Researchers have coaxed adult cells into reverting to an embryonic stem cell-like state was arguably the biggest news in developmental biology since the cloning of Dolly the ewe.
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A five-year study of injuries among Cirque Du Soleil performers showed the same patterns of injuries often found among elite athletes in competitive sports. The study, released today at the 55th Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is the first step in developing an injury prevention program to document the frequency and types of injuries that occur among artists in performance companies like Cirque du Soleil.
Nutrition 21 introduced two new additions to its Iceland Health brand portfolio: Iceland Health Cholesterol Health and Iceland Health Joint Relief Plus SLEEP Support. Formulated with omega-3 fish oil and a specialized form of plant sterols (phytosterols) that are natural compounds, Iceland Health Cholesterol Health has been shown to reduce LDL or "bad" cholesterol up to 15%.
Somanetics Corporation has received 510(k) clearance from FDA to expand the labeling for its INVOS Cerebral/Somatic Oximeter System.
It has been a long-held dream in immunology to create a cancer vaccine - but the problem with malignant tumors is that they are notoriously good at evading the immune system. One way they are known to do this is by increasing activity of a specialized group of T cells, known as T regulatory cells (Tregs), which suppress immune responses to self-antigens and reduce inflammation.
Cells responsible for bone formation, are also directly involved in the proliferation and expansion of blood-forming hematopoietic stem cells.
A sophisticated new surgical technology holds promise for future painless and scarless surgery with shorter recovery times than laparoscopic surgery. New research supporting the safety and efficacy of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery (NOTESTM) and detailing the outcomes associated with new tools and robotic applications will be presented today at Digestive Disease Week
It was great to see Community General Hospital's hard work on reducing infections reported in this morning's Post Standard.
Researchers provide more evidence that the nitric oxide (NO) system in the life of a cell plays a key role in disease, and the findings point to ways to improve treatment of illnesses such as heart disease and cancer.
No significant difference in death rates or other outcomes was found between a group of patients with acute kidney injury that received intensive dialysis and another group that received a more standard regimen of dialysis.
A research team has applied advanced imaging methods and computer simulations to be able to glance at the regulation of a cancer-related gene in a living cell.
Reducing early blockages in bloodstream access for kidney failure treatment does not increase the likelihood that the access will function adequately for long-term treatments.
Atlas Spine announced the national launch of the STATURE Vertebral Body Replacement System. The STATURE VBR is a radiolucent MIS compatible spacer system designed to utilize a self-distracting technique in the treatment of various pathologies of the thoracic and lumbar spine.
HHS released a new consumer publication, Your Guide to Coumadin/Warfarin Therapy.
FDA approved Entereg (alvimopan) to accelerate the restoration of normal bowel function in patients 18 years and up who have undergone partial large or small bowel resection surgery. Entereg will be used in hospitalized patients who can receive no more than 15 doses.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery's pivotal trial demonstrated physician/nurse teams using the SEDASYS System reduced the risk of over sedation with propofol in patients undergoing screening and diagnostic procedures for colorectal cancer, and disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract.
A scientist has deciphered the metabolic properties of two dangerous pathogens-discovering how they thrive and which genes, when knocked out, cause them to weaken.
Residents of low-income, rural communities need better access to health information and health care.
Being put in a low-power role may impair a person's basic cognitive functioning and thus, their ability to get ahead.
Atrium Medical Corporation announced that it is initiating a voluntary and precautionary recall of selected lots of HYDRAGLIDE Brand Heparin-Coated Thoracic Drainage Catheters.
BioForce launched Myo-Med about a year ago and quickly positioned itself as a favorite with top athletes. Among those endorsing Myo-Med are 2007 NFL MVP Tom Brady, 2006 NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson, NFL superstar Willie McGinest, and WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie. Myo-Med also continues to receive accolades from distance runners and cyclists, contributing to its growth in the health and fitness retail channel.
Medical students with average grades, who come from economically and educationally deprived areas, can do well at medical school provided they have extra academic and pastoral support during their first two years.
Researchers are bringing the arcane world of protein folding to the online gaming arena with the launch of 'Foldit,' a free game in which players around the world compete to design proteins.
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