Navigation Links
Clinical trial for diabetic macular edema enrolling patients
Date:3/26/2010

y information and participation, please visit www.READ3.net or JDRF's Clinical Trials Connection at www.trials.jdrf.org.

Without treatment, diabetic macular edema can cause vision impairment, blurriness, or blindness. Therapies to free people from the devastating health burden of complications that can accompany diabetes, including diseases of the eye, nerves, and kidneys, are an important focus of JDRF research; in the last fiscal year, the foundation invested more than $22 million in research involving Complications Therapies.

About Ranibizumab and the READ Studies

The READ-3 Trial is the third READ study to test the effectiveness of ranibizumab as a treatment of diabetic eye disease.

Ranibizumab is an antibody designed to block a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), which is produced in excessive amounts in people with diabetes. VEGF causes leakage in the small blood vessels of the eye that can lead to vision loss and, eventually, blindness. In the READ-1 study, Dr. Quan Dong Nguyen, Dr. Peter Campochiaro, and colleagues at the Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins University (under the JDRF collaboration) treated 10 patients who suffered from chronic diabetic macular edema. The trial participants received injections of the drug, with follow-up injections at one, two, four, and six months. The injections were well-tolerated and the results showed that ranibizumab significantly reduced macular swelling and improved vision.

In the READ-2 Study (a multi-center national trial also supported by JDRF) designed by Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Campochiaro, and Dr. Dia
'/>"/>

Contact: Joana Casas
mcasas@jdrf.org
212-479-7560
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Singapore program to provide clinical insight; showcase for regional research
2. AADR awards 2010 Neal W. Chilton Fellowship in Clinical Research to Dolphus Dawson, III
3. Cell-enriched fat grafts improve long term graft retention in preclinical study
4. GenWay Clinical Laboratory receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists
5. UAB bone center director wins distinguished service award from clinical pathology society
6. TNO and Seventh Wave sign letter of intent on joint preclinical pharmaceutical outsourcing services
7. Magnetic nanotags spot cancer in mice earlier than methods now in clinical use
8. RadMD reaches 150th clinical trial
9. New cancer drug test promises safer and more effective clinical trials
10. IRSF announces funding of first clinical trial with disease-modifying therapy for Rett syndrome
11. General tumor marker test now offered by GenWay clinical laboratory
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... photovoltaic effect in 1839, humankind has sought to further ... own purposes. In a new research report published in ... Journal , scientists may have uncovered a new ... on a naturally occurring combination of lipids that have ... time and across speciessuggests that this specific natural combination ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Hibiscus flowers- they are an iconic symbol of ... in the landscape. Some, like Hawaii,s State Flower- ... Only a relatively few botanists and Hawaiian conservation ... and intriguing related group of plants known as ... Brother of Hibiscus species are in fact highly ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... that marine noise can affect animal movement and communication, ... Bristol and Exeter and the cole Pratique des Hautes ... noise stops embryonic development and increases larval mortality in ... Stylocheilus striatus used in this study) usually ... feed on toxic alga but this study, conducted in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Scientists shine bright new light on how living things capture energy from the sun 2Brother of Hibiscus is found alive and well on Maui 2Boat noise impacts development and survival of sea hares 2
... keep a protein "watchdog" on high alert to stop hereditary ... it on a leash of just the right length. , ... University's Susan M. Mendrysa has found that one of the ... the progression of intestinal tumors that arise from genetic predisposition. ...
... one of the best-studied organisms of the open sea, ... , Understanding krill is important because they are vital ... are vulnerable to fishing pressure and environmental change. In ... of the American Institute of Biological Sciences, Stephen Nicol ...
... CONRAD and the Biosyn Division of Cellegy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... develop Biosyn-patented microbicides for the prevention of HIV and ... three microbicides covered under the agreement are in various ... action. They include: Savvy, which is currently in ...
Cached Biology News:Loosen leash on cancer protein 'watchdog,' researchers say 2Loosen leash on cancer protein 'watchdog,' researchers say 3Loosen leash on cancer protein 'watchdog,' researchers say 4New licensing agreement to maximize AIDS drug development 2
(Date:7/31/2014)... 60 are not donor candidates for bone marrow transplantation. ... the elderly prone to life-threatening infection and other maladies, ... discovered a reason why. , "We have found the ... to maintain blood production over time in an old ... restored for rejuvenation therapies," said Emmanuelle Passegu, PhD, a ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have described the ... a development with potential value for the field ... and photovoltaic cells. , Their paper, "Anion-Induced Dimerization ... and 2D Self-Assembled Crystals," has been published online ... the Royal Society of Chemistry. It is the ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Graphite Metallizing Corporation announces GRAPHALLOY® ... bearings are uniquely suited to prevent loss of lubrication ... the high temperatures . , Recently, a manufacturer ... engineers at Graphite Metallizing to overcome problems with movement ... operation, pans containing blocks of powder mixture are loaded ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 CollabRx, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLRX), a ... in oncology, today announced that it will hold an ... the Company's financial results for the first quarter of ... business in the current fiscal year. , The dial-in ... August 14, 2014, at 5 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Key to aging immune system is discovered 2Chemists demonstrate 'bricks-and-mortar' assembly of new molecular structures 2Chemists demonstrate 'bricks-and-mortar' assembly of new molecular structures 3Graphite Metallizing Announces Bearings for High Temperature Oven Applications 2Graphite Metallizing Announces Bearings for High Temperature Oven Applications 3CollabRx, Inc. Schedules First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Financial Conference Call and Business Update 2
... Shandong, China, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China,Biologic Products, ... the,"Company"), one of the leading plasma-based pharmaceutical companies ... that one of its R&D,projects, "High-Purity Human Albumin," ... China. , The National ...
... Prize, Draper Laboratory, in conjunction with the National Academy of Engineering ... learn about the impact engineers have had on our daily lives, ... been awarded "Engineering,s Nobel" since 1989. , ... Cambridge, ...
... 12 Neurobiological Technologies, Inc. (NTI(R)) (Nasdaq: ... and six-month periods ended December 31, 2008. Revenues for ... compared to $3.7 million for the second quarter of ... for the three months ended December 31, 2008 compared ...
Cached Biology Technology:China Biologic Products' High-Purity Human Albumin Research and Development Project to be Listed in the National Torch Plan 2China Biologic Products' High-Purity Human Albumin Research and Development Project to be Listed in the National Torch Plan 3New Educational Website Celebrates the Accomplishments of Engineers 2Neurobiological Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 2Neurobiological Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 3Neurobiological Technologies Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2009 Financial Results 4
...
BD BioCoat Laminin 60 mm Culture Dishes, tissue-culture treated polystyrene with a uniform application of mouse laminin....
... BD BioCoat Collagen I 60 mm Culture ... Culture Dishes, tissue-culture treated polystyrene with a uniform ... Coating : Collagen I ,Surface ... 21.3 cm2 ,Dim nominal : ...
Gelatin 100 mm Culture Dishes...
Biology Products: