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2013-05-15 23:21:35

The 4th Annual BioConference Live Clinical Diagnostics Virtual Conference presents cutting-edge research in clinical diagnostics May 29-31, 2013. Yorba Linda, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 BioConference Live is a premiere producer of online conferences aimed at covering a variety of science verticals, including Clinical Diagnostics, Genetics & Genomics, Cancer Research & Discovery, and Laboratory Animal Science. Each annual conference is entirely online for easy attendance and free for...

2013-05-10 23:01:44

Drafted with assistance of Health Care Without Harm and Physicians for Social Responsibility, the resolution is intended to protect public health. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 The University of California, San Francisco´s (UCSF) Academic Senate Coordinating Committee, the School of Pharmacy Faculty Council, and the School of Medicine Faculty Council unanimously approved a resolution in April to phase out the procurement of meat and poultry raised with non-therapeutic...

2013-05-09 11:22:27

A key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered, raising hope that these cells might one day be used to treat people with Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and possibly even Alzheimer's disease, as well as and complications of spinal cord injury such as chronic pain and spasticity. "We think this one type of cell may be useful in treating several types of neurodevelopmental and...

Epilepsy Cured In Mouse Model With Brain Cell Transplant
2013-05-06 05:56:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from the University of California - San Francisco (UCSF) have effectively cured epilepsy in mice by transplanting brain cells into the rodents´ hippocampus — research that they hope could one day be applied to help treat severe forms of the condition in humans. Dr. Scott C. Baraban, who holds the William K. Bowes Jr. Endowed Chair in Neuroscience Research at UCSF, and colleagues took medial ganglionic...

Hookah Pipes No Safer Than Cigarettes
2013-04-19 05:37:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the belief that smoking tobacco through a hookah is safer than smoking cigarettes has led the practice to gain popularity on college campuses throughout the US, new research demonstrates that smoke produced by the fragrant water pipe contains a different but no less harmful mixture of toxins. Writing in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) research...

2013-04-17 14:32:42

A new UCSF study has found a clear association between certain genes and the development of lymphedema, a painful and chronic condition that often occurs after breast cancer surgery and some other cancer treatments. The researchers also learned that the risks of developing lymphedema increased significantly for women who had more advanced breast cancer at the time of diagnosis, more lymph nodes removed or a significantly higher body mass index. The study is the first to evaluate genetic...

2013-04-17 13:20:36

UC San Francisco-led team uncovers potential risks to cardiac condition previously thought benign A common test that records the heart's electrical activity could predict potentially serious cardiovascular illness, according to a UC San Francisco-led study. A cardiac condition called left anterior fascicular block (LAFB), in which scarring occurs in a section of the left ventricle, may not be as benign as currently thought and could increase the likelihood of heart failure, sudden...

Cell Therapy Could Become As Common As Mainstream Medicine
2013-04-04 09:21:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) reveals that treating patients with cells may one day become as common as it is now to treat the sick with drugs from engineered proteins, antibodies, or smaller chemicals. The team outlines their vision of cell-based therapy as a "third pillar of medicine" in an online edition of Science Translational Medicine. "Today, biomedical science sits on the cusp of a...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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