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Placenta-derived cells are safe for MS patients

Placenta-derived cells are safe for MS patients

Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were able to safely tolerate treatment with cells cultured from human placental tissue, according to a study published today in the journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. [More]
Family physician  answers questions related to Ebola virus

Family physician answers questions related to Ebola virus

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the outbreak of Ebola in four West African countries is one of the largest outbreaks of the disease in history. [More]
Ganymed, BioNTech AG open new headquarters and research facility in Germany

Ganymed, BioNTech AG open new headquarters and research facility in Germany

BioNTech AG and Ganymed Pharmaceuticals AG, two premier German biotechology companies, announced today the joint- opening of a new approx. 10,000 square-meters (108,000 square-feet) headquarters and research facility. [More]
Zeta volunteers spread breast cancer awareness as part of NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign

Zeta volunteers spread breast cancer awareness as part of NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign

Thousands of ZTA volunteers will gather at participating NFL stadium entrances throughout October, distributing free pink breast cancer awareness ribbons as part of a collaboration with the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign. This year's line-up includes 28 teams. [More]
Managing diabetes and intensive exercise: an interview with Dr Rafael Castol, Team Novo Nordisk

Managing diabetes and intensive exercise: an interview with Dr Rafael Castol, Team Novo Nordisk

Team Novo Nordisk is a professional cycling team that races at UCI Pro Continental level. It's the first ever team to be made up of athletes diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. The team was created three years ago, and is part of the Changing Diabetes initiative developed by Novo Nordisk. [More]
Pure Madness Chocolate to donate portion of sales to National Breast Cancer Foundation

Pure Madness Chocolate to donate portion of sales to National Breast Cancer Foundation

Pure Madness Chocolate will donate a portion of sales from their Luscious Truffle Collection during the month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF). [More]
Research performed in anemic mice shows acetate stimulates the formation of red blood cells

Research performed in anemic mice shows acetate stimulates the formation of red blood cells

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers seeking novel treatments for anemia found that giving acetate, the major component of household vinegar, to anemic mice stimulated the formation of new red blood cells. [More]

Precyse displays HFMA Peer Reviewed HIM Technology and Services Suite at AHIMA 2014

Precyse, an industry leader in Health Information Management (HIM) Performance Management services and technologies, invites AHIMA 2014 show attendees to visit booth #1617 and see how it is driving the power of information with the only HFMA Peer Reviewed HIM Technology and Services Suite. [More]
New study reports how TMS treatment works in people with depression

New study reports how TMS treatment works in people with depression

On Star Trek, it is easy to take for granted the incredible ability of futuristic doctors to wave small devices over the heads of both humans and aliens, diagnose their problems through evaluating changes in brain activity or chemistry, and then treat behavior problems by selectively stimulating relevant brain circuits. [More]

Virginia Tech scientists plan to use social media to develop new approach to addiction recovery

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists plan to use social media to develop a new approach to addiction recovery, one that takes advantage of people's instinct for social connectedness. [More]
University of Louisville establishes UofL Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging

University of Louisville establishes UofL Institute for Sustainable Health and Optimal Aging

The societal phenomenon known as the Baby Boom has impacted every aspect of life since it first burst on the scene following World War II. As these people reach what had been called their senior years, their effect on aging and expectations of older citizens is no less dramatic. [More]
Calling 9-1-1 can speed access to lifesaving treatment, say cardiology researchers

Calling 9-1-1 can speed access to lifesaving treatment, say cardiology researchers

Time is critical for patients experiencing a heart attack, and calling 9-1-1 first will speed access to lifesaving treatment, according to MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute cardiology researchers. [More]
Greek survey shows women oncologists are largely under-represented in leadership positions

Greek survey shows women oncologists are largely under-represented in leadership positions

A growing number of oncologists in Greece are female, but women continue to be under-represented in leadership positions, according to a survey reported at the ESMO 2014 Congress. [More]
Majority of cancer survivors not financially prepared for cancer diagnosis, treatment

Majority of cancer survivors not financially prepared for cancer diagnosis, treatment

The majority (62%) of America's middle-income cancer survivors say they were not financially prepared for cancer diagnosis and treatment, according to a new study released by the Washington National Institute for Wellness Solutions. [More]
Individuals can improve asthma symptoms by avoiding air pollution

Individuals can improve asthma symptoms by avoiding air pollution

People who suffer from asthma may think there's not a lot they can do to control their asthma besides properly taking medications and avoiding allergic triggers. [More]
CMU's BrainHub initiative receives major boost from renowned Pittsburgh philanthropist

CMU's BrainHub initiative receives major boost from renowned Pittsburgh philanthropist

Just weeks after the launch of a global initiative to leverage its unique strengths to impact brain research, Carnegie Mellon University has received a major boost from renowned Pittsburgh philanthropist Henry L. Hillman in the form of a new $5 million gift to support CMU's BrainHub. [More]

States with higher rates of gun ownership experience higher incidence of non-stranger homicides

A new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health researcher has found that states with higher estimated rates of gun ownership experience a higher incidence of non-stranger firearms homicides - disputing the claim that gun ownership deters violent crime, its authors say. [More]
DNA Diagnostics Center launches new Paternity Test Kit

DNA Diagnostics Center launches new Paternity Test Kit

DNA Diagnostics Center, the world's largest DNA Paternity Testing Company, announces the launch of a new Paternity Test Kit to be sold in national retail stores, expanding the company's reach in the marketplace. [More]
ProMedica and Harbor team up to address growing community need for mental health services

ProMedica and Harbor team up to address growing community need for mental health services

Today ProMedica and Harbor announced plans to form a joint operating company (JOC) to address a growing community need for mental health services in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. [More]

Findings indicate that our bodies are used as perceptual "ruler" to measure the world around us

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it's magnified, lending support to the idea that we use our hand as a constant perceptual "ruler" to measure the world around us. [More]