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GUMC discovery highlights new direction for drug discovery

... intrinsic activity of a single protein, but our agent stops two proteins from interacting. This has ... flexible for a drug to bind to. They tested the agent in laboratory cell culture, and with the help of ... models of Ewing's sarcoma and found that the agent significantly inhibited the growth of tumors. ...

New MRI technique could mean fewer breast biopsies in high-risk women

... a half hour, the technician injects a contrast agent into a vein in the patient's arm. Over time, the contrast agent flows throughout the body, including the breasts. ... often have immature vasculature, and the contrast agent flows in and "leaks" out quickly. Conversely, ...

Aware, Inc. Amends and Extends Dutch Auction Tender Offer

... and officers, the dealer manager, the information agent or the depositary makes any recommendation to ... manager for the tender offer and the information agent is Georgeson Inc. Any stockholder who has ... offer materials may contact the information agent at (800) 262-0158. Banks and brokerage firms may ...

Agent Orange exposure increases veterans' risk of aggressive recurrence of prostate cancer

... AUGUSTA, Ga. - Veterans exposed to agent Orange are at increased risk of aggressive ... prostates showed that the 206 exposed to agent Orange had nearly a 50 percent increased risk of ... of these cancers that are associated with prior agent Orange exposure that is causing them to be more ...

Aware, Inc. Amends and Extends Dutch Auction Tender Offer

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Aware, Inc. Commences Dutch Auction Tender Offer

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Aware, Inc. Commences Dutch Auction Tender Offer

... officers, the dealer manager or the information agent will make any recommendation to stockholders on ... manager for the tender offer and the information agent is Georgeson Inc. The depositary is ... or information, please call the information agent at (800) 262-0158. Important Notice: This ...

New technique images tumor vessel leakiness to predict breast cancer chemotherapy outcome

... nanometer-sized capsules containing a contrast agent that could only leak into tumors with blood ... the ability of a clinically approved chemotherapy agent to enter the tumor, allowing the researchers to ... "By simply measuring how much contrast agent reaches the tumor, we can predict how much of a ...

Common soil mineral degrades the nearly indestructible prion

... addition to being perhaps the weirdest infectious agent know to science, the prion is also the most ... infect both wild and domesticated animals, the agent can contaminate barnyards and other areas where ... links in the chain of infection because the agent does not appear to depend on vectors ...

Mayo researchers identify dangerous 'two-faced' protein crucial to breast cancer spread and growth

... to turn the tables on cancer by designing an agent that would suppress it. "We believe p120 could ... and tumor spread, or metastasis. "An anti-p120 agent could provide a much-needed double whammy stop ... A potential solution would be to design an agent that targets the tumor-promoting function of p120 ...

Could vitamin D save us from radiation?

... radiation and could be used as a safe protective agent before or after a low-level nuclear incident. ... and health are keen to find an effective agent that could be given by mouth, have few side ... formation would be the main focus. The ideal agent would act by blocking DNA damage or by halting ...

Jefferson scientists deliver toxic genes to effectively kill pancreatic cancer cells

... says. To do that, the researchers devised an agent that consists of a bit of mesothelin DNA ... up by the cancer cells. Inside the cells, the agent performs its trickery. The nanoparticles ... pre-clinical experiments," Brody says. The agent will not attack normal cells because the ...

New tool to speed cancer therapy approval available

... take up to 12 years to bring a new anti-cancer agent before the FDA and the success rate for approval ... research process. For example, in the anti-cancer agent pathway, researchers are encouraged at the outset ... resources? Is it feasible to identify/develop an agent against this target? If the answer to any of ...

Exposure to Agent Orange linked to prostate cancer in Vietnam veterans

... showing that Vietnam War veterans exposed to agent Orange have greatly increased risks of prostate ... for the disease. "While others have linked agent Orange to cancers such as soft-tissue sarcomas, ... study to date of Vietnam War veterans exposed to agent Orange and the incidence of prostate cancer." ...

Lab study shows methadone breaks resistance in untreatable forms of leukemia

... in Germany have discovered that methadone, an agent used to break addiction to opioid drugs, has ... developed in Germany in the 1930s, is a low cost agent that acts on opioid receptors, and thus is used ... are not understood. One research group tested the agent in human lung cancer cell lines and found that it ...

Predicting the perfect predator

... computer model which then projects forward which agent will be most effective. The computer ... in its life cycle so its a much more effective agent than some of the other ones. What happens if the control agent also becomes an invasive species? A stringent ...

Ebola virus disarmed by excising a single gene

... treatments are available, scientists studying the agent have had to work under the most stringent ... it to a set of specialized cells and making the agent safe to study under conditions far less stringent ... But according to Kawaoka, making the agent available for study to a broader cross section of ...

Contrast agent trials in swine

... Boston, Massachusetts, has developed a contrast agent that makes visible the microcalcifications ... in validation trials in swine their new contrast agent distinguishes specific calcium salts in soft ... able to synthesize large quantities of a contrast agent called Pam800enough to run a trial with large ...

Using nanotubes to detect and repair cracks in aircraft wings, other structures

... nanotubes and in turn melt an embedded healing agent that will flow into and seal the crack with a 70 ... in turn melts a commercially available healing agent that was mixed into the epoxy. The melted healing agent flows into the crack and cools down, effectively ...

Lymph nodes can be key in spreading prion infectivity

... days after a high or a medium dose of infective agent has been administered, the animal still develops ... results suggest that for low doses of infective agent the lymphoreticular system is important in ... of the factors involved in the transport of the agent in the body will help scientists and doctors to ...

Aware, Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Dutch Auction Tender Offer

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A dirty job but ...

