What’s the Best Way to Prevent Meningitis?

What’s the Best Way to Prevent Meningitis?

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September 14, 2014

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What’s the Best Way to Prevent Meningitis?

The infection that we call meningitis causes inflammation in the membranes surrounding the spinal cord and brain. Meningitis can be caused by a virus, bacteria or even fungi. Once the infection starts, it can spread quite quickly producing symptoms such as severe headaches and chronic stiffness in the neck and…

 

How Much Do You Know About the Common Cold?

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September 7, 2014

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How Much Do You Know About the Common Cold?

It’s getting into that time of year again when the sounds of sneezing, coughing and sniffles are filling more rooms across the country. We all are more than familiar with the dreaded early signs of the common cold, but how much do you actually know about this infection? Have you…

 

What Does the Future Pacemaker Look Like?

What Does the Future Pacemaker Look Like?

You might wonder how a metallic piece of technology, no bigger than the vitamins one might take every day, could be the key to saving a man’s life. Then again, we live in an age where nanotechnology is looming on the not-too-distant horizon. This small piece of metal is actually…

 

Could Genetic Engineering Provide an Answer to Migraines?

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August 22, 2014

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Could Genetic Engineering Provide an Answer to Migraines?

What if genetic engineering held the key to preventing migraine headaches? It sounds like science fiction, but it’s exactly what scientists are testing in two promising migraine clinical trials. They are developing new medications which use monoclonal antibodies which have been genetically engineered to attack a new target in the…

 

New Technique Could Change How High Cholesterol is Treated

New Technique Could Change How High Cholesterol is Treated

The Copenhagen Center for Glycomics at the University of Copenhagen has developed a new technique which allows scientists to observe the cell in an unprecedented level of detail. Specialists have been a buzz with the possibilities since these findings were published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Some theorize that…

 

UF Study Provides Insights into Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia

UF Study Provides Insights into Chronic Pain and Fibromyalgia

People living with fibromyalgia deal with pain on a regular basis. This isn’t your average type of pain either, it’s a chronic pain that runs widespread throughout the body. The pain is just one part of the equation too. Fibromyalgia can produce such a wide range of symptoms that doctors…

 

Migraine Buddy App Improves Patient-Doctor Collaboration

Migraine Buddy App Improves Patient-Doctor Collaboration

If you’ve ever suffered through a migraine headache before, then you know the term “headache” really doesn’t even begin to describe the experience. This neurological condition can leave you incapacitated for hours on end. Although not universal, some migraine sufferers experience early symptoms (called prodromes) which warn that a serious…

 

Blockbuster Drug Cures Hepatitis C in People with HIV

Blockbuster Drug Cures Hepatitis C in People with HIV

Gilead’s new drug, Sovaldi, has been the topic of much discussion. Much of the buzz has been regarding its rather hefty price tag, but the drug’s potential is also well worth noting. Clinical investigators have been testing it’s impact on HIV positive patients who’ve also contracted hepatitis C. Sovaldi can…

 

Did You Know Diet Might be a Key Influencer for Osteoarthritis?

Did You Know Diet Might be a Key Influencer for Osteoarthritis?

A person’s weight has long been one of the factors most strongly linked to the development of osteoarthritis (OA). In other words, carrying a lot of excess weight will wear out the joints over the years. It now seems that weight might not be the most important factor after all,…

 

Could High Cholesterol Actually be Linked to Breast Cancer?

Could High Cholesterol Actually be Linked to Breast Cancer?

Some important news has come to us from a large clinical study that recently wrapped up in the U.K. Researchers theorize that high cholesterol could make women more susceptible to developing breast cancer.
Lead author for this clinical study, Rahul Potluri from the Aston University School of Medical Sciences, says…

 

Introducing Avail’s Expanded Phase I Facility in DeLand

Introducing Avail’s Expanded Phase I Facility in DeLand

We have expanded our state-of-the-art facility to include an impressive 50 beds in house. Making use of some cutting edge instrumentation allows us to conduct safe and efficient early phase studies in an environment we control. Now with five fully renovated living units, the facility can accommodate 50 in-patients at…

 

Raising Awareness for HIV and AIDS this June

Raising Awareness for HIV and AIDS this June

Did you know that June is HIV/AIDS Awareness Month? Organizations like the AIDS Research Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO) are asking communities around the globe to take note of the impact that this virus has had. By learning more about HIV/AIDS you can pass on the knowledge to…

 
 
 

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