RTT Press Release
|05/09/2017 - 09:22||
Multi-million pound trial to investigate if statins could become MS treatment
This phase 3 trial will involve over 1000 people with secondary progressive MS. It begins in summer 2017 and will take six years to complete.
|05/09/2017 - 09:16||
Cerus Announces Exercise of Additional BARDA Contract Options Totaling $46.6 million to Support INTERCEPT Red Blood Cell System Development
CONCORD, Calif.--( )-- Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ: CERS) announced today that additional options totaling $46.6 million have been exercised under its contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.
|05/09/2017 - 08:03||
First-Ever European Analysis of Electronic Brachytherapy Using the Xoft System for Endometrial and Cervical Cancer Treatment to be Presented at European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology Meeting
NASHUA, NH and VIENNA, AUSTRIA (Booth #4330) May 5, 2017 - iCAD, Inc.
|05/09/2017 - 07:29||
Survival and Risk of Recurrence
Treatment type and breast cancer survival One major decision you may face with early breast cancer is whether to have a lumpectomy (also called breast conserving surgery) plus radiation therapy or a mastectomy. They are equally effective in treating early breast cancer.
|Susan G Komen|
|05/09/2017 - 07:03||
Celebrate Healthy Vision Month by Scheduling an Eye Exam
NEW CASTLE (May 9, 2017) – When it comes to overall health, patients regularly visit a primary care physician or pediatrician. Regular eye exams are just as important to protect sight and screen for eye disorders and other diseases.
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|05/09/2017 - 02:33||
Research elucidates hormone ghrelins role in blood glucose regulation, a finding with promising implications for diabetes treatment
A study that sheds light on the hormone ghrelin’s role in blood glucose regulation included researchers (l-r) Drs. Jeffrey Zigman, Roger Unger, Bharath Mani, and Eric Berglund.
|05/09/2017 - 02:33||
Sepsis Alliance Responds To New Research Revealing Children Who Survive Sepsis Experience Decline In Quality Of Life
SAN DIEGO, CA – Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s leading sepsis patient advocacy organization, is calling attention to a new study that reveals nearly one out of every four children who survive sepsis will experience lingering health effects and a decline in their quality of life.
|05/08/2017 - 23:46||
Genentech Provides Update on Phase III Study Of TECENTRIQ (Atezolizumab) In People With Previously Treated Advanced Bladder Cancer
Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), today announced that the Phase III IMvigor211 study that evaluated TECENTRIQ® (atezolizumab) in people with locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer (mUC) whose disease progressed during or after treatment with a platinum-based chemotherapy (previously treated) did not meet its primary endpoint of overall survival (OS) compared to chemotherapy.
|05/08/2017 - 14:42||
Fox Chase Cancer Center Seeks to Educate Individuals on Early Signs of Skin Cancer and How to Protect Skin from Sun Damage
PHILADELPHIA (May 8, 2017) — May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. When outdoors this season, remember to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer in the U.S. Fox Chase Cancer Center seeks to educate individuals on the early signs of skin cancer and steps you can take to prevent the disease.
|05/08/2017 - 13:15||
DPH Announces Potential Young Child Death From Flu
Dover – Even as flu season in Delaware is winding down, the Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing a potential flu-related death to a child under the age of 2. If confirmed, that would bring the total number of flu-related fatalities for the 2016-2017 flu season to 15. The child passed away near the end of April. To protect the privacy of the child and the family no further information about the child will be released.
|Delaware State ...|
|05/08/2017 - 12:02||
BJ's Wholesale Club and Vendors Unite to Support the Melanoma Research Alliance
WESTBOROUGH, Mass., May 8, 2017 / / -- BJ's Wholesale Club today announced a partnership with vendors and the Melanoma Research Alliance that will bring awareness to skin cancer prevention and sun safety best practices.
|BJ's Wholesale Club|
|05/08/2017 - 11:37||
Poor overall environmental quality linked to elevated cancer rates
Nationwide, counties with the poorest quality across five domains – air, water, land, the built environment and sociodemographic – had the highest incidence of cancer, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer.
|05/08/2017 - 10:57||
UMD-led Exercise Study Offers Hope in Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease
A new study led by researchers from the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health examines how physical activity impacts brain physiology and suggests that it may be possible to reestablish some protective neuronal connections. Dr. J. Carson Smith, associate professor of kinesiology, and colleagues explored how a 12-week walking intervention with older adults, ages 60-88, affected functionality of a brain region known to show declines in people suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
|05/08/2017 - 10:43||
U-M researchers identify new heartburn target
ANN ARBOR—Acid reflux and heartburn affect more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, but common medications to treat the disease might not work for a large portion people who suffer from the diseases.