... with Israeli researcher Dr. Zvi Ludmer, are working on a new cleaning agent that binds to and whisks dangerous materials away from the soil, leaving ... just soap and water," says Dr. Gozin. "Chemically-speaking, a cleaning agent of this nature is very difficult to develop." With the new technique, once ...

New drug agent knocks out multiple enzymes in cancer pathway

... led by University of Illinois scientists has engineered a new anti-cancer agent that is about 200 times more active in killing tumor cells than similar ... this week in the Journal of the American Chemical Society . The new agent belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates. These compounds were ...

Drug used to treat skin conditions is a marine pollutant

... presents results in his doctoral thesis that show how the use of a common agent against skin fungi, clotrimazole, is associated with major environmental ... propranolol (a drug to lower blood pressure), triclosan (an anti-bacterial agent commonly found in soap and deodorants), fluoxetine (an anti-depressant ...

Iron is involved in prion disease-associated neuronal demise

... scrapie in sheep, and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans. The causative agent is a misfolded protein referred to as PrP-scrapie that replicates itself ... These observations contribute to our understanding of how the prion agent causes neurotoxicity, and may enable the development of novel therapeutic ...

Milestone achieved toward production of malaria treatment using synthetic biology and fermentation

... toward the production of amorphadiene, a precursor of the antimalarial agent artemisinin. The article, "High-level production of amorpha-4,11-diene, a precursor of the antimalarial agent artemisinin, in Escherichia coli " appears in PLoS ONE , an open-access ...

Grape-seed extract kills laboratory leukemia cells, proving value of natural compounds

... Toxicology at the University of Kentucky. "What everyone seeks is an agent that has an effect on cancer cells but leaves normal cells alone, and this ... which controls the cell cycle. They checked this finding by using an agent that inhibited JNK, and found that the extract was ineffective. Using a ...

New polymer coatings prevent corrosion, even when scratched

... (a micron is 1 millionth of a meter). They also encapsulate a healing agent into similarly sized microcapsules. The microcapsules are then dispersed ... spilling their contents into the damaged region. The catalyst and healing agent react, repairing the damage within minutes or hours, depending upon ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Dec. 3, 2008

... range of military and industrial chemicals, including the deadly blister agent known as "mustard." The next generation wipes, which are a major step ... "Next Generation Non-particulate Dry Nonwoven Pad for Chemical Warfare agent Decontamination" For a copy of the full text article, please contact ...

Brown chemist finds gray mold's killer gene

... and paper co-author Isidro Collado, the scientists focused on the chemical agent botrydial that gray mold uses to overwhelm host plants. From among ... They then sought to learn how this cluster manufactures the chemical agent and which of the genes was the mastermind in the production. The ...

GUMC researchers hone in on new strategy to treat common infection

... be "targeted" with a novel drug without producing toxicity because such an agent should only attack the fungus. The researchers found that if the Ssk1 ... says. The researchers are now working with other groups to find the right agent to target the Ssk1protein. ...

Scripps research team solves structure of 'beneficial' virus

... The company has developed the "oncolytic" virus as an anti-cancer agent and is already conducting early phase clinical trials in patients with ... "Then we can, hopefully, improve Senecavirus enough to become a potent agent that can be used with many different cancers." ...

Media invitation: 20th EORTC-NCI-ACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics

... is the deadline for booking accommodation via the official local agent if you wish to attend this symposium, organised jointly by the European ... This should be booked through Symporg SA, the official local agent for the symposium, via the symposium website. Symporg, SA Tel: +41-22 839 ...

Arbor Vita and WRAIR sign CRADA for traumatic brain injury collaboration

... explore the use of the companies' NA-1 compound as a novel neuroprotective agent for severe brain injury of soldiers and civilians injured in explosions ... platforms and drug development strategies that may yield a therapeutic agent ready for human clinical trial assessment. Under the terms of the CRADA, ...

Argyrin: Natural substance raises hope for new cancer therapies

... medicines, also being used in the production of epothilone, an active agent identified at the HZI. This drug has been approved as a cancer medicine in the USA last year. "The myxobacterial agent for our purposes is argyrin," says Ronald Frank. With this knowledge, ...

Self-moisturizing contact lenses, naturally

... a common fluid found in our bodies can be used as a natural moisturizing agent in contact lenses. This is a step up from the current wave of self-moisturizing contact lenses that use synthetic materials as a wetting agent to prevent eye dryness and increase wearer comfort. It is estimated ...

UV lotion lights the way to cleaner facilities

... both the physical cleaning action as well as the disinfectant/cleaning agent were ineffective for killing and/or removing C. difficile from toilets, notes Alfa. Our data suggest that without an agent with some activity against C. difficile spores the physical action of ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Oct. 31, 2007

... In laboratory tests on human cells, they showed that the new imaging agent lit up in the presence of 17B-HSD10 to permit non-invasive, real-time monitoring of the enzymes activity. This new imaging agent will be used to elucidate the biological functions of this important ...

Daisies lead scientists down path to new leukemia drug

... plant known as feverfew or bachelors button. DMAPT is a water-soluble agent that scientists believe will selectively target leukemia at the stem-cell ... Blood on another new type of leukemia drug known as TDZD-8. Although this agent is at a much earlier stage of development, it also shows the ability to ...

Louisiana Tech researchers investigate tracking, sensors to assist Air Force

... The results of the research will affect many applications such as chemical agent monitoring, weather and hurricanes tracking and monitoring and explosive ... The sensor network test bed idea stems from an application in chemical agent monitoring, Selmic said. Louisiana Techs sensor network test bed currently ...
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