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Dr. Harold Smith Appointed Senior Advisor to Trovita Health Science

Dr. Harold Smith Appointed Senior Advisor to Trovita Health Science
22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Trovita Health Science, an emerging life science company focused in clinical nutrition innovation appointed Dr. Harold Smith, molecular biologist and Professor at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, as a …
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UM professor earns distinguished National Science Foundation CAREER grant
MISSOULA – Orion Berryman, an assistant professor in the University of Montana Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, recently received a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation. Berryman initially will receive $ 270,000 to aid in research …
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Melanoma Researchers Use a New, Light-based Method to Prevent Tumor Growth in Mice
… this caused calcium channels on the dendritic cells to open and we saw a corresponding increase in the number of T-cells that were activated,” Gang Han, PhD, the study's author and an assistant professor of biochemistry & molecular pharmacology …
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What are the health benefits of cobalt?

What are the health benefits of cobalt?
Cobalt is an essential component of the structure of vitamin B-12, also called cobalamin. In combination with vitamin B-12, cobalt is needed in the diet in small amounts to ensure the proper functioning of all cells in the body. This MNT Knowledge …
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Researchers use isotopic analysis to explore ancient Peruvian life
The ancient Paracas culture of Peru is known for its ornate textiles. This culture has been well documented by archaeologists yet neglected by bioarchaeologists. A team of researchers, including Arizona State University bioarchaeologist Kelly …more.
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Elsevier's new open-access journal, Heliyon, is now accepting submissions
Philippe Terheggen, Managing Director of Elsevier Journals, said, "We're in the business of supporting researchers to advance science. Heliyon embodies this mission. By using Elsevier's smart technologies, Heliyon will enable broad content visibility …
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What are the health benefits of biotin?

What are the health benefits of biotin?
Biotin, also known as vitamin H or B7, and often grouped with the B-complex vitamins, is a water-soluble vitamin that can be produced in the body as well as obtained from foods. This MNT Knowledge Center feature is part of a collection of articles on …
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Rotating night shift work linked to all-cause, CVD and lung cancer mortality
Women who work rotating night shifts for 5 years or more may be at increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality, while working such shifts for 15 years or more may raise the risk of lung cancer mortality. This is according to a new …
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Ripple patterns in silicon can enhance solar cell efficiency
Credit: Elsevier. A*STAR scientists have produced a uniform nanoscale ripple pattern over a wide area on a silicon surface by scanning a femtosecond laser beam across it. Given that a rippled surface is much less reflective than a smooth surface, this …
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Assisi Animal Health Explains the Role of Taurine in a Cat's Diet

Assisi Animal Health Explains the Role of Taurine in a Cat's Diet
Amino acids are essential for the assimilation of proteins as well as optimal functioning of the various systems in a feline's body. Some however do not … Testing includes a complete blood count urinalysis and a biochemistry profile. The vet may also …
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Protein Editing – A Lesson in Scientific Discovery
A research team, led by Peter S. Shen, a biochemistry postdoctoral fellow in the University of Utah and California, Jonathan S. Weissman, professor of cellular pharmacology and biochemistry at the University of San Francisco, Onn Brandman, assistant …
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Research in the News: Ribosomal motor crucial part of cellular protein factory
… the lab of Nobel laureate Thomas Steitz in the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry show that portions of EF-G (in green, yellow and red) function something like a motor and force tRNA to move forward after the addition of each amino …
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Neil Riordan, PhD to Present at the International Society for the Reversal of Chronic Diseases Symposium Organized by Shalesh Kaushal and Central Florida Health Alliance


Lady Lake, FL (PRWEB) January 06, 2015

Neil Riordan, PhD, co-founder of the Riordan-McKenna Institute, will present “The Role of Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Reversal of Chronic Diseases” this Saturday, January 10th at the International Society for the Reversal of Chronic Diseases’ inaugural symposium: “Can Chronic Diseases be Reversed?” in Lady Lake, Florida.

The symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Harbor Chase Village Crossing assisted living facility on NE 86th Dr. in The Villages across from The Villages Regional Hospital in Lady Lake, Florida 32159. The facility of golf cart accessible and lunch will be served to all attendees.

Tickets are $ 10 per person and RSVP is requires. Attendance is limited to 100 participants.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Sheri Tor at 352-323-5506 or email: stor(at)CFHAlliance(dot)org. Credit card payments are accepted.

Distinguished guests include:

Moderator: Shalesh Kaushal, MD, PhD: Retina Specialty Institute

BS: Yale University; MD: John Hopkins; PhD: MIT, with Nobel Laureate Dr. Har Gobind Khorana

Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr., MD, Cleveland Clinic

Retired endocrine surgeon and author

He and Dr. Colin Campbell recommended a diet adopted by President Bill Clinton.

T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Cornell University

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry

Thomas M. Campbell, MD, Rochester University

Executive director of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and Author

Arthur L. Horwich, MD, Yale University

Biologist and the Eugene Higgins Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine

Randy L. Jirtle, MD, Duke University (Retired)

Biologist known for his pioneering work in epigenetics and genomic imprinting.

