Monthly Archives: August 2011

Chemical ‘Chords’ Used By Neurons To Shape Signaling

Researchers have discovered that neurons can use two different neurotransmitters that target the same receptor on a receiving neuron to shape the transmission of a nerve impulse. Although the researchers’ experiments identified the “co-release” of the two neurotransmitters only in … Continue reading

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California Nutrition Network Celebrates 10 Years Of Fighting The State’s ‘Battle Of The Bulge’

Celebrating the efforts of more than 160 agencies from Eureka to San Diego that support low-income Californians in adopting healthy eating and regular exercise, nutrition and physical activity leaders met today and strategized how to reduce obesity rates in California. … Continue reading

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Chimerix Antiviral CMX001 Inhibits JC Virus Replication In Preclinical Study; Late-Breaker Presented At Antiviral Congress 2010

Chimerix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, announced that data supportive of the company’s lead Phase 2 antiviral compound CMX001 were presented today during a late-breaker session by Hans H. Hirsch, MD, MSc, Professor of Clinical Virology, Division … Continue reading

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Barrow Receives A $382,869 Grant From The National Institutes Of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center an exploratory and developmental grant worth nearly $400,000. Barrow’s grant application scored in the top one percent of submissions. Within the next … Continue reading

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Cardica Completes Enrollment For PAS-Port(R) System Clinical Trial For Use In Bypass Surgery

Cardica, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRDC) today announced it completed enrollment of approximately 220 patients in a pivotal clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of its PAS-Port(R) Proximal Anastomosis System during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The PAS-Port system, … Continue reading

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BMA Calls For Action To Halt Slide In Medical Academic Recruitment, UK

Urgent action is needed to reverse the continuing decline in the number of academics working in UK medical schools, the BMA says today. Recent figures from The Medical Schools Council (formerly the Council of Heads of Medical Schools) show that … Continue reading

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‘Stress – From Molecules To Behavior’

Stress is one of the most frequently used ‘buzz words’ across Western societies with an array of meanings ranging from scientifically defined experimental conditions for laboratory animals to a casual word for a nuisance. In humans, stress is mostly used … Continue reading

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