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Omega Protein Reports 2009 Second Quarter Results

... HOUSTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Omega protein Corporation (NYSE: OME ), the nation's leading ... for the comparable quarter in 2008. Omega protein recorded operating loss of $3.9 million for the ... revenues for the first six months of 2008. Omega protein recorded operating income of $0.4 million for the ...

CryoLife Receives CE Mark Approval for BioFoam(R) Hemostatic Technology

... BioFoam is the second product from the Company's protein hydrogel technology platform to receive a CE ... for the development of products containing a protein hydrogel, which is the primary component of ... process. About BioFoam BioFoam, a protein hydrogel biomaterial under development by ...

New microchip technology performs 1,000 chemical reactions at once

... potential drug molecules that bind tightly to protein enzymes to either activate or inhibit an effect ... may work most effectively with a targeted protein enzyme. In this study, scientists produced a chip ... in limited supply for example, with a class of protein enzymes called kinases, which play critical roles ...

Advanced targeted therapies effective as first-line treatment for lung cancer

... An epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is a protein found on the surface of cells to which an ... initial treatment. Erlotinib targets a protein called the epidermal growth factor receptor ... evaluated molecular markers including EGFR protein and EGFR gene copy number, EGFR- and ...

MEK4, genistein and invasion of human prostate cancer cells

... have identified MEK4 as a pro-invasion protein and the target for genistein, a dietary compound, ... cells by assessing cell invasion and gene and protein expression of mitogen-activated protein kinase 4 (MEK4) and matrix metalloproteinase-2 ...

Mathematical modeling predicts response to Herceptin

... of Edinburgh, examined the role of PTEN protein expression on resistance to Herceptin. PTEN is a protein that acts as a tumor suppressor gene. ... with Herceptin and found that quantitative PTEN protein expression was a key determinant of who would be ...

Critical link in cell death pathway revealed

... The role of a protein called XIAP in the regulation of cell death has ... and Cell Research in Germany, has found that the protein XIAP is the discriminating factor between type I ... caspase-8 must activate the death-promoting protein called BID. Without this activation of BID the ...

New Gene May Signal Aggressive Breast Cancer

... breast epithelial cells and found that when RCP protein was overproduced, the otherwise healthy cells ... found that by decreasing the production of RCP protein in breast cancer cell lines, they were able to ... researchers implanted cells with decreased RCP protein expression into mice with an immunodeficiency. ...

Scientists locate disease switches

... Matthias Mann of Novo Nordisk Center for protein Research at the University of Copenhagen and the ... time a comprehensive insight into this type of protein modification," says Professor Mann. A given protein can perform more than one task, and how it ...

Study Finds Soy Safe for Men

... researchers assessed the effects of soy protein and soy isoflavones on measurements of male ... demonstrate no significant effect of soy protein or soy isoflavone intake on circulating levels of ... the analysis stated, "As a high-quality source of protein that is relatively low in saturated fat, soy can ...

Key Protein Might Shield Brain Cells

... WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that can protect brain cells from dying has been ... conditions. Nicknamed GOSPEL, the protein protects brain cells by interrupting a naturally ... found that GOSPEL competes with another protein when it attempts to latch onto a multifunctional ...

New Treatments for Alzheimer's on the Horizon

... increases brain levels of beta amyloid, a protein long thought to be a leading culprit in the ... has had some effect in reducing the number of tau protein tangles that are also associated with ... amyloid is the main "ingredient" in the amyloid protein plaques that are hallmarks of Alzheimer's ....

A Phase III Alzheimer's Drug Increases Levels of Beta Amyloid in the Brain - But Still Provides Benefits

... Alzheimer's disease. Beta amyloid is a protein that is the main constituent of amyloid plaques ... these lesions consist of an abnormal folded protein (phosphorylated tau), and research shows their ... (shortened versions of the full length tau protein that are phosphorylated like the NFTs). Previous ...

K-State scientist receives grant from National Institutes of Health to research cataracts

... Institutes of Health to study the changes of protein interactions in the lens of the eye, which are ... said. "By understanding the nature of the protein interactions on a biochemical level, we hope it ... in these interactions result in fluctuations of protein concentration. A change in concentration cause ...

Bread, Pancakes and Pasta on Atkins? Yes, That's Right!

