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Experts open new clinic to evaluate heart disease patients for participation in stem cell studies

Experts open new clinic to evaluate heart disease patients for participation in stem cell studies

Regenerative medicine experts at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have opened a new clinic to evaluate heart and vascular disease patients for participation in stem cell medical studies. [More]
Researchers develop new way of using electricity to open blood-brain-barrier

Researchers develop new way of using electricity to open blood-brain-barrier

A team of researchers from the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences have developed a new way of using electricity to open the blood-brain-barrier (BBB). [More]
Study shows castor bean oil reduces epileptic seizures related to Glut1 deficiency

Study shows castor bean oil reduces epileptic seizures related to Glut1 deficiency

Two years ago, the parents of Chloe Olivarez watched painfully as their daughter experienced epileptic seizures hundreds of times a day. [More]
Bee, snake, scorpion venom could form basis of new generation of cancer-fighting drugs

Bee, snake, scorpion venom could form basis of new generation of cancer-fighting drugs

Bee, snake or scorpion venom could form the basis of a new generation of cancer-fighting drugs, scientists will report here today. [More]
Scientists identify long-overlooked function of vascular smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosis

Scientists identify long-overlooked function of vascular smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosis

Scientists at the Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry (IFIB) have collaborated with colleagues from the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Dermatology of the University of Tübingen to identify a long-overlooked function of vascular smooth muscle cells in atherosclerosis. [More]
Plan International outlines strategies to combat Ebola outbreak

Plan International outlines strategies to combat Ebola outbreak

The current Ebola outbreak, the most severe and complex in history, is now making its impact felt worldwide. [More]
ALS Association awards 21 new research grants to find cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

ALS Association awards 21 new research grants to find cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

The ALS Association announced today that it has awarded 21 new research grants totaling nearly $3.5 million to find treatments and a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The grants were awarded to scientists from laboratories located in nine different states in the United States as well as from the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Switzerland, Israel and Australia. [More]
Scientists identify mechanism by which inherited neurological disease causes muscle weakness in men

Scientists identify mechanism by which inherited neurological disease causes muscle weakness in men

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified the mechanism by which a rare, inherited neurodegenerative disease causes often crippling muscle weakness in men, in addition to reduced fertility. [More]
Patient with mechanical heart pump receives new gene therapy for heart failure

Patient with mechanical heart pump receives new gene therapy for heart failure

For the first time in the world, a patient with a mechanical heart pump has received a new gene therapy for heart failure at Harefield Hospital, London. [More]
Isoform: New protein offers novel therapeutic approach for patients with DMD

Isoform: New protein offers novel therapeutic approach for patients with DMD

Scientists have discovered a new form of dystrophin, a protein critical to normal muscle function, and identified the genetic mechanism responsible for its production. [More]
Idera collaborates with TMA to advance new potential treatment approach for myositis

Idera collaborates with TMA to advance new potential treatment approach for myositis

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing nucleic acid therapeutics for patients with cancer and rare diseases, and The Myositis Association (TMA), the only nonprofit organization dedicated to solely serving all patients with inflammatory myopathies, today announced a collaboration to advance a new potential treatment approach for polymyositis and dermatomyositis known as Toll-like receptor (TLR) antagonism. [More]
New questions arise about hospice companies as rates of discharge increase

New questions arise about hospice companies as rates of discharge increase

When so many patients leave a hospice alive, it could signal problems such as inadequate care or companies seeking financial gains by enrolling people who should not have been considered hospice patients, The Washington Post reports. [More]
New Cardio-Oncology Program to keep hearts beating strong throughout breast cancer treatments

New Cardio-Oncology Program to keep hearts beating strong throughout breast cancer treatments

Hearts are at risk when fighting against breast cancer - due to toxic side effects of common treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy. [More]
First Edition: August 7, 2014

First Edition: August 7, 2014

Today's headlines include stories about how uninsured people fare with the health law's exemptions. [More]
PSAL students to receive free comprehensive health screening at HSS

PSAL students to receive free comprehensive health screening at HSS

It's a parent's worst nightmare, and it happens out of the blue. While playing a sport, often football, a teen athlete collapses on the field and doesn't make it. [More]
UMass Amherst researcher receives grant to uncover molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue

UMass Amherst researcher receives grant to uncover molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue

Muscle physiologist Edward Debold at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently received a three-year, $198,000 grant from the American Heart Association to support studies to uncover the molecular mechanisms of skeletal muscle fatigue. [More]
New treatment plan could reduce need for antihypertensive drugs

New treatment plan could reduce need for antihypertensive drugs

It truly could be mind over matter after all. University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Richard Josephson, MD, recently released trial results in a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine that discusses mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for hypertension. [More]
Improving care, outcomes for NSTEMI patients linked to higher survival rates

Improving care, outcomes for NSTEMI patients linked to higher survival rates

Changes in the treatment of the most common form of heart attack over the past decade have been associated with higher survival rates for men and women regardless of age, race and ethnicity, according to a UCLA-led analysis. [More]
Researchers postulate similarities between changes in cells and origins of triple negative breast cancer

Researchers postulate similarities between changes in cells and origins of triple negative breast cancer

Healthy breast cells may be able to reinvent themselves -- some have the flexibility to change after they are mature -- which leads researchers to postulate that similarities exist between this occurrence and the origins of a particularly aggressive type of breast cancer. [More]
ChromaDex to provide Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with NR ingredient for research use

ChromaDex to provide Murdoch Childrens Research Institute with NR ingredient for research use

ChromaDex Corp., an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary ingredients and science-based solutions to the dietary supplement, food and beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has entered into a material transfer agreement (MTA) with Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, the preeminent child health research institute in Australia. [More]