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Maxygen Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of MAXY-G34 in Breast Cancer Patients

...ent, long-lasting stimulator of neutrophils and an efficient mobilizer of CD34+ stem cells. The drug exhibited a median half-life approximately 2.3 times that of Neulasta. No serious adverse events were reported, and there were no dose-limiting toxicities. No binding or neutralizing antibodies were found at an...

Translating Structure into Function

...tion is crucial to disease, the technique opens an efficient route to drug discovery, Shoichet say. Schoichet a professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and an investigator in the California Institute for Quantitative Biomedical Research, or QB3, based at UCSF. The teams success came by modifying a technique ca...

China Fears Show Food Export Quality Key: WHO Official

...dopt self-regulation by introducing tough laws and efficient law enforcement agencies. "There is a need to establish tough laws. Along with it comes monitoring and law enforcement. This is essential," he said. Omi urged manufacturers and producers not to place profits above health. "Global trade brings a...

An Inconvenient Truth-Coal to Liquid

...on petroleum is what we use today is, its the most efficient (fuel)," Davis notes. "Its a matter of time, as I ...nd new process systems to make the process be more efficient (and) be more effective, and to better control what products are made," Andrews says. Since it ope...

Hydrogen Fuel Is It a New Fuel for the Future?

...drogen's potential. "Fuel cells are about twice as efficient as internal combustion engines so can help compensate for any energy loss in the gas's production."...

Boom in Internet Shopping may Be Adding to CO2 Emissions

... dioxide emissions due to the introduction of more efficient cars, the report said. The total CO2 emitted by ... Online retailers have, however, said it is more efficient for one van to deliver to several addresses than for each household to travel by car to the shops. ...

A Break Through Energy Bill by the US Government

...hrough a combination of alternative fuels and more efficient automobiles. He also spoke of the promises of nuclear energy, coal, ethanol and cars that could run on rechargeable batteries. Meanwhile, on the state and local level, several developments signal a possible shift among mayors, governors and ...

Eco-architecture Takes Root in Thailand, but Growth is Slow

... Bio-Solar House -- designed not only to be energy efficient but to produce energy -- was inspired by the humbl...hailand. He estimates that making Ocean 1 energy efficient costs just one percent of the total outlay, and says the money is quickly made back in energy saving...

New Nano-power Could Make Biopsies Sensitive and Efficient

...anoparticles could make biopsies so insightful and efficient that there will be no need to repeat these invasive tests. Biopsy results can be confusing and indefinite. Sometimes they can be negative simply because there are too few malignant cells in the sample to be detected. Now researchers have come up w...

Tourettes Syndrome in Children may also Result in Superior Learning Skills

...mar and procedural memory. But they were not so efficient in producing irregular past tenses (such as bring-brought), which are stored in declarative memory. When given a picture-naming task to test their motor skill and conceptual knowledge, children with Tourettes syndrome responded significantly faste...

Worms are Killing the Planet

... The red worms used in composting are extremely efficient at breaking down decomposing material such as kitchen scraps and other organic material but they emit nitrous oxide in the process of digestion in the gut. Frederickson told Materials Recycling Week: "The amount of worm composting is very, very sma...

The Queen Of All Contraceptives Released

...orn children and that womens cycles make them less efficient workers than men. In any case, the present debate against such a pill is not a particularly profitable attitude for Wyeth, as it angles for its share of the $1.7 billion annual American market for birth control pills. So as business-savvy offic...

Genome Annotation by Mutation

...the DNA does normally. They devised a much more efficient method for mixing and recombining pieces of two chromosomes, making it easier to breed mice with human cancers. Such mice are needed to develop new treatments. Vast, Non-Gene Stretches of the Genetic BlueprintThe genome is the genetic blueprint of ...

Boffins Develop New Technique to Hunt Illness-causing Mutants in Non-gene DNA

... the DNA does normally. They devised a much more efficient method for mixing and recombining pieces of two chromosomes, making it easier to breed mice with human cancers. Such mice are needed to develop new treatments. "We know how to knock out genes, and that technology is very good at changing any given ge...

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy a New Step in Breast Cancer Treatment

...s the advantage of being less time-consuming, more efficient and more patient-friendly. The localized treatment is suited for a limited group of women with small, low-rise breast cancers. It seems to work best for postmenopausal women (whose breast tissue is less dense) with tumours less than two centimetres...

Protein Targets for Carcinogenesis

...el Ub conjugation reaction that might allow a more efficient manipulation of key proteins in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Our current view on protein ubiquitination as it is found in the textbooks has to be revised, explains Prof. Mller-Esterl, director of the institute of biochemistry and vic...

SKorean Scientists Develop Technology for Cheap Biosensor

...he way for the mass production of cheap but highly efficient biosensors," he said. "We have developed technology to create a tiny gap on a transistor to fill it with bio-molecules, or biologically responsive materials that detect diseases," he said. He said the new technology could be applied to healthcare...

Toll Free National Drug Helpline Launched

...se with HIV and AIDS. Injecting Drug Use is a very efficient mode of HIV transmission. Though it does not contribute more than 2.4% to the pandemic pool, South Asia has the largest IDU population in absolute numbers. Instances of injecting drug use are reported to be on rise in India too. She also informed tha...

Avian Flu Seen in Others Birds too

...iggering a global pandemic. The FAO experts said efficient veterinary services and improved private/public pa...to reduce infection risks. Without forgetting that efficient veterinary services and improved private public partnership for better surveillance and control acti...

New Imaging Technique may Help Detect Multiple Sclerosis Early

...he axons, or nerve cells, that insulate and aid in efficient nerve fibre conduction. In diseases such as multiple sclerosis, the myelin sheath has been found to degrade. The researchers insist that the unprecedented feat of looking real-time at the actual progress of demyelination will advance understanding ...

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