... is nutritionally sound, providing high levels of protein and fiber in each serving with only 1 gram of ... with enriched semolina wheat, packs a powerful protein punch, offering 11 grams of protein and 18 grams of fiber per serving. At only 140 ...

Gold's Gym Debunks America's Most Common Fitness Myths

... muscle. FACT: Everybody needs protein to rebuild and repair muscles, but overloading on protein will get you nowhere. There's only a certain ... seven daily ounces of lean meat provides enough protein for most athletes. M YTH #6: ...

Caltech chemists say antibody surrogates are just a 'click' away

... capture agents'that can bind to a particular protein with very high affinity and selectivity, and that ... agent. When one of those peptides binds to the protein of interest, the fluorescent label is visualized ... have affinity for that protein; essentially, the protein itself builds an appropriate capture agent. The ...

Inflammation may trigger Alzheimer's disease, Saint Louis University findings suggest

... as LRP is the pump that removes amyloid beta protein from the brain and into the bloodstream. "LRP ... a stop light stuck on red, and keeps amyloid beta protein trapped in the brain," said Banks, who also is a ... that blocked the production of LRP. Amyloid beta protein accumulated in the brain and the mice showed ...

Vegetable Amino Acid Lowers Blood Pressure

... one of the most common amino acids in vegetable protein seems to lower blood pressure. Analysis of ... of glutamic acid as a portion of total dietary protein correlates with a 1.5- to 3-point reduction in ... acids, accounting for 23 percent of vegetable protein and 18 percent of meat protein. The ...

Purdue researchers create prostate cancer 'homing device' for drug delivery

... to prostate-specific membrane antigen, or PSMA, a protein that is found on the membrane of more than 90 ... designed with a specific shape that fits with the protein like a key to a lock, Kularatne said. The ... cargo are then carried inside the cell with the protein as it goes through its normal cycle. In 1995 ...

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Initiates Enrollment in a Phase 1/2 Study of MM-111, a Bispecific Antibody to ErbB2/3

... candidate, MM-111 , a bispecific antibody fusion protein designed to target cancer cells that are ... computational modeling, experimentation and protein engineering to optimize this therapeutic to ... Harvard, enables the high-throughput profiling of protein networks as a basis for improved validation, lead ...

Study in Nature: MicroRNAs hold promise for treating diseases in blood vessels

... in the Victor Ambros lab in 1993, fine-tune protein levels in all cells of the body. The GICD team ... or rendering them unfit to serve as templates for protein production. The current study found that two ... the brain can remove amyloid beta, the toxic protein that builds up in blood vessels in the brains of ...

Study shows PET can measure effectiveness of novel breast cancer treatment

... radioactive compound to image HER2a protein often associated with aggressive breast cancerin ... know whether treatment aimed at reduction of the protein levels in tumor cells is effective," said Jacek ... on developing therapies targeted to HER2. This protein is overexpressed in approximately 20 percent of ...

Study identifies biomarker that safely monitors tumor response to new brain cancer treatment

... EDT on JULY 1, 2009) A specific biomarker, a protein released by dying tumor cells, has been ... would offer the best results. They found that a protein released by dying tumor cells may be used as a ... from bone marrow into the tumor while another protein (thymidine kinase) and the antiviral drug ...

Growing Proteomics Market and the Current Economic Crisis Could Act in Tandem to Spur Growth in the European 2 Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis Market, States Frost & Sullivan

... electrophoresis (2DE) is the most cost-effective protein profiling technology and is the only technology in which the constituents of a protein sample can be entirely visualised in a single ... likely to invest more in cheaper alternatives for protein expression studies, such as 2DE. Sample ...

Cancer Researchers Link DICER1 Gene Mutation to Rare Childhood Cancer

... gene copies. DICER1 makes an important protein that works to suppress other genes through ... at PPB tumors to see if there is any DICER1 protein being made from the remaining normal copy of the ... to see that the tumor cells had no DICER1 protein giving us a nice explanation for why the tumor ...

UAB researchers draft 3-D protein map to aid stroke, cancer research

... Ala. A new three-dimensional computer protein map is helping researchers at the University of ... and other data, UAB researchers focused on a protein called acid-sensing ion channel-1, or ASIC-1. This protein acts as a gateway on the surface of brain cells ...

