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By – Associated Press – Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a measure to limit smoking in the states parks and beaches.

In his veto message released Wednesday night, Christie pointed to numerous municipalities that have already banned smoking in their parks and beaches, and argued the issue is better left to local officials to decide for their constituents.

While I appreciate the sponsors concerns regarding the health risks poses by smoking and secondhand smoke, I am not persuaded that a prescriptive, one-size-fits-all State ban on smoking in public parks and beaches is advisable at this time, he wrote.

Smoking would have been banned at parks and limited at beaches under the bill approved by the state Senate and Assembly in June. It garnered overwhelming support in both chambers.

The bill aimed to reduce secondhand smoke exposure, cut down on litter and curtail fire risks. Violators would have been fined at least $250 for a first offense and up to $1,000 for repeated violations.

The Senates health committee chair had called the measure a great compromise at the time of its passage, noting the Assembly had previously passed a bill that called for an outright ban on smoking at beaches.

Christies decision was sharply criticized by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, one of the bills sponsors.

This is extremely unfortunate from both a public health perspective and from an environmental perspective, she said in a statement issued shortly after the veto was announced. I would have hoped the governor would have joined the overwhelming majority of the legislature who supported this bill by standing up for the publics best interests.

Several shore towns including Belmar, Seaside Heights, Long Branch already ban smoking.

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a measure to limit smoking in the states parks and beaches.

In his veto message released Wednesday night, Christie pointed to numerous municipalities that have already banned smoking in their parks and beaches, and argued the issue is better left to local officials to decide for their constituents.

While I appreciate the sponsors concerns regarding the health risks poses by smoking and secondhand smoke, I am not persuaded that a prescriptive, one-size-fits-all State ban on smoking in public parks and beaches is advisable at this time, he wrote.

Smoking would have been banned at parks and limited at beaches under the bill approved by the state Senate and Assembly in June. It garnered overwhelming support in both chambers.

The bill aimed to reduce secondhand smoke exposure, cut down on litter and curtail fire risks. Violators would have been fined at least $250 for a first offense and up to $1,000 for repeated violations.

The Senates health committee chair had called the measure a great compromise at the time of its passage, noting the Assembly had previously passed a bill that called for an outright ban on smoking at beaches.

Christies decision was sharply criticized by Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, one of the bills sponsors.

This is extremely unfortunate from both a public health perspective and from an environmental perspective, she said in a statement issued shortly after the veto was announced. I would have hoped the governor would have joined the overwhelming majority of the legislature who supported this bill by standing up for the publics best interests.

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Long Island beaches reopen to bathing Long Island beaches reopen to bathing

Updated: Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:08:19 GMT

Health officials say six Long Island beaches that were closed for one day have reopened to bathing. The Nassau County beaches were closed Monday due to storm water runoff that could negatively impact bacterial levels. The beaches were: Laurel Hollow Beach, Morgan Beach, North Hempstead Beach Park, Sea Cliff Village Beach, Tappen Beach and Theodore Roosevelt Beach.

Health officials say six Long Island beaches that were closed for one day have reopened to bathing. The Nassau County beaches were closed Monday due to storm water runoff that could negatively impact bacterial levels. The beaches were: Laurel Hollow Beach, Morgan Beach, North Hempstead Beach Park, Sea Cliff Village Beach, Tappen Beach and Theodore Roosevelt Beach.

Updated: Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:49 AM EDT2014-09-02 09:49:32 GMT

Reminder for drivers that as children head back to school in Nassau County so too, will the speed cameras in school zones.Officials say speed cams will be fully operational at 25 locations this week.That will more than double eventually.

Reminder for drivers that as children head back to school in Nassau County so too, will the speed cameras in school zones.Officials say speed cams will be fully operational at 25 locations this week.That will more than double eventually.

Updated: Monday, September 1 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:13:34 GMT

Step through the doors of Hope’s Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you”ll be taking a trip back in time. There’s no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there’s the candy.. lots and lots of it.

