Monthly Archives: May 2011

The Bonati Institute Initiates ODI Outcome Study

The Bonati Institute(SM), the center for the patented Bonati Procedures(SM) for advanced spinal surgery, announced the undertaking of an outcome study employing a post-operative Oswestry Disability Index (“ODI”) to measure self-reported functional status and pain in patients with Failed Back … Continue reading

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‘Overdrive’ Protein Discovery Could Broaden Drug Design Options

New research by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill shows for the first time that an important family of proteins known to function at the cell surface also functions at a site within the cell. The … Continue reading

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A Better Way To Battle Mosquitoes

Protecting ourselves from backyard mosquito bites may come down to leaving the vacuuming for later, a study from York University shows. Rather than vacuuming the grass clippings out of catch basins before adding treatments to control mosquitoes, municipalities should leave … Continue reading

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With Help Of New Compound Viral ‘Magic Bullet’ Targets Cancer Cells

Researchers at McGill University and the affiliated Lady Davis Research Institute of the Jewish General Hospital – along with colleagues at the University of Ottawa and the Ottawa Health Research Institute (OHRI) – report a significant breakthrough in the use … Continue reading

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Molecular Oncology Accepted Into Thomson Reuters Index

Molecular Oncology (MOLONC), published by Elsevier on behalf of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS), has been accepted by Thomson Reuters™ (formerly ISI), for inclusion in the Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Biosis Previews and Biological Abstracts. MOLONC (published … Continue reading

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The London Breast Institute – New Concept To Raise Standards For Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment And Research In The Independent Sector, UK

The London Breast Institute is launched today at the private Princess Grace Hospital in central London. The Institute brings together world-renowned specialists in the field of breast cancer and represents a significant development in the treatment of breast disease in … Continue reading

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Determining the Fate of Cells in the Human Body

A study in the April issue (currently available online) of Nature Genetics establishes a model that may take scientists closer to understanding how cells in the human body determine their own fate. Researchers, led by Anthony Firulli, Ph.D., associate professor … Continue reading

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Researchers Use Magnetism To Target Cells To Animal Arteries

Scientists have used magnetic fields and tiny iron-bearing particles to drive healthy cells to targeted sites in blood vessels. The research, done in animals, may lead to a new method of delivering cells and genes to repair injured or diseased … Continue reading

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Genta And Emisphere Technologies File IND With FDA For Oral Drug To Treat Bone Disease

Genta Inc. (Nasdaq: GNTA) and Emisphere Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: EMIS) jointly announced today the submission of an Investigational New Drug Exemption (IND) to the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new … Continue reading

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Cancer-Related Protein May Play Key Role In Alzheimer’s Disease

The cancer-related protein Akt may profoundly influence the fate of the tau protein, which forms bundles of tangled nerve cell fibers in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease, reports a new study led by researchers at the University of South … Continue reading

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