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Erectile Dysfunction, Nanoparticles, Nanotechnology, Pde 5 Inhibitor, topical drug delivery

Topical Erectile Dysfunction Therapy Shows Promise

An innovative drug-delivery system – nanoparticles encapsulating nitric oxide or prescription drugs – shows promise for topical treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED), according to a new study by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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New High Tech Help for Patients Coping with Cancer Treatment

Computers help us in so many ways – from getting our office work done to brewing a pot of coffee. In the medical community, computers have helped doctors for years. Now, researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston are working to see if computers can help patients physically and emotionally during treatment.

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Hand Washing, Hand Hygiene, Children, Lifebridge Health, flu, Colds, kids, H1N1, Teaching

Spread the Word, Not the Flu: "How To"

Wash your hands! Sounds simple, but that advice can make all the difference when it comes to avoiding the flu and colds...if you teach children the right way when they are young. LifeBridge Health has produced a public service announcement for children of all ages about hand washing.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Facebook, Social Networking, Social Network, Elderly, Depression

Grandma's on Facebook

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Sociology and Social Work will use a five-year, $1.9 million National Institute on Aging grant to study the ability of computer use and social media networking to enhance the quality of life of elderly adults through online social connections and easier access to health information.

Science

Burnham and Duke Announce Metabolic Research Collaboration

A new collaborative research program that will use the power of metabolomic profiling to help advance the concept of personalized medicine was announced September 17, 2009 by the Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center at Duke University Medical Center.

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Tyrannosaurus Rex

T. Rex Body Plan Debuted in Puny Raptorex

A 9-foot dinosaur from northeastern China had evolved all the hallmark anatomical features of Tyrannosaurus rex at least 125 million years ago.

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Expert Urges Responsibility, Perspective in Reaction to H1N1 Flu Pandemic

Remain calm and use common sense when reacting to the swine flu, advises the president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. UAB’s Richard Whitley, M.D., is a member of the 2009-H1N1 influenza working group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. He says the swine-flu pandemic is not expected to turn into a worst-case scenario and that hospitals are prepared

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Florida State University, Biology, Chromosomes, Pds5, Down Syndrome, Birth Defects, Hong-Guo Yu, Genetics

Landmark Study Sheds New Light on Human Chromosomal Birth Defects

Using yeast genetics and a novel scheme to selectively remove a single protein from the cell division process called meiosis, a cell biologist at The Florida State University found that when a key molecular player known as Pds5 goes missing, chromosomes fail to segregate and pair up properly, and birth defects such as Down syndrome can result.

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Green Energy, Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Economy, Hudson River, Explore NY 400, Student Research

Students Navigating the Hudson River With Hydrogen Fuel Cells

A group of ambitious Rensselaer students will soon sail up the Hudson River, propelled by pollution-free hydrogen fuel cells and a clear vision for a cleaner, greener future.

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Blood Vessels, Oxygen, Tumor

Blood Vessels Contribute to Their Own Growth and Oxygen Delivery to Tissues and Tumors

The findings, published in the Sept. 15 issue of the journal Developmental Cell, could give important insights into the formation of the vasculature needed to feed new tumors.







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