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Mach One Corporation Developing a Nasal, Hand Carried Product as Solution to Swine Flu (H1N1) Virus

... Product Will Create A Barrier To block The Attachment Of The Virus To The Nasal ... used as needed to form a mechanical barrier to block the attachment of the virus to the nasal ... to the direct area of the nasal membrane and block initial attachment in the nasal membrane. This ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Kraton Polymers for Developing a New Generation of Polymer Grades Suitable for High-Speed Processing in Nonwoven Manufacture

... to lead innovation in the field of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs). Already established as an ... Kraton Polymers LLC has developed a styrenic block copolymer formulation that is suitable for ... believe, the world's largest producer of styrenic block copolymers (SBCs), a family of products whose ...

Purdue researcher invents molecule that stops SARS

... and 774 died. In addition to its ability to block the SARS virus, the molecular compound that ... compounds for the necessary properties to both block the virus and have the potential to become viable ... A safe and effective treatment needs to block enough of the protein to cripple the disease ...

New nanoscale process created by UCSB scientists will help computers run faster and more efficiently

... circuit chips as early as 2011. It is called block co-polymer lithography. Five leading ... come up with this new blending approach, called block co-polymer lithography, or BCP," said Hawker. "It ... the development of the new methodology of block co-polymers is that of mixing salad dressing. ...

Self-assembling polymer arrays improve data storage potential

... with novel self-assembling materials called block copolymers. When added to a lithographically ... obtain with the traditional materials." The block copolymers pattern the resulting array down to ... today. In addition, the self-assembling block copolymers only need one-fourth as much ...

Metals shape up with a little help from friends

... metal atoms are then put in a solution containing block co-polymers, a kind of nano-scaffolding material. ... at high concentrations--in such a solution. A block co-polymer is made up of two different long ... as blue and gray balls) are nestled amongst the block co-polymers (shown as blue and green strands). ...

Hepatitis B Foundation Testifies Before Congressional Appropriation Committee and Urges More Federal Funding for Hepatitis B

... -- Hepatitis B Foundation President Dr. Timothy block testified about the public health challenge of ... Obey, chairman, Committee on Appropriations. Dr. block spoke about the urgent need to strengthen ... to achieve effective, lasting solutions. Dr. block concluded his testimony by urging the ...

Copolymers block out new approaches to microelectronics at NIST

... how they have improved manipulation of so-called block copolymerspolymers made of a mixture of two or ... and reflectivity facility to deflect neutrons off block copolymer films from many different angles. By ... modified nanoparticle silica, he has forced block copolymers into standing perpendicular to the ...

The sensitive side of carbon nanotubes: Creating powerful pressure sensors

... repeatedly squeezed a 3-millimeter nanotube block and discovered it was highly suitable for ... A sensor incorporating the carbon nanotube block would be able to detect very slight weight ... the researchers placed the carbon nanotube block in a vice-like machine and applied different ...

Treatment blocks pain without disrupting other functions

... A combination of two drugs can selectively block pain-sensing neurons in rats without impairing ... neurons, also called nociceptors, in order to block their activity without impairing signals from ... most pain relievers used for surgical procedures block activity in all types of neurons. This can cause ...

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

... of a lesion often stand out very clearly when embedded in fat." block and his colleagues currently are gathering data on the efficacy of the ... a UW-Madison assistant professor of biomedical engineering and radiology, block and colleagues also are refining ways to image both breasts simultaneously ...

METTLER TOLEDO Introduces an Affordable Reaction Block for Solid Phase Peptide Synthesis (SPPS)

... METTLER TOLEDO offers an affordable reaction block for solid phase peptide synthesis and purification of peptide libraries: ... TOLEDO MiniBlock® with the peptide coupling steps performed in one block followed by transfer of the reaction components in parallel to a second ...

Graphene may have advantages over copper for IC interconnects at the nanoscale

... the electrical properties of graphene layers that had been taken from a block of pure graphite. They believe the attractive properties will ultimately ... began with flakes of multi-layered graphene removed from a graphite block and placed onto an oxidized silicon substrate. They used electron beam ...

The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) RV Tour Takes to the Road to Educate the Nation About the Importance of DVT Risk Assessment

... even fatal. A DVT blood clot has the potential to move into the lungs and block circulation to this vital organ creating a life-threatening condition - ... even fatal. A DVT blood clot has the potential to move into the lungs and block circulation to this vital organ creating a life-threatening condition - ...

