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2012-09-13 10:27:42

BOSTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston University today announced that well-known media executive and Boston native, Sumner M. Redstone, has given $18 million to help expand and improve the facilities of the Boston University School of Law, including the construction of a new building adjacent to the School's core facility; the new building will be named the Sumner M. Redstone Building. Mr. Redstone serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of both CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS and...

2012-09-10 14:43:59

A nationwide consortium of scientists has reported the first comprehensive genetic analysis of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, a common type of lung cancer responsible for about 400,000 deaths each year. "We found that almost 75 percent of the patients' cancers have mutations that can be targeted with existing drugs -- drugs that are available commercially or for clinical trials," says one of the lead investigators, Ramaswamy Govindan, MD, an oncologist at Washington University School...

2012-09-07 09:46:58

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a protein essential to repairing the intestine's inner lining. That lining is among the body's busiest highways, trod not only by the food we ingest but also by trillions of microorganisms that aid digestion. Because the intestine plays key roles in absorbing nutrients and containing the microbes, any damage must be fixed promptly. The researchers report Sept. 6 in Science Express that a protein called...

2012-08-23 06:25:36

NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Columbia University School of Nursing has received a $1.2 million grant to research and improve infection prevention practices in pediatric long-term care facilities. The four-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will enable researchers to undertake the "Keep It Clean for Kids" Project, or KICK, a study assessing hand hygiene at three New York-area facilities that care for children with complex health...

2012-08-07 23:33:26

Inflammation and cell stress play important roles in the death of insulin-secreting cells and are major factors in diabetes. Cell stress also plays a role in Wolfram syndrome, a rare, genetic disorder that afflicts children with many symptoms, including juvenile-onset diabetes. Now a molecule has been identified that's key to the cell stress-modulated inflammation that causes insulin cells to die, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University of...

A New Target For The Treatment Of Diabetes And Obesity
2012-08-02 15:15:52

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a potential target for treating diabetes and obesity. Studying mice, they found that when the target protein was disabled, the animals became more sensitive to insulin and were less likely to get fat even when they ate a high-fat diet that caused their littermates to become obese. The findings are published online in the journal Cell Metabolism. The researchers studied how the body manufactures fat...

2012-07-23 02:24:03

PHILADELPHIA, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading healthcare publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW) today announced the release of the first e-book editions in The Washington Manual® Subspecialty Consult Series. Written by residents/fellows and reviewed by faculty at the prestigious Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the Subspecialty Consult Series includes a total of 11 titles each focused on a different disease area running the gamut from cardiology to...

2012-07-11 02:25:36

CLEVELAND, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigators at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, have begun studying the imaging capabilities of an innovative radiation therapy system from ViewRay(TM) Incorporated. The ViewRay system is the first comprehensive image-guided radiation therapy system, providing a patented combination of simultaneous radiotherapy delivery and continuous magnetic resonance imaging...

2012-07-09 10:07:58

Humans have known for centuries that copper is a potent weapon against infection. New research shows that the bacteria that cause serious urinary tract infections "know" this, too, and steal copper to prevent the metal from being used against them. Blocking this thievery with a drug may significantly improve patients' chances of fighting off infections, according to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings appear online July 8 in Nature Chemical...

2012-07-03 02:22:10

BALTIMORE, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP announced that Chip Paucek, co-founder and CEO of 2tor, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award in the online services category in Maryland. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. An independent panel of judges selected the winners,...