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Star Scientific Announces Successful Completion of Product Satisfaction Study - Results Show Potential for Development and Manufacturing of New Pharmaceutical Product for Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Cessation

... ability of Stonewall(R) dissolvable smokeless tobacco to relieve cigarette withdrawal symptoms when ... results published in 2007 in the journal tobacco Control . These results are important ... NRT product for both smoking and smokeless tobacco cessation. We have to move beyond the current ...

Bayer Broadens Its Manufacturing Basis for Biopharmaceuticals in Tobacco Plants

... and other high-value products will be produced in tobacco plants on commercial scale. Under terms of the ... system for high throughput transfection of tobacco host plants. The agreement makes KBP the ... for the fast high-yield production of proteins in tobacco plants. Bayer has internal product development ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Enters into Licensing Agreement with Japan Tobacco and Torii Pharmaceutical for Development and Commercialization of Hyperphosphatemia Drug in Japan

... it entered into a licensing agreement with Japan tobacco Inc. (JT) (TSE: 2914) and Torii ... is headquartered in New York City. About Japan tobacco Inc. and Torii Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Japan tobacco Inc. is the world's third largest ...

Governor Rendell Says Life Science Industry Will Fuel New Breakthroughs, Generate Jobs for Decades to Come

... Rendell said Pennsylvania was the only state to dedicate all of its tobacco settlement funds to health-related programs, making a multi-year ... BioVentures -- one of the four private venture firms selected by the tobacco Settlement Investment Board to manage and leverage $60 million. According ...

Risky Business: New Survey Suggests Many Americans Live Dangerously, Even When They Say They Aren't 'Risk Takers'

... related to health risks, even though 92 percent feel smoking or using tobacco is moderately to highly risky, 22 percent of respondents still use tobacco regularly (with an additional five percent occasionally). Other notable ...

Pennsylvania Governor Rendell Says State Number 1 in New Biotechnology Study

... report noted that Pennsylvania set aside $150 million in 2007-08 from its tobacco settlement allocation to support bioscience research in CURE. According to ... earlier this summer, CURE has invested more than $228 million of its tobacco settlement funds directly in health-related research projects. The Life ...

CyberKnife Radiosurgery Used to Treat Lung Tumors at 90 Percent of Centers Worldwide

... the underdeveloped world as a result of an anticipated rise in the use of tobacco products, which is the primary cause of approximately 80 percent of all lung cancer. The WHO "Report On The Global tobacco Epidemic" projects that lung cancer incidence will increase from 18 ...

Misperceptions About Smoking Cessation Aids May Hinder Smokers From Using Effective Treatment for Quitting

... at the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and tobacco (SRNT) to present the latest research on smoking cessation, including a ... in August 2007. (2) Fiore MC, Bailey WC, Cohen SJ, et al. Treating tobacco Use and Dependence. Clinical Practice Guideline. Rockville, MD: (3) ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results

... we were excited to announce a Zerenex licensing arrangement with Japan tobacco and Torii Pharmaceutical Co., pursuant to which Japan tobacco and Torii will seek to develop and commercialize Zerenex in Japan. In ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... attributable to the recognition of $18.0 million in license revenue relating to an amendment to the September 2007 sublicense agreement with Japan tobacco Inc. and Torii Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (JT/Torii), which eliminated the Company's significant ongoing obligations included in the original ...

PHARMORX Security Introduces New Technology Solutions for Counterfeiting, Grey Market Diversion, Track & Trace

... and diversion control solutions from the point of manufacturer through to the consumer, offers its tool set to companies in the pharmaceutical, tobacco and beverage industries, as well as others. They will be showcasing their new technologies March 17 - 19 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New ...

National Cancer Institute: Battling Cancer and a Recession

... health. -- Leveraging existing tobacco-control collaborations and possible new authorities at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, tackle tobacco control with the seriousness and energy it deserves. -- Disseminating information about and implementing greater levels of colorectal cancer ...