Step through the doors of Hope’s Land of Candy in Island Park, Long Island and you”ll be taking a trip back in time. There’s no WIFI but they do have a Victrola piano. And then there’s the candy.. lots and lots of it.

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Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago has filed a bill seeking national strategy to support the research and development of regenerative medicine especially for treatment of diabetes, spinal cord injury, heart disease, stroke and various forms of cancer.

The senator recently announced that she had Stage Four lung cancer. She later said that the tumor had decreased in size.

Santiago, quoting the US Department of Health and Human Services, said the potential benefits of regenerative medicine in improved health care and economic savings were enormous.

Regenerative medicine products reportedly have been effective in the treatment of numerous diseases such as diabetes, spinal cord injury, heart disease, stroke, and various forms of cancer, she said.

She further said regenerative medicine represented the single most promising new approach to mitigating the human and economic costs of disease, and changing the course of human health.

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Published: Monday, 9/1/2014 – Updated: 12 seconds ago

BY TOM HENRY BLADE STAFF WRITER

Two Lake Erie beaches those at South Bass Island State Park and Maumee Bay State Park remain under a public health advisory for swimming because of high levels of a serious algal toxin, according to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The most recent advisory was the one posted Aug. 28 at the South Bass Island State Park beach after a water sample drawn on Aug. 25 showed a concentration of microcystin at 13 parts per billion.

Although that’s less than the World Health Organization’s threshold of 20 ppb for recreational contact with water, the Ohio EPA said it issues a public health advisory whenever the raw water is 6 ppb or greater as an extra precaution for swimmers who are elderly, young or have compromised immune systems. Wading is not recommended whenever the raw water is 6 ppb or greater.

The advisory applies only to swimming in raw lake water, not to drinking treated tap water.

Microcystin is the chief toxin produced by Lake Erie’s most prevalent form of harmful blue-green algae, microcystis, which is actually a bacteria that mimics algae and not a true algae.

The toxin also can be produced by other forms of harmful blue-green algae, such as plantothrix, which is common in the Sandusky Bay region.

Maumee Bay State Park has been under an algae advisory since July 23. It latest sample, drawn Aug. 25, showed a concentration of 6.3 ppb in the raw lake water near its beach.

Maumee Bay State Park’s Lake Erie beach also just came out of its latest of 10 advisories this summer for E. coli bacteria, each ranging from one to five days. The latest advisory, lifted Aug. 29, showed bacteria had spiked a day earlier at 517.2 colonies of E. coli per 100 milliliters of water, more than twice the threshold for safe water contact of 235 colonies or less, according to Ohio Department of Health online records.

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The former acting cybersecurity director for the US Department of Health and Human Services, Tim DeFoggi, was convicted yesterday on three child porn charges.

As reported byWired,DeFoggi is the sixth suspect to be caught by the FBI’s Operation Torpedo, which used controversial methods of defeating the Tor anonymizing software in order to find child porn suspects.

One site frequented byDeFoggi wasPedoBook, hosted by Aaron McGratha Nebraska man who was convicted earlier for his role in the operations. The websites were only accessible to users who installed Tor on their browsers. DeFoggi used names such as “fuckchrist” and “PTasseater”to register on thesites, where he could view more than 100 videos and more than 17,000 child porn images.

The FBI seized McGrath’s site in late 2012 after monitoring him for a year. Then they kept it up and running for several more weeks, gathering private communications from DeFoggi and other users. The FBI used “various investigative techniques to defeat the anonymous browsing technology afforded by the Tor network.”

The techniques used include “drive-by downloads,” in which a website installs malware on every visitor’s computer.

Such a deployment “can be a bulky full-featured backdoor program that gives the government access to your files, location, web history and webcam for a month at a time, or a slim, fleeting wisp of code that sends the FBI your computers name and address, and then evaporates,” explained Wired in an earlier piece on Operation Torpedo.

