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Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces the Presentation of Data Indicating Potential Utility of QPI-1002 in Chronic Kidney Disease at the RNA Interference Summit

... company discovering and developing novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, today announced that ... of an animal analogue of QPI-1002 at the RNA interference Summit being held June 8-10, 2009 in San ... kidney dysfunction. In the context of AKI, RNA interference (RNAi) technology used to temporarily inhibit p53 ...

Growing Preference for Composite Materials in Shoulder Fixation and Knee Ligament Reconstruction Markets

... towards composite devices -- in this case interference screws," says Kevin Flewwelling, Manager of MRG's ... years, new products, such as the BioComposite interference Screw from Arthrex, will stimulate additional ... more than 20% annual growth in the BTB composite interference screw segment of the knee ligament reconstruction ...

MP3 Player Headphones May Throw Off Cardiac Devices

... Study found they could cause interference when placed too closely to pacemakers, ICDs ... placed within an inch of the devices. Although interference is unlikely to cause life-threatening problems, ... Health System in New Orleans. Other possible interference can come from microwaves, theft detection devices ...

iPods and similar devices found not to affect pacemaker function

... Rhythm, accompanied by an editorial, there was no interference with intrinsic device functioning patients EKG ... players (Zune and Apple Video) caused more interference with telemetry than the small players. ... ICD effectively, Webster says. The findings of interference with the pacemaker itself, reported last May, are ...

Several methods for enhancing the functioning of defibrillators in cases of heart attack

... forward various methods for the elimination of interference caused by compressions and ventilations of ... thoracic compressions and ventilations induces interference on the electrocardiogram that compromises the ... which various methods for the elimination of this interference caused by compressions and ventilations of the ...

IPods Don't Interfere With Heart Pacemakers

... players such as the iPod don't cause electronic interference in implanted cardiac pacemakers, a new study ... of our in-vitro study, we conclude that no interference can occur in pacemakers exposed to the iPods we ... have been a number of media reports about iPod interference with cardiac pacemakers. But those stories were ...

SuperArray Bioscience Corporation Licenses RNA Interference Patent From The Carnegie Institution

... develop, manufacture and distribute worldwide RNA interference based gene function and mechanism of action ... small interfering RNA (siRNA) and DNA-based RNA interference expressing short hairpin RNA (shRNA). The ... of DNA-based RNA Interference. RNA interference is a key technology in life science ...

The vulnerable cancer cell

... Laboratories) and Stephen J. Elledge at Harvard Medical School, used RNA interference (RNAi) technology to identify a host of genes that cancer cells depend on ... segment of RNA that looks like one of the cell's normal genes. The RNA interference machinery grinds into action and shuts down production of the protein made ...

Intradigm Announces Issuance of RNA Interference (RNAi) Patent Covering Potent siRNA Sequence

... -- Intradigm Corporation, a leading developer of targeted, systemic RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, today announced the issuance of United States patent ... to the discovery, development and delivery of targeted, systemic RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases with an initial ...

Low Levels of 2 Enzymes in Ovarian Cancer Cells Shortened Survival

... distant future could lead to new types of treatment strategies." RNA interference molecules help regulate gene expression. Specifically, they can shut down ... Drosha had less of an association in these cancers. So-called "RNA interference therapies" are coming closer to realization, Sood noted. "This study ...

Study first to show that RNA interference can facilitate vaccine development

... racing to develop drugs that use the gene silencing mechanism known as RNA interference to treat a host of diseases. Now, a new study opens up an entirely new ... at the University of Georgia have demonstrated for the first time that RNA interference can be used as a tool in the development of vaccines. "Our data ...

MP3 headphones interfere with implantable defibrillators, pacemakers

... of an interaction," Maisel said. The researchers found a detectable interference with the device by the headphones in 14 patients, (23 percent). ... P651). Likewise, California researchers determined that electromagnetic interference from personal devices including iPod, iPod nano, iPhone, some cell phones ...

Statement by UHW President Sal Rosselli on SEIU Threat to Sue UHW Leaders

... resulting from Vice President Dave Regan's financial improprieties and interference in internal union elections in Nevada. SEIU also should investigate ... Vice President Tom DeBruin and Assistant to the President Josie Mooney for interference and possible labor law violations in delegate elections in California. ...