UCF professor develops vaccine to protect against black plague bioterror attack

... Daniell was inspired to investigate an oral vaccine for the plague because of his pioneering work in diabetes. He and his team genetically engineered tobacco and lettuce plants with the insulin gene and then administered freeze-dried plant cells to five-week-old diabetic mice for eight weeks. By the end of ...

International Drug & Explosive Detection Firm Identa Corp Releasing: Jant Pharmacal Corporation Reports Successful Market Penetration of the Accutest(R) IDenta Co-brand in the United States and Oversees

... test products for legal, law enforcement, clinical, consumer, and workplace applications including saliva and urine drug tests, alcohol tests, tobacco tests and pregnancy & fertility tests. Products are marketed under Jant's proprietary labels, including Accutest(R) and Accustrip(R), through ...

UCF professor develops vaccine to protect against black plague bioterror attack

... Daniell was inspired to investigate an oral vaccine for the plague because of his pioneering work in diabetes. He and his team genetically engineered tobacco and lettuce plants with the insulin gene and then administered freeze-dried plant cells to five-week-old diabetic mice for eight weeks. By the end of ...

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results

... was classified as a license receivable at March 31, 2008. The payment was made pursuant to the September 2007 licensing agreement among Keryx, Japan tobacco Inc. and Torii Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. The net loss for the first quarter ended March 31, 2008 was $34,536,000, or $0.79 per share, compared to a ...

Biomoda Appoints Three Business Leaders to Board of Directors

... lung cancer in the state's veterans. The New Mexico state legislature recently allocated an additional $1.3 million in funding through the Interim tobacco Settlement Committee to the clinical screening program. Lung cancer claims more lives than any other cancer. The expected five-year survival rate ...

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro: Lawsuit Filed Against CellCyte Genetics Corporation

... date. HBSS served as counsel in a $850 million Washington Public Power Supply settlement and represented Washington and 12 other states against the tobacco industry that resulted in the largest settlement in history. For a complete listing of HBSS cases, visit http://www.hbsslaw.com . CONTACTS: ...

N.C. Takes Biofuels Leadership, Establishes New Endeavor With $5 Million State Appropriation

... will be headquartered at the newly established North Carolina Biofuels Campus in Oxford. The site is the former U.S. Department of Agriculture tobacco research facility that was turned over in 2005 to the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Goal: By 2017, North Carolina ...

Inoculation of Viral RNA and cDNA to Potato and Tobacco Plants Using the Helios Gene Gun

... the Helios gene gun to inoculate whole tobacco and potato plants with the cDNA of an RNA virus, ... of PVA infection in susceptible tobacco plants. In the case of potato plants, we used ... Methods Plant Material . tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L. cv. Samsun) is susceptible ...

The mushrooming of biotechnology in the U.S.

... investors (and VC funds). A number of states have used money from the tobacco settlements to fund biotech initiatives. And the traditional centers of ... for the next 10 years. Pennsylvania has also earmarked $2 billion of tobacco settlement funds for life sciences. New Jersey , home already to a ...

AIDS and tobacco are worldwide killers: Is bioscience doing enough to stop them?

... stretching thin the resources of nations that should be spending health dollars on prevention. Educating the worlds smokers about the dangers of tobacco use is one long-term strategy, Loftus said, but an effective drug to break their addiction would accomplish even more. Its tempting for ...

Despite confinement, crop genes can spread fast to wild

... - the actual value found by Hungarian scientists in the 1980s who studied the probability of chloroplast DNA transmission through the pollen of tobacco plants - could result in transgene escape within just 22 generations. Similarly, a leakage rate as low as one-tenth of 1 percent, along with ...

Americas weighty problem: Why the fight against fat is about more than just looking good

... against obesity, its not just a campaign to downsize Americans so they look better in their suits. Its about confronting a problem that may overtake tobacco use as the leading cause of death in the United States, and put further strain on costly health care programs. Much of what you may read or hear ...

$14 million grant to drive clinical research at UW

... cover 10 subject areas: aging, asthma, cancer, heart disease, child and teen health, epilepsy, health-care technology and communication, nutrition, tobacco and alcohol intervention, womens health and underserved populations. The roadmap grant is meant to support up to 24 trainees by the third year. It ...

Midwest VC investment up in 2004, but number of deals down

... fell heavily from 2003 (as did Ohio and Missouri). Michigan investment is on the rise perhaps due to the states creation of VC funding from its tobacco money windfall. Another key point for the Midwest is the number of deals completed and the average size of each deal. The next chart should show ...

Japan's pharma mergers will trickle to the Midwest

... million to $1.5 billion that need to decide on their futures. These include companies like Nippon Kayuku, Nippon Shinyaku, Ono Pharmaceutical, Japan tobacco and Otsuka. How will all of this affect the Midwest? A couple thoughts come to mind. Most Japanese pharma companies are either located in Tokyo ...

New DMV tool never forgets a face

... mostly driver's licenses and identification cards. "It has ranged from underage people trying to get an ID under a different name for either tobacco or alcohol," Alioto said, "to someone who was convicted of a sexual assault of a child and trying to change his identity and get a driver's license ...

Healthcare of business: Universal coverage plan includes new business taxes

... or benefit is created, or negative when an external cost is paid for by others (by society rather than by the company). As an example with the tobacco industry, efforts through the courts and class-action suits have attempted to correct these externality costs. This has been largely ineffective and ...

Optimization of Biolistic Transformation Using the Helium-Driven PDS-1000/He System

... (1982). Russell, J. A., Roy, M. K. and Sanford, J. C., Major improvements in Biolistic transformation of suspension cultured tobacco cells, In Vitro Cell. Develop. Biol., 28P , 97-105 (1992a). Russell, J. A., Roy, M. K. and Sanford, J. C., Physical trauma and ...

A Rapid Method for the Purification of Analytical Grade Proteins From Plants Using Preparative SDS-PAGE and Preparative IEF

... cm 2 of gel surface for 30 minutes. Blots were either stained with 0.05% Coomassie Blue or probed with antibody developed to tobacco BiP fusion protein (TOBBLP4, gift from Dr. J. Denecke). 3 Preparative Isoelectric Focusing Fractions 35, 36, and 37 from the ...

A Rapid Method for the Purification of Analytical Grade Proteins From Plants Using Preparative SDS-PAGE and Preparative IEF

... cm 2 of gel surface for 30 minutes. Blots were either stained with 0.05% Coomassie Blue or probed with antibody developed to tobacco BiP fusion protein (TOBBLP4, gift from Dr. J. Denecke). 3 Preparative Isoelectric Focusing Fractions 35, 36, and ...

RNA Interference and Gene Silencing: History and Overview

... Ingelbrecht I, Van Houdt H, Van Montagu M, and Depicker A. (1994) Posttranscriptional silencing of reporter transgenes in tobacco correlates with DNA methylation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 91 : 10502-10506. (

Get the 5'-End

... that are dephosphorylated in the CIP reaction include rRNA, tRNA, and most importantly, fragmented mRNA that does not contain the 5'-end. tobacco Acid Pyrophosphatase (TAP) is then used to remove the cap structure from mRNA, leaving a 5'-phosphate. Next a synthetic RNA ...

Double-Affinity Purification of GST-His Tagged Proteins Using Vivapure 8-to-96 Well Cobalt-Chelate Kit

... step exploited the GST-tag to separate the fusion protein from the bacterial proteins. The eluate was directly digested in the presence of tobacco etch virus protease (TEV protease) to remove both tags, and finally the His-tag was used to bind the double tag-moiety to the Vivapure Co-Chelate ...

Tissue Specificity for Mutation Parallels Tissue Specificity for Cancer

... and lifestyle-related cancer is tissue specificity. Human exposures to carcinogens result in particular types of cancer at predictable sites; tobacco smoke, arsenic, and ionizing radiation all produce their own unique kinds of cancers in preferred tissues. Tissue specificity is also a feature ...
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