Having set up such atrap, FBI agents got to know DeFoggi better. Wired’s Kim Zetter explains:

During chats DeFoggi described using Tor to access PedoBook early in the morning hours and between 4 and 6 pm. Among the evidence seized against him was pen register/trap trace data obtained from Verizon showing someone at his Maryland residence using Tor during these hours as well as the IP addresses used by an AOL account under the username ptasseater, which pointed to DeFoggis home.

When agents arrived at his home early one morning to execute a search warrant, they had to pry him from his laptop, which was in the process of downloading a child porn video from a Tor web site called OPVA, or Onion Pedo Video Archive. In addition to child porn images stored on his computer, authorities also found evidence of his Tor browser history, showing some of his activity at PedoBook and OPVA.

DeFoggi worked for the Department of Health and Human Services from 2008 until January of this year. He’s scheduled to be sentenced in November.

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New York, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

The Manhattan Regenerative Medicine Medical Group announces a series of free public seminars on the use of adult stem cells for various degenerative and inflammatory conditions. They will be provided by Dr. Thomas A. Gionis, Surgeon-in-Chief, and, Dr. Nia M. Smyrniotis, Medical Director.

The seminars will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 2pm and 4pm at the City Limits Diner, at 135 Harvard Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902. Please RSVP at (917) 410-7391.

The Manhattan Regenerative Medicine Medical Group is an affiliate of the Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center, which abide by investigational protocols using adult adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) which can be deployed to improve patients quality of life for a number of degenerative and chronic inflammatory conditions and diseases. ADSCs are taken from the patients own adipose (fat) tissue (found within a cellular mixture called stromal vascular fraction (SVF). ADSCs are exceptionally abundant in adipose tissue. The adipose tissue is obtained from the patient during a 15 minute mini-liposuction performed under local anesthesia in the doctors office. SVF is a protein-rich solution containing mononuclear cell lines (predominantly adult autologous mesenchymal stem cells), macrophage cells, endothelial cells, red blood cells, and important Growth Factors that facilitate the stem cell process and promote their activity.

ADSCs are the body’s natural healing cells – they are recruited by chemical signals emitted by damaged tissues to repair and regenerate the bodys injured cells. The Manhattan Regenerative Medicine Medical Group and the Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center only use Adult Autologous Stem Cells from a person’s own fat No embryonic stem cells are used. Current areas of study include: Emphysema, COPD, Asthma, Heart Failure, Parkinsons Disease, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohns Disease, and degenerative orthopedic joint conditions. For more information, or if someone thinks they may be a candidate for one of the adult stem cell protocols offered by the Manhattan Regenerative Medicine Medical Group or Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center, they may contact Dr. Gionis or Dr. Nia directly at (917) 410-7391, or see a complete list of the Centers study areas at: http://www.MiamiStemCellsUSA.com or http://www.NYStemCellsUSA.com.

About Manhattan Regenerative Medicine Medical Group and the Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center: The Manhattan Regenerative Medicine Medical Group and The Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center is an affiliate of the Cell Surgical Network (CSN); they are located in Manhattan, NY; Miami, Boca Raton, and Orlando, Florida. We provide care for people suffering from diseases that may be alleviated by access to adult stem cell based regenerative treatment. We utilize a fat transfer surgical technology to isolate and implant the patients own stem cells from a small quantity of fat harvested by a mini-liposuction on the same day. The investigational protocols utilized by the Manhattan Regenerative Medicine Medical Group and the Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center have been reviewed and approved by an IRB (Institutional Review Board) which is registered with the U.S. Department of Health, Office of Human Research Protection; and the study is registered with Clinicaltrials.gov, a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). For more information visit our website: http://www.MiamiStemCellsUSA.com or http://www.NYStemCellsUSA.com.

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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29 (UPI) — No pornography is being made in Los Angeles today — or anywhere else in the U.S. — after the adult industry’s trade association, the Free Speech Coalition, called for an industry-wide shutdown, on Thursday, after a performer tested positive for HIV.

