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  1. Researchers Discover Why Drug For Severe COPD Becomes Less EffectiveRead the original story

    Mar 23, 2015 | Newswise

    Roflumilast, a drug recently approved in the United States to treat severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease , increases the production of a protein that causes inflammation, which possibly results in patients developing a tolerance to the drug after repeated use and makes the drug less effective, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Kumamoto University and the University of Rochester Medical Center. The findings, published on March 23 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA , may help explain the development of tolerance to roflumilast and may assist with developing new therapeutics to improve the efficacy of the drug.


  2. American Academy of Pain Medicine Welcomes New President, Bill McCarberg, MDRead the original story

    Mar 21, 2015 | Newswise

    Chicago, Illinois-The American Academy of Pain Medicine is pleased to announce Bill McCarberg, MD as the Academy's 31st President. Dr. McCarberg assumes his new position on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at AAPM's Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD, where more than 1,000 scientists, physicians and key nonphysician providers convene to discuss and learn the latest in Pain Medicine.


  3. Exposure to Low Levels of Common Chemical Shown to Possibly Affect...Read the original story

    Feb 18, 2015 | Newswise

    Male infants whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to chemicals called phthalates may have a greater risk of future infertility, according to researchers led by Shanna H. Swan, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The study, titled "First Trimester Phthalate Exposure and Anogenital Distance in Newborns" by S.H. Swan and colleagues, will be published online in the peer-reviewed journal Human Reproduction [1] on February 19 at 12:05 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and is available now on an embargoed basis.


  4. Creatine Does Not Slow Rate of Parkinson Disease ProgressionRead the original story

    Feb 10, 2015 | Newswise

    Treatment with creatine monohydrate for at least 5 years for patients with early and treated Parkinson disease failed to slow clinical progression of the disease, compared with placebo, according to a study in the February 10 issue of JAMA . Parkinson disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 6 million people worldwide and more than one-half million individuals in the United States.


  5. Myelin Linked to Speedy Recovery of Human Visual System After Tumor RemovalRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Newswise

    An interdisciplinary team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons from the University of Rochester has used a new imaging technique to show how the human brain heals itself in just a few weeks following surgical removal of a brain tumor. In a study featured on the cover of the current issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine , the team found that recovery of vision in patients with pituitary tumors is predicted by the integrity of myelin-the insulation that wraps around connections between neurons-in the optic nerves.


  6. 'Cloaking' Device Uses Ordinary Lenses to Hide Objects Across Continuous Range of AnglesRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2014 | Newswise

    Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways-some simple and some involving new technologies-to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester, not only overcomes some of the limitations of previous devices, but it uses inexpensive, readily available materials in a novel configuration.


  7. Sustainability, Astrobiology Illuminate Future of Life in the Universe and Civilization on EarthRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | Newswise

    Human-caused climate change, ocean acidification and species extinctions may eventually threaten the collapse of civilization, according to some scientists, while other people argue that for political or economic reasons we should allow industrial development to continue without restrictions. In a new paper, two astrophysicists argue that these questions may soon be resolvable scientifically, thanks to new data about the Earth and about other planets in our galaxy, and by combining the earth-based science of sustainability with the space-oriented field of astrobiology.


  8. The Family Institute at Northwestern University Names Jana L. Jones as PresidentRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Newswise

    The Family Institute at Northwestern University, an organization committed to strengthening and healing families from all walks of life through clinical service, education and research, announces the appointment of a new President, Jana L. Jones. Ms. Jones' appointment, effective September 1, 2014, is a result of the tremendous growth and future potential of the Institute.


  9. Studies Examine Vaccination Strategies For Prevention, Control of Avian FluRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | Newswise

    Two randomized trials in the October 8 issue of JAMA examine new vaccination strategies for the prevention and control of avian influenza, often referred to as "bird flu." This is a theme issue on infectious disease.


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