Gene Signal Enters Phase III Clinical Tests for the Prevention of Corneal Graft Rejection

... this syndrome. With its antisense oligonucleotide approach, it aims to block the pathways leading to the formation of blood vessels in the cornea. This approach uses short DNA fragments that specifically target and block the production of a protein that is required for the formation and growth ...

SENOMYX ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS

... Bitter Blocker Program: The primary goals of this program are to reduce or block bitter taste and to improve the overall taste characteristics of foods, ... milestones were related to Senomyx's demonstration that it is possible to block the receptors responsible for the bitter taste associated with hydrolyzed ...

New Clinical Studies Presented at the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) Annual Meeting Show Masimo Technologies Provide Advanced Clinical Intelligence

... Sevo%, and respiratory rate for all patients and found that PI on the block side was significantly elevated when compared to the non-block side. ... objective, and noninvasive method to evaluate the effect of llio-inguinal block in pediatric patients." In addition, there were nine other clinical ...

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Initiates Enrollment in a Phase 1 Study of MM-121, an ErbB3 Antagonist

... human monoclonal antibody and a first-in-class therapeutic designed to block signaling of the ErbB3 receptor. ErbB3 is a receptor in the ErbB family, ... know-how. About MM-121 MM-121 is a monoclonal antibody designed to block signaling of the ErbB3 receptor, a receptor in the ErbB family, a pathway ...

Zenobia Therapeutics, Inc. Receives Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Award for Work on PD-implicated Protein LRRK2

... Johns Hopkins University, Zenobia will discover and develop compounds that block the activity of LRRK2, a protein that is believed to be overactive in PD ... will be visualized bound to LRRK2 and evolved into compounds that block its activity. These compounds will be tested for their ability to protect ...

Xceed Molecular to Launch New Inflammation Xpress Chip(TM)for the Ziplex(R) Automated Gene-Expression Analysis System at Clinical Lab Expo 2008, Booth 2155

... expanding portfolio of Xpress Chips, Xceed is creating another building block to accelerate the development of novel multiplex tests," said Xceed ... a TNF-alpha inhibitor, or a novel monoclonal antibody-based compound) to block disease-related inflammation events. The Inflammation Xpress Chip gene ...

In 'novel playground,' metals are formed into porous nanostructures

... that allows the particles to be dissolved in a liquid, then mixed with a block co-polymer (a material made up of two different chemicals whose molecules ... began by mixing a solution of ligand-coated platinum nanoparticles with a block co-polymer. The solution of nanoparticles combines with just one of the ...

Nanocopoeia Licenses New Polymer-Based Biomaterials Platform From the University of Western Ontario

... to co-develop the biomedical uses of arborescent polyisobutylene-based block copolymers. Nanocopoeia, a drug delivery company specializing in ... other international issued patents. Arborescent polyisobutylene-based block copolymers are branched polymers with unique properties for biomedical ....

Results of Study in Pre-School Children Published in Clinical Pediatrics Adds to Support for Importance of Dietary DHA Intake

... on the test is an indicator of school readiness. "DHA is a building block of the brain and is important to brain development and function throughout ... is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid that serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and supports brain, eye and cardiovascular ...

Access Pharmaceuticals Presents New Data at International Symposium Showing Company's Angiolix(R) Monoclonal Antibody has Potential to Treat Cancer by Attacking Cancer Stem Cells

... Several other drugs have been developed or are in development to block VEGF and VEGF induced angiogenesis, such as Avastin. In the presentation, Dr. Epenetos showed that Angiolix has been shown not only to block new blood vessels in tumors, in a similar manner to other anti VEGF drugs ...

Possible new approach to purifying drinking water

... enter a cell and attach to the corresponding segment, they can inhibit or block the action of the target gene. This approach is increasingly being used as ... easy to monitor, gene. They are now testing this approach to silence or block genes essential to the viability of the pathogen. They are also ...

Application for Listing of Shire Limited Ordinary Shares

... commence today at 9.30 a.m. (EST). Application has also been made for block listings amounting in aggregate to 6,378,000 ordinary shares of 5 pence ... the capital of Shire to be admitted to the Official List upon issue. The block listings consist of 82,000 shares under the Shire Pharmaceuticals ...

