New Study by USC Eye Institute Shows Ranibizumab Reverses Vision Loss in Working-Age U.S. Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Whites Suffering from Diabetic Eye Disease

New Study by USC Eye Institute Shows Ranibizumab Reverses Vision Loss in Working-Age U.S. Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Whites Suffering from Diabetic Eye Disease
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2015 Ranibizumab, a prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision loss, also reverses vision loss caused by diabetes among Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites, according to a new study led by investigators from the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute. Diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema are ...

$1 Million in New Funding for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University

San Diego, California (PRWEB) February 11, 2015 San Diego State University (SDSU) is now part of an exclusive network of universities whose lifelong learning programs have received significant private support. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SDSU is one of 117 in the nation to receive a $ 1 million endowment from The ...

UMass Medical School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Developing Smartphone App to Address Stress Eating

UMass Medical School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Developing Smartphone App to Address Stress Eating
WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) February 02, 2015 Researchers at UMass Medical School and Worcester Polytechnic Institute are developing a stress-eating smartphone app that will help users better understand why they overeat, with the support of a $ 2 million award from the National Institutes of Health. Development of the “RELAX” application and a pilot clinical ...

Minimally Invasive Pain & Spine Institute Now Accepting Personal Injury Liens at All Five Locations in Metro Dallas

Minimally Invasive Pain & Spine Institute Now Accepting Personal Injury Liens at All Five Locations in Metro Dallas
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 02, 2015 Minimally Invasive Pain & Spine Institute Now Accepting Personal Injury Liens at All Five Locations in Metro Dallas. The Board Certified personal injury pain management doctors in Dallas, Irving, Plano, Keller and Grand Prairie offer both medication management and interventional procedures. Call (844) TEX-PAIN for more information and scheduling. ...

Western Diabetes Institute, NHS Scotland Forge International Collaboration to Improve Diabetes Care

Pomona, California (PRWEB) January 16, 2015 The Western Diabetes Institute (WDI) at Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) is collaborating with the National Health Service Scotland (NHS Scotland) to enhance the visualization, personalization and communication of diabetes patients’ health conditions, promote self-management, and ultimately to improve health care outcomes. WDI is working with NHS ...

Study Published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute Demonstrates High Heritability of Volumetric Breast Density

Study Published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute Demonstrates High Heritability of Volumetric Breast Density
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (PRWEB) January 26, 2015 A study published in Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI), demonstrates the high heritability of volumetric breast density and validates the genetic influence of breast density on breast cancer risk. (DOI:10.1093/jnci/dju334). Conducted by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, the article, “Volumetric mammographic density: heritability and association with ...

Bernard A. Krooks to Speak at Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning

Bernard A. Krooks to Speak at Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning
White Plains, NY (PRWEB) January 13, 2015 Bernard A. Krooks, JD, CPA, LLM, CELA, AEP® (Distinguished) will be a guest speaker at the 49th Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the nation’s leading conference for estate planning professionals including attorneys, trust officers, and wealth management professionals. He is a nationally prominent expert in all aspects of ...

Pitching In: Worcester Polytechnic Institute to Develop New Technologies for Mobile Treatment Tents to Help in the Fight Against Ebola

Worcester, Mass. (PRWEB) January 08, 2015 – Jan. 8, 2015 – Two teams of researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) recently received Rapid Response Research awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop new technologies to help protect workers caring for patients with Ebola and other infectious diseases. The awards were the outcome ...

Allegheny Health Network Recruits World-Renowned Diabetes Researcher, Team of 19 to Lead New Institute of Cellular Therapeutics

Allegheny Health Network Recruits World-Renowned Diabetes Researcher, Team of 19 to Lead New Institute of Cellular Therapeutics
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Allegheny Health Network today announced that Massimo Trucco, MD, one of the world’s foremost physician-scientists with expertise in diabetes and immunogenetics, has been recruited to lead a newly established Institute of Cellular Therapeutics based at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH). Joining Dr. Trucco in the transition of his program ...

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute: Project pinpoints 12 new genetic causes of developmental disorders

(PRWEB UK) 24 December 2014 Embargoed until 18:00 UK time on Wednesday 24 December, 2014 The first results to emerge from a nationwide project to study the genetic causes of rare developmental disorders have revealed 12 causative genes that have never been identified before. The Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) project, the world’s largest, nationwide ...