Novel Rose Bengal Formulation Obliterates Lesions in Patients with Deadliest of Melanomas

A formulation of the dye, rose bengal, which has been around for more than a century, has recently been shown to have promise in patients with cutaneous melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

– Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc|30-Sep-2014 1:05 PM EDT

Companies Worldwide Could Learn From Pope’s Management Style

Pope Francis I is changing centuries of Church practice by decisively detaching accused prelates from their positions rather than waiting years, or even decades, for determinations of guilt, and University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Luigi Zingales believes he is setting an example that companies across the globe should follow.

– University of Chicago Booth School of Business|30-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Phase III Clinical Trial to Evaluate Calcium Channel Blocker for Parkinson’s

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Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a Phase III clinical trial to evaluate the drug isradipine, a calcium channel blocker often used to treat high blood pressure, as a potential new treatment for Parkinson disease.

– University of California, San Diego Health Sciences|30-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Memory Loss Associated with Alzheimer’s Reversed for First Time

In the first, small study of a novel, personalized and comprehensive program to reverse memory loss, nine of 10 participants, including the ones above, displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within 3-to-6 months after the program’s start.

– University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences|30-Sep-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Comprehensive Study of Allergic Deaths in U.S. Finds Medications Are Main Culprit

Medications are the leading cause of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to an analysis of death certificates from 1999 to 2010, conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The study, published online today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, also found that the risk of fatal drug-induced allergic reactions was particularly high among older people and African-Americans and that such deaths increased significantly in the U.S. in recent years.

– Montefiore Medical Center|30-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Revisiting Stokes Drift: Waves of the Future

The 19th-century “Stokes drift” concept that a tiny sphere on a small wave would trace a spiral, not a closed circle, was assumed to be unlikely to occur in nature. But using 21st-century technologies, scientists from the Weizmann Institute and Australia found that not only do the particles move, they move predictably, and can even be planned.

– Weizmann Institute of Science|30-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Disease Decoded: Gene Mutation May Lead to Development of New Cancer Drugs

The discovery of a gene mutation that causes a rare premature aging disease could lead to the development of drugs that block the rapid, unstoppable cell division that makes cancer so deadly

– University of Michigan |30-Sep-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Untangling the Maze, Imaging the Fetus

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There is currently no reliable method for observing the blood flow across the placenta to detect fetal distress. Weizmann scientists have now revealed, in unprecedented detail, the dynamics of fluids within the placenta. They accomplished this by combining two MRI methods and a novel, ultrafast scanning approach: spatiotemporal encoding (SPEN).

– Weizmann Institute of Science|30-Sep-2014 11:00 AM EDT
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