CryoCath Provides Update on Patent Infringement Lawsuit

... action or the foreign counterparts. Last month, the USPTO declared an interference to determine the first to invent certain pre-cooling technology. By ... requesting the Interference. CryoCath believes the USPTO will resolve the interference in its favor. CryoCath believes its strong infringement position for all ...

The RNA drug revolution -- a new approach to gene therapy

... New Rochelle, NY, January 23, 2008RNA interference (RNAi) represents an innovative new strategy for using small RNA molecules ... are available free online. At least six clinical trials using RNA interference (RNAi) have been approved, with many more coming down the pipeline, ...

January American Naturalist highlights

... morning glory), they found direct experimental evidence that reproductive interference between closely related plant species can alter patterns of selection on ... between the two species, their aim was to determine whether reproductive interference from the tall morning glory alters the pattern of selection on floral ...

Start Licensing, Inc. Further Strengthens Position in Cloning Industry With New Patents

... The allowance of these two applications is a direct result of patent interference proceedings initiated at the Patent Office between the 09/650,194 and ... and exclusively licensed to Advanced Cell Technology. A patent interference is a proceeding conducted by the Patent Office when two or more parties ...

Nastech to Establish Subsidiary, MDRNA, Inc., as an Independent Company to Focus on the Development of RNA-Based Therapeutics

... is transferring its intellectual property and agreements related to RNA interference ("RNAi") into MDRNA. The new structure will give Nastech the ability to ... on evaluating RNAi therapeutics for treatment of influenza. About RNA interference (RNAi) RNA interference, or RNAi, is a cellular mechanism that can be ...

Quark Pharmaceuticals to Participate in IBC's Oligonucleotide Therapeutics: From Concept to Implementation Conference

... FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, today announced that James D. Thompson, Ph.D., Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development, will participate in multiple ...

New AMA Ad Emphasizes Common Ground on Health Reform, Shares Vision to Fix Broken System

... The AMA ad lists the organization's health-reform goals: Protect the sacred relationship between patients and their physicians, without interference by insurance companies or the government Provide affordable health insurance for all through a choice of plans and eliminates denials for ...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Announces Data Indicating Potential Utility of QPI-1007 for Treatment of Glaucoma

... FREMONT, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, today announced data suggesting that QPI-1007 prevents progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss in an increased ocular ...

Neuronal survival and axonal regrowth obtained in vitro

... astrocytes synthesize two particular proteins (glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and vimentin), which isolate the damaged neuron to prevent interference with the operation of the central nervous system. While the protection is initially useful, in the long run it induces formation of impermeable ...

Internationally Renowned Surgeon Reaches out to RNC, Hispanic Community

... The ASMD was founded to work towards an American health care system in which the relationship between physicians and their patients is free from interference by government, the insurance industry, lawyers, or other outside influences; to protect American health care from proposals or legislation that ...

American Society of Medical Doctors Established to Protect the Bond Between Physicians and Patients; Organizing Doctors to Oppose Government-Run Health Care

... The ASMD was founded to work towards an American health care system in which the relationship between physicians and their patients is free from interference by government, the insurance industry, lawyers, or other outside influences; to protect American health care from proposals or legislation that ...

Former Associates File Suit Against Univera: Dietary Supplement Company Accused of Intimidation, Bullying, and Unfair Trade Practices

... back, making a stand for free markets and fair competition. Terhune and his fellow plaintiffs have brought claims for breach of contract, tortious interference with business relations, defamation, unfair competition, and inequitable retention of plaintiffs' businesses. A copy of the complaint can be ...

Derma Sciences Announces First Commercial Sales of BIOGUARD(TM) Barrier Dressings

... blood, and also in that the active component is non-leaching. Leaching antimicrobials can exit the base substrate dressing and potentially lead to interference in wound healing as well as to the creation of resistant strains of pathogens. Currently, the market for antimicrobial dressings is estimated to be ...

