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Jianmin Cui receives $1.7 million NIH grant to study heart's inner mechanisms

Jianmin Cui receives $1.7 million NIH grant to study heart's inner mechanisms

Jianmin Cui, PhD, has received a nearly $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular bases for the function of potassium channels vital for the heart, brain, inner ear and other tissues. [More]
Monell Center to promote Anosmia Awareness Day with new educational outreach initiatives

Monell Center to promote Anosmia Awareness Day with new educational outreach initiatives

The Monell Center announces three new educational outreach initiatives to promote Anosmia Awareness Day, which takes place on February 27. Each was designed to increase awareness and increase the limited information currently available about anosmia, the loss of our sense of smell, which affects over six million Americans and many millions more worldwide. [More]
FDA approves Cynosure's new 532 nm Laser Delivery System for PicoSure

FDA approves Cynosure's new 532 nm Laser Delivery System for PicoSure

Cynosure, Inc. today announced FDA 510(k) clearance of its new 532 nm Laser Delivery System for PicoSure, creating a powerful, dual-wavelength laser system for removing tattoos of all colors in fewer treatments. PicoSure, the world's first picosecond aesthetic laser, is widely recognized for its technology leadership, unmatched clinical versatility and proven performance. [More]
Researchers reveal new understanding of pathobiology behind vestibular schwannoma

Researchers reveal new understanding of pathobiology behind vestibular schwannoma

Researchers from the Eaton-Peabody Laboratories of Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology have revealed new understanding of the pathobiology behind a head and neck tumor that may someday lead to new methods of targeted drug therapy. [More]
Cochlear announces winners of Graeme Clark and Anders Tjellstrom Scholarships

Cochlear announces winners of Graeme Clark and Anders Tjellstrom Scholarships

Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced today the winners of the 13th annual Graeme Clark and the fourth annual Anders Tjellstrom Scholarships. [More]
HPV vaccine does not increase rates of STIs in adolescent females

HPV vaccine does not increase rates of STIs in adolescent females

Receiving the human papillomavirus vaccine does not increase rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in adolescent females. The vaccine, which can prevent cervical cancer in women, has had a low uptake, partly because of concerns about how it will affect adolescent sexual activity. [More]
Study: Modulation of alpha waves influences speech comprehension in everyday hearing situations

Study: Modulation of alpha waves influences speech comprehension in everyday hearing situations

The elderly often complain about hearing difficulties, especially when several people are talking all at once. [More]
NYEE ophthalmologists offer prevention tips to observe AMD Awareness Month

NYEE ophthalmologists offer prevention tips to observe AMD Awareness Month

Macular degeneration is a major cause of irreversible vision loss in the United States and around the world. As many as 11 million Americans have some form of macular degeneration. [More]
Salicylates drugs reduce proliferation, viability of cultured vestibular schwannoma cells

Salicylates drugs reduce proliferation, viability of cultured vestibular schwannoma cells

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and the Harvard Medical School/ Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology have demonstrated that salicylates, a class of non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), reduced the proliferation and viability of cultured vestibular schwannoma cells that cause a sometimes lethal intracranial tumor that typically causes hearing loss and tinnitus. [More]
Infectious diseases expert discusses the myths and facts about measles outbreak

Infectious diseases expert discusses the myths and facts about measles outbreak

Measles, a highly contagious respiratory infection that causes serious complications in about 3 of 10 people, has been grabbing headlines since last December's outbreak at Disneyland. In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 102 cases of measles in 14 states. One unconfirmed case was just reported in New Jersey. Measured against the approximately 600 cases reported in 2014, this year is on track to set a record for a disease that was declared eradicated in the United States in 2000. [More]
ACEP: Emergency rooms are fully prepared to handle measles outbreak

ACEP: Emergency rooms are fully prepared to handle measles outbreak

The nation is dealing with the worst measles outbreak in more than a decade. Once again — and reminiscent of the recent Ebola crisis — the nation's emergency physicians are working to track and treat another infectious disease in the midst of a severe flu season. [More]
23andMe announces publication of genome-wide association study of motion sickness

23andMe announces publication of genome-wide association study of motion sickness

23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced the publication of the first ever genome-wide association study of motion sickness. [More]
One in four nonsmokers still exposed to secondhand smoke, shows CDC report

One in four nonsmokers still exposed to secondhand smoke, shows CDC report

Although secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in the United States dropped by half between 1999 to 2000 and 2011 to 2012, one in four nonsmokers -- 58 million people -- are still exposed to SHS, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [More]
PPDC awards grants to three companies developing new medical devices for children

PPDC awards grants to three companies developing new medical devices for children

The Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium announces its first three awards to companies developing new medical devices for children. [More]
Experts recommend sublingual immunotherapy for treatment of allergic rhinitis

Experts recommend sublingual immunotherapy for treatment of allergic rhinitis

Sublingual immunotherapy is one of several state-of-the-science treatments for allergic rhinitis, or "hay fever," being recommended by a panel of experts in a new guideline published Feb. 2, 2015, by the American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. [More]
Johns Hopkins pediatricians offer guidelines on choosing between urgent care and ER

Johns Hopkins pediatricians offer guidelines on choosing between urgent care and ER

Parents have a natural tendency to fear the worst when it comes to their children and often opt for a "better safe than sorry" course of action, Canares says, but the truth is many situations don't warrant a trip to the emergency room. At the other end of the spectrum are cases that clearly require emergency attention but end up in urgent care instead — a less common scenario, Canares says. [More]
Scientists identify how 'mini-brain' in spinal cord helps keep our body balanced

Scientists identify how 'mini-brain' in spinal cord helps keep our body balanced

Walking across an icy parking lot in winter--and remaining upright--takes intense concentration. But a new discovery suggests that much of the balancing act that our bodies perform when faced with such a task happens unconsciously, thanks to a cluster of neurons in our spinal cord that function as a "mini-brain" to integrate sensory information and make the necessary adjustments to our muscles so that we don't slip and fall. [More]
Nanoscale DNA tool to detect molecular behavior

Nanoscale DNA tool to detect molecular behavior

A complex interplay of molecular components governs almost all aspects of biological sciences - healthy organism development, disease progression, and drug efficacy are all dependent on the way life's molecules interact in the body. Understanding these bio-molecular interactions is critical for the discovery of new, more effective therapeutics and diagnostics to treat cancer and other diseases, but currently requires scientists to have access to expensive and elaborate laboratory equipment. [More]
Researchers identify molecular mechanisms that can prevent blindness, promote recovery from stroke

Researchers identify molecular mechanisms that can prevent blindness, promote recovery from stroke

Research led by Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, Boyd Professor, Ernest C. and Yvette C. Villere Chair of Retinal Degeneration Research, and Director of the Neuroscience Center of Excellence at LSU Health New Orleans, has discovered gene interactions that determine whether cells live or die in such conditions as age-related macular degeneration and ischemic stroke. [More]

Mind Solutions to launch the world's smallest Brain-Computer-Interface, Synapse

Mind Solutions, Inc. (OTC: VOIS), announces the name of the world's smallest Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI), The "Synapse". The product is expected to be the smallest, consumer friendly BCI device to hit the market. [More]