“There was a positive test at one of our testing centers,” the coalition’s CEO Diane Duke said in a press release on Thursday. Though Duke said follow-up tests were not yet back, the trade association understandably decided to err on the side of caution and issue a moratorium on all porn production.

“We take the health of our performers very seriously and felt that it was better to err on the side of caution while we determine whether anyone else may have been exposed,” Duke said.

Once additional test results are returned, officials will begin formulating a timeline and attempting to identify all other first-generation partners.

“We want to make sure all performers are protected. The performers’ health and safety is the most important thing,” added Duke.

Last summer, three adult film entertainers tested positive for HIV. Porn filming was shutdown for several weeks as industry officials convened to discuss more stringent testing requirements. Filming resumed after the association agreed to testing every 14 days, half the previous 28-day testing interval.

The Free Speech Coalition has been a vocal opponent of the 2012 Los Angeles County law that requires adult film performers to wear condoms. The industry’s presence in L.A. has shrunk dramatically since the law went into effect.

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Building a Wedge of Health Care Freedom. Fighting Back against Tools of Tyranny.
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ST. PAUL, Minn., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a statewide group of leading health organizations, responded today to the passage of the Health and Human Services Policy Omnibus Bill by the Minnesota House, which would create new e-cigarette restrictions. The following is a statement from Molly Moilanen, Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay MinnesotaSM and co …

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Every election, America faces a battle between two dominant political parties, which in turn divides America. We bicker about the opposing partys policies and are distracted by trivial matters. We then elect a new president who typically behaves similarly to the one prior. Four or eight years down the road, half the country regrets who they cast their vote for. This scenario has essentially been an ongoing ordeal for decades. The American people have let the establishment of the two dominating parties overshadow the possibility ofnew voices in American politics. But there is a fresh alternative to the Democrats and Republicans we have all come to love and hate: Libertarians.

Putting aside talking points from watching an hour of MSNBC or Fox News, what are the legitimate differences between Democrats and Republicans? Well, lets start with Americas history of military interventionism. Many people consider Democrats to be anti-war, whereas Republicans are considered warmongers hence the anti-Condoleezza Rice sentiment among the University faculty. However, since World War II, history in the White House has shown an overwhelming pursuit of war, regardless of which party held office.

For example, our current president continues Middle Eastern interventionism, global spying programs and unrestricted drone use, and he is a Democrat. Somalia intervention was under Bill Clinton, a Democrat. The Iraq and Afghanistan wars were under George W. Bush, a Republican. The Gulf War was under the President Bush senior, also a Republican. The Vietnam War was started under John F. Kennedy and continued through Johnsons administration. Both were Democrats. It was Franklin D. Roosevelt who established the Japanese internment camps across the United States through executive order. The striking similarity in both parties foreign policy suggests the need for a new party that would boldly proclaim their pro-diplomacy, pro-peace and anti-war policies.

Similarly, both political parties have enacted social programs costing the nation billions of dollars, which hinder prosperity. Social Security was established by FDR in light of the depression to secure finances for most Americans. A program generally deemed successful in the 20th century, is now seen as one of the largest threats to the nations financial wellbeing. Today, the pool of resources set aside to pay for Social Security is used for other back-door deals in Washington. We are a generation of taxpayers who are paying into a system we will not redeem the benefits from. A modern example of this is the Affordable Healthcare Act, or Obamacare. Our current Democratic president championed this health care reform package, but the idea of universal health care in America actually stemmed from the circles of D.C. Republicans some decades ago. A social program championed by Republicans that has already failed is the No Child Left Behind Act. This system of standardized testing in public schools was scrapped under the Obama administration from the 2009 stimulus package. It was replaced by a new system of standardized tests called the Common Core. These complicated social programs work against liberty and prosperity, the essential principles of libertarianism.

