Southern Research Institute Wins $14.7 Million NIH Award to Participate in Molecular Libraries Probe Production Center Network
... will offer high
throughput screening (HTS) and probe
development resources to public and
private ... grants as part of the
Molecular Libraries probe
Production Center Network include:
-- Burnham ... Mass.
-- Comprehensive Center for Chemical probe
Discovery and Optimization
at Scripps Research ...
New Clinical Studies Confirm Mauna Kea Technologies' Cellvizio(R) GI in Range of Procedures
... Cellvizio(R) GI. In 7
patients, the Cellvizio(R) probe
was introduced directly into the common
bile ... In a further 7 patients, the further miniaturized probe
introduced and placed to suspected lesions under visual control via a
cholangioscope. The probe
could be introduced in all patients, and ...
American Lung Association Study to be Published in the 'New England Journal of Medicine' Finds Prescription Heartburn Medication Does Not Control Asthma Symptoms as Previously Thought
... Participants were classified with respect to GER status with ambulatory pH probe
monitoring. The primary outcome was the rate of episodes of poor asthma ... scores, nocturnal awakenings, or quality of life. GER documented by pH probe
studies in 40% of participants with absent or minimal symptoms did not ...
Freezing Prostate Cancer Does a Man's Body Good
... added Onik. With cryoablation, interventional radiologists insert a probe
through the skin, using imaging to guide the needle to the tumor; the probe
then circulates extremely cold gas to freeze and destroy the cancerous ...
ATS Medical Announces Initial Clinical Results of Stand-Alone Atrial Fibrillation Procedures Using ATS CryoMaze Product Line
... others are performing ATS
CryoMaze ablations by manipulating the cryogenic probe
The strengths of the stand-alone procedure using ATS CryoMaze ... the Maze procedure. The Company anticipates introducing a
new ATS CryoMaze probe
and clamp combinations during mid 2008.
Sole Therapy or Stand-Alone ...
Is Obesity an Oral Bacterial Disease?
... of overweight women. Saliva was collected from 313 women with a body mass index between 27 and 32, and bacterial populations were measured by DNA probe
analysis. Levels in this group were compared with data from a population of 232 healthy individuals from periodontal disease studies. The median ...
AdvanDx Launches Fast, 90 Minutes Protocol for All CE-IVD Marked PNA FISH(R) Tests in Europe
... PNA FISH(R) tests in Europe. The fast protocol reduces the PNA FISH turn-around time from the original 2.5 hours to 90 minutes by reducing PNA probe
hybridization time from 90 minutes to 30 minutes. Clinical validation studies performed at hospitals in the United States and Europe show the two ...
Walter Reed Army Medical Center offers HIFU for Qualifying Men with Locally Recurrent Prostate Cancer in a Phase III Clinical Trial
... radiation therapy (EBRT).
The technology of using HIFU with the Sonablate is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that uses a transrectal probe
to focus ultrasound energy resulting in a therapeutic rise in heat within the prostate. This results in the focal destruction of prostatic tissue. ...
ExonHit Reports Proof-of-Concept in Breast Cancer Diagnostic Using its SpliceArray(TM) Platform
... About ExonHit's SpliceArray(TM)
ExonHit's SpliceArray(TM) platform represents a novel generation of
microarrays that incorporates a specific probe
configuration, enabling an
exhaustive monitoring of RNA splice variants . The Human Genome Wide
SpliceArray(TM) biochips which profile close to ...
Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of a Phase I/II Clinical Trial in Patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
... increase the oxygen levels of
the hypoxic portions of cancerous tumors. Intra-tumoral oxygen
concentration levels, as determined by an oxygen-sensing probe
into the tumors of brain cancer patients, will be collected in this trial,
comparing baseline to post-TSC treatment at escalating doses. ...
September 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Cataract Removal, Severe Headache and Dual Energy X-Ray Imaging
... or reading -- it's time to consider surgery, the only treatment.
