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2010-11-03 16:34:42

Life-threatening breathing disorder affects 50 percent of premature infants A potentially life-threatening challenge characterized by pauses in breathing that can last for more than 20 seconds, apnea of prematurity (AOP) affects more than 50 percent of premature infants and is almost universal in the smallest of preemies. Caused in part by an underdeveloped central nervous system that can't adequately regulate breathing outside of the womb, especially during sleep, AOP is not yet fully...

2010-10-22 19:39:59

FlexBone seen as potential replacement for current bone transplantations With a failure rate as high as 50 percent, bone tissue grafts pose a significant obstacle to orthopedic surgeons attempting to repair complex fractures or large areas of bone loss, such as those often caused by trauma and cancer. Current synthetic substitutes rarely possess the bone-like properties needed for successful grafting and are often difficult for surgeons to manipulate in the operating room. In response to...

2010-10-20 01:00:00

LONDON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: SLN) ("Silence" or the "Company") announces that the European Patent Office (EPO) has granted a new patent that provides broad protection on novel aspects of the RNAi structural modification technology known as the "Zamore Design Rules." European patent number 1 633 890 titled "Methods and Compositions for Enhancing the Efficacy and Specificity of RNAi" was published today in the European Patent Bulletin. The European patent...

2010-10-13 15:00:00

Protest Underscores Growing Unrest Between the State's Nurses and Hospital Administrators As the Industry Exploits the Current Economic Climate to Cut Costs at the Patients' Expense WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registered nurses from the UMass Memorial, Hahnemann, Home Health and Hospice, and the UMass University Medical Center campuses of UMass Memorial Health Care, joined by hundreds of frontline nurses from across the Commonwealth, conducted a demonstration and...

2010-10-11 09:00:00

To Protest Poor Staffing Conditions, the Proposed Closure of Needed Beds along with Wage and Benefit Cuts, While UMass Memorial is Posting Profits of More Than $90 Million Hundreds of Nurses from Across the State Plan to Join the Demonstration As the MNA Convention is Being Held at DCU Center That Day Protest Underscores Growing Unrest Between the State's Nurses and Hospital Administrators As the Industry Exploits the Current Economic Climate to Cut Costs at the Patients' Expense...

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2010-09-21 13:31:14

Government funded researchers have found that they can get women to cut back on sunbathing by getting them to use tanning lotion instead. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most of the skin cancers diagnosed every year in the U.S. are sun-related.  Melanoma, which is the most deadly kind, kills about 8,700 people every year. U.S. researchers tested whether offering sunbathing women free samples of tanning lotion and sunscreen could heighten awareness of...

2010-09-15 14:20:00

Nurses Raise Public Outcry Over Chronic Understaffing of Nurses and Recent Decision to Cut Patient Care Services and Staff While Posting Multi-Million Dollar Profits As Controversy Rages Over Planned Reduction in Patient Beds, Today the Hospital Issued an Alert that All Beds in the Hospital Were Full, Justifying the Nurses' Concerns for Patient Safety WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bowing to pressure from outraged unionized nurses from the UMass Memorial, Hahnemann,...

2010-09-15 09:18:00

Nurses are Protesting Management's Chronic Understaffing of Nurses and Recent Decision to Cut Patient Care Services and Staff While Posting Multi-Million Dollar Profits When: Tuesday, September 21 5 - 6:30 p.m. Where: Outside entrance to DCU Center on Major Taylor Blvd. CANTON, Mass., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registered nurses from the UMass Memorial, Hahnemann, Home Health and Hospice, and the UMass University Medical Center campuses of UMass Memorial Health Care are...

2010-09-09 06:57:00

WORCESTER, Mass., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, September 26, 2010, thousands of walkers will step forward for the 12th Annual Walk to Cure Cancer. Funds raised support cancer research, clinical trials, equipment, facilities and world-renowned medical professionals at the UMass Memorial Cancer Center of Excellence. To date, the one or five-mile walk has raised over $6 million. The mission of the Cancer Center at UMass Medical School in Worcester is to deliver state-of-the-art cancer...

2010-08-11 01:00:00

LONDON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: SLN) ("Silence" or the "Company") announces the issuance of United States patent 7,772,203, titled "Methods and Compositions for Controlling Efficacy of RNA Silencing," by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The issued patent generally claims methods of enhancing RNA silencing with a double stranded RNA interference (RNAi) agent. The patent's RNA silencing method claims include coverage for the administering...


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