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|05/08/2017 - 10:40||
Landmark Study: People in Highly Polluted Areas at Greater Risk of Cancer
After graduating as a valedictorian from Colgate University in 1995, Olga started her Ph.D. training at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her doctoral studies focused on the molecular basis of immune defense...
|05/08/2017 - 10:37||
Newly discovered mutations impair key cell pathways in pancreatic cancer
Cold Spring Harbor, NY — By closely studying a part of the human genome that has not yet been carefully scrutinized in studies of cancer, researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have found important new clues to the development of pancreatic cancer.
|05/08/2017 - 10:14||
Abbott Announces National Reimbursement for FreeStyle Libre in France, Providing Access to Revolutionary Technology for People with Diabetes
PARIS, May 8, 2017 / / -- Abbott today announced that the French Health Ministry has granted national reimbursement across France for FreeStyle® Libre—Abbott's revolutionary glucose monitoring technology that removes the need for routine finger sticks1 for people with diabetes. This reimbursement decision will mean access to the FreeStyle Libre system for hundreds of thousands of people from age four3 across France with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes who use insulin multiple times per day.
|05/08/2017 - 10:07||
Two men plead guilty to federal heroin conspiracy
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Two men who participated in a heroin conspiracy in the Huntington area between 2014 and 2016 pleaded guilty today to federal drug charges, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Mark Steven Bush, Jr., 29, of Detroit, entered his guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
|05/08/2017 - 09:52||
Breast-feeding plays important role in seeding infant microbiome with beneficial bacteria
A study led by Dr. Grace Aldrovandi found that babies who breast-feed even after they begin eating solid food continue reaping the benefits of a breast milk diet.
|05/08/2017 - 08:52||
Teens Tackling the Opioid Crisis: Discovery Education and the Drug Enforcement Administration Announce Finalists in 1st Annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge
Washington, D.C. and Silver Spring, MD (May 8, 2017) –The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), DEA Educational Foundation and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today the finalists of the inaugural Operation Prevention Video Challenge—a peer-to-peer platform for communicating messages about the dangers of opioid misuse.
|05/08/2017 - 06:55||
Rexahn Pharmaceuticals to Present RX-3117 Clinical Data at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2017 Annual Meeting
ROCKVILLE, Md., May 08, 2017 ( ) -- Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
|05/08/2017 - 05:11||
Researchers Use Modified Insulin and Red Blood Cells to Regulate Blood Sugar
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive “smart” insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48 hours in a strain of mice that had Type 1 diabetes.
|05/08/2017 - 04:33||
The Need for Safe Blood Donations for Beta-Thalassemia Patients
Riyad Elbard has been receiving monthly blood transfusions since he was diagnosed with beta-thalassemia at the age of one. Because of the condition, his body doesn’t produce enough hemoglobin to carry oxygen to his organs and tissues. Few treatment options exist for beta-thalassemia, so for patients like Elbard, a safe, adequate supply of blood is a matter of life and death.
|05/08/2017 - 02:36||
Stereotactic partial breast radiation lowers number of treatments to five
A recent phase one clinical trial at UT Southwestern successfully decreased early-stage breast cancer treatments from nearly two months to just days. The new approach hopes to ease the burden for cancer patients who are already coping with an upsetting diagnosis.
|05/08/2017 - 01:58||
Finding Help and Hope
One in five children in the U.S. experience a serious mental disorder at some point during their youth, and research shows that about 50 percent of all mental illnesses that happen in adulthood can emerge by age 14.