2007 nominee for Time Person of the Year

Amir Lerman, MD, Mayo Clinic

Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine

Neil Riordan, PhD, Founder and Chairman, Medistem; Co-founder Riordan-McKenna Institute of Regenerative Orthopedics (RMI)

Medistem is a leading stem cell laboratory research facility at the forefront of the effects of adult stem cells for chronic diseases. RMI specializes in surgical and non-surgical regenerative orthopedics.

Alessio Fasano, MD, Harvard University

Director, Mass. General Hospital for Children Center for Celiac Research; Division Chief, Dept. of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Toren Finkel, MD, PhD, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NIH)

Research focuses on molecular mechanisms of aging and impact on the treatment of age-related diseases.

About Neil Riordan PhD

Neil H. Riordan, PhD is the co-founder and chief science officer of the Riordan-McKenna Institute (RMI) in Southlake, Texas. RMI specializes in surgical and non-surgical regenerative orthopedics. RMI’s Stemnexa™ protocols incorporate the latest scientific advances in bone marrow harvesting, bone marrow aspirate concentration of stem cells and AlphaGEMS pliable tissue allograft.

Dr. Riordan is the founder and chairman of Medistem Panama, Inc., (MPI) a leading stem cell laboratory and research facility located in the Technology Park at the prestigious City of Knowledge in Panama City, Panama. Founded in 2007, MPI stands at the forefront of applied research on adult stem cells for several chronic diseases. MPI’s stem cell laboratory is ISO 9001 certified and fully licensed by the Panamanian Ministry of Health. Dr. Riordan is the founder of Stem Cell Institute (SCI) in Panama City, Panama (est. 2007).

Under the umbrella of MPI subsidiary Translational Biosciences, MPI and SCI are currently conducting five IRB-approved clinical trials in Panama for multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis using human umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells, mesenchymal trophic factors and stromal vascular fraction. Additional trials for spinal cord injury, autism and cerebral palsy are slated to commence in 2014 upon IRB approval.

Dr. Riordan is an accomplished inventor; listed on more the 25 patent families, including 11 issued patents. He is credited with a number of novel discoveries in the field of cancer research since the mid-1990s when he collaborated with his father Dr. Hugh Riordan on the effects of high-dose intravenous vitamin C on cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment. This pioneering study on vitamin C’s preferential toxicity to cancer cells notably led to a 1997 patent grant for the treatment of cancer with vitamin C. In 2010, Dr. Riordan received another patent for a new cellular cancer vaccine.

Dr. Riordan is also the founder of Aidan Products, which provides health care professionals with quality nutraceuticals including Stem-Kine, the only nutritional supplement that is clinically proven to increase the amount of circulating stem cells in the body for an extended period of time. Stem-Kine is currently sold in 35 countries.

Dr. Riordan earned his Bachelor of Science at Wichita State University and graduated magna cum laude. He received his Master’s degree at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Riordan completed his education by earning a Ph.D. in Health Sciences at Medical University of the Americas.

About Riordan-McKenna Institute

Riordan-McKenna Institute is the only orthopedic clinic that combines proprietary biologic cellular therapies with state-of-the-art orthopedic interventions to postpone or eliminate the need for surgery, or augment a necessary surgery for faster healing and better patient outcomes.

RMI’s Stemnexa™ protocols incorporate the latest scientific advances in bone marrow harvesting, bone marrow aspirate concentration of stem cells and AlphaGEMS pliable tissue allograft to decrease healing time, increase vascularization, decrease pain, reduce inflammation, decrease infection rates, and increase safety.

Riordan-McKenna Institute

801 E. Southlake Blvd.

Southlake, TX 76092

Phone: (817) 776-8155

Toll Free: (877) 899-7836

Fax: (817) 776-8154

RMI Website: http://www.rmiclinic.com

About Stem Cell Institute Panama

Founded in 2007 on the principles of providing unbiased, scientifically sound treatment options; the Stem Cell Institute (SCI) has matured into the world’s leading adult stem cell therapy and research center. In close collaboration with universities and physicians world-wide, our comprehensive stem cell treatment protocols employ well-targeted combinations of autologous bone marrow stem cells, autologous adipose stem cells, and donor human umbilical cord stem cells to treat: multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, and autoimmune diseases.

In partnership with Translational Biosciences, a subsidiary of Medistem Panama, SCI provides clinical services for ongoing clinical trials that are assessing safety and signs of efficacy for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and multiple sclerosis using allogeneic umbilical cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells (hUC-MSC), autologous stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and hU-MSC-derived mesenchymal trophic factors (MTF). In 2014, Translation Biosciences expects to expand its clinical trial portfolio to include spinal cord injury, heart disease, autism and cerebral palsy.

For more information on stem cell therapy:

Stem Cell Institute Website: http://www.cellmedicine.com

Stem Cell Institute

Via Israel & Calle 66

Plaza Pacific Office #2A

Panama City, Panama

About Medistem Panama Inc.

