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Groundbreaking Results In The RE-LY® Trial - Novel Oral Direct Thrombin Inhibitor Dabigatran Etexilate Convincingly Beats Warfarin
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Boehringer Ingelheim announced data from the landmark RE-LY® study the largest atrial fibrillation (AF) outcomes trial ever conducted (18,113 patients in 44 countries worldwide) presented for the first time at the European Society of Cardiology Congress and published online in the New England Journal of Medicine.
 
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First Ten-Year Follow-Up Shows That Treatment With AVONEX® Leads To Long-Term Benefits In Early Multiple Sclerosis Patients
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Biogen Idec (NASDAQ: BIIB) today announced data results from the CHAMPIONS (Controlled High-Risk AVONEX® (interferon beta-1a) Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Prevention Study In Ongoing Neurologic Surveillance) study, an open label follow-up to CHAMPS (Controlled High Risk Subjects AVONEX MS Prevention Study).
 
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REGURIN(R) XL (trospium Chloride) Once Daily Tablets Now Available In The UK For The Treatment Of Overactive Bladder
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Regurin(R) XL (trospium chloride), a once-daily, prolonged-release capsule to treat patients with overactive bladder (OAB) has been launched in the UK. Regurin(R) XL provides rapid, significant and consistent improvements in the symptoms of OAB1 and has a reduced potential for central nervous system (CNS) side effects(2-7).
 
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Advancement Made In Automatic Autism Screen Increases Accuracy To 91%, Scheduled For Release This Month
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
LENA Foundation has increased the accuracy of the LENA Autism Screen (LAS) to 91 percent for children 24 to 48 months. LAS - the first automatic and totally objective autism screen is now as accurate or more accurate than other autism screens currently available to parents and clinicians.
 
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Function Of A Neglected Structure In Neurons Revealed After 50 Years
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Fifty years after it was originally discovered, scientists at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research have elucidated the function of a microscopic network of tubules found in neurons. This structure modulates the strength of connections between two neurons, thereby contributing to our ability to learn and to adapt to new situations.
 
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Stimuli For Clinical Research
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
DFG establishes five new Clinical Research Units to tackle the challenges faced by medicine With the establishment of five new Clinical Research Units the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) hopes to give a further boost to clinical research in Germany and drive progress in the scientific investigation and possibilities for the treatment of disease.
 
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"So Milk Doesn't Come From Bottles?" New Study Calls For More Farm Visits For Children
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Farm visits are dispelling children's deep ignorance about where the food they eat comes from and helping teachers deliver a wide spectrum of the national curriculum, a new study has shown.
 
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Money Won't Buy Happiness
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
Poverty-reduction programs need to also look at improving people's well-being There is more to life satisfaction than money, and public policy programs aiming to tackle poverty need to move beyond simply raising people's income to also improving their quality of life in other areas.
 
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Malignant Signature Identifies Possible Response To Therapy
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
A molecular signature that helps account for the aggressive behavior of a variety of cancers such as pancreatic, breast and melanoma may also predict the likelihood of successful treatment with a particular anti-cancer drug.
 
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Researchers Find First Evidence Of Virus In Cancerous Prostate Cells
submitted by DrKennedy 1147 days ago (via medicalnewstoday.com)
In a finding with potentially major implications for identifying a viral cause of prostate cancer, researchers at the University of Utah and Columbia University medical schools have reported that a type of virus known to cause leukemia and sarcomas in animals has been found for the first time in malignant human prostate cancer cells.
 
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