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UCF team's advanced nerve cell system could help cure diabetic neuropathy, related diseases

... could dramatically improve understanding of the causes of myelin-related conditions, and enable ... laboratory conditions, they can zero in on the causes of and solutions for demyelination. Researchers ... This will allow them to identify what causes myelin to degrade, which could in turn help them ...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Upcoming Data Presentations at American Diabetes Association and Endocrine Society Annual Scientific Meetings

... PA Title: "Naltrexone + Bupropion Combination causes Significant Weight Loss: A 56-week Phase 3 ... Title: "Naltrexone + Bupropion Combination causes Weight Loss and Improves Quality of Life" ... Title: "Naltrexone + Bupropion Combination causes Significant Weight Loss Without Worsening ...

First genetically engineered malaria vaccine to enter human trials

... had deleted two key genes in the Plasmodium falciparum parasite which causes the form of malaria most deadly to humans. By removing the genes the ... to vaccine development using a weakened form of the whole organism that causes a particular disease has proven successful in eradicating smallpox and ...

Novel gene found for dilated cardiomyopathy

... that primarily affect the heart muscle. Cardiomyopathies have different causes and affect the heart in a variety of ways. In DCM the major pumping ... Towbin's group. It also "provides us with a better understanding of the causes and mechanisms involved in the development of this disease and will enable ...

Results From Neurotech's NT-501 Phase 2 Retinitis Pigmentosa Studies Demonstrate Consistent Biological Effect on Photoreceptors

... for retinitis pigmentosa (RP). RP is a slowly developing condition that causes the progressive degeneration of rod & cone photoreceptor cells in the ... (RP) Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is an inherited disease that causes the retina's rod and cone photoreceptors to gradually degenerate leading ...

Sandia researchers construct carbon nanotube device that can detect colors of the rainbow

... impulses. In the nanoscale color detector, light strikes a chromophore and causes a conformational change in the molecule, which in turn causes a threshold shift on a transistor made from a single-walled carbon ...

Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository Adopts BioLife Solutions CryoStor(TM) as Standard Biopreservation Media

... which are used throughout the world by researchers working to find genetic causes of common, complex diseases such as alcohol/addiction, diabetes, autism, ... and plays a key role in research aimed at understanding the genetic causes of common, complex diseases. RUCDR activities will enable gene discovery ...

Life sticks: UC San Diego bioengineer's sticky insights published in journal Science

... the ever-present tasks of sticking together and responding to forces that causes common form and function to emerge. For example, even though the cells ... patients with no obvious disk degeneration, pinched nerves or other known causes of lower back pain. "No matter what your area of expertise, there is ...

Publication of Shire plc's Annual Report 2008

... country or regulatory agencies in one country act in a way that causes concern for prescribers or patients in another country; - if ... their value. If a marketed product fails to work effectively or causes adverse side effects, this could result in damage to the Group's ...

UB engineers prove that carbon nanotubes are superior to metals for electronics

... metals do." In conventional metals, he explained, conduction causes a scattering of electrons within the lattice of the material so that, when ... the track," said Basaran. "Through the generation of heat, that friction causes a loss of energy. But with a magnetically levitated train, the wheels and ...

EPA Awards Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute $500,000 for Air Quality Research

... Better information can enhance an understanding of how air pollution causes vascular diseases, such as atherosclerosis, as well as point towards who ... curing respiratory diseases through research aimed at understanding their causes and biological mechanisms; assessing and eliminating exposures to ...

Photos: 'Project Runway's' Tim Gunn Launches Addressing Psoriasis(TM) Campaign to Advocate That Patients Shouldn't Let Psoriasis Impact Personal Style

... nearly 7 million Americans, is a chronic disease of the immune system that causes the skin cells to grow at an accelerated rate. Although there are several ... approximately 80 percent of patients suffer from plaque psoriasis, which causes painful and itchy red, scaly patches. According to a 2007 National ...

Researchers at the University of Georgia Discover Protein is Crucial to Reproduction of Parasites Involved in Disease

... effects on a human fetus if contracted by a mother. The agent that causes the disease, Toxoplasma gondii, is of strong interest to scientists ... the Apicomplexa, because it includes such parasites as Plasmodium, which causes malaria.    "The apicoplast is essential for ...

Divergence Raises $11.8 Million in Series C Financing

... that will further its efforts to create solutions for one of the major causes of crop yield loss for farmers. St. Louis, MO ... that will further its efforts to create solutions for one of the major causes of crop yield loss for farmers. MidPoint Food and Ag Fund LP acted as ...

23andMe and mondoBIOTECH Partner to Advance Research of Rare Diseases

... information provided, in clinical trials, to understand potential causes of these diseases. 23andMe will coordinate genome-wide association ... between the two companies could go a long way towards understanding the causes of the diseases we have been researching." About 23andMe 23andMe, ...

IDRI Collaborates with the Brazilian Butantan Institute To Develop Novel Vaccines Against Leishmaniasis

... sandflies. Visceral leishmaniasis, the most severe form of the disease, causes fatal infections of internal organs, while the cutaneous form causes serious disfiguring skin lesions. About 500,000 new cases of visceral ...

Diagnoplex Closes CHF10 Million ($8.3 Million) Series A Financing

... an important impact on the epidemiology of colon cancer, one of the main causes of cancer related mortality in the western world. It is estimated that ... non-invasive detection of colon cancer. Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of death and early detection makes a huge difference in patient survival. ...

Sinovac Reports Third Quarter 2008 Unaudited Financial Results

... The development of a vaccine against human enterovirus 71 (EV 71), which causes hand, foot, and mouth disease, is one of our R&D programs that ... development of a vaccine against human enterovirus 71 (EV 71), which causes hand, foot, and mouth disease. The development of a vaccine against EV 71 ...

Nonprofit Puts the Power to Cure Neurological Disease in the Hands of the Masses: Texting Technology Brings Awareness & Supports Research

... Medical Research Foundation Dystonia is a movement disorder that causes muscles to contract and spasm involuntarily, robbing individuals of the ... single body area or be generalized throughout multiple muscle groups, and causes varying degrees of disability and pain, from mild to severe. Although ...

The Plasmodium vivax genome provides new routes and challenges in the global fight against malaria

... of published work shows that this is not a benign parasite, since it causes severe disease and even death - something that had previously only been ... India and Brazil. Despite this fact and despite the 300 million cases it causes each year, there has been a tendency to underestimate the importance of ...

Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Diagnostic Test for Life-Threatening MRSA and Staphylococcus aureus From Patient Positive Blood Cultures

... if a patient's blood is infected with MRSA or SA, which are frequent causes of sepsis in hospitalized patients. This may enable physicians to quickly ... with on-demand availability. In the case of sepsis, one of the ten leading causes of death in the United States, test results must be available quickly in ...

Insmed and Premacure Cite Study Results Demonstrating Potential Effectiveness of IPLEX(TM) in Preventing Blindness in Premature Infants

... but may lead to blindness in serious cases. It is one of the most common causes of visual loss in childhood and can lead to lifelong vision impairment and ... Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) a retinal disease being one of the major causes of blindness in infants throughout the world. Contact: Jan Borg, CEO, ....

As personalized, genomic medicine takes off, four developing countries show the way for others

... and cardiovascular diseases (the latter three representing Mexico's top causes of death). Mexican experts estimate genomic medicine has the potential ... to address local health needs, including HIV and tuberculosis, two leading causes behind its low life expectancies 50 for men and 53 for women and its ...

Revealing the regulating mechanism behind signal transduction in the brain

... the control of FMRP. A change in the concentration of FMRP or CYFIP1 causes a disruption in this strict regulation of protein production. This, in its turn, causes diseases like Fragile X syndrome and Autism. Indeed, CYFIP1 has been ...

Vaxfectin(R)-formulated Measles DNA Vaccine Could Address Unmet Need for Infants

... countries, however, it remains among the top ten infectious disease causes of deaths among young children worldwide because of poor vaccine ... in others, and lack of effectiveness in young infants. Measles causes approximately one of every five deaths from vaccine-preventable diseases ...

A phonon floodgate in monolayer carbon

... by thin metal electrodes. An applied voltage between the tip and sample causes electrons to tunnel between them a "tunnel current." At constant voltage ... graphene much easier," Crommie says. Indeed, this "phonon-assistance" causes the electron tunneling conductance to suddenly increase by more than 10 ...

Incorrectly cleaved protein leads to schizophrenia

... is a disease that strikes an average of 4000 Belgians every year. The causes of this psychiatric disorder are not yet clear. But now, VIB researchers ... medicines. Research leads to new insights into the molecular causes The molecular story hidden behind schizophrenia is still not at all ...

Microscopic 'clutch' puts flagellum in neutral

... Scientists have long known what drives the flagellum to spin, but what causes the flagellum to stop spinning -- temporarily or permanently -- was ... base of the flagellum. EpsE's interaction with a rotor protein called FliG causes a shape change in the rotor that disengages it from the flagellum's ...

Novel compound may treat acute diarrhea

... fully activated. ETEC comes from feces-contaminated food or water and also causes travelers' diarrhea. "This newly discovered compound decreases the ... to profound fluid loss, dehydration, shock and death. There are many causes of secretory diarrhea. The most common, by far, is infestation of the ...

Video: Higher Initial Dose of Gleevec Achieved Better Early Responses than Standard Dose for Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

... the Philadelphia chromosome, which produces a protein called Bcr-Abl that causes malignant white blood cells to proliferate. Gleevec, the first therapy to ... advanced disease and an estimated 88% were still alive. When deaths from causes unrelated to CML or following transplantation were excluded, the estimated ...

SGI Breakthrough Technology Empowers Genome Center Research Around the World

... Systems Fuel Faster Time to Discovery for Researchers Seeking causes and Cures of Disease BOSTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-IT ... of organisms from fish parasites to cancer cells in an effort to determine causes and cures of diseases that plague mankind, breakthrough technology from ...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. Enters Agreements to Advance Clinical Pipeline

... from triglyceride fat accumulation in vacuoles of the liver cells, which causes decreased liver function and potentially leads to cirrhosis and liver ... cases of chronic liver disease. The disorder ranks as one of the leading causes of cirrhosis in the United States, following hepatitis C and alcoholic ...

World Glaucoma Day Set for March 6th

... NEW YORK, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to combat one of the main causes of blindness around the globe, the World Glaucoma Association and the ... Day committee for the World Glaucoma Association. "For a disease that causes permanent blindness, it is truly unacceptable that so many people remain ...

Animal Protection Groups Condemn FDA's Endorsement of Animal Cloning

... decision the FDA claims to have made. By the FDA's logic, something that causes severe side effects in 30%, 50%, even 70% of cases should be treated no differently than something that causes minor effects in less than five percent of cases. Julie Janovsky, Farm ...

New property found in ancient mineral lodestone

... in physics and materials science in recent years. The debate about the causes and specifics of magnetite's temperature-driven phase change has simmered ... have long sparred about the possible underlying physical and electronic causes of the phase transition. The discovery of this new voltage-driven ...

Prometheus Licenses COLAL-PRED(R) From Alizyme

... is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for disease that causes inflammation in the small intestine and colon. Ulcerative colitis can be ... of the innermost lining of the colon. Crohn's disease differs because it causes inflammation deeper within the intestinal wall and can occur in other ...

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves ABILIFY(R) (aripiprazole) as the First Medication for Add-On Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

... committed to helping those who suffer from depression, one of the leading causes of disability in the United States and worldwide," said Elliott Sigal, ... most common mental health disorders.(7) Depression is one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S.(8) In 2000, the total economic burden of ...

Murad Boosts Skin Immunity With the New Murad(R) Professional Line

... Complex(TM) Targets the Skin's Immune System to Fight the causes of Skin Aging EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- With many ... that works to target the skin's immune system in order to fight the causes of skin aging. "As we age, the effectiveness of our immune system, ...

HHS Issues First Department-Wide Report on Personalized Health Care

... enabling physicians to "look beneath" visible symptoms and see signs and causes of disease at the molecular level. The report also describes how health IT ... the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to improve understanding of the causes of cancer and to improve treatment through scientific advancement as ...

NYU Medical Center Collaborates With Rosetta Genomics to Develop a microRNA-Based Diagnostic Test for Melanoma

... Rosetta Genomics' Chief Executive Officer. Melanoma is one of the leading causes of skin cancer deaths, accounting for 48,000 fatalities worldwide each year. It is one of the more rare types of skin cancer but causes the majority of skin cancer related deaths. This collaboration seeks to ...
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