Navigation Links

Tag: "nova" at medical news

Novartis files application with FDA for Zometa

Novartis Pharmaceuticals has submitted an application to the Food and Drug Administration, seeking marketing authorization for Zometa in the treatment of bone complications associated with a broad range of tumor types. These include prostate and lung cancer, for which no bisphosphonate therapy is currently approved. The spread of cancerous cells from the original tumor to the bone, can lead to se...

Genetic innovation

Over 4cm of men's height is due to the combination of just two genes, according to a new study undertaken at the University of Melbourne.The research, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism this week,// identifies one gene on chromosome 15 and one on the Y chromosome as contributors to height in men. These genes may also help explain why men are taller than women. ...."...

Innovative device aids in advanced heart failure

A mesh jacket positioned around the heart improves function in patients with advanced heart failure. Researchers at the University of New York felt that in heart failure, the heart enlarges and is unable to effectively pump blood around the body.// Commonly, the heart valves are damaged too. Heart failure is a progressive condition, with no cure other than a transplant - although it can be manage...

Zometa [Novartis Drug] For Treatment Of Paget’s Diseas

Results of the clinical study carried out by Professor Ian Reed and his team from the University of Auckland in New Zealand has found that the drug Zometa manufactured by Novartis treats Paget’s disease// far better than the drug Actonel produced by Procter and Gamble. ....Paget's disease is a condition in which the bones breaks or becomes weak faster than the normal and the new bone replacement...

Canine Painkiller unveiled by Novartis

Novartis received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to begin marketing Deramaxx, a canine painkiller, which will be used to relieve post-operative pain in dogs. This drug being produced by a Novartis facility at Puerto Rico //is the result of a development project undertaken by Novartis Animal Health that was run for several years at veterinary clinics, colleges and its manufacturing...

Innovative footwear may prevent fall in elderly

A new device may be able to stop the geriatric population from falling and hurting themselves from being //unable to maintain their balance... ..The device is called Yaktrax Walker. This is plastic netting like structure that conforms to the footwear and helps the people wearing them in maintaining a stable walk that will prevent falls. ....Researchers for the device had asked the participants t...

Innovative yeast genome may handle Cancer Clues

According to scientists mapping of have mapped all the genes in a second type of yeast that they hope will provide new insights into basic cell biology and the development of cancer.A team of international scientists led by Nobel medicine laureate Sir Paul Nurse of the charity Cancer Research UK has sequenced the genome of fission yeast, a cousin of the brewer's yeast whose genome// was mapped. ....

Glivec the hot cancer drug from Novartis

Novartis is the world's sixth-largest drugmaker (by sales). ..Novartis was formed after merger of two Swiss companies, Sandoz Ltd. and Ciba-Geigy."Novartis ..is emerging as one of the premier powerhouses in the global pharmaceuticals industry," ..says Richard R. Stover, senior analyst with brokerage Natexis Bleichroeder Inc. ..in New York. The new cancer drug, Glivec's success led to Novartis re...

Novartis MS Drug Shows Promising Results

Data from the extension of a Phase II study to 12 months confirm the significant effects of FTY720, a novel oral medication//, for the treatment of patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS). ....The data, presented at the ECTRIMS/ACTRIMS meeting in Thessalonica, Greece, showed that both patient groups taking FTY720 (1.25 mg and 5 mg) who had experienced a reduction in their annualized rela...

Innovative solution to help reduce the waiting times for kidney transplants

An innovative solution was found at the St. Michael's and Toronto General Hospital when the first Canadian kidney transplant paired exchange occurred. The scenario was that of two Toronto couples, both with one spouse dying //of kidney disease and the other unable to donate one of their own healthy kidneys because they weren't a compatible blood type. .. Tom McCabe in his early 60s, gave one of...

Personalized Medicine and Innovative Pharmaceuticals

Personalized medicine is creating quite a revolution of sorts. A clue into what might be the norm, years from now, personalized medicines will aim at reducing// or totally obliterating the side-effects by evolving medicines that are tailor –made to a person’s genetic information. Indeed this will be a whole new story in the development of drugs. ..Amalia M. Issa, a pharmacologist and clinical e...

Biocon To Shift Focus On Innovation To Accelerate Growth

Biocon Ltd, India's largest biotechnology firm, has made a paradigm shift from being a generic drug manufacturer to innovation to drive its future growth aggressively. // .."We are rapidly transforming from a generics API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) manufacturer into an innovator for developing a robust pipeline of new molecules. .."We believe this strategy will deliver strong and susta...

