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  • U Iowa researchers prevent hereditary deafness in mice
    ...Working with mice, University of Iowa scientists and colleagues from Okayama University, Japan, have shown that it is possible to cure a certain type of hereditary deafness by silencing a gene that causes hearing loss... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Thu, 28 Jul 2005 06:00 EST
  • U Of Illinois Professor Touts Health Benefits Of Hispanic Foods And Beverages
    ...Your trip to that Mexican restaurant on Friday may be the smartest thing you did for yourself nutritionally all week. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Tue, 26 Dec 2006 11:00 EST
  • U Of M Researchers Find Immune-activating Cells In Intestines - Discovery May Suggest Future Treatments For Intestinal Disorders
    ...University of Minnesota researchers have found a group of cells in the intestinal system of mice that are proven to turn on T-cells, cells that help fight infection. The research will be published in the May 2006 issue of the journal Immunity, released today. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 24 May 2006 06:00 EST
  • U Of M Study Examines Kidney Stone Prevention In Astronauts
    ...As the space shuttle Discovery prepares to launch on July 1, researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified a way for astronauts to reduce their risk of developing kidney stones while in space.Astronauts lose calcium in their bones and strength in their muscles while in space because of the zero-gravity environment. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Fri, 30 Jun 2006 05:00 EST
  • U Of M Study Shows Teens Become Less Active As They Grow Older
    ...As they grow older, teenagers are spending more time in front of the computer and television and less time participating in physical activities, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Sat, 24 Feb 2007 08:00 EST
  • U Of MN Adult Stem Cell Research Shows Promise For Transplant Therapies
    ...University of Minnesota stem cell researchers, together with collaborators at Stanford University, have successfully used adult stem cells to replace the immune system and bone marrow of mice, offering the promise of new therapies for people in the future. With this advance and other recent discoveries, the researchers are winning over previous skeptics. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 17 Jan 2007 05:00 EST
  • U Of MN Center For Bioethics Receives Grant To Study Living Donor Lung Transplantation
    ...The University of Minnesota's Maryam Valapour, M.D., has received a $750,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study living-donor lung transplantation. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Mon, 27 Nov 2006 10:00 EST
  • U Of MN Researchers Discover Novel Way Estrogen Affects The Brain
    ...University of Minnesota researchers have demonstrated for the first time how estrogen affects learning and memory. They found that estrogen can activate particular glutamate receptors within the hippocampus, the brain region responsible for many aspects of learning and memory....
    ScienceDaily - Sat, 21 May 2005 08:00 EST
  • U Of MN Researchers Link Early Brain Development To Adult-onset Neurodegenerative Disease
    ...Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Institute for Human Genetics have shown for the first time that the severity of an adult neurodegenerative disease is tied to how well the brain developed shortly after birth. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 19 Nov 2006 03:00 EST
  • U Of MN Researchers Turn Cord Blood Into Lung Cells
    ...Researchers at the University of Minnesota have, for the first time, coaxed umbilical cord blood stem cells to differentiate into a type of lung cell.The cord blood cells differentiated into a type of lung cell called type II alveolar cells. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Thu, 02 Nov 2006 02:00 EST
  • U Of T Led Ethics Network To Help Guide Challenges In Global Health Initiative
    ...How do you adequately consult and collaborate with a community in rural Africa for a study of HIV/AIDS or malaria?What are the cultural barriers in these settings to introducing an intra-vaginal vaccine to stop the spread of sexually transmitted disease? These and other ethical, social and cultural questions will be identified and addressed by a team of experts from the University of Toronto engaged to help guide the work of a major global health initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, the Wellcome Trust and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Mon, 30 Jan 2006 12:00 EST
  • U of T Research Uncovers Genetic Instructions to Build Life
    ...Life at its most basic level - millions of chemical building blocks holding hereditary information - is controlled by genetic instructions, or genes, responsible for healthy development and protection against disease... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 04 Sep 2005 01:00 EST
  • U of T study shows barriers to HIV vaccine acceptance - First study to document concerns
    ...Public health officials must be sensitive to concerns about stigma and fear of vaccine-induced infection if they want women to take advantage of HIV vaccines now under development, says a University of Toronto researcher... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Tue, 19 Jul 2005 08:00 EST
  • U-M Researchers Take New Approach To Defeating Gram-negative Bugs
    ...ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Ronald Woodard''s team set out looking for a way to kill a stubborn type of bacteria and they succeeded---but not in the way he expected."We didn''t get there the way we thought we''d get there, but in the end, we were right," said Woodard, chair of medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Sat, 11 Mar 2006 05:00 EST
