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Breast Cancer Drug May Beat Fungal Infection

... appears to hold promise as a treatment for deadly fungal infections, new research has found. University ... out to be an effective treatment against serious fungal infections, it'll be a welcome addition to our ... infections. "We don't have vaccines against fungal infections, and the few drugs we do have aren't ...

Breast cancer drug shows promise against serious infections

... cancer shows promise in fighting life-threatening fungal infections common in immune-compromised patients, ... out to be an effective treatment against serious fungal infections, it'll be a welcome addition to our ... of Rochester Medical Center . While serious fungal infections are generally isolated to patients ...

TOPICA Elects G. Kirk Raab as Chairman of the Board

... (athlete's foot). Tinea pedis is the most common fungal infection of the skin, affecting about one in ... luliconazole for onychomycosis (nail and nail bed fungal infections). Onychomycosis affects approximately ... foot) and onychomycosis (nail and nail bed fungal infections). For more information, please visit ...

Predicting fatal fungal infections

... individuals are most likely to develop deadly fungal meningitis, a major cause of HIV-related death. ... for HIV is not available. A major cause of fungal meningitis is Cryptococcus neoformans , a ... ever causing disease. The risk of developing fungal meningitis from Cryptococcus neoformans rises ...

Researchers at Case Western Reserve discover a new way the body fights fungal infection

... yeast infections caused by the most common human fungal pathogen, Candida . As fungal infections become more resistant to current ... will open many new avenues of research in fungal infections. One direction they are pursuing is to ...

Cimzia(R) (certolizumab pegol) Now Available for Self-Administration in Adult Patients With Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

... prior to CIMZIA use. Invasive fungal infections, including histoplasmosis , ... with histoplasmosis or other invasive fungal infections may present with disseminated, rather ... be considered in patients at risk for invasive fungal infections who develop severe systemic illness. ...

UCB's CIMZIA(R) (certolizumab pegol) Approved by the U.S. FDA for Adult Patients Suffering From Moderate to Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

... prior to CIMZIA use. Invasive fungal infections, including histoplasmosis , ... Patients with histoplasmosis or other invasive fungal infections may present with disseminated, rather ... be considered in patients at risk for invasive fungal infections who develop severe systemic illness . ...

TOPICA Begins Phase 2 Clinical Trial of Potent Antifungal, Luliconazole, in Athlete's Foot

... topical solution to a variety of skin and nail fungal infections. "The initiation of this trial ... luliconazole for onychomycosis (nail and nail bed fungal infections) and plans to move ahead with clinical ... to easily penetrate the toenail achieving rapid fungal eradication in the nail bed, as measured by ...

Five Secrets Your Bed Won't Tell You

... triggers, including dust mite droppings, pollen, fungal and mold spores and cat and dog dander. Trying to ... to block dust mite droppings, pet dander, fungal and mold spores and other microscopic allergens, ... Seal, to provide 360-degree protection from the fungal and mold spores, dust mites and their droppings ...

Five Secrets Your Bed Won't Tell You

... triggers, including dust mite droppings, pollen, fungal and mold spores and cat and dog dander. Trying to ... to block dust mite droppings, pet dander, fungal and mold spores and other microscopic allergens, ... Seal, to provide 360-degree protection from the fungal and mold spores, dust mites and their droppings ...

Fungal pill could provide asthma relief for 150,000 UK sufferers

... found that pills used to treat everyday fungal infections greatly improved symptoms of asthma in ... patients with a positive skin or blood test for fungal allergy were included in the study," said ... said: "This pioneering study indicates that fungal allergy is important in some patients with severe ...

Anti-fungal drug offers great benefits to some with severe asthma

... It is these patients with severe asthma with fungal sensitization, or "SAFS", as the researchers ... had returned. "This study indicates that fungal allergy is important in some patients with severe ... asthma, and raise intriguing questions related to fungal allergy and asthma." John Heffner, M.D., past ...

Voriconazole: A highly potent treatment for fungal infections

... - The effectiveness of voriconazole in combating fungal infections has been confirmed by a new study to ... ), published by Elsevier. fungal infections can kill people with weakened immune ... been approved for treatment of a broad range of fungal infections, including those caused by Candida ...