Galil Medical Ltd. Sues HealthTronics for Interfering with the Galil/Endocare Merger Agreement

... Galil and Endocare, Inc., and to order that HealthTronics pay damages to Galil for the harm it has suffered as a result of HealthTronics' tortious interference with Galil's rights under that agreement. In the suit, Galil alleges that Healthtronics helped Endocare in its recent attempt to wrongfully ...

Ekahau RTLS Selected by University of Kentucky Healthcare

... existing 802.11 Wi-Fi networks and delivers room-level and bed-level accuracy without requiring proprietary chokepoints or readers, which can cause interference with medical equipment. The Ekahau RTLS tags also support two-way communications, enabling location information to be sent from the tags to the ...

Women underrepresented in most cancer research

... most cancer clinical studies. Barriers that may discourage women from research participation could include lack of information, fear, and perceived interference with personal responsibilities such as childcare. Also, some study investigators may be concerned with protecting women of childbearing age and may ...

Too Much Computer Gaming Can Steal Your Sleep

... a prepared statement. "It surprised us, however, that of the people who admitted being addicted to gaming, only about a third of them recognized an interference with their sleep." Other health-care professionals weren't surprised by the study's findings. "These findings are not unexpected," said sleep ...

Women under-represented in most cancer research

... most cancer clinical studies. Barriers that may discourage women from research participation could include lack of information, fear, and perceived interference with personal responsibilities such as childcare. Also, some study investigators may be concerned with protecting women of childbearing age and may ...

Cancer cells need normal, nonmutated genes to survive

... deal with stress and maintain their deviant state. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital used a technique called RNA interference (RNAi) to dial down the production of thousands of proteins and determine which were required for cancer cell survival. "Cancer cells actually ...

Family Health International Receives $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Innovative Global Health Research Project Led by David Sokal, M.D.

... grant will support an innovative global health research project led by David C. Sokal, M.D., studying a novel approach to inactivate HIV with minimal interference during breastfeeding. Dr. Sokal's project is one of 81 grants announced by the Gates Foundation in the second funding round of Grand Challenges ...

Eye Related Symptoms Bring More Than Tears to Allergy Sufferers, New Survey Reveals

... tearing, and redness because allergens and other irritants can build up on contact lenses over time, he says. "This can lead to discomfort and interference with job performance, school, and sports activities." For allergy sufferers who want to remain in contacts, Dr. Karpecki recommends single-use ...

UCSF creates fast, affordable tool for finding gene 'on-off' switches

... of these shRNA strands for each target gene roughly 10 times the volume of traditional methods thereby enabling researchers to screen for RNA interference much faster than before and at a minimal cost, McManus said. "This means that even a small laboratory with limited resources can perform complex ...

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

... treatment if symptoms of lupus-like syndrome develop. Do not administer live vaccines or attenuated vaccines concurrently with CIMZIA. interference with certain coagulation assays has been detected in patients treated with CIMZIA. There is no evidence that CIMZIA therapy has an effect on in vivo ...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Presents Data on Synthetic siRNAs for Prevention of Ocular and Inner Ear Sensory Cell Damage

... FREMONT, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics, today announced that Elena Feinstein, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, presented a study titled, "siRNA Therapeutics ...

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

... treatment if symptoms of lupus-like syndrome develop. Do not administer live vaccines or attenuated vaccines concurrently with CIMZIA. interference with certain coagulation assays has been detected in patients treated with CIMZIA. There is no evidence that CIMZIA therapy has an effect on in vivo ...

Isis Reports Strong Financial Results and Highlights for First Quarter of 2009

... to Alnylam's clinical development of ALN-VSP in patients with advanced liver cancers. Isis co-exclusively licensed its single-stranded RNA interference (ssRNAi) technology to Alnylam as part of a new strategic initiative to continue to develop the ssRNAi platform. Regulus ...

Corporate Accountability International: Tobacco Giant Leads in Profits, Addicting Youth

... community moved to put a damper on the abuses fueling the corporation's growth - aggressive promotion of addictive and deadly products to children, interference in health policy, and so-called "corporate social responsibility." As part of implementation of the global tobacco treaty, 164 countries adopted ...
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