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Brain cells in Parkinson's disease die prematurely, burning out like an overheating motor

Brain cells in Parkinson's disease die prematurely, burning out like an overheating motor

The death of brain cells in Parkinson's disease may be caused by a form of cellular energy crisis in neurons that require unusually high quantities of energy to carry out their job of regulating movement, researchers at the University of Montreal reported today. [More]
First patient enrolled in CSL Behring's rVIIa-FP Phase II/III study to treat patients with hemophilia A or B with inhibitors

First patient enrolled in CSL Behring's rVIIa-FP Phase II/III study to treat patients with hemophilia A or B with inhibitors

CSL Behring announced today that the first patient has been enrolled in its Phase II/III clinical study evaluating the pharmacokinetics (PK), efficacy, and safety of the company's recombinant fusion protein linking coagulation factor VIIa with albumin (rVIIa-FP) for on-demand treatment in patients with congenital hemophilia A or B who have developed an inhibitor to factor VIII or factor IX replacement therapy. [More]
Variation in genetic mechanism increases fat storage and drives obesity

Variation in genetic mechanism increases fat storage and drives obesity

A specific gene region has long been suspected of contributing to obesity in humans but the precise mechanisms behind this were previously unclear. Now, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard Medical School and other partners have been able to show that a single genetic alteration in this region reduces thermogenesis (fat burning), instead increasing lipid storage. [More]
Caring for young children with eczema

Caring for young children with eczema

The excitement of a newborn baby turned to worry when a few weeks after Lorenzo Torres-Ramirez was born his parents started to notice red spots on his face. [More]
Loyola doctor provides tips to alleviate back-to-school anxiety in children

Loyola doctor provides tips to alleviate back-to-school anxiety in children

As the number of days of summer vacation decrease, children and adolescent anxiety levels often increase. In addition to getting school supplies, registration completed and vaccinations up to date, it's important for parents to talk to their kids and understand how they feel about heading back to school. [More]
Parents need to enforce traffic-safety rules for kids heading back to school

Parents need to enforce traffic-safety rules for kids heading back to school

Part of heading back to school is actually getting your kids back to school safely. According to the Centers for Disease Control, on average, there is one pedestrian death every two hours and a pedestrian injury every eight minutes in the United States. Vehicles and kids can be a very scary combination whether the child is walking, biking, riding or driving. [More]
Researchers uncover genetic circuit involved in obesity

Researchers uncover genetic circuit involved in obesity

Like many other conditions, obesity is caused by an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. While efforts to combat the obesity epidemic will need to include changes in diet and exercise, insights into the genes involved may also help with prevention and treatment. [More]
Calorie control is key to losing or maintaining weight

Calorie control is key to losing or maintaining weight

Physical activity has many health benefits, ranging from reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer to improving mental health and mood. [More]
Charlotte charity Taylor's Tale inspires new law to create treatments for rare diseases, spur growth in NC

Charlotte charity Taylor's Tale inspires new law to create treatments for rare diseases, spur growth in NC

Charlotte charity Taylor's Tale helped inspire a law designed to stimulate the creation of new treatments for rare diseases and spur economic development in North Carolina. [More]
Imprimis, Advanced Dosage sign license agreement for proprietary compounded ophthalmic formulations

Imprimis, Advanced Dosage sign license agreement for proprietary compounded ophthalmic formulations

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary compounded drug formulations, today announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Advanced Dosage Forms, Inc. to expand Imprimis' proprietary ophthalmic injectable and combination topical compounded formulations into Canada. Under the agreement, the licensee has the rights to formulate, market and sell these formulations across Canada. [More]
Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure

Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure

Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have found part of the explanation: the operation enhances energy expenditure such that eating actually helps the person lose weight. [More]
SAGE partners with The Katie Piper Foundation to launch journal Scars, Burns & Healing

SAGE partners with The Katie Piper Foundation to launch journal Scars, Burns & Healing

SAGE is delighted to announce a new partnership with The Katie Piper Foundation to launch the unique journal Scars, Burns & Healing. The journal brings together the specialist focus of scar and burns research with the breadth of the science and medicine related to wound healing, and will be accepting its first submissions from summer 2015. [More]
Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure, leads to sustained weight loss

Gastric bypass surgery enhances energy expenditure, leads to sustained weight loss

Gastric bypass surgery often leads to a sustained weight loss. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have found part of the explanation: the operation enhances energy expenditure such that eating actually helps the person lose weight. [More]
GenVec reports net loss of $1.9 million for second quarter 2015

GenVec reports net loss of $1.9 million for second quarter 2015

GenVec, Inc. today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. For the three months ended June 30, 2015, GenVec reported a net loss of $1.9 million, or $0.11 per share, on revenues of $0.1 million, compared with a net loss of $1.7 million, or $0.10 per share, on revenues of $0.1 million, for the same period in the prior year. [More]
Inflammation from diets deficient in nutrients contribute to weight despite intake of macronutrients

Inflammation from diets deficient in nutrients contribute to weight despite intake of macronutrients

If you are watching what you eat, working out, and still not seeing improvements in your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, etc., here's some hope. A new report appearing in the August 2015 issue of The FASEB Journal suggests that inflammation induced by deficiencies in vitamins and minerals might be the culprit. [More]
MSK and LVHN collaborate to improve patients’ access to innovative cancer treatments

MSK and LVHN collaborate to improve patients’ access to innovative cancer treatments

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced today the beginning of a unique and forward-thinking collaboration aimed at improving patient access to the latest and most effective cancer treatment advances and highest-caliber cancer care. [More]
Encision announces financial results for Q1 fiscal year 2016

Encision announces financial results for Q1 fiscal year 2016

Encision Inc., a medical device company owning patented surgical technology that prevents dangerous stray electrosurgical burns in minimally invasive surgery, today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter that ended June 30, 2015. [More]
Some breast cancer women can now undergo single-stage implant breast reconstruction

Some breast cancer women can now undergo single-stage implant breast reconstruction

Some women with breast cancer can now undergo a "one and done" approach combining nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate single-stage implant (SSI) breast reconstruction in a single procedure, according to a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
Balancing cellular aging and cancer risk through biotechnology

Balancing cellular aging and cancer risk through biotechnology

In a way, trying to repair age-related heart damage and trying to fight cancer are opposite problems. Your heart cells' ability to regenerate themselves and proliferate into new, young cells degrades as you get older. [More]
One sunburn increases risk of skin cancer by 50%

One sunburn increases risk of skin cancer by 50%

Everybody's got a story about that "one bad burn" - the time you fell asleep next to the pool and tattooed a white handprint on your lobster-red chest, or forgot to pack the sunscreen while hiking a Colorado 14er. [More]
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