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Cystinosis Research Foundation granted $2.15M in 2013 to researchers investigating cure for cystinosis

Cystinosis Research Foundation granted $2.15M in 2013 to researchers investigating cure for cystinosis

The Cystinosis Research Foundation awarded $2,153,048 in 2013 to researchers investigating better treatments and a cure for cystinosis, a rare metabolic and genetic disease that afflicts about 500 children and young adults in the United States and 2,000 worldwide. [More]
Cocaine increases ischemic stroke risk in young adults within 24 hours of use

Cocaine increases ischemic stroke risk in young adults within 24 hours of use

Cocaine greatly increases ischemic stroke risk in young adults within 24 hours of use, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014. [More]
Cedars-Sinai receives $1M grant to study molecular changes in brain due to air pollutants

Cedars-Sinai receives $1M grant to study molecular changes in brain due to air pollutants

Researchers at the Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai will conduct a study to determine if several potentially toxic compounds that exist in polluted air are capable of entering the brain from the bloodstream and causing brain cancer. [More]

Combination of infused vitamin C and conventional chemotherapy drugs stops ovarian cancer

Scientists at the University of Kansas Medical Center have determined that high doses of vitamin C, administered intravenously with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for some cancer patients. [More]

Alere reports strong revenue growth in fourth quarter 2013

Alere Inc., a global leader in enabling individuals to take charge of their health at home through the merger of rapid diagnostics and health information solutions, today announced its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013. [More]

Research focuses on health effects from wood burning

With the winter weather still going strong, lots of people will be restocking the wood pile next to their fireplaces and wood burning stoves. Can using a wood burning stove or fireplace pose a threat to my health? [More]
Furiex announces top-line results of Phase III clinical trials of eluxadoline in treatment of IBS-d

Furiex announces top-line results of Phase III clinical trials of eluxadoline in treatment of IBS-d

Furiex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: FURX) today announced top-line results indicating the company's two pivotal Phase III clinical trials evaluating the efficacy and safety of eluxadoline in the treatment of diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-d) met both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) formally agreed-upon primary endpoints of composite response based on simultaneous improvements in stool consistency and abdominal pain. [More]

Kids+Chemical Safety website wins 2013 Risk Communication Award

Each January, the Alliance for Chemical Safety (ACS) honors companies, individuals and organizations that have excelled in reducing risk, communicating risk or promoting chemical safety during the past year. [More]
Researchers study how epigenetic alterations contribute to age-related increases in breast cancer risk

Researchers study how epigenetic alterations contribute to age-related increases in breast cancer risk

Age is a key risk factor for breast cancer. A recent study by researchers from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, "Age-related DNA methylation in normal breast tissue and its relationship with invasive breast tumor methylation," examines the connection between cancer and the aging process to see if epigenetic DNA alterations might contribute to age-related increases in breast cancer risk. [More]

2014 Safety & Health Expo to be held on 17-19 June, London

The UK's flagship event for health and safety is on course for a remarkable year as the event is nearing a sell out with more than five months to go. Currently, more than 300 companies will gather from 17-19 June at the London ExCeL for the Safety & Health Expo, part of UBM Live's Protection & Management Series. [More]
High doses of 4-MEI in carbonated beverages may result in higher incidence of leukemia, says study

High doses of 4-MEI in carbonated beverages may result in higher incidence of leukemia, says study

Last week, Consumer Reports released a study on the levels of a caramel coloring agent known as 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI) in many popular, carbonated beverages. [More]
Alere i Influenza A & B test now available in Europe

Alere i Influenza A & B test now available in Europe

Alere Inc., a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced the availability in Europe of the Alere i Influenza A & B test, the first and only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in less than 15 minutes. The test is now commercially available in Austria, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and the UK. [More]
Vivaldi Biosciences inks agreement with NIAID to evaluate LAIV candidates against influenza A

Vivaldi Biosciences inks agreement with NIAID to evaluate LAIV candidates against influenza A

Vivaldi Biosciences Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing live attenuated influenza vaccines against seasonal and pandemic influenza, today announced that it has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to generate and evaluate in preclinical studies LAIV candidates against influenza A(H7N9). [More]

Researchers identify protein in brain that plays critical role in memory loss seen in Alzheimer's patients

Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a protein in the brain that plays a critical role in the memory loss seen in Alzheimer's patients, according to a study to be published in the journal Nature Neuroscience and posted online today. [More]
Babies born to smoking mothers have 47% increase in odds of becoming overweight

Babies born to smoking mothers have 47% increase in odds of becoming overweight

Many women are encouraged to quit smoking when they become pregnant using nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) whether as gum, transdermal patches, nasal spray or lozenges. [More]
Monitoring air pollution now possible with technological advances in air quality measurement methods

Monitoring air pollution now possible with technological advances in air quality measurement methods

Launching a natural research experiment in Kathmandu, Nepal, this month using advanced monitoring methods to assess health risk from air pollution, environmental health scientist Rick Peltier at the University of Massachusetts Amherst hopes to demonstrate for the first time in a real-world setting that air pollution can and should be regulated based on toxicology variables rather than simply on the volume of particles in the air. [More]
Older firefighters exposed to heat stress on job could be more resilient over time

Older firefighters exposed to heat stress on job could be more resilient over time

Older firefighters who are chronically exposed to heat stress on the job could be more heat resilient over time. A recent study published in the December issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) found that older firefighters may be able to tolerate more challenging or arduous work environments before they feel affected by the heat, compared to non-heat-exposed workers who would need to stop work prematurely. [More]
New ways to treat substance abuse, neurological diseases and mental illnesses

New ways to treat substance abuse, neurological diseases and mental illnesses

​Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found a way to change alcohol drinking behavior in rodents, using the emerging technique of optogenetics, which uses light to stimulate neurons. [More]

Researchers discover novel compounds that are hundreds of times more mutagenic

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered novel compounds produced by certain types of chemical reactions - such as those found in vehicle exhaust or grilling meat - that are hundreds of times more mutagenic than their parent compounds which are known carcinogens. [More]
AMSBIO expands portfolio of stable cell lines

AMSBIO expands portfolio of stable cell lines

AMSBIO has expanded its portfolio of stable cell lines. The new cell lines express endogenous or recombinant proteins and are available in a ready-to-use format to facilitate your research efforts. [More]