Monthly Archives: June 2011

Breakthrough In Prenatal Screening For Down Syndrome

Lenetix, Inc. announced a significant step in the development of an improved first and second trimester non-invasive fetal chromosomal screening test to detect Down syndrome and other genetic fetal conditions. Lenetix presented preliminary study results at the 29th annual Society … Continue reading

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Controlling Antibiotics And Antibiotic Resistance In Hospitals

In one of the first national studies on guidelines that control antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in hospitals, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. and the Richard Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center report that hospitals … Continue reading

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Americans’ Weight May Be Significantly Affected By Food Price Changes

A new article published in The Milbank Quarterly explores how food prices can affect weight outcomes, revealing that pricing interventions can have a significant effect on obesity rates. This article is part of the March special issue, which includes eleven … Continue reading

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Biomarkers For Psychosis

Psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, personality changes, and disorganized thinking occur in several psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression. Scientists understand little of what goes wrong in a psychotic person’s brain, but hope that brain imaging … Continue reading

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Cluster Of Journals Publish MSU Findings On Common Parasite

Montana State University researchers and their collaborators are gaining widespread attention for discoveries involving a common parasite that can threaten everyone from babies to AIDS patients. Their findings about Toxoplasma gondii and toxoplasmosis were published recently in three major scientific … Continue reading

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AMAG Pharmaceuticals Receives Fast Track Designation For Ferumoxytol For Vascular-Enhanced MRI

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to ferumoxytol for its development as a diagnostic agent for Vascular-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (VE-MRI) to improve the assessment of peripheral … Continue reading

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Assessment Of Fruit And Vegetable Intake’s Impact On Colon Cancer Risk

Eating fruits and vegetables was not strongly associated with decreased colon cancer risk, according to a study published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Several studies have examined the relationship between colon cancer and fruit and vegetable … Continue reading

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