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... paper from the American College of Clinical pharmacology (ACCP) to be published in the August 2009 issue of the Journal of Clinical pharmacology . The journal is published on behalf of the ACCP ... professions, the authors conclude, "Clinical pharmacology will have a voice in how the evolving science ...

Gene mutation increases drug toxicity, rejection risk in pediatric kidney transplants

... online Feb. 18 by the Nature journal Clinical pharmacology and Therapeutics , the study suggests this ... Dr. Vinks, director of the Division of Clinical pharmacology and the Pediatric pharmacology Research Unit at Cincinnati Children's. "This ...

New asthma research opposes current drug treatment, says UH prof

... be in order. Richard A. Bond, professor of pharmacology at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy ... research team that include current UH pharmacology graduate student Long P. Nguyen; UH pharmacology Ph.D. graduate Rui Lin; former UH post-doc fellow ...

Children's National researcher receives ACCP Distinguished Investigator Award

... The American College of Clinical pharmacology (ACCP) has awarded John van den Anker, MD, PhD , director of Pediatric Clinical pharmacology at Children's National Medical Center, its annual ... a distinct area of research in basic or clinical pharmacology for which the individual is internationally ....

Treating chronic pain, migraine & muscle spasticity through inhibition of neurotransmitter glutamate

... Department of Anesthesiology, and Professor of pharmacology at the University of California, San Diego Dr. ... The focus of his research is the physiology and pharmacology of pain processing. A member of numerous ... M.D., Clinical Professor of Neurology and pharmacology at New York Medical College, Principal of a ...

UT Southwestern's Mangelsdorf elected to National Academy of Sciences

... today elected Dr. David Mangelsdorf, chairman of pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and a Howard ... Mangelsdorfs immediate predecessor as chairman of pharmacology at UT Southwestern, added, David has been a true ... UT Southwestern in 1993 and was named chairman of pharmacology in 2006. Among his many professional ...

Research reveals secrets of alcohol's effect on brain cells

... senior author Dr. Neil L. Harrison, professor of pharmacology and pharmacology in anesthesiology at Weill Cornell. In ... lead author Dr. Leonardo Pignataro, instructor in pharmacology in anesthesiology at Weill Cornell. At the ...

Peregrine's PS-targeting antibodies highlighted in AACR Annual Meeting studies

... in preclinical and clinical studies," said Dr. Philip Thorpe, professor of pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, a scientific advisor to ... T-cell proliferation. Dr. Xianming Huang, assistant professor of pharmacology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and lead author of the study, noted, ...

How tumor cells move

... body tissue, the first step towards forming metastases. Scientists at the pharmacology Institute of the University of Heidelberg have discovered the previously ... Research Group funded by the German Research Association (DFG) at the pharmacology Institute. The new factor could be an interesting starting point for ...

Compounds could be new class of cancer drugs

... of PLD in cellular physiology, said H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and one of the team leaders. "PLD is associated with many fundamental ... this process wouldn't have worked," said Lindsley, associate professor of pharmacology and Chemistry. The researchers were able to generate compounds that ...

17th Annual Congress on Women's Health convenes

... credits, sponsored by The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM). The pharmacology Nursing Hours accreditation is pending approval for continuing education and pharmacology credit, as appropriate, by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. ...

NARSAD announces 2008 Prizes for Outstanding Achievement in Research on Mental Health Disorders

... L. Bowden, M.D., Nancy U. Karren Clinical Professor and professor of pharmacology and radiology at University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San ... Center at Dallas and before that, for 18 years, professor of psychiatry, pharmacology and neurobiology at Yale University, where he also directed the Abraham ...

Obesity predisposition traced to the brain's reward system

... said Emmanuel Pothos, PhD, assistant professor in the department of pharmacology and experimental therapeutics at TUSM and member of the neuroscience ... explains Brenda Geiger, first author and graduate student in the pharmacology and experimental therapeutics department at TUSM. "Our molecular analysis ...

LSUHSC awarded $10M+ COBRE grant

... development of novel therapeutics," says Dr. Daniel Kapusta, Professor of pharmacology at LSUHSC-New Orleans, who is principal investigator and Director of the ... Professor of Pharmacology, T. Cooper Woods, PhD, LSUHSC Instructor of pharmacology who is also a Staff Scientist at Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Catalin ...

UT Southwestern researchers identify new targets for RNAs that regulate genes

... target for potential drug development," said Dr. David Corey, professor of pharmacology and biochemistry at UT Southwestern and one of the senior authors of the ... studies, Dr. Corey and Dr. Bethany Janowski, assistant professor of pharmacology at UT Southwestern and a senior author of the current study, have shown ...

UIC researchers make promising finding in severe lung disease

... can cause profound injury," said Jingsong Xu, assistant professor in pharmacology and dermatology and lead author of the paper. Neutrophils are the most ... deadly disease," said Dr. Asrar Malik, distinguished professor, head of pharmacology and co-author on the paper. ...

Vitamin D: New way to treat heart failure?

... results appear online ahead of print in the Journal of Cardiovascular pharmacology . In the study, treatments with activated vitamin D prevented heart ... will progress despite the best medications," says Simpson, a professor of pharmacology at the U-M Medical School. "We think vitamin D retards that progression ...

Environmental enrichment can reduce cocaine use, researchers find

... was part of the scientific program of the American Society for pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). Nader and colleagues worked ... for at least two reasons, said Nader, professor of physiology and pharmacology and of radiology. First, it is a result that could be directly applied to ...

Key to out-of-control immune response in lung injury found

... also be fatal," said Kurt Bachmaier, UIC research assistant professor in pharmacology and first author of the study. "We need a better understanding of how the ... drugs, says Dr. Asrar Malik, distinguished professor and head of pharmacology and a senior author on the paper. Malik and Bachmaier have recently filed ...

Neuropathic pain: The sea provides a new hope of relief

... or even opioids like morphine) and novel treatments are urgently required. The conclusion of a paper published today in the British Journal of pharmacology is that this new compound could be a candidate. Recent research suggests inflammation in the nervous system is a major causative factor for this ...

Antibody targeting of glioblastoma shows promise in preclinical tests, say Lombardi researchers

... have given us hope that a new approach may be possible," says the study's lead investigator, Anton Wellstein, MD, PhD, a professor of oncology and pharmacology at Lombardi. He adds that ALK receptors and the protein that binds to it, the growth factor pleiotrophin (PTN), are both also over-expressed in ...

AAAS Pacific division scientific conference to meet in San Francisco Aug. 14 - 19

... include: Sustainability as a way of life The changing San Francisco Bay Near-earth objects, featuring two former astronauts Advances in pharmacology and toxicology: new drugs and novel therapies The public is invited to attend free public lectures. Highlights include: Shipwrecks as ...

Grant supports LSUHSC research on how like cell receptor systems determine very different functions

... New Orleans, LA Andy Catling, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of pharmacology and the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has been awarded a $177, 500 supplement to his RO1 grant by the ...

LSUHSC shows for first time infant inhalation of ultrafine air pollution linked to adult lung disease

... New Orleans, LA Stephania Cormier, PhD, Associate Professor of pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has shown for the first time that early exposure to environmentally persistent free radicals (present in ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... and clinicians, ECNP has set up in recent years a number of activities stimulating cross-disciplinary forces ranging from psychiatry to neurology, pharmacology and psychology to carry out research on brain mechanisms and functions. Recently the ECNP School of Neuropsychopharmacology has been ...

Axel Ullrich named winner of 2009 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

... treatment of a wide range of diseases, including diabetes and cancer," said Solomon Snyder, M.D., distinguished service professor of Neuroscience, pharmacology and Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and chairman of The Dr. Paul Janssen Award Selection Committee. "He is one of few basic ...

