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Genaera Discontinues Lomucin in Cystic Fibrosis Studies

...day is consistent with that strategy and serves as validation that we are executing upon it," stated Jack Armstrong, President and CEO of Genaera. Mr. Armstrong continued, "We continue to be very encouraged by the progress of the MEDI-528 Phase 2 program in asthma. This is an asset that is below the radar scr...

Experts Propose New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

...Neurology. The researchers, however, admit that validation studies are required to advance the new criteria and optimise their sensitivity, specificity and accuracy. "When effective disease-modifying medications are available, the argument for such biologically based studies will be even more compelling," ...

Lower Mortality Rates in Hospitals With Good Quality Care

... said Jha. This study really provides an important validation of the HQA efforts and suggests that paying attention to the quality measures matters. Because care varies from hospital to hospital, Jha says consumers should use publicly available data such as the HQAs when choosing a hospital, since getting trea...

New Technique to Measure Xanthone in Mangosteen

...ordance with AOAC protocol, performed a single lab validation to quantify xanthones through comparison measurement of detector response factors of individual xanthones. Walker said the research team chose the whole mangosteen fruit rind as the starting point because it holds the highest concentration of xanthon...

Taking Animals Out of Laboratory Research

...ation for its contributions to the development and validation of non-animal procedures to replace animal tests on chemicals and products of various kinds. The new facility will enable our work to reach out in new directions, so that we will be able to maintain our position at the forefront of research on altern...

DBT And IAVI Forge Partnership To Develop Next Generation Vaccine Candidates

...rain research, plant genome research, development, validation and commercialisation of diagnostic kits and vaccines for communicable diseases, food biotechnology, biodiversity conservation and bioprospecting, setting up of micropropagation parks and biotechnology based development for SC/ST, rural areas, women ...

Fat Screen Delivers Plant-derived Chemical With Antidiabetic Effects

...of preexisting drugs and, more generally, provides validation for fat cell screens as a promising strategy for identifying new metabolic drugs, according to the researchers. While harmine itself has effects on the central nervous system that may preclude its use, "it may eventually be possible to separate the...

Brain Activity Reflects Variation in Types of Anxiety

...s are doing different things. This is biological validation of the proposal of the psychological differentiation of types of anxiety, Miller said. Whether you want to treat anxiety psychologically or biologically and we know that either type of intervention affects both the psychology and the biology of the ...

Clinical Outcomes of Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer Patients can Be Classified by New Algorithms

...en tested it on pretreatment serum for independent validation and control groups. Patients who were predicted to...nosis. They also tested their model on independent validation and control groups....

Simple Test to Predict People Who may Develop Dementia Within Six Years

...s. They, however, caution that the new scales need validation in further studies before they can become standard clinical tools. We certainly plan to look at other groups to see if these results are valid across a variety of populations, says Barnes....

DBT And IAVI Forge Partnership To Develop “Next Generation” Vaccine Candidats

...rain research, plant genome research, development, validation and commercialisation of diagnostic kits and vaccines for communicable diseases, food biotechnology, biodiversity conservation and bioprospecting, setting up of micropropagation parks and biotechnology based development for SC/ST, rural areas, women ...

PSivida, Pfizer Ink $165 Million Licensing Pact

... believe this collaboration is another significant validation of the drug delivery systems that pSivida has been developing since its founding. We plan to pursue development and additional collaborations exploiting our innovative drug delivery technologies in other parts of the body.” Medidur is a tiny, inje...

Transcendental Meditation Can Help

...herosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Further validation of the outcomes of this study is planned via a large, multi-center trial with long-term follow-up. According to the study authors, TM most likely improves heart failure by reducing sympathetic nervous system activation associated with stress that i...

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Early Aggressive Treatment Needed

...spokesperson Dr. Tom W. J. Huizinga. "Although the validation cohort is relatively small and the current prediction rule should be evaluated in other early-arthritis cohorts, we believe that the current model allows physicians and patients to make an evidence-based choice regarding whether or not to initiate DM...

European Scientists Develop Novel Therapy for Cancer

...sion Sixth Framework program for the discovery and validation of new therapeutic strategies for cancer. The research program, code-named Apotherapy, will develop methods to activate a protein at the surface of ovarian, lung and bladder tumor cells which will stop their growth. This protein, called CD40, can a...

Study Results on Stool DNA Testing for Colon Cancer Announced

... specificity of 82%. “This publication is further validation that stool DNA technology offers a powerful tool for physicians and patients in detecting colorectal cancer,” said Don Hardison, EXACT Sciences’ President and CEO. “Without new, non-invasive approaches such as stool DNA testing, it will be difficult ...

Protein ‘Fingerprint’ in Spinal Fluid Could Spot Alzheimer’s Disese

...as Alzheimer’s disease progresses. “A subsequent validation group of 10 patients with suspected Alzheimer’s and 18 healthy and demented control subjects turned up similar results,” said Relkin. “Based on their clinical symptoms, we found the new screen to have 93 percent sensitivity to probable cases of Alzhe...

Joslin Diabetes Center Launches Veraxa Health

...h the strength of Joslin research, development and validation of JVN, Veraxa offers physicians a powerful clinical solution that helps patients take charge of their eye health.” Diabetic Eye Disease While more than 90 percent of people with diabetes annually visit their primary care physician or endocrinol...

Government Announces Steps To Promote Ayurvedic Medicine

...is a great need for standardisation and scientific validation of these products.' The Minister concedes that, 'This would require upgradation of laboratory infrastructure and budgetary allocation for more sophisticated research and development.' /ASH/L...

Eating Disorders may be diagnosed by Hair analysis

...limia. Kent Hatch writes: "The test needs further validation before it will be ready for routine clinical use, but we believe that the current work shows that the method is already quite robust. While some objective measures, such as low weight for age and height, aid in diagnosis of eating disorders, up until...

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