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Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

... is expected in 2005. Agblevor discussed long-term formulation research that could expand the circumstances under which locust biopesticides may be used. Vaughan has been active in locust control since 1997, when he assumed coordination of the USAID-funded project at Virginia Tech, "Development of Biopesticides...

New Drugs For Bad Bugs: UF Approach Could Bolster Antibiotic Arsenal

...ase variety was so minimal, development of the new formulation was not warranted. “The company that was interested in that decided not to continue that project any more and made that decision much sooner probably than they would have in earlier days,?said Derendorf, who published the findings in the Journal of ...

Canada approves marijuana-based pain spray

...reliable, self-administered pain relief. The spray formulation allows for more flexible dosing than an oral tablet, well suited to the variable nature of neuropathic pain experienced by people with MS. “Because Sativex is designed for self-administration, this allows for flexible dosing and puts the patient in ...

OneWorld Health drug receives 'Orphan' designation from U.S. and European regulatory agencies

...1960s and is still marketed in the U.S. as an oral formulation to treat intestinal parasites. The largest-ever Phase III clinical trial for visceral leishmaniasis was completed in November 2004 by OneWorld Health in collaboration with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases of the Wo...

Fungus Effective Against Winged Termites

...rrently seeking collaborators to further develop a formulation to deliver the fungal spores. They envision applying the fungus to buildings and trees already known to harbor termites before the swarms are in full swing. ARS is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific research agency. ...

Specialized immune-system B cells play double-barreled role

...ly empirically," he said. "The designers develop a formulation that's a best guess and test it on patients or animal models to determine its effectiveness. But now, research is reaching a point where we can understand the signals that switch certain B cell populations on and off and regulate their function. "We...

Young scientists turn to gel to ease side-effects of cancer treatment

...me to commercialise their idea. Their product, a formulation of various chemicals, is a gelatine whose density is comparable with human tissue and can be tailored for different applications. "This technique should allow more rapid, accurate, and therefore safer treatment of malignant tumours" Andrew Wilson. ...

Human trial proves ricin vaccine safe, induces neutralizing antibodies; further tests planned

... Vitetta. "Now we need to tinker with the dose and formulation to give the longest-lasting and most robust immuni... mice that combine the vaccine with an adjuvant, a formulation that may lengthen the time the vaccine is effective. An adjuvant, such as alum, is an ingredient tha...

New antimicrobial compound adheres to skin to promote healing

... in the College of Pharmacy who specializes in the formulation of drug delivery systems. The first noteworthy a...adding that they're also looking at a non-oily gel formulation for use as a combination cleanser and ointment for killing acne-causing bacteria. ...

New study reveals promising osteoporosis treatment

... and would not require FDA approval. Dr. LeGeros' formulation could be available to market as an over-the-counter supplement, pending patent approval. In her study, Dr. LeGeros investigated the effect in rats of Mg/Zn/F-CaP ion combinations on several bone properties: strength, thickness, quality, and composi...

New licensing agreement to maximize AIDS drug development

... associated with chronic anal fissures. A similar formulation of Rectogesic is currently being sold in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea. FortigelTM (testosterone gel), branded Tostrex® outside the United States, is marketed in Sweden for the treatment of male hypogonadism also by ProStrakan. ...

Science finds new fix for UV-damaged skin in arthritis treatment

...e spots. Additionally, the panel concluded that a formulation of n-acetyl glucosamine and niacinamide, a vitamin B derivative, significantly reduced the amount and appearance of hyperpigmentation, age spots and uneven melanin distribution. Researchers paired n-acetyl glucosamine with niacinamide because they kn...

Natural vitamin E tocotrienol reaches blood at protective levels

... fed participants 400 milligrams of a time-release formulation of a supplement containing primarily TCT. Researchers collected blood samples from the participants two, four, six and eight hours after supplementation. Sen said the maximum TCT concentrations in the bloodstream of supplemented patients averaged ...

Flu shot effective against drifted influenza, nasal spray vaccine less so

...ruses that had genetically changed between vaccine formulation and annual influenza activity. The nasal spray, wh...ype A virus and two types of B virus. The standard formulation of both the flu shot and the nasal spray vaccine includes two types of A influenza and one B, but in...

Replacing insulin is top-ranked breakthrough foreseen for health in developing world

...results represent a potential guide for the policy formulation at international and bilateral aid agencies, and within developing countries. And they recommend: An initiative on Grand Challenges in Non-communicable Diseases, modelled on the success of Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, sponsored...

Single molecule extends fat mice lives by reversing gene pathways associated with disease in obese

...umans with diabetes using an enhanced, proprietary formulation of resveratrol. [Harvard has license and equity interests with Sirtris, which is not a public company.] Investigators identified resveratrol while looking for compounds that activate Sir2, an enzyme linked to lifespan extension in yeast and other l...

Intravenous nanoparticle gene therapy shows activity in stage IV lung cancer

...t is absent in those cells. The FUS1 nanoparticle formulation was developed and tested in Roth's lab. It advanced to phase I clinical trial after a promising test on human non-small cell lung cancer in a mouse model. FUS1 was discovered by a research team led by Roth at M. D. Anderson and by John Minna, M...

Sunshine pill for prostate cancer in 2009

..., the company that makes Asentar, produced a novel formulation that reproduces the healing effect without the dangerous side-effects of a vitamin D overdose. If the on-going phase III trial goes to plan, the new drug should be available in 2009, reports Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. 'If...

No carrier necessary: This drug delivers itself

...n the paper. “This is a case where the easiest formulation works the best,?added Indrajit Roy, Ph.D., UB research assistant professor of chemistry and another co-author. The researchers found that because HPPH is amphiphillic, i.e., partially soluble in water and oil, nanocrystals of it will self-assemble,...

Mechanisms involved with tumor relapse identified

...ancer to evaluate anti-tumor efficacy of a vaccine formulation they created. This vaccine formulation combines a heat shock protein 110 (HSP110), as an adjuvant, with a tumor antigen HER-2/neu, as a pro...

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