  • U-M Scientists Identify Major Psoriasis Susceptibility Gene: Could Lead To Safer And More Effective Psoriasis Treatments
    ...University of Michigan scientists have found a common genetic variation in an immune system gene that makes people much more likely to develop psoriasis â€" a disfiguring inflammatory skin disease.Named PSORS1 (SORE-ESS-1), for psoriasis susceptibility 1, the gene is the first genetic determinant of psoriasis to be definitively identified in a large clinical study... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Mon, 20 Mar 2006 10:00 EST
  • U-M Study Finds That Blacks With Bladder Cancer Have More Aggressive Tumors, Worse Survival
    ...Black patients with bladder cancer are 35 percent more likely to die of the disease than white patients, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Sat, 23 Sep 2006 01:00 EST
  • U-M Study Looks at Gender Differences with Stroke
    ...What does it feel like to have a stroke? For some people, the ability to speak or walk disappears in a moment... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 01 May 2005 12:00 EST
  • U-M Study Offers New Perspective On Nitric Oxide Signaling In Rheumatoid Arthritis
    ...Scientists at the University of Michigan Medical School have found evidence that challenges current thinking about the cause of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory disease that damages joints, causes pain, loss of movement, and bone deformities in 2.1 million Americans. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Fri, 03 Nov 2006 05:00 EST
  • U. Iowa finding speeds up immunization booster schedule
    ...Parents often wonder why it takes a year or more and multiple shots to fully immunize their children against diseases like diphtheria and pertussis... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 12 Jun 2005 11:00 EST
  • U. Of Colorado Team Solves Mystery Of Carcinogenic Mothballs
    ...Chemical compounds in household products like mothballs and air fresheners can cause cancer by blocking the normal process of "cell suicide" in living organisms, according to a new study spearheaded by the University of Colorado at Boulder. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Sat, 24 Jun 2006 12:00 EST
  • U. of Wis. to Host National Stem Cell Bank
    ...National Institutes of Health Taps University of Wisconsin to Host First National Stem Cell Bank...
    ABC News - Sat, 01 Oct 2005 02:00 EST
  • U.K. Announces $200M In Aid To China For Development Programs, Including TB, HIV/AIDS Efforts
    ...The U.K. Department for International Development on Thursday announced plans to provide almost $200 million over the next five years in aid to help China tackle issues related to poverty, including HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, China Daily reports (South, China Daily, 5/19). Adrian Davis, head of DFID in China, said the aid package will focus on reaching the U.N. [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 24 May 2006 04:00 EST
  • U.K. Development Aid Funding for Global HIV/AIDS Often Fails To Reach Target Populations, Committee Report Says
    ...HIV/AIDS funding disbursed through the U... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Sat, 09 Apr 2005 09:00 EST
  • U.K. Development, Pharmaceutical Company Officials To Discuss Pediatric HIV/AIDS Medicines
    ...Officials from the U.K. Department for International Development are organizing talks with pharmaceutical company representatives to address the low number of affordable and safe drugs designed to treat children living with HIV/AIDS in developing countries or prevent them from contracting the virus, the Financial Times reports... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Sat, 18 Feb 2006 03:00 EST
  • U.K. expected to ban hybrid embryo research
    ...Britain risks losing its position as a stem cell pioneer if the government goes ahead with a proposed ban on creating embryos made from human DNA and animal eggs, scientists said....
    MSNBC - Sat, 06 Jan 2007 01:58 EST
  • U.K. Failing To Meet Needs Of HIV-Positive Residents, Report Says
    ...Despite a strong commitment to fighting HIV/AIDS worldwide, the government of the United Kingdom is not meeting the needs of its HIV-positive residents, according to a report released on Wednesday by the National AIDS Trust, London's Guardian reports (Boseley, Guardian, 6/7). [click link for full article]...
    MedicalNewsToday - Tue, 13 Jun 2006 06:00 EST
  • U.K. fights bird flu outbreak, thousands of turkeys killed
    ...Tens of thousands of turkeys were killed in Britain in a bid to prevent the spread of bird flu among poultry after the viral disease was reported in a farm in the eastern part of the country....
    The Earth Times - Mon, 05 Feb 2007 04:37 EST
  • U.K. Gives $38.4M To UNICEF Program Aimed At Children Affected By HIV/AIDS In Zimbabwe
    ...UNICEF on Wednesday announced that it has received a $38.4 million donation from the United Kingdom to support a program aimed at improving the health and educational conditions for children in Zimbabwe, where one child dies of AIDS-related causes every 20 minutes, London's Telegraph reports (Thornycroft, Telegraph, 4/13)... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Tue, 18 Apr 2006 06:00 EST
  • U.K. Health Dept Asks Treasury to Drop 17.5% Value Added Tax on Condoms
    ...UK Department of Health ministers recently asked... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Sun, 12 Jun 2005 11:00 EST
  • U.K. Health Service Bought Antiretroviral Drugs Illegally Diverted From Poorer Countries, BBC News Reports
    ...The United Kingdom's National Health Service has purchased antiretroviral drugs illegally diverted from developing countries around the world, according to a report on BBC Radio's... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 27 Apr 2005 01:00 EST