Navigation Links
SRI International Researchers to Present Work on Early Detection Tool for Neglected Tropical Diseases at 2010 American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting
Date:3/21/2010

MENLO PARK, Calif., March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, will present preliminary results of a diagnostic to detect neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at the 239th National Meeting & Exhibition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) being held on March 21-25 in San Francisco.

NTDs are a group of infections that most commonly affect extremely poor people living in remote rural areas, urban slums, and places of political conflict.  They can adversely affect life expectancy, child development, pregnancy, quality of life, and worker productivity, and are a major reason many cannot escape extreme poverty.

At the ACS meeting, SRI researchers will disclose preliminary results involving the use of a small molecule sensor dye that can detect a metabolite specific to the parasites that cause three NTDs: Chagas, Leishmaniasis, and African Sleeping Sickness. This detectable metabolite is critical for the parasites' survival and is not found in humans.

"Early detection would provide important benefits to patients suffering from NTDs, particularly since many of the drugs used to treat late-stage infections are highly toxic with potentially fatal side effects," said Mary Tanga, Ph.D., senior director of medicinal chemistry in SRI's Biosciences Division. "We are working to develop a low-cost, simple tool that can facilitate detection at a stage when less toxic treatments can be used."

To meet with SRI Biosciences at ACS 2010, visit booth #1412.

About SRI's Biosciences Division

SRI's Biosciences Division carries out basic research, drug discovery, and drug development, and provides contract services. SRI has all of the resources necessary to take R&D from Idea to IND® — from initial discovery to the start of human clinical trials — and specializes in cancer, immunology and inflammation, infectious disease, and neuroscience. SRI's product pipeline has yielded marketed drugs, therapeutics currently in clinical trials, and additional programs in earlier stages. In its CRO business, SRI has helped government and other clients and partners advance well over 100 drugs into patient testing. SRI is also working to create the next generation of technologies in areas such as diagnostics, drug delivery, medical devices, and systems biology.

About SRI International

Silicon Valley-based SRI International is one of the world's leading independent research and technology development organizations. SRI, which was founded by Stanford University as Stanford Research Institute in 1946 and became independent in 1970, has been meeting the strategic needs of clients and partners for more than 60 years. Perhaps best known for its invention of the computer mouse and interactive computing, SRI has also been responsible for major advances in networking and communications, robotics, drug discovery and development, advanced materials, atmospheric research, education research, economic development, national security, and more. The nonprofit institute performs sponsored research and development for government agencies, businesses, and foundations. SRI also licenses its technologies, forms strategic alliances, and creates spin-off companies. In 2009, SRI's consolidated revenues, including its wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, Sarnoff Corporation, were approximately $470 million.

SOURCE SRI International

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.sri.com

'/>"/>

SOURCE SRI International
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Reliv International Introduces GlucAffect(R) in the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore
2. Second City Communications to Keynote Premier International Conference of Learning and Development Professionals
3. Media Alert: Model N and International Medical Device Leader to Share Insights on Maximizing Sales Performance with Revenue Management
4. Over 500 Doctors Descend Into Abu Dhabi to Attend the 1st International Abu Dhabi Diabetes Congress
5. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Tennessee is 38th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
6. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; New Jersey is 35th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
7. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; California 35th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
8. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; North Carolina is 37th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
9. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; New Mexico is 49th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
10. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Oklahoma is 39th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
11. New, National Amnesty International Report Finds Appalling U.S. Death Rate for Women Having Babies, Systemic Failures and Shocking Disparities in Maternal Health Care System; Nebraska is 40th Among All States in Maternal Mortality
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Penrose Senior Care Auditors® was announced as ... at the 26th Annual SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Awards Ceremony and Banquet held ... Entrepreneurship. Dallas 100™, co-founded by the Caruth Institute, honors the ingenuity, commitment and ...
(Date:12/4/2016)... ... ... Are You Concerned About Mold In Your Home or Workplace? Madison ... in VA, MD and DC, recently completed its application for the new District of ... the district of Columbia is a good thing stated John Taylor, Owner of Madison ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Lori G. ... Traurig, LLP’s Atlanta office, will speak at the American Conference Institute’s 21st Drug ... Traurig is also a Lead Sponsor of the conference. , Cohen, who chairs the ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... ... For over twenty-four years, Doctors on Liens has published a directory of the ... medical care. When the company started in 1997, the directory was a single page ... the now ten-page directory features a vast array of medical specialists stretching from ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... FlexiSpot, a trusted name in ... trial program for all of the company’s desktop riser products. A simple application ... experience. , FlexiSpot’s unique desktop risers use an advanced dual gas spring hovering ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 bioLytical Laboratories, un líder mundial en test rápidos ... HIV Self Test , a los miembros de la Kenya Pharmaceutical Association. ... ... INSTI HIV Self Test! (PRNewsFoto/bioLytical Laboratories) ...      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444905 ) bioLytical fue invitada por la ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... held the largest share in the ECG Cables And ECG ... for remote monitoring ECG devices. On the other hand, the ... witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period. ... and Company (U.S.), Medtronic plc ( Ireland ), ... Mindray Medical International Limited ( China ), held ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... NEW YORK , December 2, 2016 ... Market Research titled "Global Market Study on Automated Endoscope Reprocessors: ... Register a CAGR of 8.6% Between 2016 and 2024 " the ... 2015 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of ... market valuation of US$ 1,367.6 Mn by 2024. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: