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PharmatrophiX, Initially Funded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, Announces Exclusive Global Collaboration with Elan

... that show promise in treating Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. ... to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer's disease and cognitive aging. The journey began ... in accelerating drug discovery for Alzheimer's disease with greater accountability of their donations ...

Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... hydrochloride) for the treatment of Fabry disease In the second quarter of 2009, Amicus ... (afegostat tartrate) for the treatment of Gaucher disease A Phase 2 clinical trial of the Company's ... HCl) for the treatment of Pompe disease As previously reported, the Company ...

TSH Testing Raises Awareness of Importance of Thyroid Health

... the link between nuclear reactors and thyroid disease near NYC was made at Croton on Hudson, during ... indicator of hypothyroidism, the most common disease of the thyroid. "There are no standard ... thyroid's activity and test for hypothyroidism, a disease that affects almost 30 million Americans. If this ...

Shire plc: Core Portfolio of Products Delivers 20% Sales Growth

... approved and marketed treatment for Gaucher disease patients. This will allow physicians to treat Gaucher disease patients with velaglucerase alfa ahead of ... - Velaglucerase alfa for the treatment of Gaucher disease in the US and the EU in 2010; and - ...

Ceregene Receives Additional Grant From Michael J. Fox Foundation to Expand Long-Term Testing of CERE-120 Patients

... 48 months from patients with advanced Parkinson's disease who were enrolled in the double-blind, controlled ... about CERE-120's potential to treat Parkinson's disease remains strong. We learned a significant amount ... of 58 patients with advanced Parkinson's disease in October 2007. Patients in the Phase 2 trial ...

Winter Park Home to World's Foremost Producers of Large-Scale Decontamination Equipment

... with AeroClave, LLC, can help stop the spread of disease and infection. The revolutionary new system that ... with AeroClave, LLC, can help stop the spread of disease and infection. According to the Center for disease Control and the U.S. Department of Health and ...

Poniard Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Provides a Corporate Update

... : Presented new progression-free survival (PFS), disease control and neurotoxicity data from a randomized, ... anti-tumor activity as assessed by PFS and disease control measured by tumor response rate. New ... in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, disease control as measured by tumor response, and PFS. ...

DOR BioPharma Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for orBec(R) for the Treatment of Chronic Gastrointestinal GVHD

... associated with chronic Graft-versus-Host disease (cGVHD) in patients who have undergone allogeneic ... About Chronic GVHD Graft-versus-Host disease (GVHD) is a major complication of allogeneic ... cell transplantation. GVHD is an inflammatory disease initiated by T cells in the donor graft that ...

Micromet Receives European Orphan Drug Designation for Treatment of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with BiTE Antibody Blinatumomab

... leukemia (ALL) patients with minimal residual disease (MRD)(1). The patients included in this ... in their bone marrow - so called minimal residual disease (MRD). Various studies have confirmed that ALL ... BiTE(R)) for targeted therapy of minimal residual disease (MRD) in patients with B precursor acute ...

Oncothyreon announces presentation of long-term Stimuvax data at World Conference on Lung Cancer

... studied patients were alive without evidence of disease progression, of whom eight continued to receive ... years, respectively, and were without evidence of disease progression. Nine of the 10 living patients had ... 2.0 to 5.1 years of treatment as a result of disease progression and are deceased. Prolonged ...

Transave Enters Into Cooperative Research Agreement With NIH To Study ARIKACE(TM) In Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

... to evaluate ARIKACE in patients with NTM lung disease who have failed to respond to standard, ... is encouraging as we tackle this additional disease state in collaboration with NIAID." There ... and in soil, and it has been associated with lung disease in certain patients. Transave estimates that ...

Oncolytics Biotech(R) Inc. Announces 2009 Second Quarter Results

... or 42% of evaluable patients experiencing stable disease (SD) for more than 16 weeks, including ... trial was well tolerated, and resulted in disease control for a majority of the patients. Of ... five patients had SD for 4-8 cycles, for a total disease control rate (CR (Complete ...

Sunesis Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter 2009

... dosing cohorts, 74 patients (52%) experienced disease control, defined as an objective response or stable disease for 12 weeks or more. The preliminary median ... in the U.S. during 2007. AML is generally a disease of older adults, and the median age of a patient ...

FDA Grants First Authorization of a Commercial 2009 H1N1 Flu Test for use During Pandemic Flu Emergency to Quest Diagnostics' Focus Diagnostics Business

... Focus Diagnostics, Inc. is an infectious disease diagnostics company, providing infectious disease reference laboratory services to hospitals and ... has collaborated with the U.S. Centers for disease Control and Prevention, the World Health ...