The most common surgical approach is called phacoemulsification. An
is used to soften and break up the clouded lens, which is
suctioned out. Then, the surgeon inserts an artificial flexible lens. The
Leading Immunologists Convene in Boston
In contrast to traditional medical meetings which focus on particular
medical specialties, the FOCIS approach is to highlight and probe
underlying common elements of diseases which can lead to better therapies.
"As the immunology field rapidly advances in clinical trials and ...
Hope for Emphysema Sufferers: Clinical Trial That May Help Patients Breathe Easier Begins at Central DuPage Hospital
... commonly use bronchoscopes to examine the airways within the
lungs. During the airway bypass procedure, physicians will first use a
inserted through the bronchoscope to identify a site in the
airway that is away from blood vessels. A special needle is then used to
make a small ...
New Data Presented on the Renessa(R) Treatment for Female Stress Urinary Incontinence
... The Renessa procedure
offers women a new non-surgical approach to the effective treatment of SUI. The FDA-cleared Renessa System includes a small probe
which a physician
passes through the natural opening of the urethra (transurethral). The
probe heats multiple small treatment sites in the submucosa ...
Abbott Receives Supplemental FDA Approval for its Best-in-Class in Sensitivity RealTime HIV-1 Viral Load Test
... also includes innovative genomic tests
for chromosome changes associated with congenital disorders and cancer,
including the PathVysion(R) HER-2 DNA probe
Kit, a test used to help select
women with breast cancer who could benefit from Herceptin(R) therapy, and
UroVysion(TM), which detects genetic ...
Breast Cancer and HER-2/neu: Diagnostic Tools for Targeted Therapy
... it contains an internal control: a chromosome 17 probe
not associated with Her-2/neu. An excess of Her-2/neu probe
fluorescence over control probe
fluorescence indicates Her-2/neu amplification. ...
Cholesterol Drug Fails to Slow Progression of Coronary Disease,
Cleveland Clinic Study Reports
... Torectrapib was also associated with a substantial
increase in blood pressure, averaging 4.6 mm.
IVUS is a technique in which a tiny ultrasound probe
into the coronary arteries, providing a precise and reproducible
method for determining the change in plaque, or atheroma, burden
CSL Therapy That Mimics 'Good' Cholesterol May Reduce Plaque Volume
in Coronary Arteries
... (IVUS) and quantitative
coronary angiography (QCA) before and two-three weeks after the
treatment. IVUS is a technique in which a tiny ultrasound probe
inserted into the coronary arteries to determine the change in
plaque during treatment. Coronary angiography is an X-ray
examination of the blood ...
CSL Therapy That Mimics “Good” Cholesterol May Reduce
Plaque Volume in Coronary Arteries
... (IVUS) and quantitative coronary
angiography (QCA) before and 2-3 weeks after the treatment. IVUS is
a technique in which a tiny ultrasound probe
is inserted into the
coronary arteries to determine the change in plaque during
treatment. Coronary angiography is an X-ray examination of the
New Survey Finds Troubling Data on American Asthma Sufferers
nearly 6 million asthma sufferers are under age 18, it is the most
common chronic childhood disease. NCL commissioned Harris
Interactive to probe
into the asthma sufferer experience,
researching depth of knowledge, effects of symptoms, and degree to
which treatment is being pursued. The results ...
Gene Chips to Detect CYP Variations: A New Step Toward Customized Medical Therapy.
... are anchored and synthesized at specific locations on a small, coated quartz surface. Different probes can be attached to different locations. Each probe
is chosen to hybridize selectively with a specific DNA fragment. In the case of AmpliChip CYP450 test, this provides the ability for particular ...
Testing for Human Papillomavirus
... stained target cells indicates HPV is present. Staining is performed on an automated instrument, the Ventana BenchMark. There are separate probe
kits for oncogenic and nononcogenic HPV types.
HPV DNA technology with European CE marking includes Amplicor HPV and Linear Array HPV ...