IIT Delhi To Display Its Technological Innovations In 'Open House'

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi will showcase over 200 innovations ranging from an easy Braille reading device to a leaves collector in its annual //technological festival "Open House I2Tech" Saturday. .."IIT Delhi is just not an engineering college providing degrees to students. It's a centre of research and subsequent technological innovations as well," said Kushal Sen, the coord...

Nova Scotia MP, Bill Casey, indebted to Cadman clinic

Bill Casey, a Nova Scotia Conservative MP, diagnosed with malignant melanoma is grateful to a skin cancer clinic, for perceiving signs of the disease early//. ....The Cadman clinic, instituted in remembrance of a former parliamentarian, Chuck Cadman, who had also died of cancer, was responsible for detecting the presence of the disease at the right time... ..Bill Casey, found to have an abnorma...

Indoco Remedies Acquires La Nova Chem

Indoco Remedies Ltd, a manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical products and services, today said it has acquired a 100 per cent stake in City-based pharma company La Nova Chem (India) Pvt Ltd//. ....Following the acquisition, La Nova Chem has become a subsidiary of Indoco Remedies, it informed the Bombay Stock Exchange... ..La Nova Chem has a manufacturing facility at Patalganga, Maharasht...

Patent for Seminal RNAi innovation Cleared in Australia

Opposition in Australia to the grant of patent application to the Carnegie Institution of Washington in relation to the discovery of RNAi has been withdrawn.// This was announced by the Carnegie Institution of Washington and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. The opposition was originally filed by Benitec, an Australian biotechnogy company, in November 2004. Announcement of the withd...

Innovation Needed In The Field Of Diagnostics: Nair

G. Madhavan Nair, the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that there is a need to strengthen the area of diagnostics// and make it easier for detecting sensitive diseases. Mr Nair was speaking on the occasion of the launch of the 64-slice CT scanner at Narayana Hrudayalaya at Bangalore. ...."Almost all problems begin with the heart and it is in this context that ear...

Creation of Cytomegalovirus Vaccine by an Innovative Method

Human cytomegalovirus, or CMV infects about 40,000 children before birth and about 8,000 of these children suffer permanent disabilities due to the virus – almost one an hour.// .. Such disabilities can include vision loss, hearing loss, mental disability, a lack of coordination, and seizures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CMV is as common a cause of serious disabil...

Innovative Method for Creating a Human Cytomegalovirus Vaccine Outlined

Each year, about 40,000 children are born infected with human cytomegalovirus, or CMV, and about 8,000 of these children suffer permanent disabilities due to the virus – almost one an hour. These disabilities// can include hearing loss, vision loss, mental disability, a lack of coordination, and seizures. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CMV is as common a cause of ser...

A young scientist recognized for biomechanics innovations

A Virginia Tech researcher Stefan Duma has been named as one of the world's best young technology developers for his biomechanics innovations.// ....Technology Review nominated Duma, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and founding director of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest Center for Injury Biomechanics, to the 2006 'TR35' list of the top 35 innovators under the age of 35. ..The ed...

Blood Safety, Supply, and Innovations Addressed at Conference

As the cost of blood rises, supplies shrink and new infectious agents threaten blood safety, how do medical institutions improve patient outcomes by implementing// transfusion alternatives in conjunction with blood conservation programs? These questions, and the positive steps that can be taken by individual physicians and medical institutions, will be discussed at the Society for the Advancement...

Innovative treatment for Dementia

The researchers at the Launceston General Hospital have developed a revolutionary treatment for dementia.// ....According to the director of the LGH Dementia Research Centre George Razay merely merely draining fluid from the brain can treat one type of dementia. ....Over 5000 Tasmanians are affected by dementia and the figure is predicted to rise three-times by 2050. ......20 patients, equal n...

Innovative treatment for Skin Cancer

Scientists in Scotland have developed a light-emitting sticking plaster, which they claim will cure skin cancer. Human trials have been conducted successfully. This// user-friendly device, which can be used by the patients themselves at home, consists of a portable light source that is powered by a pocket-sized battery. ....Physicist Professor Ifor Samuel and dermatology consultant Professor Jam...

Innovative Movies Show Real-Time Immune-Cell Activity within Tumors

Using advanced new microscopy techniques in concert with sophisticated transgenic technologies, //scientists at The Wistar Institute have for the first time created three-dimensional, time-lapse movies showing immune cells targeting cancer cells in live tumor tissues. In recorded experiments, immune cells called T cells can be seen actively migrating though tissues, making direct contact with tum...