Democrats and Republicans have been on the wrong side of history for quite some time, whereas Libertarians have been consistent in advocating for all liberties for decades. Years before it was even mentioned in democratic circles, libertarians have been advocating for marriage rights due to their understanding that the government does not belong in ones bedroom. Similarly, as the United States has increased its war on drugs especially since the Reagan administration, libertarians have been advocating for the decriminalization of marijuana. This comes out of concern over Americas astronomical incarceration rate. In light of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars when the two main parties united, libertarians stood strong and opposed the Mid-East conflicts.

The Libertarian Party has the potential to be the party of grand compromise in a time when America could use it most. As the nation is split between which liberties to advocate for, economic or social, libertarians advocate for both. Seeing liberty as a whole truth, you will always find a libertarian that stands for transparency, privacy, individual rights, prosperity and peace.

Matthew Boyer is a School of Arts and Science sophomore with a major in political science and a minor in German. His column, Legalizing Life, runs on alternate Wednesdays.

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Freedom from Addiction recovery centre is a leading drug and alcohol addiction detox and recovery centre. Freedom has released a statement to the Minister of Health and Long Term Care.

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PITTSBURGH, April 30, 2014 Damaged leg muscles grew stronger and showed signs of regeneration in three out of five men whose old injuries were surgically implanted with extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from pig bladder, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Early findings from a human trial of the process and from animal studies were published today in Science Translational Medicine.

When a large volume of muscle is lost, typically due to trauma, the body cannot sufficiently respond to replace it, explained senior investigator Stephen F. Badylak, D.V.M., Ph.D., M.D., professor of surgery at Pitt and deputy director of the McGowan Institute, a joint effort of Pitt and UPMC. Instead, scar tissue can form that significantly impairs strength and function.

Pig bladder ECM has been used for many years as the basis for medical products for hernia repair and treatment of skin ulcers. It is the biologic scaffold that remains left behind after cells have been removed. Previous research conducted by Dr. Badylak’s team suggested that ECM also could be used to regenerate lost muscle by placing the material in the injury site where it signals the body to recruit stem and other progenitor cells to rebuild healthy tissue.

“This new study is the first to show replacement of new functional muscle tissue in humans, and we’re very excited by its potential,” Dr. Badylak said. “These are patients who can’t walk anymore, can’t get out of a car, can’t get up and down from a chair, can’t take steps without falling. Now we might have a way of helping them get better.”

For the Muscle Tendon Tissue Unit Repair and Reinforcement Reconstructive Surgery Research Study, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and is continuing to enroll new participants, five men who had at least six months earlier lost at least 25 percent of leg muscle volume and function compared to the uninjured limb underwent a customized regimen of physical therapy for 12 to 26 weeks until their function and strength plateaued for a minimum of two weeks.

Then, study lead surgeon J. Peter Rubin, M.D., UPMC Professor and chair of plastic surgery, Pitt School of Medicine, surgically implanted a “quilt” of compressed ECM sheets designed to fill into their injury sites. Within 48 hours of the operation, the participants resumed physical therapy for up to 26 additional weeks.

The researchers found that three of the participants, two of whom had thigh injuries and one a calf injury, were stronger by 20 percent or more six months after the surgery. One thigh-injured patient improved on the “single hop test” by 1,820 percent, and the other had a 352 percent improvement in a chair lift test and a 417 percent improvement in the single-leg squat test. Biopsies and scans all indicated that muscle growth had occurred. Two other participants with calf injuries did not have such dramatic results, but both improved on at least one functional measure and said they felt better.

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A bill to ban tobacco use at Maui’s county parks and beaches passed its second and final reading Tuesday in the Maui County Council.

Bill 24 gained approval with an 8-0 vote on Earth Day after the lawmakers received more than 400 letters of testimony since the bill was introduced 42 days ago.

It is good fortune that on Earth Day, Maui County has taken a step forward in protecting our beautiful coastal environment and promoting the health of our residents and visitors, said council member Don Guzman.

Guzman said he introduced the bill in response to the countywide cleanup effort called “Butts Off Our Beaches. The campaign led by students and volunteer organizations calls for the cleanup of Maui Countys shorelines and has led to the collection of more than 18,000 cigarette butts in two months.