Uptake of Next-Generation Antifungals Has Intensified Competition in the Severe Fungal Infections Drug Market

... as Cancidas, Mycamine and Eraxis), the severe fungal infections market has become increasingly ... The new Pharmacor report entitled Severe fungal Infections finds that market competition will ... percent annually from 2007 to 2017 in the severe fungal infections drug market. The report also finds ...

FDA Demands Tougher Warnings on Immunosuppressive Drugs

... Officials want stronger labeling about fungal infection risk THURSDAY, Sept. 4 ... warnings on the risk of developing opportunistic fungal infections. The drugs, Humira, Cimzia, Enbrel ... related to different safety issues, including fungal infections. "FDA has asked the manufacturers ...

Innate immune system targets asthma-linked fungus for destruction

... in bright red fluorescence due to the damaged fungal cell wall and subsequent death of Alternaria. ... research collaboration will be to use recombinant fungal proteins and fungal knockout mutants for specific genes to dissect ...

Study identifies mechanism underlying multidrug resistance in fungi

... could help advance treatments for opportunistic fungal infections that frequently plague individuals ... switch and identify new therapies for resistant fungal infections in patients with compromised immunity, ... that will sensitize multidrug-resistant fungal infections to standard antifungal therapy, says ...

VBI, Mayo Clinic investigate link between fungal proteins, innate immunity and asthma

... investigation, we will be looking closely at how fungal enzymes from Alternaria cause innate immune ... shape the adaptive immune system. Recombinant fungal proteins will be used to dissect the different ... and asthma. He added: We will create a series of fungal knockout mutants for specific genes that will be ...

New study finds resistant organisms at core of soft contact lens corneal infections

... that does not produce biofilms as the clinical fungal strains do. Lens care solutions currently are tested against an old and rare genotype fungal strain obtained in the 1970s from a patient from ... & Lombs MoistureLoc and MultiPlus) against three fungal strains (two recent clinical strains and the one ...

Amgen and Wyeth Statement on FDA Announcement About Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers

... or the Southwest) where there is a greater risk for certain kinds of fungal infections, such as histoplasmosis. These infections may develop or become ... severe if you take ENBREL. If you don't know if histoplasmosis or other fungal infections are common in the areas where you live or have lived, ask your ...

Diabetes: It's Connection to Oral Health

... viruses and fungi occur naturally in the mouth. Oral candidiasis, a fungal infection in the mouth, appears to occur more frequently among people with ... or takes antibiotics, he or she is more likely to have a problem with a fungal infection of the mouth. About the Pennsylvania Dental Association ...

Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk

... between month of birth and asthma by considering ambient concentrations of fungal spores and pollen, which follow distinct seasonal patterns," study author ... to look at the potential role of early life exposure to multiple outdoor fungal and pollen groups in the development of asthma," Harley said. She and ...

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drugs Raise Shingles Risk

... people with the disease. Although the link between TNF blockers and fungal and bacterial infections is fairly well-established, associations with ... to bolster safety warnings on the risk of developing opportunistic fungal infections. The drugs already carried black-box warnings related to ...

New Programmable System is First to Continually Sanitize the Air in HVAC Ducts and Commercial, Medical and Residential Spaces

... sprays that kill odor-causing bacteria in the air -- including mold and fungal spores -- clearly are a hit with consumers. But these products treat ... not possible. The ARIA approach, by contrast, kills airborne mold and fungal spores circulating within HVAC systems, and helps prevent them from ...

Antifungal Drug May Help Ease Asthma

... of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine . "This study indicates that fungal allergy is important in some patients with severe asthma, and that oral ... patients with severe asthma, and raise intriguing questions related to fungal allergy and asthma." More information The National Library of ...

E. coli engineered to produce important class of antibiotic, anti-cancer drugs

... the UCLA researchers are exploring interactions between the bacterial and fungal components they introduced into E. coli , which are from different kingdoms of life. "There are some beliefs that bacterial and fungal enzymes will not cross-talk to each other," said Zhang, the paper's lead ...

China Sky One Medical, Inc. Obtains Production Rights for Two Additional Drugs

... conjunctivitis and Ftibamzone Liniment for the treatment of herpes and fungal skin infection. The company is planning to launch the production of these ... pedis), hand ringworm (tinea manus), jock itch (tinea cruris) and fungal skin infection (tinea versicolor); and -- Skincare cream for ...