Eggland's Best and Award-Winning Fitness Trainer Cathe Friedrich Launch National Health and Fitness Program

... intake of high-quality protein, such as the protein contained in EB eggs, can aid in muscle ... . (1) Layman DK, Rodriguez, NR. Egg protein as a Source of Power, Strength and Energy. Nutr ... weight loss. IJO 2008; 32; 1545-1551, Layman DK. protein quantity and quality at levels above RDA ...

Jarrow Formulas, Inc. to Unveil Children's Natural Health Products at Upcoming Natural MarketPlace 2009 Show in Las Vegas

... fiber syrup), Yum-Yum Zymes; and Brown Rice protein in Chocolate, Vanilla and Berry flavors at the ... fiber syrup), Yum-Yum Zymes; and Brown Rice protein in Chocolate, Vanilla and Berry flavors at the ... nutritional value from a meal. Brown Rice protein Concentrate, made from whole grain brown rice, is ...

Study pinpoints novel cancer gene and biomarker

... role in cancer. Chin's team also found that the protein made from GOLPH3 may serve as a biomarker for ... drug rapamycin: tumors with a high level of the protein are more apt to shrink in response to the drug ... does," Chin remarks. The only hint was that the protein it encodes -- designated GOLPH3 -- is found in ...

Fish protein link to controlling high blood pressure -- new study

... linked to high blood pressure. This is because a protein called Urotensin II, first identified in the ... Researcher Dr Radoslaw Debiec said: "The protein found in the fish has remained almost unaltered during evolution. "This indicates that the protein might be of critical importance in regulation of ...

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 17 top young scientists

... gene may be expressed as multiple, distinct protein forms. Gaining a better understanding of this ... is regulated, in part, by the attachment of a protein called ubiquitin to other proteins throughout the ... in our genes into proteins. Misregulation of protein production is a hallmark of many forms of cancer. ...

BRIT1 allows DNA repair teams access to damaged sites

... to get at a faulty engine, a tumor-suppressing protein allows cellular repair mechanisms to pounce on ... Center shows that BRIT1 connects with another protein complex to relax DNA's tight packaging at the ... Lin and colleagues previously showed that the protein plays a key role in early detection of DNA ....

Generation of a severe memory-deficit mutant mouse by exclusively eliminating the kinase activity of CaMKIIalpha

... Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II alpha (CaMKII alpha) is an enzyme that adds phosphates to a variety of protein substrates to modify their functions. CaMKII ... yet, because this enzyme has multiple protein functions other than the kinase activity. A ...

Taking Aim at Relapse of Leukemia in Kids

... with mice, Aifantis and colleagues found that a protein receptor (CCR7) embedded on the outer surface of ... The researchers also found that a protein called CCL21 acts as a "come-hither" signal for CCR7 protein receptors. CCL21 was found in tiny veins of the ...

Bariatric Advantage High Protein Meal Replacement Clinical Study Presented at European Congress on Obesity

... was performed using the Bariatric Advantage High protein Meal Replacement in patients preparing for weight ... was performed using the Bariatric Advantage High protein Meal Replacement in patients preparing for ... resulting from a two (2) week diet using high protein meal replacements in this patient population. ...

Finding Raises Hope for Treating ALS

... eventually lead to an effective treatment. protein clumps in cells that show up only after damage ... -- proteins that malfunction and lead to the protein aggregates in the brain. The ALS Association ... that the SOD1 mutations most likely to cause the protein clumps were also linked to the disease's faster ...

UNC study suggests new approach to common cause of blindness

... that blocking the activity of a specific protein called CCR3 -- can reduce the abnormal blood ... degeneration. Furthermore, targeting this new protein may prove to be safer and more effective than the ... treatment for the disease, which is directed at a protein called vascular endothelial growth factor or ...

Protein Branded As Culprit in Mad Cow Disease

... Misfolded protein kicks off brain cell damage, lab study finds ... disease and similar conditions may start with one protein that somehow goes astray and deprives the healthy ... misfolded or mislocated PrP can bind with another protein called Mahogunin, which is thought to be vital to ...

First and Only Weaning Product Based on 100% Non-Allergenic Amino-Acids Specifically Designed for Children With Cows' Milk Protein Allergy and Multiple Food Protein Intolerance

... infants and older children with cows' milk protein allergy (CMPA) and multiple food ... for parents of infants with cows' milk protein allergy as there is often a fear that they may ... press. 3. ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. Soy protein Infant Formulae: A Commentary by the ...
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