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Unpublished clinical research hides drug effectiveness
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Scientific publishing is how researchers spread the word about whether they've learned a drug works or is safe. But a team of scientists looking at a sample of clinical trials funded by the U.S. government found that 30 months after the trials were completed, more than half had not yet been published. And that means that other studies trying to assess whether treatments are safe and effective are working with incomplete information, while the relevant trials are gathering dust on a lab bench. More

Boston lawsuit claims link between breast cancer, anti-miscarriage drug
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A Newton, Mass., resident is one of 53 women from around the country suing drug companies who made and promoted diethylstilbestrol for millions of pregnant women for decades. In 1971, the Food and Drug Administration told doctors to stop prescribing DES for pregnant patients after a study found taking DES during pregnancy appeared to increase the risk of developing a rare cancer years later for DES daughters in their teens and 20s. More

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2012 Nominations are open for the Board of Directors
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Serving on the NSH Board is both challenging and rewarding. It requires a significant commitment; however, it is one of the most exceptional learning experiences a person can have. The Board's primary objective is to serve the NSH membership and keep our organization moving forward. The NSH Board of Directors requires candidates who are recognized as excellent leaders with significant knowledge and an ability to think strategically.

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New blood thinner linked to higher heart attack risk
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The anticoagulant Pradaxa is associated with a small increase in the risk of heart attack, a new review finds. Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic looked at seven trials involving Pradaxa that included more than 30,000 patients. This process, called a meta-analysis, uses data from published clinical trials to tease out a pattern that might not show up in a single study. More

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Cell-CT: A new dimension in breast cancer research
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Despite advances in both the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, the disease remains a leading worldwide health concern. Now, a new imaging technology under investigation at the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University may help researchers pinpoint subtle aberrations in cell nuclear structure, the molecular biosignature of cancer, thus significantly improving diagnostic accuracy and prognosis by providing early detection of the disease. More

Researchers use stems to create world's first chimeric monkeys
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A team of scientists have created the world's first chimera monkeys in the lab using embryos of several individuals and implanting them into female monkeys. The research provides significant information about how early embryonic stem cells develop and take part in formation of the primate species.

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Is evolving reproductive technology ushering in a new age of eugenics?
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With the birth of Louise Brown in 1978, the test tube finally succeeded where the pumpkin had failed, and the year she turned 11, scientists moved beyond making life in a lab: They found a way to peer into an embryo's genes and predict what that life might be like. That ability is now morphing into a whole new approach to baby-making, one that gives people an unprecedented power to preview, and pick, the genetic traits of their prospective children. More

Photoacoustic device identifies cancer before tumors form
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Early detection of skin cancer may soon be possible, thanks to researchers who compare their approach to looking for a black 18-wheeler in an eight-lane highway of white cars. The new technique for melanoma detection, proposed by researchers at the University of Missouri, uses photoacoustics to find cancer cells before they form into tumors. More

Radioactive cream used to treat skin cancer
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A new skin cancer treatment which uses radiation to kill benign tumors with a single application of cream could be used as an alternative to surgery, researchers say. The therapy for basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, uses a radioactive isotope to kill tumor cells in just half an hour while leaving the skin around it unharmed. More

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Uninsured receive less emergency imaging, similar inpatient imaging
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In the emergency department, those lacking health insurance receive less imaging than those covered. But once admitted as inpatients, they're treated equally from the diagnostic imaging perspective, according to two studies published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology. More

Disappointing results 1 year into diabetes stem cell trial
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Maryland biotech company Osiris Therapeutics has released an optimistic update on its Phase II trial evaluating the use of adult stem cells for treating type 1 diabetes, despite lacking positive results. The treatment, Prochymal — a formulation of adult mesenchymal stem cells — which Osiris hopes could be used in patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes. The treatment failed to achieve the goal of slowing disease progression after one year. More


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Epitomics MSH6 Rabbit Monoclonal Antibodies
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Heart attack readmission rates higher in US than abroad
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A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that U.S. patients who experienced a certain pattern on an electrocardiogram after a heart attack, were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital 30 days after the heart attack, compared with patients in other countries. The findings were discovered during an analysis from more than 15 countries, including the United States, Canada and many European nations. More

Phone microscope honored with innovator award
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A groundbreaking imaging technology developed by a University of California, Los Angeles engineering professor that can turn a simple cell phone into a powerful microscope was named the top innovation of 2011 by The Scientist magazine. The compact, lightweight and inexpensive microscope has the potential to bring better healthcare and monitoring to impoverished and underserved areas of the globe. More
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