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

Maxygen, Inc. today announced that it has initiated a phase IIa trial to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of MAXY-G34 in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced neutropenia . MAXY-G34 is a novel pegylated granulocyte colony stimulating factor (PEG-GCSF) shown in preclinical and Phase I stu...

Rapid Response Teams Formed in Madhya Pradesh to Fight Diseases

...trained. The minister also said that action was initiated to appoint people on contract at district level surveillance units in 48 districts. The new rapid response teams will monitor the project work and a satellite interactive terminal (SIT) has been formed in the main state surveillance unit and places...

Hormone Replacement Therapy Liberation at a Cost

...d in the smallest effective dose. Women who are initiated on HRT should usually have a three-month checkup, followed by six-month or annual checkups that include pelvic and breast examinations. These checkups may also include blood tests to measure cholesterol levels, especially if there are risk factors fo...

Water Hyacinth is Used for Health Improvements in Africa

...n the original ARS/USDA research in the 1970s that initiated use of the Neochetina weevils as biocontrol agents of water hyacinth. He credits the success of the same biocontrol program at Lake Victoria to Dr. Ogwang and his team. Along with collaborators from Africa, Australia, and South America, the Florida...

Pharmacogenomic Market Gaining Greater Acceptance Across Europe

...acogenomic testing, governments across Europe have initiated campaigns to encourage the population to be screened on certain types of diseases such as cancer, which has significantly helped better patient management," notes Frost & Sullivan Program Leader Dr. Fiona Rahman. "In the case of cancer, patients have...

Study Confirms No HRT Benefit for Older Women

...tion to the body of knowledge about HRT when it is initiated in older postmenopausal women. The WISDOM team i...ed oestrogen and progestogen therapy should not be initiated to prevent cardiovascular disease in older postmenopausal women. However, the authors stress that ...

Extrovert People Drink More Alcohol

...by both men and women. Possibly a process might be initiated in male groups which ensures that men drink more than usual because participants challenge each other or because no one wants to be surpassed. The observations revealed that men adjust their alcohol use to that of other group members far more than...

New Delhis Apollo Hospital Treats More Than 80 Iraqis

... wake of the trust steps between the two countries initiated by their leadership since 2003....

Extroverts are More Likely to Drink Under Pressure

...both men and women. Possibly a process might be initiated in male groups which ensures that men drink more than usual because participants challenge each other or because no one wants to be surpassed. The observations revealed that men adjust their alcohol use to that of other group members far more than wo...

Fortis Plans Multi-speciality Hospital in Jaipur

... while addressing a press conference. Fortis has initiated the implementation of the new hospital under the Escorts hospital brand, with specialisation in cardiac care, orthopaedics, neurosciences, renal sciences and gastroenterology. Though refusing to give a detail on investments in the state, Singh said...

Millions of Births Still Go Unreported in India

.... Siddham said grass root mobilization has been initiated in the low performing districts of Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka through a network of partner NGOs. As per the registrar general of India (the national level government agency responsible for tracking births and deaths) presently the regi...

Hip and Knee Replacements Becoming More Patient-friendly

... to provide high end care to our patients. We have initiated several focused programs that would benefit patients suffering from joint problems, such as conscientiously working towards bringing infection rates down. We will also be starting 'specialty clinics' for each joint in about two months. This will allo...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine for the 12 Year Old

A new programme has been initiated to by the government to vaccinate all girls from the age 11 to 14 against cervical cancer. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation want the vaccination against human papilloma virus (HPV) to be done for secondary school first year. And t...

Women Taking Oestrogen Therapy Showed Reduced Coronary Artery Calcification

...t increase in coronary heart disease for women who initiated hormone therapy within 10 years of menopause; and ...he authors conclude, Hormone therapy should not be initiated (or continued) for the express purpose of preventing cardiovascular disease in either younger or old...

University of Zurich Announces Worldwide Clinical Trial of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

The University of Zurich announces an investigator initiated large-scale prospective randomized controlled clinical trial to assess the clinical impact of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT) in heart failure patients. The worldwide study, called "Echocardiography guided Cardiac Resynchronization Therap...

Toll Free National Drug Helpline Launched

...ed frontally and comprehensively. The Ministry has initiated a number of programmes to contain the menace of drugs. We are supporting over 350 de-addiction centres and over 40 counseling centres all over the country. Capacity of 200 centres have been augmented with support from NACO to effectively deal with dr...

Prof Samir K Brahmachari, Dr MRS Rao Jointly Win Bio-medical Research Award

...cular type of colon cancer and is credited to have initiated genomic approaches towards understanding various biological processes in both normal and diseased conditions. The biennial Ambedkar Centenary Award was instituted in 1991-92 by the ICMR as part of the birth centenary celebrations of Dr B R Ambedka...

DelSite Working Toward Solving Delivery of Influenza Vaccine in Pandemic Situations

...ogram, along with other measures, would have to be initiated as quickly as possible. According to the same expert, about 10 million doses per week for 25 weeks would have to be delivered in order to protect the U.S. population during a full pandemic. Current cold chain distribution systems may not be able to...

Surface Logix Commences Phase 2a Clinical Trial of SLx-2101 in Raynaud's Disease

...ity and vasospastic symptoms. Surface Logix also initiated a Phase 2a clinical trial to test the safety, tolerability and pharmacodynamics of orally administered SLx-2101 in patients with hypertension in June 2007. Interim data from a Phase 2a study of SLx-2101 in erectile function confirmed its activity 48 ...

FDA Warns Against Buying of Counterfeit Drug Through Internet

... to be a composition of talc and starch. FDA has initiated criminal proceeding against these websites....

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