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2009-07-21 05:00:00

Project SHALEM: Partnering with the Faith-Based Community to Test in a 'Safe Place' BALTIMORE, July 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the JACQUES Initiative, a program of the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, in partnership with the Maryland AIDS Administration, several local faith-based and community organizations kicked-off Project SHALEM during City Uprising Baltimore, a four day event sponsored by the Gallery Church Baltimore....

2009-07-10 12:05:00

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), 12 - 16 September 2009, Istanbul, TurkeyProfessor William T. Carpenter from the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA, will present the major directions of current scientific activities and point to the clinical implications of this paradigm shift, which is influencing virtually all aspects of schizophrenia research. He will explain that impaired cognition and negative...

2009-05-26 12:51:12

University of Maryland researchers see potential new treatment approach in targeting immune response to virus Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have found that an approved drug for treating rheumatoid arthritis reduces severe illness and death in mice exposed to the Influenza A virus. Their findings suggest that tempering the response of the body's immune system to influenza infection may alleviate some of the more severe symptoms and even reduce mortality from this...

2009-05-08 09:00:00

"HIV/AIDS Remains the Number One Global Health Threat" WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, HIV co-discoverers Drs. Robert C. Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Luc A. Montagnier, president of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, called on international organizations and governments to immediately implement six objectives to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. They made the announcement today at...

2009-04-22 23:01:00

FDA approval for testing in humans watershed moment for unique malaria vaccine approach ROCKVILLE, Md., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that highlights the strength of public-private collaboration in tackling international health challenges, the Maryland-based company Sanaria Inc., with support from the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI), has initiated a Phase 1 clinical trial -- the first tests in adult volunteers -- of its unique malaria vaccine candidate. Unlike other malaria...

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2009-02-13 07:25:00

A new study has shed light on the secrets of the common cold, researchers reported on Thursday. Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the J. Craig Venter Institute collaborated to sequence and analyze the cold virus. As a result, they were able to configure a family tree of the common cold. "We've had bits and pieces of these things for a long time," said Ann Palmenberg, of UW-Madison's Institute for Molecular Virology and the...

2009-02-12 13:00:00

First comprehensive sequencing and analysis of strains responsible for common cold and other respiratory illnesses, give clues to evolution and diversity of the virus ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI); the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin, Madison; announced today they have sequenced and analyzed the genomes of all known human rhinoviruses (HRVs). David Spiro, Ph.D.,...

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2008-12-12 08:40:00

A ground breaking discovery has found a rare genetic abnormality in an Amish community protects them from heart disease. Researchers said on Thursday the finding could lead to new drugs to prevent heart ailments. Researchers wrote in the journal Science that about 5 percent of Old Order Amish people in Pennsylvania's Lancaster County have only one working copy of a gene that makes a protein that slows the breakdown of triglycerides. Most people normally have two copies of the gene. ...

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2008-08-15 10:15:00

Smoking more than doubles the risk of stroke in younger women compared to nonsmokers, according to a U.S. study published on Thursday. Researchers noted that heavy smokers were up to nine times as likely to have a stroke. Female smokers aged 15 to 49 were involved in the study, published in the American Heart Association's journal Stroke. Those who smoked were 2.6 times as likely to have a stroke than women who had never smoked, according to a team of researchers led by Dr. John Cole of the...

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2008-05-03 00:00:00

A Yale University physician reported his analysis Friday of images of Akhenaten. Akhenaten (ah-keh-NAH-ten), best known for introducing a ground-breaking form of monotheism to ancient Egypt, ruled in the mid-1300s B.C., and was married to Nefertiti. While not the most manly pharaoh, in fact his form was rather feminine, Akhenaten nevertheless fathered at least six children. The scientist also said Akhenaten was a bit of an egghead, due to a condition in which bones in the skull fuse at an...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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