.S. history. Now scientists are organizing a research program to better understand the tornadoes that blew through Alabama and other southeastern states on April 27, 2011. Scientists at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) are analyzing radar data from that day, then merging the information with detailed storm surveys and other data. They hope to learn more...

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 13:11:45

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...

2011-05-03 13:19:48

An antioxidant may prevent damage to the liver caused by excessive alcohol, according to new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings, published online April 21, 2011, in the journal Hepatology, may point the way to treatments to reverse steatosis, or fatty deposits in the liver that can lead to cirrhosis and cancer. The research team, led by Victor Darley-Usmar, Ph.D., professor of pathology at UAB, introduced an antioxidant called mitochondria-targeted ubiquinone,...

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2011-04-07 14:40:00

Astronauts anticipate more trips to the moon and manned missions to Mars. But exposure to cosmic radiation outside the Earth's magnetic field could be detrimental to their arteries, according to a study by University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers published April 6, 2011, online in the journal Radiation Research. Using an animal model, researchers assessed the affect of iron ion radiation commonly found in outer space to see if exposures promoted the development of atherosclerosis, as...

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2011-04-01 08:15:28

A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity. Their study is published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. "Although  Antarctica is still the most pristine environment on Earth, its marine ecosystems are being degraded through the introduction of...

2011-03-30 13:40:51

Gliomas are brain invaders. A kind of malignant tumor cell, gliomas branch out like tendrils from a central tumor source, spreading cancer throughout the brain. Traditional therapies, such as cutting out the tumor surgically, can be ineffective if the cells have already spread. Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham may have come upon a way to stop a glioma invasion in its tracks, using a drug already approved for use in Europe. Much like early explorers of the Old West...