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Gene Mutation Could Be Key to Rare Blood Vessel Disease

... their blood, excess activation of the so-called complement system." The complement system is a complex set of proteins in the blood ... aHUS," Conway said. Mutations in different complement proteins that cause excess activation of the ...

Structures from the human immune system's oldest branch shed light on a range of diseases

... a central component of an enzyme important to the complement system of the immune response, reveal how this ... of other immune and inflammatory diseases. The complement system, an evolutionarily old arm of the immune ... species, from primitive sponges to humans. When complement proteins are triggered into action by a microbe, ...

Taligen Therapeutics Advances Corporate Growth Plan with Appointment of Jeffrey T. Walsh as Chief Business Officer

... protein therapeutics targeting the alternative complement pathway and to specifically target them to sites ... to modulate the alternative pathway of the complement system to treat a wide range of inflammatory ... which closely collaborates with an international complement biology research community. For more ...

Researchers to Present Additional Data on Soliris(R) (eculizumab) for the Treatment of PNH at the ASH Annual Meeting

... -- "Safety and Efficacy of the Terminal complement Inhibitor Eculizumab in Japanese Patients ... Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome with the complement Inhibitor Eculizumab," Jens Nuernberger, et al. ... -- "Long-term Efficacy of the Terminal complement Inhibitor Eculizumab in a Patient with Cold ...

Hyperactive immune resistance brings blindness in old age

... AMD, might be faulty regulation of the so-called complement system. This system is an important element in ... the hereditary information for proteins in the complement system increase the risk of contracting AMD. Some of these proteins activate, others inhibit, the complement system. The team examined the blood of a total ...

Targets on the horizon: Emerging therapies and novel targets

... a monoclonal antibody targeting CD59, enhances complement activity and exhibits potent in vivo efficacy in ... antibody, termed AR36A36.11.1, allows the immune complement system protein complexes that recognize and kill ... rupturing their membranes. AR36A36.11.1 activates complement activity against cancer cells and inhibits tumor ...

UI licensee Optherion secures $37 million in financing

... two genes involved in controlling inflammation -- complement factor H and complement factor B -- account for nearly three out of four ... in the immune system (called the alternative complement system) which researchers believe leads to AMD. ...

$37 million financing for company based on macular degeneration research

... Gregory Hageman at the University of Iowa linked complement Factor H (CFH) and complement Factor B (CFB) two elements of the alternate complement pathway of the immune system with AMD. These ...

Scripps Research scientists shed new light on how antibodies fight HIV

... that prevented it from interacting with the complement cascade, a major component of the immune system ... rendered it unable to interact with either the complement pathway or the Fc receptor. In both mutants, ... specifically to investigate the importance of the complement cascade and Fc receptor system for preventing ...

Oclaro Reports Positive Adjusted EBITDA in First Post-Merger Quarter

... certain supplemental non-GAAP financial measures to its investor as a complement to the most comparable GAAP measures. The Company believes that ... each non-GAAP measure has historically been presented by the Company as a complement to its most comparable GAAP measure, and the Company believes that the ...

LifeWorks Mentoring to Become Program of L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

... be in a much stronger position to meet the demand. We'll be a perfect complement to the Center's existing services for LGBT youth. And fortunately, the ... L Jean. "That's why LifeWorks is so important and why it's the perfect complement to the Center's services. LGBT youth who are leading successful, healthy ...

Evolution in Ergonomics: Neutral Posture to Unveil Sleek NV(TM) at NeoCon 2009

... Jenkins, the NV offers designers the ability to customize the chair to complement various aesthetic themes and settings. (Photo: ... you can do just about anything with it. This chair provides a perfect complement to any setting." To learn more about the NV chair, stop by the ...

Nonin Medical's GO2(TM) Personal Fingertip Pulse Oximeter Empowers Patients Worldwide

... device to confidently and safely monitor their oxygen saturation to complement their clinician-advised oxygen therapy program. (Photo: ... staying active and fit, the highly durable GO2 is the perfect monitoring complement to any clinician-advised exercise program -- promoting compliance through ...