Echinocandins Show Growth Among All Antifungal Classes

... agents are commonly used to treat lung tissue infections, disseminated fungal infection and fungemia and are administered intravenously. "Cancidas ... course there is a link between drug, diagnosis and suspected or confirmed fungal pathogen. About The Hospital Antifungal Market Guide The Hospital ...

Allergy expert has advice for flood victims

... individuals. Wedner is currently studying the role of fungi and fungal allergens in asthma, with particular emphasis on the role of fungi in the ... fungi in many homes in the St. Louis area and points out the importance of fungal allergens in asthma and allergic rhinitis. With Anupma Dixit, Ph.D., ...

Fighting a Fungus That Thrives on Tomatoes

... system. In this study, the researchers looked at tomatoes and the fungal pathogen Fusarium oxysporum , which causes fusarium wilt disease. The ... targets the suppressor protein, making the plant fully resistant to any fungal strain that produces the protein. This means that with the right set of ...

$2.4 million grant for study of corneal infections associated with contact lenses

... microbial infections and immune defense, while Dr. Ghannoum is expert in fungal pathogenesis. Fusarium solani was already well-known as an important ... Earlier this year, this research team published a study that described how fungal cells formed biofilms, highly resistant structures held together with a ...

JCI online early table of contents: Feb. 7, 2008

... EDITOR'S PICK: The key to survival and virulence for a fungal pathogen is autophagy Autophagy is a process whereby cells recycle ... trait and survival mechanism for Cryptococcus neoformans a fungal pathogen that commonly infects immunocompromised individuals, such as ...

New IDSA Clinical Practice Guidelines Recommend NOXAFIL(R) (Posaconazole) for Antifungal Prophylaxis in Certain High-Risk Patients

... in patients 13 years of age and older, for prophylaxis of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) due to Aspergillus in neutropenic patients with ... infections refractory to itraconazole and/or fluconazole. OPC is a fungal infection of the mouth and throat caused by the yeast Candida. NOXAFIL ...

FDA Approves Additional Indication for Astellas' MYCAMINE(R)

... with significant medical needs." About Candidemia Candidemia is a fungal infection that occurs when Candida species enter the blood, causing ... agents, the echinocandins. MYCAMINE inhibits an enzyme essential for fungal cell-wall synthesis and is fungicidal (lethal) for Candida. MYCAMINE is ...

How Candida albicans transforms from its normally benign form into life-threatening form

... however - how does it activate the cellular machineries that determine the fungal cell shape?" said Wang. Wang's team found the answer to this question ... for us to investigate further into a new range of therapeutic targets for fungal infections," explained Wang. In the same issue of Developmental Cell, ...

JCI table of contents: Sept. 4, 2007

... with certain fungi results in mucormycosis, which is a lethal but rare fungal infection for which there are no good therapeutics. Now, Ashaf Ibrahim and ... drug known as deferasirox substantially improved survival and decreased fungal burden in mice infected with Rhizopus oryzae, the most common cause of ...

Certain Arthritis, Crohn's Drugs May Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: FDA

... boxed warning for these products," she said. TNF blockers already carry FDA-mandated warning labels for other potential safety issues, including fungal infections. Tuesday's announcement follows on the agency's move last year to review several dozen reports of children who developed cancer while ...

Statins May Cause Muscle Damage in Some Patients

... doses of statins, exercising vigorously while on statins and certain medications, including warfarin (Coumadin), cancer drugs, oral medications for fungal disorders and certain antibiotics, which interfere with the removal of statins from the body. In 2001, cerivastatin (Baycol) was withdrawn from ...

SAFC Pharma's St. Louis HPAPI Conjugates Facility Receives SafeBridge Certification

... to add a cGMP pilot plant and kilo-lab capacity at the Madison facility, completed in early 2008; a $29 million investment to expand bacterial and fungal fermentation derived HPAPI capacity at Jerusalem, Israel, due for completion in early 2010; and a $30 million investment to build a new ...

TREK to Introduce New In Vitro Diagnostic and Research-Use-Only Susceptibility Products at American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Booth 1301

... creation of 'superbugs' that have become immune to many existing drugs. There has also been a documented increase in recent years of drug-resistant fungal infections, particularly in severely immuno-compromised and/or critically ill patients. The latter is the target of our new YeastOne dried ...
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