Since opening its doors in 2007, Medistem Panama Inc. has developed adult stem cell-based products from human umbilical cord tissue and blood, adipose (fat) tissue and bone marrow. Medistem operates an 8000 sq. ft. ISO 9001-certified laboratory in the prestigious City of Knowledge. The laboratory is fully licensed by the Panamanian Ministry of Health and features 3 class 10000 clean rooms, class 100 laminar flow hoods, and class 100 incubators.

Medistem Panama Inc.

Ciudad del Saber, Edif. 221 / Clayton

Panama, Rep. of Panama

Phone: +507 306-2601

Fax: +507 306-2601

Website: http://www.medistempanama.com

About Translational Biosciences

A subsidiary of Medistem Panama Inc., Translational Biosciences was founded solely to conduct clinical trials using adult stem cells and adult stem cell-derived products.

Translational Biosciences Web Site: http://www.translationalbiosciences.com







Tennessee is Now the 10th Most Obese State in the Nation, According to Trust for America’s Health, Affecting 31.1 Percent of Adults


Nashville, TN (PRWEB) April 22, 2014

According to the Trust for America’s Health, Tennessee is now the 10th most obese state in the nation. After three decades of increases, adult obesity rates remained level in every state except for Arkansas. However, rates remain high — Tennessee’s adult obesity rate is 31.1 percent, up from 25.0 percent in 2003 and from 11.1 percent in 1990. Dentists are commonly the first line of defense in identifying possible sleep apnea patients, and Sleep Group Solutions teaches dentists how to implement a sleep apnea protocol. Tennessee area dentists are encouraged to attend the Nashville Dental Sleep Medicine Lecture on June 6-7th at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Casino with Dr. Dawne Slabach.

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions and has long been considered a dominating factor in as many as 50 percent of OSA patients. Neck circumference, which is a surrogate marker for obesity, is also predictive of OSA: >17” neck for males and > 16” neck for females. Dr. Dawne Slabach, a dentist and Dental Sleep Medicine expert from Worthington, OH screens and treats patients regularly for OSA, and sees a definite connection between OSA and obese patients. “We know that the multiple arousals associated with OSA interrupt the endocrine system in such a way that many hormones associated with obesity, appetite, and metabolism are affected. This lead me to ask the question of, could there be a bilateral association with obesity and sleep disordered breathing? And the answer is, yes.”

With an evident bilateral association between obesity and sleep disordered breathing, screening patients who are obese or have high blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, or who snore, are of utmost importance. “Weight loss is also recommended as a treatment option for the management of OSA, but with limited success,” says Dr. Dawne Slabach, an instructor with Sleep Group Solutions, who is lecturing at the Nashville, TN Dental Sleep Medicine seminar. “Depending on the severity of the OSA, many cases can be effectively treated with an oral device, which keeps the airway open during sleep, allowing for airflow and oxygen.”

Dentists are attending dental CE courses with Sleep Group Solutions to learn their role in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. The Nashville, TN course with Dr. Dawne Slabach is June 6-7th at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Casino Hilton, dentists and hygienists are encouraged to attend. To learn more about screening patients for snoring and sleep apnea, attend a live lecture with Sleep Group Solutions, and learn your role. Upcoming lectures.

About Dr. Dawne Slabach

Dr. Dawne Slabach has a clinical practice focused on Sleep-Disordered Breathing, TMJ disorders and orthodontics. Her passion for treating patients comes from her own personal experiences with all three areas of treatment. Dr. Slabach received her B.S. in Biochemistry in 1984 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1988, both from the Ohio State University. She is a Diplomate in the Academy of Sleep Disorders Disciplines, Distinguished Fellow in the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and a Certified Assistant Instructor for the International Association of Orthodontics. She is also a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and an assistant instructor for Rondeau Seminars. She has been practicing and teaching Dental Sleep Medicine for the past nine years.

About Sleep Group Solution 

Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders.  Sleep Group Solutions offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring and sleep apnea.  SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice. Sleep Group Solutions offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances (Norad Boil & Bite, Respire), online directory 1800SleepLab.com and online marketing for CPAP Intolerant patients. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer, and offers Home Sleep Testing devices from Watermark Medical.







New city health commissioner to lead campaign against substance abuse

New city health commissioner to lead campaign against substance abuse
Wen has most recently worked as an attending physician and director of patient-centered care at George Washington University's emergency medicine department. She's also an assistant professor at the university. She's stepping down from those positions …
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Scientists uphold mouse model of human disease, but pinpoint vital differences
… do a genomic comparison between humans and mice at this level, including the regulatory elements and gene expression," said Feng Yue, an assistant professor in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State College of Medicine.
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'Alzheimer's in a Dish' model induces skin cells into neurons expressing
The biopsies are linked to patient histories and results from batteries of longitudinal tests covering behavior, spinal fluid biochemistry, and brain imaging results including PET and MRI scans. The researchers subjected the fibroblast samples to …
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