ASA plus clopidogrel reduces heart attack risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome

... summary of the report is now available. ASA and clopidogrel should complement each other's effects Clopidogrel is an anti-platelet drug ("platelet ... used in combination with ASA in certain cases. It is assumed the 2 drugs complement each other and that the overall inhibitory effect on the formation of ...

MedThink Hires Associate Scientific Director to Support Its Growing Health Care Clientele

... and experience in the field of oncology and immunotherapy, two areas that complement the agency's wide range of therapeutic expertise in cardiology, ... messages that inspire your target audiences. We serve as the perfect complement to strengthen our health care partners' competitive edge through ...

Modern Health Care Economics is Driving Inventiveness in Delivery of Cancer Surgery and Management of Risk

... is clearly not a substitute for quality care -- but it can be an important complement to it. 'Medical tourism' insurance coverage is in its infancy and U.S. ... the policy developed for this patient by U.S. Risk is a near-to-perfect complement for the innovative form of 'surgical travel service' that we are ...

The Nation's First Federally Certified Patient Safety Organization Chooses Quantros Patient Safety Organization Manager

... best practice information to participating healthcare facilities A full complement of reports with the ability to save specific parameters as well as AD-Hoc ... in addition to its technology platform. Quantros also offers a full complement of patient safety services delivered by seasoned clinical professionals ...

JCI online early table of contents: March 9, 2009

... a heart attack. They report that the expression of one such protein, complement factor B (CFB), is triggered by CaMKII activation during heart attack or ... kinase II triggers cell membrane injury by inducing complement factor B gene expression in the mouse heart AUTHOR CONTACT: Madhu V. ...

CANTAM first African Network of Excellence for clinical trials

... and Western Africa are interlinked at regional level, so that they can complement each other in building capacity to design and conduct large multi-centre ... Ultimately, the four networks will also work in collaboration and complement each other. About CANTAM The Central Africa Network on Tuberculosis, ...

Medical Tourism Comes to Macao -- World's Largest Integrative One-Stop Wellness Centre MaloClinicSPA Opens at The Venetian(R) Macao-Resort-Hotel

... treatments have been specially designed to pamper, enhance, revitalise and complement rehabilitation and recovery for guests who have undergone treatments at ... suites. All suites will feature private shower and changing areas. To complement the facilities, there will be dedicated hydro suites offering Vichy ...

Repeat pregnancies among teenagers on the increase

... support and guide teenagers after a first abortion. These services would complement the introduction of the United Kingdom's Family Nurse Partnership scheme, ... support and guide teenagers after a first abortion. These services would complement the introduction of the United Kingdom's Family Nurse Partnership scheme, ...

Concentra and Wellsource Health Solutions, LLC to Provide Best-in-Class Health and Wellness Services for Clients

... (HRA's) and online tools as well as telephonic health coaching, as a complement to Concentra's on-site health and wellness initiatives. Concentra ... services and operating 258 on-site medical facilities. Through this complement of services, Concentra intends to raise the standard of health by putting ...

Allsup Introduces Health Discount Program to Millions of People with Disabilities

... [Allsup __title__ Allsup] has introduced for people with disabilities to complement the nationwide SSDI representation services it has offered for nearly 25 ... awaiting Medicare eligibility. Some also may choose to use it to complement their Medicare coverage once they become eligible, helping to further ...

Cognitive Score Changes Over Time May Hint at Dementia

... Study authors stress new method is a complement to current testing,,,, TUESDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- ... was quick to point out that the newly developed variability model was a complement to currently used tests, and is not meant to replace them. Additionally, ...

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Reports Record Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008

... approvals throughout the year of both Caraco and Sun Pharma products to complement our portfolio of existing products." "Our strategy remains to grow the ... and abroad, in addition to the Sun Pharma products agreements that will complement both the Caraco and Sun Pharma development pipeline. We also ...

CSHL scientists are part of consortium that sequences platypus genome

... Being a genome scientist, Dr. Hannon was interested to observe that the complement of chromosomes possessed by the platypus -- its karyotype -- is most ... within the mature testis. In sum, Dr. Hannon noted, the small RNA complement of the platypus has highlighted both unique and conserved roles for miRNAs ...

Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. and Cerner Announce Strategic Alliance

... Blood Bank Software to complement Renowned Laboratory Information System DENVER, April 9, 2008 ... that Cerner Corporation has selected Wyndgate blood management systems to complement its Millennium Suite," said Thomas F. Marcinek, President and COO of ...

