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Journal names discovery that HIV treatment can prevent spread 'breakthrough of the year' PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 25 December 2011 04:21

Johns Hopkins researchers key part of team recognized for its scientific findings

The finding of a team of researchers — including several members from Johns Hopkins — that HIV treatment with antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) can actually prevent transmission of the virus from an infected person to his or her uninfected partner has been named "Breakthrough of the Year" for 2011 by the journal Science.

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Chris Henney Receives 2011 Hall of Fame Award at Annual Biotech CEO Meeting at Laguna Beach PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 October 2011 00:50
Christopher Henney, Chairman of the Board of Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY) and of Anthera Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ANTH) and Vice Chairman of the Board of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC), received this year's Hall of Fame - special recognition of outstanding individual contributions award at the annual Biotech CEO Meeting at Laguna Beach.
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SAMHSA Awards Up To $25 Million To Expand Use Of Health Information Technology PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 00:24
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced it is awarding up to 29 new grants, totaling up to $25 million over three years, to expand use of health information technology to increase access to behavioral health services.
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards AFFiRiS AG $1.5 Million for the Clinical Development of the First Parkinson's Disease Vaccine PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 October 2011 00:04
The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) today announced that it has awarded $1.5 million to AFFiRiS AG, a Vienna, Austria-based biotech company, for a clinical study of AFFITOPE® PD01, a first-of-its-kind Parkinson´s disease (PD) vaccine.
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KGI Professor Awarded Patent For Stem-Cell Therapy Aiding Heart-attack Patients PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 October 2011 00:51
Professor Ian Phillips of Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) and a former KGI research professor have been awarded a patent for a novel procedure that involves stem cells in the recovery of heart-attack patients.
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Three Americans Share 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 00:14
Three U.S.-born scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for discovering that the universe is expanding at an accelerating pace, a stunning revelation that suggests the cosmos will eventually freeze to ice.
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Cedars-Sinai and Vanderbilt Scientists Named 2011 Brinker Award Winners for Scientific Distinction PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 October 2011 00:26
Two prominent physician-scientists whose work has led to less invasive and more personalized treatments for breast cancer are being honored as this year’s winners of the prestigious Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction in basic science and clinical research, the highest awards of merit given by the world’s leading breast cancer organization.
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Salk Institute for Biological Studies Scientist Earns Highly Competitive Grant From Whitehall Foundation PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:05
Axel Nimmerjahn, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center and holder of the Richard Allan Barry Developmental Chair in Biophotonics has been awarded a highly selective grant from the Whitehall Foundation.
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Brain Cell Transplants Win Fernström Prize PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:43
This year's Fernström Foundation Nordic Prize, with prize money of SEK 1 million, goes to Professor Anders Björklund from Lund University, Sweden. He is a neurology researcher focusing on neurodegenerative diseases, diseases in which the nerve cells die.
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World-leading Biomedical Engineer, Dr Robert Langer, to Receive Economist Innovation Award Sponsored by Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:56

Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. announced today that one of the world's most influential biomedical engineers, Dr Robert Langer - the man responsible for founding the field of controlled-release drug delivery and tissue engineering - is to receive The Economist Innovation 2011 award for Bioscience.

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Abbott Laboratories's Absorb(TM) Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold Honored with Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 October 2011 00:52
Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced that the investigational ABSORB bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) has been recognized as the winner of the Medical Devices category in the 2011 Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Awards.
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Scripps Florida Scientist Awarded $2.2 Million Grant To Study Hepatitis C PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 October 2011 00:29
The Scripps Research Institute has been awarded a $2.2 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to determine how the hepatitis C virus (HCV) induces liver cancer. The research could lead to potentially new therapeutic targets for treating those chronically infected with the virus.
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Ablitech, Inc. Awarded $2 Million PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 15 October 2011 00:07
Ablitech, Inc., a biotechnology company developing polymer-based delivery systems for gene silencing, today announced it has been awarded a $2 million grant by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

 

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SAMHSA Awards Grant To UCLA For Substance Abuse Prevention In Iraq PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 October 2011 00:54
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in collaboration with the U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (State/INL), has awarded the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) a $770,000 grant to support efforts to develop substance abuse services in Iraq.
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Nobel Prize for chemistry 2011 goes to Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 October 2011 00:18
The Nobel prize for chemistry has gone to Daniel Shechtman, from the Israel Institute of Technology, for his discovery of the structure of quasicrystals.
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Ralph Steinman Dies Shortly Before Receiving Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 08 October 2011 01:18

Ralph Steinman has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine along with Bruce Buetler and Jules Hoffmann. However, Steinman died three days ago (September 30th), and Nobel Foundation's rules say that "work produced by a person since deceased shall not be considered". The Nobel Foundation, after a short deliberation announced "

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StemCells, Inc. CEO Martin McGlynn Featured on Wall Street Reporter PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 01 October 2011 00:07
StemCells, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEM) announced today that its president and CEO, Martin McGlynn, is featured on the financial website www.wallstreetreporter.com.
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SEMPRUS BioSciences CTO Honored With Boston Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" Designation PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:02
Semprus BioSciences today announced its Chief Technology Officer, Christopher Loose, Ph.D., has been selected as a member of the 2011 Class of 40-under-40 Honorees by the Boston Business Journal. Winners were selected from more than 500 nominations of Boston area executives who represent the best Massachusetts has to offer in the innovative business and nonprofit communities.
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Lung Cancer Research Team Awarded $1.43 Million To Study Cancer In Eastern Kentucky PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 September 2011 00:40
The University of Kentucky's Dr. Susanne Arnold and colleagues were awarded a grant by the Department of Defense to study potential environmental reasons for the high lung cancer rates in Eastern Kentucky.
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Anne C. Goldberg, MD, FNLA Receives Award from the National Forum PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 24 September 2011 00:02
The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention will present Anne C. Goldberg, MD, FNLA with the 2011 Individual Public Policy Award at its 9th Annual Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention, held September 22-23 in Bethesda, Maryland.
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