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Iron oxide nanoparticles selectively target cell surface markers in tumor microenvironments

Iron oxide nanoparticles selectively target cell surface markers in tumor microenvironments

Nanoparticles hold great promise for cancer diagnostics and therapies, but only to the extent that they can be selectively guided to tumors and cancer cells. [More]
3D respiratory tissue model shown to be effective for measuring impact of chemicals

3D respiratory tissue model shown to be effective for measuring impact of chemicals

A 3-dimensional model of human respiratory tissue has been shown to be an effective platform for measuring the impact of chemicals, like those found in cigarette smoke, or other aerosols on the lung. [More]
Scientists establish scientific basis for scalp cooling that can ensure hair retention after cancer treatment

Scientists establish scientific basis for scalp cooling that can ensure hair retention after cancer treatment

HAIR loss is one of the most distressing side-effects of cancer treatment and can even deter some patients from undergoing life-saving chemotherapy. But researchers at the University of Huddersfield are establishing the scientific basis for a rapidly-advancing scalp cooling technology that can ensure hair retention in a vast number of cases. [More]
Biological clue could help explain why some drinkers can't resist alcohol

Biological clue could help explain why some drinkers can't resist alcohol

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a biological clue that could help explain why some drinkers develop a dependence on alcohol and others do not. [More]
Experimental drug that attacks brain tumor cells passes early tests

Experimental drug that attacks brain tumor cells passes early tests

An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells' energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal models and human tissue cultures, say Houston Methodist scientists. [More]
Non-invasive autopsy service nominated for national award

Non-invasive autopsy service nominated for national award

Sheffield’s radiology team are in the running for a top national medical award after establishing the world’s first minimally invasive autopsy service for babies and children who tragically die in the womb or 28 days after birth. [More]
NNI publishes report on nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety risk science status

NNI publishes report on nanotechnology environmental, health, and safety risk science status

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) today published the report from the workshop, "Stakeholder Perspectives on Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology" (R3 Workshop), which was held September 10-11, 2013, in Washington, D.C. [More]
EHT expert paper raises important and unanswered questions about safety of wearable tech

EHT expert paper raises important and unanswered questions about safety of wearable tech

Wearable technology is raising health concerns worldwide. A recent New York Times article by Nick Bilton is raising important and unanswered questions about the safety of wearable tech, according to the non-profit research group, Environmental Health Trust. [More]
Study explores the efficacy of antivenom against copperhead snake bites

Study explores the efficacy of antivenom against copperhead snake bites

Dr. Spencer Greene wants to make sure the standard treatment for copperhead snake bites, the most common venomous snake in greater Houston and southeast Texas, works, and if it doesn't, he wants to stop its use. [More]
UZH researchers map spinal cord neurons involved in 'Gate Control Theory' of pain

UZH researchers map spinal cord neurons involved in 'Gate Control Theory' of pain

Sensing pain is extremely unpleasant and sometimes hard to bear - and pain can even become chronic. The perception of pain varies a lot depending on the context in which it is experienced. 50 years ago, neurobiologist Patrick Wall and psychologist Ronald Melzack formulated the so-called "Gate Control Theory" of pain. [More]
IU researchers reveal how Toxoplasma parasites modify brain cells

IU researchers reveal how Toxoplasma parasites modify brain cells

Rodents infected with a common parasite lose their fear of cats, resulting in easy meals for the felines. Now IU School of Medicine researchers have identified a new way the parasite may modify brain cells, possibly helping explain changes in the behavior of mice -- and humans. [More]
Gentronix signs three-year technology access deal with SIMM

Gentronix signs three-year technology access deal with SIMM

UK based Gentronix Limited, the specialist genetic toxicology company, today announced it has signed a three year technology access deal with one of China's most prestigious research intensive institutes, Shanghai Institute Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences. [More]
New study finds that fetus exposed to tobacco smoke faces diabetes risk in adulthood

New study finds that fetus exposed to tobacco smoke faces diabetes risk in adulthood

A fetus exposed to tobacco smoke may be at increased risk for diabetes in adulthood, a new study of adult daughters finds. [More]
SCIEX and Labor Berlin Collaboration to Advance Forensic Testing

SCIEX and Labor Berlin Collaboration to Advance Forensic Testing

SCIEX announced today a research collaboration with Labor Berlin, the largest clinical laboratory in Germany, for the development of a hybrid Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (TOF) MS/MS reference library of relevant forensic chemical compounds [More]
Existing drug could help treat MS, other neurological diseases

Existing drug could help treat MS, other neurological diseases

Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other devastating neurological diseases. [More]
Pharmacyclics completes toxicology studies of BTK inhibitor in RA

Pharmacyclics completes toxicology studies of BTK inhibitor in RA

Pharmacyclics, Inc. today announced that longer-term toxicology studies for its newly developed Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor for rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, have been completed. [More]
Palatin introduces clinical trial website in support of bremelanotide phase 3 study for FSD treatment

Palatin introduces clinical trial website in support of bremelanotide phase 3 study for FSD treatment

Palatin Technologies, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical needs and commercial potential, today announced that it has launched a clinical trial website in support of its phase 3 reconnect study with bremelanotide for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction (FSD). [More]
Doctoral students of Magicbullet network to develop 'gentle' cancer treatment

Doctoral students of Magicbullet network to develop 'gentle' cancer treatment

Medication that specifically targets cancer cells and delivers its active agent without harming healthy cells - this is what doctoral students of the Magicbullet network will be working on from mid-2015. Bielefeld University is coordinating the programme for the development of "gentle" cancer treatment. [More]
Nicotine metabolite supports learning, memory by amplifying action of primary chemical messenger

Nicotine metabolite supports learning, memory by amplifying action of primary chemical messenger

Nicotine's primary metabolite supports learning and memory by amplifying the action of a primary chemical messenger involved in both, researchers report. [More]

Psychemedics' revenue increases 4% to $6.8 million in fourth quarter 2014

Psychemedics Corporation today announced fourth quarter and year-end financial results for the period ended December 31, 2014. The Company also announced a quarterly dividend of $0.15 per share payable to shareholders of record as of February 23, 2015 to be paid on March 6, 2015. This will be the Company's 74th consecutive quarterly dividend. [More]
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