Palomar to Unveil New Laser-Assisted Liposuction Platform at the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery

... high-demand including laser-assisted liposuction. The Aspire platform will complement the broad range of aesthetic applications offered by Palomar's flagship ... industry." Mr. Caruso continued, "The Aspire platform is an ideal complement to the StarLux platform for providing opportunities for even more ...

Have Your Cookie and Fiber too With Nana's Newest Cookie Bar

... source of fiber in a moist and delicious cookie. The new Fiber Bar will complement the company's existing lines of healthy and delicious cookies and snacks ... offer consumers a breakfast or anytime snack with the added fiber boost to complement a balanced diet. "Whole grains, fiber and omega fatty acids are vital ...

Galderma Reaches Agreement to Acquire CollaGenex Pharmaceuticals

... Chief Executive Officer of Galderma. "CollaGenex' innovative products complement and enhance Galderma's portfolio. We admire the accomplishments of ... U.S. operations. "CollaGenex' oral rosacea therapy will be an important complement to Galderma's topical products, providing improved options that treat a ...

Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Inc. and ProCentury Corporation Reach Agreement to Merge in $272.6 Million Transaction

... and $161.0 million, respectively. The acquisition will expand and complement Meadowbrook's specialty lines capabilities with ProCentury's insurance ... with our expertise in the excess and surplus lines market are expected to complement and enhance the profitability of each company. We anticipate that the ...

SLU researchers show how to stop muscle weakness caused by myasthenia gravis

... The immune response at the heart of this process is called a complement cascade a complex chain of chemical reactions in which proteins bind ... or restore muscle strength, caused by myasthenia gravis by stopping the complement cascade at a step called C5 before the series of chemical reactions had ...

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines can improve the lives of HIV-infected children

... of HIV-infected children and should be considered a potentially valuable complement to existing treatment strategies for HIV-infected children (1) . In ... disease", indicates that PCV should be considered an important complement to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), which has brought marked ...

Orchid Cellmark Appoints William J. Thomas Vice President and General Counsel

... Counsel with the legal experience and skill set that we believe will complement our management team well." About Orchid Cellmark Orchid Cellmark Inc. is ... belief that Mr. Thomas has the legal experience and skill set that will complement its management team well. Such statements are subject to the risks and ...

Radiology Ltd. Chooses AMICAS as End-to-End Solutions Provider

... level with AMICAS." Under the terms of the agreement, Radiology Ltd. will complement their existing PACS system with the entire suite of AMICAS radiology ... and comprehensive revenue cycle management. Also, Radiology Ltd. will complement their existing Vision Series(TM) PACS deployment with both Vision ...

OPKO Health Appoints Pascal J. Goldschmidt to Board of Directors

... novel agents for ophthalmic diseases and markets diagnostic systems that complement its therapeutic products. For more information visit the company's website ... for ophthalmic diseases, our ability to market diagnostic systems that complement our therapeutic products, as well as other non-historical statements about ...

Genome Area Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

... of the genome. This region, on chromosome 9, includes two genes called complement component 5 (C5) and TNF receptor-associated factor 1 (TRAF1). TRAF1 is involved in inflammatory response, and C5 plays a role in the complement system, involved in defending the body against foreign molecules, the ...

Lifeclinic to Showcase Health Stations and Health Communicator at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 2009 Pharmacy and Technology Conference

... Jeff Bekos. "During this period we have a person's undivided attention in which we can deliver meaningful multimedia product information to complement our highly effective placard ads. I know of no other retail medium that can guarantee this type of captive consumer focus." Lifeclinic will ...

CIBER Completes Commercial Software Redesign; Awarded New Contract From TeleTracking Technologies

... completion of a much anticipated version and upgrade of our suite of applications. CIBER's breadth of knowledge and experience was an indispensable complement to our capabilities," said Don DeCorte, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. CIBER provided assistance with Engagement and ...

Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... of treatment, two different dosages of the Empatic combination are being studied along with the individual constituents. If approved, Empatic may complement the Contrave profile and allow Orexigen to offer obesity treatments to a broader range of patients. Corporate The Company made several key ...
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