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Bipolar II disorder course mapped in Japanese patients

The course of bipolar II disorder can follow several distinct trajectories, with a major depressive episode being the most common presenting feature, a study of Japanese patients suggests.
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Speckle tracking data shows promise in right ventricular assessment

Patients with pulmonary hypertension have reduced right ventricular strain and more dyssynchronous ventricles than healthy individuals, show results of a three-dimensional speckle tracking study.
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Paediatric PAH treatment goals identified

Researchers from the Netherlands have identified three baseline variables that may qualify as treatment goals in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
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Mortality predictors REVEALed for PAH in systemic sclerosis

Elderly men and patients with low baseline systolic blood pressure are among those at a particularly high risk of death from pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with systemic sclerosis, a US study has found.
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RBC Life Sciences net sales increase 18% to $7.9 million in second quarter 2014

RBC Life Sciences, Inc., a provider of proprietary nutritional supplements, and wound care and pain management products, today reported consolidated net sales of $7.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, an 18% increase over net sales of $6.7 million in the second quarter of 2013.
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Modified C. novyi-NT bacterium produces precisely targeted anti-tumor response

A modified version of the Clostridium novyi (C. novyi-NT) bacterium can produce a strong and precisely targeted anti-tumor response in rats, dogs and now humans, according to a new report from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers.
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Low intake of dietary salt could be dangerous

Findings from a large, four-year study suggest that an inadequate amount of salt in the diet could increase the risk of poor cardiovascular outcomes and death.
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Elsevier launches new open access journal, Neurobiology of Stress

Elsevier, world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new open access journal: Neurobiology of Stress.
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Cerilliant offers nine new stable isotope-labeled internal standards of 2C amines

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation is pleased to announce that the Cerilliant® brand within its Applied Diagnostics and Testing business segment now offers nine new stable isotope-labeled internal standards of 2C amines including deuterium and 13C labeling.
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Caris Life Sciences collaborates with GenoSpace to advance cancer care through research

Caris Life Sciences, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced a collaboration with GenoSpace, a Massachusetts-based technology company that develops robust software solutions for genomic and health data.
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First Edition: August 14, 2014

Today's headlines include a report about an uptick in VA referrals to private physicians. Kaiser Health News staff writer Julie Appleby reports: "Some hospitals in New York, Florida and Wisconsin are exploring ways to help individuals and families pay their share of the costs of government-subsidized policies purchased though the health law's marketplaces – at least partly to guarantee the hospitals get paid when the consumers seek care.
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University of California launches 14 commercial startups in a year

The University of California, Davis, launched 14 commercial startups during the past year to June 30 - the largest number of new ventures based on UC Davis technology to be started in a single year.
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Yizhijiannao granule may exert therapeutic effect by inhibiting neural cell apoptosis

Previous studies have shown that Yizhijiannao granule can enhance cognitive performance in Alzheimer's disease patients and Alzheimer's disease-model mice.
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Clinical trial tests COXEN model in bladder cancer to detect promising treatment

Imagine being able to match a cancer's genes to the best treatment. That's the promise of COXEN (CO eXpression ExtrapolatioN) - a computer program that looks at a panel of cancer genes in a patient's tumor to predict whether it will respond to chemotherapy.
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Parents and teens can take steps to smooth back-to-school transition

Preparing to ace subjects such as time management, independence and identity can drive high school and college students -- not to mention their parents -- to weeks of worry and anxiety as summer melts into September.
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AEG-1 protein blocks effects of retinoic acid in leukemia and liver cancer

Retinoic acid is a form of vitamin A that is used to treat and help prevent the recurrence of a variety of cancers, but for some patients the drug is not effective.
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Findings open up improved treatment possibilities for children suffering from leukaemia

A research team led by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) scientists have made a key finding which is expected to open up improved treatment possibilities for children suffering from leukaemia.
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Insurance rate hikes could be issue in key states

Although rate hikes average 7.5 percent nationally for the individual health insurance market, consumers in politically key states such as Florida and North Carolina may see higher increases-- and insurers are partly blaming the administration's decision to allow consumers to hold onto their old policies.
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Teachers help kids to reduce childhood obesity

An innovative physical activities guide developed at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is helping North Carolina fight childhood obesity.
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IUPUI receives $600,000 award from National Science Foundation for drug discoveries

Haibo Ge, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), is the recipient of a 5-year, $600,000 award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund research that may one day contribute to drug discoveries.
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