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HIV Patients May Be at Risk of Heart Problems When Taking Protease Inhibitor Drugs

...rotease inhibitors." Drugs in this class go by the generic names of lopinavir, nelfinavir, indinavir, ritonavir and saquinavir. Brand names include Kaletra, Viracept, Crixivan, Norvir and Fortovase. The researchers emphasize that the drugs' therapeutic benefits are still greater than the risk of heart probl...

Pulsating ultrasound enhances gene therapy for tumors

...rapeutic genes. "This procedure is hypothetically generic for enhancing delivery to all tissues," Dr. Frenkel said. "Previous studies by Dr. Li have shown that pulsed-HIFU increases the uptake of drugs. Now we've shown that it works for genes and we're making the case that there's a connection between the t...

FDA Clears the Way for Generic Versions of Transdermal Patches to Treat Chronic Pain

...pproval to Mylan Technologies, Inc., for the first generic version of Alza Corporation's Duragesic Patch (Fen...system. At the same time that FDA approved Mylan's generic product, it acted on several citizens' petitions requesting that FDA deny or delay approval of the p...

Scientists Propose Sweeping Changes to Naming of Bird Neurosystems to Acknowledge Their True Brainpower

...pproval to Mylan Technologies, Inc., for the first generic version of Alza Corporation's Duragesic Patch (Fen...system. At the same time that FDA approved Mylan's generic product, it acted on several citizens' petitions requesting that FDA deny or delay approval of the p...

Gov't Creates Gene Database of Normal Human Tissues

... interest to a baseline standard that represents a generic picture of normal gene activity, organ by organ, in the human body. Users of the array on the new NCI web site (http://home.ccr.cancer.gov/oncology/oncogenomics/) will find expression profiles for 18,927 genes, which include most of the genes that ar...

Researchers identify new catfish family

...ry surrounding its origins and relationships. The generic name of the fish reflects its distribution in the Río Lacantún drainage, flowing through the Montes Azules and Selva Lacandona Biosphere Reserves in México into that country's largest river, the Río Usumacinta. The fish is relatively rare in that th...

Restaurant seafood prices since 1850s help plot marine harvests through history

...es of Sole from the 1860's to today (including the generic Filet of Sole, Lemon Sole and Gray Sole. Does not include Dover/English Sole). Prices closely tracked inflation from the 1860's to the 1950's, then rose three times faster than inflation until the early 1980s. Since then inflation-adjusted prices hav...

HIV mortality in India drops with introduction of generic antiretroviral therapy

...iseases, now available online. The introduction of generic drugs into the country has encouraged people to se...ent due to the high cost. With the introduction of generic ART into India in 2000, the price of HIV drugs fell from $778 per month to $100 per month, and event...

Sweetgum tree could help lessen shortage of bird flu drug

...ientific society. Shikimic acid is used to make a generic drug called oseltamivir ?best known commercially as Tamiflu® ?which is used to fight many types of flu viruses. Some health experts believe that this and similar antiviral drugs could help save lives by slowing the spread of the virus in the absence ...

Low-cost drug gaining favor for use in HIV-infected children in poor countries

...e of Bactrim -- one of several brand names for the generic medicine cotrimoxazole -- for children to ward off common infections that can be deadly to a person whose immune system is weakened by HIV. Dr. Kate Grimwade, with the Heart of England National Health Service foundation trust in Birmingham, led the...

Do plants have the potential to vaccinate against HIV?

... antibody-antigen fusion molecules may represent a generic strategy to increase the expression of recombinant proteins in plants. It could open the door to cheaper biopharmaceuticals. Plant-derived pharmaceuticals are of great interest because of their enormous potential for economy and scale of production. ...

T cells activated to fight HIV basis for dendritic cell therapeutic vaccine

...ily available HIV protein. Even with this somewhat generic approach, T cell immunity was enhanced. "Quite likely, it will be a combination of anti-viral drugs and some sort of immunotherapy, such as a therapeutic vaccine, that will be the most effective weapon against HIV," noted Dr. Rinaldo. ...

Ten years later, Dolly is still making headlines

... most expensive medicines on the market. Approving generic formulas, therefore, has the potential to put once...ulatory, scientific and ethical issues surrounding generic biopharmaceuticals, as well as: Why is the FDA slow to approve biogenerics? What are the risks o...

The brain, traffic and nano-circuits -- e-Science takes on major challenges

...ted. The e-Science technologies developed will be generic enough for use in other applications of mobile sensor networks, for example, climate or weather mapping. Designing nano-circuits The £5.2m NanoCMOS project, led by Professor Asen Asenov at Glasgow University, will develop e-Science methodology and...

UCSF study will test new vaginal microbicide for herpes and HIV

... also diminishes the risk of HIV infection. The generic name of the gel is "3 % w/w SPL7013" (brand name VivaGel). Following this safety trial, other trials will be conducted to determine its effectiveness at fighting off herpes and HIV infection. But Moscicki said that trials in animals have found the ge...

Bacterial response to oxidation studied as toxin barometer

...brary of cellular response, we might have either a generic or a specific predictor,?said Brian Love, professor of materials science and engineering at Virginia Tech. “We don’t know yet because we haven’t tested other cell types.? Brian Love has been assisting with the research team’s attempts to immobilize...

Resistance to anti-HIV drugs in Uganda developed due to drug supply problems

...followed just under 100 patients who self paid for generic fixed-dose antiretroviral formulations. Findings showed that medications were very effective at suppressing the virus, with full viral suppression in over 80 percent of people on treatment for 6 months. Resistance developed in people during treatment...

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