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Immune Pharmaceuticals closes underwriter's exercise of partial over-allotment option of 459,697 units

Immune Pharmaceuticals closes underwriter's exercise of partial over-allotment option of 459,697 units

Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc., a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company that engages in the development and commercialization of targeted therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancer, today completed the underwriter's exercise of partial over-allotment option of 459,697 units, at a price of $2.50 per unit, for gross proceeds of approximately $1.06 million, bringing the aggregate gross proceeds of the Company's previously announced underwritten public offering to $9.685 million. [More]
Current evidence does not support routine minimally invasive disc surgery, say researchers

Current evidence does not support routine minimally invasive disc surgery, say researchers

McMaster University researchers have found that current evidence does not support the routine use of minimally invasive surgery to remove herniated disc material pressing on the nerve root or spinal cord in the neck or lower back. [More]
Higher surge of testosterone in competition not tied to winning, shows study

Higher surge of testosterone in competition not tied to winning, shows study

A higher surge of testosterone in competition, the so-called "winner effect," is not actually related to winning, suggests a new study of intercollegiate cross country runners. [More]
SLU researcher discovers way to block pain pathway

SLU researcher discovers way to block pain pathway

In research published in the medical journal Brain, Saint Louis University researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D. and colleagues within SLU, the National Institutes of Health and other academic institutions have discovered a way to block a pain pathway in animal models of chronic neuropathic pain including pain caused by chemotherapeutic agents and bone cancer pain suggesting a promising new approach to pain relief. [More]
Researchers say that nervous system may play vital role in infections, autoimmune diseases

Researchers say that nervous system may play vital role in infections, autoimmune diseases

The nervous system may play a bigger role in infections and autoimmune diseases than previously known. If researchers can learn more about that role, it could provide insight into diagnosing and treating everything from the stomach flu to rheumatoid arthritis. [More]
National Spine & Pain Centers opens new pain management center in Cumberland, Maryland

National Spine & Pain Centers opens new pain management center in Cumberland, Maryland

Over 100 million adults suffer from chronic pain and about half of those suffer from this pain daily. Chronic and acute pain dramatically impacts quality of life. The specialty of pain management is born to fulfill the need for non-surgical, interventional solutions and medication management to treat all types of pain. [More]
InSightec's MRgFUS system approved in Japan for treatment of women with uterine fibroids

InSightec's MRgFUS system approved in Japan for treatment of women with uterine fibroids

Elbit Imaging Ltd. announced today that it was informed by InSightec Ltd. that Japan's Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved InSightec's MR-guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) system for the treatment of pain palliation caused by bone metastases and advanced treatment for women with uterine fibroids. [More]
TSRI scientists find simple method to convert human skin cells into sensory neurons

TSRI scientists find simple method to convert human skin cells into sensory neurons

A team led by scientists from The Scripps Research Institute has found a simple method to convert human skin cells into the specialized neurons that detect pain, itch, touch and other bodily sensations. These neurons are also affected by spinal cord injury and involved in Friedreich's ataxia, a devastating and currently incurable neurodegenerative disease that largely strikes children. [More]
Comprehensive guide to help parents obtain quality medical care for children with ASDs

Comprehensive guide to help parents obtain quality medical care for children with ASDs

Navigating through the maze of health and medical services can be challenging for parents of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). A new resource is now available for caregivers, health professionals and, especially, parents. [More]
Study: Shared medical appointments benefit women undergoing evaluation for macromastia

Study: Shared medical appointments benefit women undergoing evaluation for macromastia

For women considering breast reduction surgery, initial evaluation at a shared medical appointment (SMA) provides excellent patient satisfaction in a more efficient clinic visit, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. [More]
New device may reduce discomfort of breast compression in mammography

New device may reduce discomfort of breast compression in mammography

Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for women. According to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, standardizing the pressure applied in mammography would reduce pain associated with breast compression without sacrificing image quality. [More]
Children with NAFLD at substantial risk for high blood pressure

Children with NAFLD at substantial risk for high blood pressure

High blood pressure and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are two emerging health problems related to the epidemic of childhood obesity. In a recent study, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine sought to determine the prevalence of high blood pressure in children with NAFLD, which places them at risk for premature cardiovascular disease. [More]
UC San Diego Health System opens nation's first angioedema treatment center

UC San Diego Health System opens nation's first angioedema treatment center

UC San Diego Health System in partnership with the U.S. Hereditary Angioedema Association, a non-profit patient advocacy organization, has opened the nation's first dedicated center for diagnosing and treating diverse forms of swelling, known collectively as angioedema. [More]
Raising awareness of sickle cell disease risks

Raising awareness of sickle cell disease risks

Members of the public in sub-Saharan Africa who are carriers of the hereditary disease sickle cell disease must be educated aggressively through public health campaigns to raise awareness of the risks of parenting offspring with the disease if their partner is also a carrier, according to research published in the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics. [More]
Two medical research bodies announce new research centre to tackle musculoskeletal disorders

Two medical research bodies announce new research centre to tackle musculoskeletal disorders

A major new research centre to tackle the impact of musculoskeletal disorders on people's ability to work has been announced by two leading medical research bodies. [More]
Tips to reduce risk of Turkey Bowl injuries

Tips to reduce risk of Turkey Bowl injuries

Every year around this time, Loyola University Medical Center sports medicine surgeon Dr. Pietro Tonino sees a spike in sprains, contusions, broken bones and other injuries suffered in Thanksgiving pick-up football games. [More]
First issue of GSA's new publication series explores pain as public health problem

First issue of GSA's new publication series explores pain as public health problem

The first issue of a new publication series from The Gerontological Society of America called From Policy to Practice explores pain as a public health problem and takes a look at how various policies impact the care provided to patients in a range of practice settings. [More]
Endocrine Society issues Clinical Practice Guideline on rare bone condition

Endocrine Society issues Clinical Practice Guideline on rare bone condition

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the diagnosis and treatment of Paget's disease of the bone, a condition where one or more bones in the body become oversized and weak. [More]
Promising molecular diagnostic approach to endometriosis

Promising molecular diagnostic approach to endometriosis

Researchers at UC San Francisco have identified patterns of genetic activity that can be used to diagnose endometriosis and its severity, a finding that may offer millions of women an alternative to surgery through a simple noninvasive procedure. [More]
MGH investigators develop system to accurately track the process of falling asleep

MGH investigators develop system to accurately track the process of falling asleep

Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have developed a system to accurately track the dynamic process of falling asleep, something has not been possible with existing techniques. In their report in the October issue of the open-access journal PLOS Computational Biology, the research team describes how combining key physiologic measurements with a behavioral task that does not interfere with sleep onset gives a better picture of the gradual process of falling asleep. [More]