Novel Approach to Treat Alzheimer's and Other Diseases Offered by Targeting Cell Membrane RAFTS

... of Beta-secretase, which inhibited soluble ss-secretase but failed to block the enzyme in a cellular assay, was coupled to a sterol anchor molecule ... as low as 100 nM of the anchored inhibitor were sufficient to completely block appearance of amyloid peptide. In an animal model of Alzheimer's disease, ...

Ortho Biotech Oncology Research & Development Unites Johnson & Johnson Biopharmaceutical Oncology R&D Assets

... grow and metastasize. ORD seeks to identify compounds which can inhibit or block the interaction cancer cells have with the surrounding tissues, which ... that regulates inhibition of signaling from the microenvironment to block cancer cell development and metastasis; based on promising pre-clinical ...

A 'Must Read' for Breast Cancer Patients

... a large number of cancer cells at a point prior to the S-Phase, the road block is then removed to allow the wave of cancer cells to enter the S-Phase ... time of the S-Phase cytotoxic chemotherapy, and then the road block is reestablished to start aggregating surviving cancer cells for the ...

ThromboGenics and BioInvent Announce Publication of Exciting Data on a Novel Class of Angiogenesis Inhibitors in Cell

... and BioInvent also intend to develop TB-403 for eye diseases, to block uncontrolled blood vessel growth in conditions such as age-related macular ... of our novel anti-PlGF antibody, TB-403, based on its unique ability to block the development of new blood vessels, but only via mechanisms that exist ...

Delft University of Technology rotates electron spin with electric field

... a single electron is essential if this spin is to be used as the building block of a future quantum computer. An electron not only has a charge but, ... As a result, the spin of an electron is a very promising building block for the yet-to-be-developed quantum computer; a computer that, for certain ...

Taming the anthrax threat

... disease. The next step will be to screen compounds that could potentially block the action of this gene and other genes identified in the study. A new ... a first step, U-M scientists plan to screen compounds to find ones able to block specific processes they have identified in the anthrax microbe. ...

Taming the anthrax threat

... disease. The next step will be to screen compounds that could potentially block the action of this gene and other genes identified in the study. A new ... a first step, U-M scientists plan to screen compounds to find ones able to block specific processes they have identified in the anthrax microbe. ...

Data Published in Cell Stem Cell Demonstrates Potent Anti-Cancer Activity for OncoMed Pharmaceuticals' Lead Antibody

... of human tumors than the cell lines used in standard cancer research. About OMP-21M18 OMP-21M18 is a monoclonal antibody optimized to block a key signaling pathway in cancer stem cells. Specifically, OMP-21M18 selectively targets Delta-like ligand 4 (DLL4), an activator of Notch ...

SENOMYX ANNOUNCES CORPORATE UPDATE AND SECOND QUARTER 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS

... maintaining the desired sweetness while reducing unwanted tastes. - Bitter Blocker Program: The primary goals of this program are to reduce or block bitter taste and to improve the overall taste characteristics of foods, beverages, and ingredients. Senomyx is continuing development activities, ...

Rapid heating prepares energy-saving zeolite for greater role in industrial separations

... crystalline structure. But the SDAs are then trapped inside the zeolite pores in what scientists call a "ship in the bottle" effect. These SDAs block the zeolite pores and must be removed so other molecules can pass through. High-temperature treatment is typically used to remove the pores, but the ...

Bacteria pack their own demise

... biomedical scientists can start looking for substances to start the time bomb of pathogens ticking, i.e. substances that imitate the toxin protein, block the antitoxin protein, or disrupt the interaction between the toxin and antitoxin. In time, a new class of antibiotics might come out of it though ...

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals to Announce Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results on July 30, 2009

... at least 14 days. About BioCryst BioCryst Pharmaceuticals designs, optimizes and develops novel small-molecule pharmaceuticals that block key enzymes involved in oncology, infectious and autoimmune diseases. BioCryst has two product candidates in pivotal clinical trials; peramivir, an ...

PTC Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of PTC299 in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2

... the development of non-malignant brain tumors. PTC299 is a novel, orally administered investigational new drug that is designed to selectively block tumor-related vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). With its novel mechanism of action, PTC299 has the potential to meet significant unmet ...

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Licenses Anti-VEGF Antibodies to Affitech

... cancer. r84 is distinctive because it selectively blocks VEGF from binding to VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2), while non-selective agents such as Avastin block binding to both VEGFR2 and VEGF receptor 1 (VEGFR1). Selective anti-VEGF agents such as r84 may have safety and efficacy advantages over ...
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