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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scientists are focusing on a new concept in fighting airborne pathogens by manipulating what is called the “switching time,” the point at which a highly regulated immune response gives way to powerful cells that specialize in fighting a specific invading bug. In the case of tuberculosis, Ohio...
Tuberculosis should not be a death sentence in 2009. It wasn’t for me nearly 70 years ago after I contracted the disease in the Terezin concentration camp in what was then Czechoslovakia. But today, nearly 2 million people die from TB each year, an unconscionable number of lives lost to...
Researchers now believe that ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, starts well before its debilitating symptoms appear, a finding that they say could eventually lead to an effective treatment. Protein clumps in cells that show up only after damage has occurred, rather than at the onset of the disease, appear responsible...
KUSA – Beauty is only skin deep. Everyone knows that. But our actions don’t always reflect that understanding. For a clear picture of what that means we turn to the story of a teenager, yes a teenager. Seventeen-year-old Kelley Sperry is surrounded by peers that many of us might view...
MILAN, Italy – Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A. (“Newron”), a research and development company focused on novel CNS and pain therapies, announced today that detailed results of the first phase III clinical trial of safinamide as adjunctive treatment in mid- to late-stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) (Study 016), conducted with its partner Merck...
The Gamida Cell-Teva Joint Venture announced today that five prestigious cord blood transplantations centers in Spain, three in Barcelona and two in Valencia, have joined the ExCell study. Participating clinical sites include, in alphabetical order: * Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Barcelona: Principal Investigator, Dr. Enric Carreras, MD * Hospital Clínico...
Trent Hills – How many five-year-olds can say they’ve thrown the ceremonial first pitch at a Blue Jay game the night the team’s ace pitcher Roy Halladay is honoured as Sportsperson of the Year, or shared the stage with international pop star John Mayer at a concert in Toronto? Isaac...
Margaret Flynn is still waiting for a lung transplant. Now, the Ladysmith resident has been on the current waiting list longer than anyone else. “It’s a rare match,” said Flynn, who has O negative blood as well as certain anti bodies in the blood, making her difficult to match to...
A 31-year-old man from Bratton has organised his first event as part of a five-year campaign to help a specialist school raise £2.4m for a hydro swimming pool and early learning centre. Radek Evans, 31, from Carpenters Lane,who has previously raised money for Hope Nature Centre in Southwick, and Dorothy...
Eureka! Vancouver scientists from the Ovarian Cancer Research (OvCaRe) Program at BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered that there appears to be a single spelling mistake in the genetic code of granulosa cell tumours, a rare and often untreatable form of ovarian cancer. This means...