Officials say student Gina Marzo of Maui Preparatory Academy helped lead the effort. Marzo calls the legislations passage a monumental movement of power and passion.

Under the bill, persons engaged in smoking or the use of tobacco products in county parks are subject to a fine of up to $500.

Currently, Hawaii County and the City and County of Honolulu have implemented smoke-free policies at parks and beaches.

No word on how Maui’s Mayor Alan Arakawa will treat the bill when it gets to his desk.

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SEBRING – With the hot, humid summer days lurking just around the season corner, folks around Highlands County will soon be planning beach days out at area lakes.

And as of April 4, those waters should be clear for a plunge and the proverbial shouts of, “Come on in, the water’s fine!”

Since the beginning of April, Preston Colby, captain of Florida Public Safety — a private, aquatic program training organization that samples lake beach water for testing — said lake beach waters around Highlands County, mostly in Avon Park and Sebring, are safe for swimming,

Primarily, beach water — water close to the shore where most people swim — is tested for fecal coliform. Coliforms can indicate possible sewage contamination because they are commonly found in human and animal feces. Although they are generally not harmful themselves, they indicate the possible presence of disease-causing bacteria, viruses and protozoans that also live in human and animal digestive systems. Sources of fecal contamination to surface waters include wastewater treatment plants, on-site septic systems, domestic and wild animal manure and storm runoff.

Colby, who’s responsible for taking water samples for Florida Public Safety, said readings were good in April but he advises swimmers to swim beyond two to three feet of water, as any fecal coliform is more likely to be dispersed. He said water near the beach is also more likely to contain contaminants from stormwater runoff.

Florida Public Safety water samples are taken to Short Environmental Labs, Sebring, for testing.

“Bottom line is we don’t want the public swimming in contaminated water. If we know it’s contaminated as shown by sampling results, then we will close the beach,” said Colby, who has worked as a Highlands County water sampling agent for 24 years. “The more shallow the water, the more likely to have contaminants because it’s not deep enough to disperse fecal coliform.”

In the summer and December of 2012, the Highlands County Healthy Beaches Program issued swim advisories for the Crescent, City Pier, Hidden and Veterans beaches. Those beaches are now at acceptable coliform levels, said Jason Wolfe, environmental supervisor II with the Florida Department of Health, Highlands County.

He those lakes are in “satisfactory” swimming conditions and counts have been in range.. He said as far as summer swimming, county waters should be safe for swimming.

Wolfe said Lake Tulane and Camp Wingmann were tested in April and Camp Sparta’s lake in February. In addition, the last reading on lakes in Lake Placid in 2013 — Sun N’ Lake, H.L. Bishop Park, and Lake Grassy Inn & Suites have all tested good.

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BURLINGTON, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –inVentiv Health Clinical, a leading global supplier of drug development services, announced today that it has been selected for an osteoarthritis Investigational New Drug Application (IND) by the innovative regenerative medicine biotechnology company IntelliCell BioSciences, Inc., (OTCQB:SVFC). IntelliCell will be studying the use of adult autologous vascular cells from blood vessels in adipose tissue to treat osteoarthritis of the knee.

The principal investigator is Dr. James Andrews, an orthopedic surgeon known internationally for his scientific and clinical research into knee, shoulder and elbow injuries. Dr. Andrews is a founding member of the American Sports Medicine Institute, author of numerous scientific articles and books and founding partner and medical director at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Florida.

inVentiv Clinical will work with Dr. Andrews to develop investigational clinical study protocols and will serve as the Clinical Research Organization (CRO) on trials conducted at the Pensacola Center of the Andrews Institute.

IntelliCell’s technology for isolating stromal vascular fraction cells from the vasculature of adipose tissue has been used to treat more than 60 knees. IntelliCell’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Steven Victor, said this is what we believe will be the first of several clinical trials for the biotech company studying the use of its technology in treating a variety of diseases and conditions.