Research In A New Direction To Develop Innovative Psychotropic Drugs

The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology held its annual meeting at Nashville on 4 th December. At the meeting ,leading brain and behavior researchers called for// the need to move in a new direction to develop innovative psychotropic drugs to treat mental illness. ....The panel consisted of representatives from academics, industry and government. They ..held several factors responsible f...

Synova Acquires Rights to Today Sponge Contraceptive, Plans Advertising Campaign

Synova Healthcare on Wednesday after purchasing New Jersey-based Allendale Pharmaceuticals, which markets the female contraceptive Today Sponge, //announced plans to begin an aggressive campaign to market the product, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports (Loyd, Philadelphia Inquirer, 1/17). ....The Today Sponge, which is constructed of soft polyurethane foam and is inserted into the vagina for up...

Bird-flu Vaccine Adjuvant Contract Goes to Novartis

Swiss-based global pharmaceutical giant Novartis bagged the contract to make a chemical that would boost the effectiveness of bird-flu vaccines. The $54.8 million contract// was finalised on Wednesday. ....The company already has more than $300 million in federal contracts to fight a possible bird-flu outbreak in humans. ....Two other firms were also awarded contracts on Wednesday by the U.S. D...

Novavax Says Bird Flu Vaccines Effective

Novavax Inc. said Monday its virus-like particle vaccines were effective in preclinical studies in protecting// against different strains of the bird flu virus, and its shares surged in after-hours trading. ..The studies involved two of Novavax's H5N1 influenza virus-like particle, or VLP vaccines, one targeting the Indonesia strain of pandemic flu and another targeting the Viet Nam strain. Mice...

Drop Patent Petition, Activists Ask Novartis

Seeking to keep the price of a cancer drug affordable for masses, activists from several countries Monday gathered here and asked Swiss pharmaceutical major Novartis// to withdraw its case against the Indian government that has not granted patent to its anti-cancer medicine. ...."India produces affordable medicines that help millions of people both here and in many other developing countries. A...

Autism Expert Creates Innovative Intervention Program

Autism is the fastest growing disability in the United States, and public school systems are trying to catch up. One out// of every 166 children is diagnosed with autism, making it more common than pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. ....The Autism Support Services: Education, Research, and Training (ASSERT) program at Utah State University is a state-of-the-art preschool program that...

E.U. Panel Backs Novartis' Mock-up Pandemic Flu Vaccine

Europe's main medical regulator said it has adopted a positive opinion recommending the granting of a marketing authorization for Focetria, from Novartis //AG (NVS) Vaccines and Diagnostics unit. ....Focetria is a mock-up pandemic influenza vaccine, intended for the prevention of influenza during an officially declared pandemic situation, once the pandemic viral strain has been included. It is...

Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

Those men who are facing the surgical removal of the prostate due to cancer may hope that a day will come when they need not worry about the post-surgical urinary incontinence. ......That's because a team of expert urologic surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has devised a simple, effective means of reconstructing key anatomical structures that ensure continen...

Indian Court Refers Novartis Plea for Patent on Anti-cancer Drug to a Separate Board

The Madras High Court in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has decided to transfer the Novartis AG’s appeal against the rejection of its patent// plea for the anti-cancer drug Glivec to the Intellectual Property Appellate Board. ....The decision could be considered a temporary setback to the pharma multinational. ..For it cannot hope for any early decision on the patent plea. The Appellat...

Novartis Gleevec Found Effective in Treating Gastro-intestinal Tumors

The US-based National Cancer Institute (NCI) has commended Novartis' anti-cancer tablet, Gleevec, as an// effective therapy for patients suffering from GISTs, metastatic gastro-intestinal tumors. ....These tumours do have a rather complicated name. They are found in the digestive system - the gastrointestinal tract. They develop from cells of connective tissues that control the movements of th...

Novartis Drug Diovan Shows Superior Benefits

Results of a Japanese study have given drug giant Novartis AG, more reasons to smile. According to the study published in The Lancet, the company’s blood pressure// drug Diovan was observed to reduce the risks of strokes and cardiovascular events by up to 40 percent. .. The study titled the Jikei Heart Study, was based on 3,000 people aged 20 to 79, with high blood pressure, ischemic heart dise...

Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation

Exposed to radiation right inside your own home? That is a scary prospect indeed. Canadian health authorities have estimated that over 500,000 Canadians could be constantly exposed to radiation from radon gas. ...Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive substance and byproduct of the decay of uranium in soils and rocks. It is considered a leading cause of lung cancer after smoking. ...Unfort...

US Court Allows Teva to Deliver Disputed Drug: Novartis

A US court has authorised Israeli generic medicines group Teva to resume deliveries of a blood pressure drug despite a patent lawsuit by Novartis, the Swiss pharmaceutical group said on Tuesday . A US federal court judge in New Jersey rejected on Monday a request from Novartis to stop Teva Pharmaceuticals from resuming shipments of generic versions of the drug, pending a trial in the case, the Sw...

Innovative Education Scheme Sees Fewer Rugby Players Suffering Spinal Injuries

A scheme educating coaches and referees in the dangers of the rugby scrum could be a key reason for a reduction in the number of spinal injuries suffered by rugby players, says a researcher writing in this weeks BMJ. ......Spinal cord injuries, although rare, are a major cause of permanently disabling injuries and death in rugby. ......In 2001 a wide-ranging injury prevention programme was i...

Quick, Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

Thousands of men facing surgical removal of the prostate due to cancer may someday have one less thing to worry about: post-surgical urinary incontinence. ......That's because a team of expert urologic surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has devised a simple, effective means of reconstructing key anatomical structures that ensure continence. ......They descri...

New Innovation in Clubfoot Treatment

A new brace that maintains correction for clubfoot, a birth defect in which the foot is turned in toward the body, has shown better compliance and fewer complications than the traditional brace used to treat the condition. ......Matthew B. Dobbs, M.D., associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the School of Medicine, designed the new dynamic brace, called the Dobbs brace, to allow active mov...
Other Tags
(Date:7/30/2014)... Pawtucket, Rhode Island (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... being a Presenting Sponsor at the Free to Breathe ... Rhode Island. Free to Breathe is a non-profit organization ... from this event will help fund lung cancer research, ... to help navigate their disease and treatment options. , ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 Today, Gen. Arthur ... Coalitions of America (CADCA) , the nation’s leading substance ... to the New York Times Editorial Board’s ... July 27th. , “CADCA is disappointed in the ... call for national marijuana legalization. The move is shortsighted ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The global digital ... 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ... The demand for digital pathology is growing and is expected ... The use of scanners and image analysis software enable pathologists ... for patients. , In 2013, the North American market was ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... (PHILADELPHIA) Up to 20 percent of Parkinson,s ... a common but largely unrecognized challenge: the occurrence ... gambling, sexual behavior, eating, or spending. Yet the ... limit or complicate treatment options. A team of ... the University of Pennsylvania and the Parkinson,s Disease ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Effective ... is now accepting Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield ... licensed dietetic nutritionist, Nourish Nutrition and Health opened ... downtown Pittsburgh, in Wexford. , The basis ... Health revolve around informing clients on the simplicity ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Rhode Island Medical Imaging Announces Partnership with Free to Breathe 2Health News:Rhode Island Medical Imaging Announces Partnership with Free to Breathe 3Health News:CADCA Responds to New York Times Editorial Board's Call for Marijuana Legalization 2Health News:Global Digital Pathology Market To See 11.8% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Global Digital Pathology Market To See 11.8% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Global Digital Pathology Market To See 11.8% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 4Health News:Global Digital Pathology Market To See 11.8% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at ReportsnReports.com 5Health News:Penn researchers: Naltrexone may diminish impulse control disorders in Parkinson's disease patients 2Health News:Nourish Nutrition and Health Now Accepting Highmark Insurance 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... Oxford University Press (OUP) is pleased to announce its ... Beginning in 2015, OUP and CINP will partner to ... ) as a fully open-access journal. , Alan Frazer, ... that the size and expertise of OUP will further ... become one of the very leading journals within neuropsychopharmacology. ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... received a pledge of $1 million from the Cornelia ... new Neurobehavioral Biometry Center. , The newly ... the Laboratory to develop a greater breadth and depth ... of accelerating the pace of research to improve human ... premier resource for the Laboratory and its external partners, ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... as simple as inserting a medicated, disappearing fabric minutes ... have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a ... method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly ... of the drug than possible with other topical materials ... women a potentially more effective, discreet way to protect ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):OUP to partner with the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2Rossi Foundation pledges $1M for JAX neurobehavioral research center 2Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer faster protection against HIV 2Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer faster protection against HIV 3
Other Contents