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Mymetics’ Promising HIV Vaccine Candidate Obtains Funding to Begin Study at Texas Biomedical Research Institute

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Mymetics Corporation (OTCQB: MYMX) announced today that its innovative HIV vaccine candidate will enter a new preclinical trial to confirm results obtained in a previous trial. Research is to be funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The study will be led by Dr. Ruth Ruprecht, Scientist & Director of the Texas Biomed AIDS Research Program.

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Johns Hopkins Experts Say Open Payments Database Casts Shadows, Not Light

A federal, public database launched September 30 with the intention of bringing transparency to financial relationships between physicians and industry may instead result in opacity and misinterpretation, according to experts in bioethics, clinical care and public health at Johns Hopkins.

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Nursing Science, Evidence, and Policy Recommendations for Creating a Culture of Health in Home Care

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A “Frenemy” in Parkinson’s Disease Takes to Crowdsourcing

Researchers have found that a key neuronal protein called alpha-synuclein normally gathers in synapses, where aggregates of it help regulate neurotransmissions. In overabundance, though, a-synuclein can choke off communication altogether, leading to neuronal death and related diseases.

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Cedars-Sinai Presents Conference on Movement Disorder Dystonia for Patients and Families

A multidisciplinary team of experts affiliated with the Cedars-Sinai Movement Disorders Program will present a free conference for patients, families and caregivers on treatment options for dystonia, which causes painful and potentially crippling muscle contractions.

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Mountain Pine Beetles Get a Bad Rap for Wildfires, Study Says

New research led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources provides some of the first rigorous field data to test whether fires that burn in areas impacted by mountain pine beetles are more ecologically severe than in those not attacked by the native bug. In a study published this week, UW-Madison zoology professor Monica Turner and her graduate student, Brian Harvey, show pine beetle outbreaks contributed little to the severity of six wildfires in 2011.

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How Do Lawyers Matter? Study Explores the Question for Low-Income Litigants

A study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that was recently awarded a two-year $300,000 grant by the National Science Foundation is exploring questions confronting the legal profession in its effort to improve access to justice for low-income unrepresented civil litigants.

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AAN: Risks of Opioids Outweigh Benefits for Headache, Low Back Pain, Other Conditions

According to a new position statement from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects with prescription opioids outweigh the benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions such as headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain. The position paper is published in the September 30, 2014, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Call Widens for Medicare CT Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

More than 60 patient advocacy and medical organizations have joined a coalition headed by the Lung Cancer Alliance, the American College of Radiology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, in urging Medicare to cover low dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for beneficiaries at high risk for lung cancer.

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Hamilton College's Wellin Museum of Art Features Works by Alyson Shotz

Hamilton College’s Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art presents “Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature” opening Saturday, Oct. 11, from 4 – 6 p.m. This eponymous exhibition features new and recent work by Alyson Shotz, an abstract artist who creates monumental sculptures, photo-collages and installations.

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