“inVentiv Clinical has extensive therapeutic experience in general pain and osteoarthritis programs and a focus on partnering with innovative bioscience companies,” said Raymond Hill, President of inVentiv Health Clinical. “We are looking forward to our work with Dr. Andrews and contributing to advances in the treatment of osteoarthritis in knees.”

inVentiv Health Clinical offers clients a full range of clinical research services supported by a global infrastructure, therapeutic expertise, and unmatched commitment to quality. For pharmaceutical, biotechnology, generic drug, and medical device companies, inVentiv conducts Phase I-III clinical trials, Phase IV late stage post-approval programs, as well as offering staffing, bioanalytical and regulatory services.

IntelliCell’s IND study will focus on proving the company’s patented technology of Ultrasonic Cavitation as a method of producing stromal vascular fraction cells as a new approach and improvement on current treatment which in the worst cases can involve surgery.

About 75% of people over 70 years of age show changes consistent with osteoarthritis and symptoms such as pain, joint stiffness and joint deformities. Osteoarthritis affects more than 25 million people in the United States alone.

Regenerative medicine is the process of replacing or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function by replacing damaged tissue and/or by stimulating the body’s own repair mechanisms to heal previously irreparable tissues or organs.

IntelliCell is planning an in-human clinical trial in late 2014 to study if the IntelliCell vascular fraction cells may demonstrate measurable benefits for patients suffering from this debilitating condition.

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Newswise NEW YORK, NY (April 9, 2014) Dr. Mahendra Rao, who has directed the Center for Regenerative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health (NIH CRM) since 2010, will join The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute as its Vice President for Regenerative Medicine, a newly created position, Susan Solomon, NYSCF Chief Executive Officer, announced today.

Dr. Rao, who holds an MD degree and a PhD in developmental neurobiology, is one of the nations most prominent stem cell scientists. He has over twenty years of experience in all aspects of the stem cell field including government, academia, and business. Before joining the NIH, Dr. Rao spent six years as the vice president of Regenerative Medicine at Life Technologies, Inc. (now Thermo Fisher Scientific) after serving as the chief of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging and co-founding Q Therapeutics, a neural stem cell company based in Utah. Dr. Rao is tenured at the University of Utah School of Medicine in both Neurobiology and Anatomy and has over twenty submitted and ten issued patents.

Dr. Raos expertise in translational research, academia, and industry make him a valuable asset in our mission to take stem cell research from the laboratory to the clinic in order to find cures for the diseases that affect those we love, Solomon said. We are delighted to have him on board.

Solomon said that recruiting Dr. Rao is a major coup for NYSCF as it builds on its existing successes and carries out its strategic goals. Dr. Raos expertise and experience in setting up a company and in leading the translational effort at NIH will complement their expertise in automation and high-throughput induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell generation.

I am enthused about NYSCFs efforts to generate high-quality stem cell lines and partner with the pharma and academic communities. I am excited to be joining them to advance their goals, said Dr. Rao.

In addition to his business career, Dr. Rao has served on scientific advisory boards, editorial boards and review panels and on committees including as the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee chair and as the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and International Society for Stem Cell Research liaison to the International Society for Cellular Therapy. Currently, he sits on the board of Cesca Therapeutics, Inc. and serves as the Chief Strategy Officer and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board at Q Therapeutics.

“Mahendra is a widely-recognized and accomplished leader in stem cell research. He will be a major asset for NYSCF as we continue to develop new therapeutics for patients,” said Dr. Zach Hall, NYSCF Board Member and former Director of National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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A new freedom camping bylaw is being prepared to ensure what is unique and special about the Coromandel is protected, along with the health and safety of everyone using our parks and reserves. "We don't want the Coromandel to become a septic tank. Irresponsible campers can take their crap and stick it somewhere else," says Mayor Glenn Leach. "We're already dealing with the problem of human waste …

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New freedom camping bylaw being prepared for Coromandel



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