International collaboration by scientists culminates in novel ion channels database

... of the roles played by Ion channels in drug action is now available for scientists and students. The International Union of Basic and Clinical pharmacology (IUPHAR) announce the publication of a new ion channels database, covering both the voltage-gated (VGIC) and ligand-gated (LGIC) ion channels. This ...

U of M study finds new insight on therapy for a devastating parasitic disease

... While working in a different species of flatworm widely used to study the basic principles of regenerative biology, researchers in the pharmacology Department discovered that praziquantel caused a simple, striking effect: the drug subverts normal regeneration to produce two-headed organisms. This ...

Green tea may affect prostate cancer progression

... an approach to prevent cancer progression and recurrence," Cardelli said. William G. Nelson, V., M.D., Ph.D., professor of oncology, urology and pharmacology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, believes the reduced serum biomarkers of prostate cancer may be attributable to some sort of benefit ...

MSU researchers receive $400,000 in first wave of stimulus funding

... be targeted for drug development in the treatment of atherosclerosis and other chronic diseases. Gregory Fink, a professor in the Department of pharmacology and Toxicology, received $17,632 for a research project he's doing on hypertension. Fink will use the money to have a student work in the laboratory ...

Yale team identifies key to potential new treatment for allergy-induced asthma

... found that mice with no TRPA1 showed fewer signs of asthma. According to the paper's lead author, Sven-Eric Jordt, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine, "When compared to normal mice, those lacking the gene for TRPA1 had greatly diminished inflammation, airway mucus and ...

New lead on malaria treatment

... "Our research on malaria is in line with Johns Hopkins' mission to address health problems on a global level," says Jun O. Liu, Ph.D., a professor of pharmacology and molecular sciences. "Our findings offer both a new potential molecular target for treating malaria and a compound that interacts at that target. ...

University awarded £1.7M to develop nanotechnology for use in health care

... to molecular level to produce particles that are small clusters of molecules. The collaborative project between the Departments of Chemistry and pharmacology will apply nanotechnology techniques to develop new approaches for future drug development. Many medicines currently in use have poor solubility ...

Small molecules might block mutant protein production in Huntington's disease

... patients or gene carriers any false hope, but I am excited about where this work might go in the future," said Dr. David Corey, professor of pharmacology and biochemistry at UT Southwestern and senior author of the study, which appears online May 3 in Nature Biotechnology. The researchers' ...

Stanford scientists turn adult skin cells into muscle and vice versa

... involved in the study, Associate Editor of The FASEB Journal , Member of the Stem Cell Institute, and Director of the Baxter Laboratory in Genetic pharmacology at Stanford. "We show here that mature cells can be directly reprogrammed to generate those necessary cells, providing another way besides embryonic ...

Brain protein central to both Parkinson's, drug addiction identified

... neurons. More than 20 years ago, as a graduate student with Solomon Snyder, M.D., Jonathan Javitch, M.D., Ph.D., now professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at Columbia and an author on the current paper, concluded that MPP+ is released from astrocytes before it kills dopaminergic neurons. But exactly how ...

A biological basis for the 8-hour workday?

... which is not a surprise, is the 24-hour cycle, and it is the most prevalent," says senior author John Hogenesch, PhD, Associate Professor of pharmacology in the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics at Penn. "What was a surprise to us although we set up the experiment to see exactly ...

LSUHSC student awarded top national honor for diabetes research

... of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Experimental Biology Meeting. She works in the laboratory of Eric Lazartigues, PhD, Assistant Professor of pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans. Bindom's abstract is entitled, "ACE2 gene therapy leads to ...

Our brains make their own marijuana: We're all pot heads deep inside

... and activate the THC receptor, but are devoid of the side effects that limit the usefulness of marijuana," said Lakshmi A. Devi of the Department of pharmacology and Systems Therapeutics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and one of the senior researchers involved in the study. "It would be helpful ...

Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults

... of Dr. Peter Winsauer, presented the findings April 19 at Experimental Biology 2009 as part of the scientific program of the American Society for pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. When a group of 12 female rats were 35 days old, an age equivalent to that of human teenagers about to undergo ...
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