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Hashimoto’s thyroiditis can affect quality of life

New Rochelle, NY, February 25, 2011 -- Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT), an inflammatory disorder of the thyroid, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, but a study has suggested that even when thyroid function is normal, HT may increase sympt...

Key role proposed for pediatricians in curbing tobacco use

New Rochelle, NY, February 9, 2011 -- Nicotine addiction usually begins during the critical teenage years, and pediatric healthcare professionals can play a prominent role in promoting a tobacco-free lifestyle among children and adolescents, as de...

Dramatic improvement in Parkinson disease symptoms

New Rochelle, NY, February 8, 2011 -- Successful intranasal delivery of stem cells to the brains of rats with Parkinson disease yielded significant improvement in motor function and reversed the dopamine deficiency characteristic of the disease. The...

Where has all the Gulf spill oil gone?

New Rochelle, NY, February 1, 2011 -- Many questions remain about the fate and environmental impact of the marine oil caused by the massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling platform. A predictive mode...

Caffeine energizes cells, boosting virus production for gene therapy applications

New Rochelle, NY, January 25, 2011 -- Give caffeine to cells engineered to produce viruses used for gene therapy and the cells can generate 3- to 8-times more virus, according to a paper published in Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journ...

Suicide risk greater for people living at higher elevations

New Rochelle, NY, January 13, 2011 -- Twenty years of mortality data from counties across the United States led to the striking discovery that living at higher altitudes may be a risk factor for suicide, according to a provocative study publishe...

GEN reports on biotech acquisition deals in 2010 that topped $1...

New Rochelle, NY, January 10, 2011 -- The mega-mergers of 2009 did not continue into 2010. While the three biggest acquisitions in 2009 each had a price tag of more than $40 billion, only last year's top purchase got above that mark, according to ...

Faster, scalable method for producing AAV-based gene transfer vectors

New Rochelle, NY, January 5, 2011 -- A new, simplified method for producing large amounts of viral vector cassettes capable of shuttling genes into host cells will help advance the promising field of gene therapy as applications move into la...

Optimizing patient outcomes after therapeutic hypothermia for traumatic brain injury

New Rochelle, NY, January 4, 2011 -- Lowering the body temperature of patients soon after they have suffered a severe brain injury may reduce neurologic complications and improve outcomes. The safety of therapeutic hypothermia for traumatic ...

Seminal papers on election law and election administration

New Rochelle, NY, December 21, 2010 -- A festschrift honoring Daniel H. Lowenstein, a pioneering legal scholar, Professor at UCLA School of Law, and Founding Co-Editor of Election Law Journal, who devoted his career to advancing election la...

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