Novavax Announces Selection of a Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate for Advanced Preclinical Studies

... which has been shown to protect mice against RSV disease and can be produced at sufficient yields to allow ... Today, the only therapy against RSV disease is a monoclonal F antibody. The antibody reduces ... symptoms. More severe lower respiratory tract disease is also seen in elderly adults over age 65 years ...

Axial Biotech Enters Partnership with the University of Utah to Utilize the Utah Population Database to Develop Personalized Diagnostic Tests for Spine Disorders

... can be used to identify familial clusters of disease including spinal disorders. The UPDB combined ... tests for scoliosis, degenerative disc disease and other spine disorders. "Access to ... of Axial Biotech. "Through the mapping of a disease passed on from family member to family member, ...

UCSF researchers help crack parasite genome, identify drug leads

... to tackle schistosomiasis (bilharzia), a tropical disease that infects more than 200 million people ... affects global health." Caffrey said the disease places an estimated 600-700 million people at ... 6 weeks to reach adulthood and reproduce. For disease transmission, those eggs must be evacuated in ...

EnVivo Pharmaceuticals Announces Results and Successful Completion of EVP-6124 Phase Ib/IIa Trial at the International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease

... completion of a phase Ib/IIa trial in Alzheimer's disease patients with its nicotinic alpha-7 agonist ... 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's disease (ICAD) in Vienna, Austria where EnVivo presented ... cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia. "EVP-6124 appears to ...

EnVivo Pharmaceuticals Announces Reversal of Cognitive Deficits in Alzheimer's Disease Transgenic Mouse Model With Gamma-Secretase Modulator

... 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's disease (ICAD) the reversal of behavioral deficits observed in an Alzheimer's disease transgenic animal model after chronic oral dosing ... predicted to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease by reducing the disease-associated toxic AB42 ...

Studies Presented at International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease Reveal Substantial Economic Costs and Caregiver Burden Associated with Alzheimer's Disease

... 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's disease (ICAD 2009) from seven posters and one podium ... of care and costs associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and how to measure them. This information ... systems worldwide. The costs of Alzheimer's disease are difficult to estimate, highlighting the ...

Evidence for a New Genetic Link to Therapeutic Efficacy for Alzheimer's Disease

... in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease demonstrates an interaction between two genetic ... the 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's disease (ICAD) sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association. ... to the physiological background of Alzheimer's disease were also performed. Previous analysis ...

Novel gene found for dilated cardiomyopathy

... a novel gene responsible for heart muscle disease and chronic heart failure in some children and ... by which these inherited mutations cause disease in a subset of DCM patients." DCM is a condition ... mechanisms involved in the development of this disease and will enable better genetic testing and new ...

New method may accelerate drug discovery for difficult diseases like Parkinson's

... of a well-established yeast model of Parkinson's disease that was created in the Lindquist lab. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by ... and current Parkinson's therapies only address disease symptoms. In the Lindquist yeast model, the ...

Novel drug discovery tool could identify promising new therapies for Parkinson's disease

... levels of a protein implicated in Parkinson's disease by stimulating the cells to make very small ... Parkinson's disease, but theoretically for any disease where key aspects of the pathology can be ... J. Fox Foundation and the American Parkinson's disease Association. ...

MacroGenics Announces the Initiation of a Phase 2 Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Monoclonal Antibody MGAWN1 in Subjects with Suspected Central Nervous System Infection Due to West Nile Virus

... associated with West Nile Neuroinvasive disease would represent a significant advancement for ... and causes severe, life-threatening neuroinvasive disease in the form of encephalitis, meningitis or acute flaccid paralysis. West Nile Neuroinvasive disease (WNND) is associated with significant morbidity, ...

iZumi Bio and Pierian Merge to Form iPierian to Advance Cellular Reprogramming

... of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular disease and professor at the University of California ... Our initial focus will be in neurodegenerative disease and longer term into metabolic and cardiovascular ... stem cell research and in the company's current disease area priorities. They include: ...

New Drug Application for Exenatide Once Weekly Accepted for Review by FDA

... Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. and results in approximately $174 ... expenses.(iii) According to the Centers for disease Control and Prevention's National Health and ... problems digesting food or those who have severe disease of the stomach or kidney. When BYETTA is ...

New Report Just Published: World Endoscopy Systems Market Report

... Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy / Gallstone disease II-26 Diaphragmatic Injury II-26 ... Splenic Aneurysms II-34 Treatment of Liver disease II-34 Nephrectomy II-34 Treatment of Polycystic Kidney disease II-35 Asymptomatic Pheochromocytoma II-35 ...

