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2010-05-11 06:00:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), today announced the addition of Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC) to the Phase 2 multi-center study entitled "A Phase 2 Study of Oral ENMD-2076 Administered to Patients with Platinum Resistant Ovarian Cancer." Ursula Matulonis, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, will serve as principal investigator. (Logo:...

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2010-05-04 06:54:12

A study released on Monday shows that there are no varying suicidal tendencies in adults who take different types of anti-depressants. Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School said that there was no "clinically meaningful difference in risk among individuals taking different classes of medications." "Our finding of equal event rates across anti-depressant agents supports the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to treat all anti-depressants alike...

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2010-04-14 14:04:50

Shifting work schedules can wreak havoc on a person's ability to get enough sleep, resulting in poor performance on the job. Researchers funded by the National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) have developed software that uses mathematical models to help astronauts and ground support personnel better adjust to shifting work and sleep schedules. Outside the space program, the software could help people who do shift or night work or who experience jet lag due to travel across time...

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2010-03-08 13:50:00

A new study finds that, contrary to popular belief, consuming wine may not lead to weight gain in women. In fact, the opposite might well be true. According to a study recently printed in the Archives of Internal Medicine, a publication of the American Medical Association, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston polled over 19,000 women, all United States residents described as average weight, about their drinking tendencies. They then tracked the women's weight fluctuations...

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2010-01-14 14:00:00

New research on chronic sleep loss revealed that simply catching up on lost sleep during the weekend is not the answer to maintaining adequate amounts of rest, The Associated Press reported. After studying the effects of short- and long-term sleep loss, scientists found that the chronically sleep-deprived may function normally soon after waking up, but experience steadily slower reaction times as the day wears on, even if they had tried to catch up the previous night. Lead researcher Dr....

2010-01-12 13:26:00

Research reveals how these cancers shield themselves from immune attack BOSTON, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Melanoma, if not detected in its early stages, transforms into a highly deadly, treatment-resistant cancer. Although the immune system initially responds to melanoma and mounts anti-tumor attacks, these assaults are generally ineffective, allowing more advanced melanomas to win the battle and spread beyond the primary site. Now, researchers at Children's Hospital Boston and...

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2009-12-24 07:15:00

The ability to make, test, and map the atomic structure of new anti-cancer agents has enabled a team of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists to discover a compound capable of halting a common type of drug-resistant lung cancer. In a study to be published in the December 24/31 issue of the journal Nature, the researchers report that non-small cell lung cancers that had become invulnerable to the drugs Iressaâ and Tarcevaâ were stymied by a compound...

2009-12-16 07:00:00

ROCKLAND, Mass., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, today announced a strategic collaboration with Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, to advance basic and clinical research in multiple sclerosis (MS), with the goal of generating new and innovative discoveries that advance treatment for people living with this condition. The multi-faceted agreement will run for up to 5 years, with the potential to renew the alliance thereafter. Both...

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2009-10-13 12:00:00

A new study has shown that minimally invasive procedures, while intended to shorten hospital stays and lower the risk of other health complications, may increase the risk of other complications, such as incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Writing in the October 14 Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr Jim C. Hu, of Brigham and Women's Hospital, cited information to show that minimally invasive radical prostatectomy (MIRP), including robot-guided procedures, have increased from 1...

2009-10-06 15:08:47

Researchers have fresh insight into an evolutionarily ancient way that cells cope when oxygen levels decline, according to a new study in the October 7th issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication. In studies of cells taken from the lining of human pulmonary arteries, they show that a microRNA "“ a tiny bit of RNA that regulates the activity of particular genes and thus the availability of certain proteins "“ allows cells to shift their metabolic gears, in a process known...


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