Monthly Archives: April 2007

Scientists find new agent to fight genetic disorders — Zorro-Locked Nucleic Acid

Contact: Cody Mooneyhan cmooneyhan@faseb.org 301-634-7104 Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology A study to appear in the June 2007 issue of The FASEB Journal describes a new agent, called “Zorro-LNA,” which has the potential to stop genetic disorders in … Continue reading

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The vanilloid receptor TRPV1: 10 years from channel cloning to antagonist proof-of-concept.

1: Nat Rev Drug Discov. 2007 Apr 20; [Epub ahead of print] Szallasi A, Cortright DN, Blum CA, Eid SR. Department of Pathology, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey 07740 and Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA. The … Continue reading

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Green tea compound may be a therapy for people with rheumatoid arthritis

Contact: Katie Gazella kgazella@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System Anti-inflammatory compound inhibits production of molecules that cause destruction of cartilage, bone ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A new study from the University of Michigan Health System suggests that a compound … Continue reading

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Costs of treating arthritis on the rise nationwide, study finds

Contact: Kristen Bole kbole@pubaff.ucsf.edu 415-476-2557 University of California – San Francisco The amount Americans spent on arthritis medications more than doubled between 1998 and 2003, due to the fast-rising number of people with the disease, increases in the number of … Continue reading

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Fibromyalgia Day and M.E. Awareness Week

Press Release 25th April 2007 Talk by world-leading medical expert, Professor Basant K. Puri, on the natural treatment of M.E. and Fibromyalgia for World Fibromyalgia Day and M.E. Awareness Week Leading researcher Professor Puri has been invited as Guest Speaker … Continue reading

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Outdated policies are impediment for Americans with disabilities

Contact: Maureen O’Leary news@nas.edu 202-334-2138 The National Academies WASHINGTON — Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has helped increase awareness of barriers faced by people with disabilities, and advances in science and engineering have led to better assistive technologies … Continue reading

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Depression among retired NFL players: Rates mirror the general public, but pain compounds symptoms

Contact: Katie Gazella kgazella@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System University of Michigan Health System study is based on extensive survey of retired NFL players ANN ARBOR, Mich. — As the sports world prepares for this weekend’s National Football League … Continue reading

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