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2014-05-08 23:07:19

Ambassador Eric Goosby, former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and current Professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been elected to the Accordia Global Health Foundation Board of Directors. Accordia establishes supports and sustains African-owned health institutions, enabling locally relevant research, high quality training and education programs, and delivering essential healthcare services to millions. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014...

2014-05-02 23:01:58

Inaugural StartX Med Day Draws Startups, Investors, Students, Academics, and Industry Experts Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2014 StartX Med, the division of StartX dedicated to medical and biotechnology entrepreneurs, launched its first ever StartX Med Day on Thursday. The one day event drew close to 150 medical and biotechnology influencers and 45 startups from the San Francisco Bay Area to share business, research, and investment insights. Held at the new StartX headquarters next to...

2014-04-29 20:25:53

ALBANY, N.Y., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- University at Albany epidemiologist Michael Bloom and three fellow researchers have released a study on how the "good cholesterol" may play a role within the ovarian follicle in pre-programming an egg for successful pregnancy or failure. The report, published online in the journal Fertility and Sterility, studies variability in the components of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) between follicles within a woman and how this...

Brain Health Registry Launched By UCSF
2014-04-10 04:00:29

Laura Kurtzman, UC San Francisco Brain Health Registry Brings Promise of Faster, Better Clinical Trials, New Treatments A new online project led by researchers at UC San Francisco promises to dramatically cut the time and cost of conducting clinical trials for brain diseases, while also helping scientists analyze and track the brain functions of thousands of volunteers over time. With easy online registration, the Brain Health Registry is designed to create a ready pool of research...

2014-04-09 16:26:03

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a Senior Member on the House Appropriations Committee and architect of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative, released the following statement on the announcement that the University of California-San Francisco will launch a new online brain research registry: "I commend UCSF for launching this innovative new tool that has the potential to transform the way clinical trials are conducted as we continue...

2014-04-08 13:04:46

Trial identifies breast cancer patients likely to benefit from experimental drug In an innovative clinical trial led by UC San Francisco, the experimental drug neratinib along with standard chemotherapy was found to be a beneficial treatment for some women with newly diagnosed, high-risk breast cancer. Additionally, researchers learned that an algorithm used in the adaptive, randomized trial known as I-SPY 2 was highly effective at predicting the success of the treatment regimen in the...

2014-04-07 11:03:54

Chemists in The College of Arts and Sciences have, for the first time, created enzyme-like activity using peptides that are only seven amino acids long. Their breakthrough, which is the subject of a recent article in Nature Chemistry magazine (Macmillan Publishers, 2014), may revolutionize the study of modern-day enzymes, whose chains of amino acids usually number in the hundreds, and of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, which are usually characterized by small clumps of...

2014-03-31 23:27:54

Dr. Lium is a 16-year veteran with an extensive background in the academic, technology and medical sectors New York, NY (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Erik Lium, PhD, a 16-year veteran with an extensive background in the academic, technology and medical sectors, has been named Vice President and Executive Director of Mount Sinai Innovation Partners, which facilitates the real-world application and commercialization of Mount Sinai discoveries and the development of research partnerships with...

2014-03-29 23:01:07

Michael Johns III, MD, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology and Director, Emory Voice Center, Emory University, School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, presented on The Aging Voice and Reinnervation Surgery for Unilateral Vocal Fold Paralysis. William R. Ryan, MD, Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Oncologic and Endocrine Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, presented on Tips and Pearls for Total Laryngectomy. Glendale, CA...

2014-03-19 23:21:17

Claire M. Brett, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, presented on Care of the Formerly Premature Pediatric Patient. Linda J. Mason, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Director of Pediatric Anesthesia, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA, presented on Anesthetic Management of the Child with Asthma. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) March 19, 2014...


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