VisEn Launches New Cat-K FAST(TM) Fluorescence Molecular Imaging Agent

... monitoring Cathepsin K activity associated with disease progression and therapeutic response in vivo . ... for precise measurement and monitoring of key disease biomarkers in vivo . VisEn's proprietary ... characterizing and quantifying ranges of disease biomarkers and therapeutic efficacy in vivo . ...

Data on WaferGen's SmartChip(TM) System to be Presented at 3rd Annual Rediscovering Biomarkers Conference

... in areas including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), lung ... with new tools for determining accurate disease prognosis in patients, while also potentially ... the impact the validated SNPs have on patients' disease prognosis and response to treatment. ...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation Partner to Develop Cell Lines to Advance Research

... monoclonal immunoglobulin M (IgM). Though the disease is slow-growing, a curative treatment has yet to ... LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of ... when Arnold Smokler, a pharmacist, developed the disease and could find little information about it. ...

It's Not Just the Sun: deCODE Discovers Sequence Variants Affecting Susceptibility to Skin Cancer

... of a sequence variant conferring risk of a disease that is dependent on the parent of origin. With ... with therapeutic applications in Alzheimer's disease and other conditions. deCODE is a global leader ... public health challenges from cardiovascular disease to cancer. Based upon these discoveries deCODE ...

Bay Area Youth to Represent ALS Patients at Giants' and Angels' Baseball Games on July 4th

... (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) a neurodegenerative disease of which he suffers and for which there is no ... at both games will help to put a new face on this disease by providing a personal connection to ALS," said ... and ALS patients that are currently battling the disease at the start of the San Francisco Giants game. ...

Enigma Diagnostics Announces Successful Evaluation of the Enigma FL by the UK's Veterinary Laboratories Agency

... related to classical swine fever virus, a serious disease of pigs, and to border disease virus, which infects sheep. The Enigma FL ... other viral infections, such as foot and mouth disease and avian influenza. Allowing vets to use ...

deCODE Discovers a Gene Linked to Risk of Kidney Stones and Osteoporosis

... with therapeutic applications in Alzheimer's disease and other conditions. deCODE is a global leader ... public health challenges from cardiovascular disease to cancer. Based upon these discoveries deCODE ... personal genome analysis service and new focused disease scans, integrating the genetic variants included ...

deCODE Reinstated to Nasdaq Global Market

... with therapeutic applications in Alzheimer's disease and other conditions. deCODE is a global leader ... public health challenges from cardiovascular disease to cancer. Based upon these discoveries deCODE ... personal genome analysis service and new focused disease scans, integrating the genetic variants included ...

Sanofi Pasteur Responds to Nation's Need for Hib Vaccine With Increased Supply

... increased supply, on July 1, the U.S. Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will reinstate its ... have passed, we have seen several cases of Hib disease primarily among unimmunized and partially ... constrained in the short term. About Hib disease Haemophilus influenzae type b, or Hib, is a ...

CEL-SCI Files Patent Application to Support Company's Treatment for More Virulent Strain of H1N1 Swine and Other Influenza Viruses

... on other L.E.A.P.S. animal tests in multiple disease models will hopefully lead to a protective immune ... and synthesize proprietary immunogens. Any disease for which an antigenic sequence has been ... L.E.A.P.S. constructs containing the antigenic disease epitope linked to an Immune/T-cell binding ligand ...

New England Journal of Medicine Study Highlights Need for Rapid, PCR-based Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Testing at Time of Admission for Labor and Delivery

... done at 35-37 weeks of gestation. GBS disease is one of the most common infections in the first ... article points out that current U.S. Centers for disease Control (CDC) guidelines for preventing neonatal ... helped to reduce incidence of early-onset GBS disease since their implementation in 2002. However, the ...

Spherix Announces Termination of Arla License Agreement

... Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a disease that is characterized by elevated blood glucose ... medications are usually needed as the disease progresses. There are an estimated 23.6 million ... increase as an epidemic. Customarily considered a disease of adults, T2DM is increasingly being diagnosed ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... whereby the genetic information of DNA is used ... have numerous different functions in living organisms. Messenger ... gene expression, by relating the genetic information of ... proteins. , By examining the different types ... organism at a given time, researchers can determine ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... 2014U.S. military personnel who served in Iraq and ... brain injury (TBI) were compared to military personnel ... reasons. Differences in measures of overall disability, cognitive ... injury are reported in an article in ... Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is ...
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(Date:4/17/2014)... Spending time online has the potential to ward off ... according to research published online in The ... Sciences . In the article " Internet Use ... States: A Longitudinal Analysis ," the authors report that ... by 33 percent among their study sample. , ...
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