Protective effects of ADM-RAMP2 system make it a new therapeutic target for retinal vein occlusion

A clot in the retinal vein can lead to severe and irreversible loss of vision. In a report in the American Journal of Pathology investigators utilize a newly developed model of central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) in mice that mimics many of the clinical features of CRVO in humans to study the pathologic effects of retinal occlusion and demonstrate the […]

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Nest Fragrances Names New CEO, Maria Dempsey

Nest Fragrances has a new chief executive officer. Today, the fragrance brand announced Maria Dempsey, a beauty executive with more than 25 years of industry experience, as its new ceo. Dempsey joins Nest from Crabtree & Evelyn, where she was a project management and operational marketing consultant. She succeeds Nancy McKay, who stepped down as ceo in October 2018. "I […]

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Vyndaqel

January 14, 2019 – Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted for filing the company’s New Drug Applications (NDAs) for tafamidis for the treatment of transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy (ATTR-CM). Pfizer has submitted two NDAs based on two forms of tafamidis: meglumine salt and free acid. Tafamidis is the only product to complete […]

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Mel B Says She Had Her Vagina ‘Scraped’ to Remove Traces of Her Ex

Spice Girl Mel B recently revealed that she had the inside of her vagina “scraped” to get rid of all traces of her ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte. If that term makes you clench your legs, you’re not alone. Now, ob-gyns everywhere are taking to the internet to tell women to never, ever have their vagina scraped…seriously, never.  In a December interview with The Guardian to […]

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Treatments for preeclampsia

Researchers at ETH Zurich have used trials with mice to shed light on signalling pathways that lead to thickened and less elastic blood vessels. They have developed a treatment approach for pregnant women with previously untreatable preeclampsia. One in 20 women around the world suffers from preeclampsia during pregnancy. It causes a rise in blood pressure and the kidneys cease […]

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Statin therapy reduces risk for diabetic retinopathy in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For Taiwanese patients with type 2 diabetes and dyslipidemia, statin therapy is associated with a reduced risk for diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published online Jan. 10 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Eugene Yu-Chuan Kang, M.D., from the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taoyuan, Taiwan, and colleagues examined the correlation between statin therapy and development of diabetic retinopathy in patients with […]

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A Fresh Look for Modern-Day Salons

L’Oréal Paris selected the recently opened Suite Reyad as one of the settings to shoot scenes of Julianne Moore for a new campaign. That helped validate the vision Suite Reyad’s owner, Reyad Fritas, has for ushering in a new type of salon. Fritas, a former colorist and artistic director at Frédéric Fekkai, opened his own salon late last year in Manhattan’s […]

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The most important hair on your head is on the inside

Cells along the brain’s cavities are equipped with tiny hair-like protrusions called cilia. Cilia are still poorly understood, but we know a few things about what can happen if they are not doing their job. People with ciliary defects can develop neurological conditions like hydrocephalus and scoliosis. New research from the Yaksi group at Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at […]

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