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Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery

...Siberian sediments. In 1997, Patent #5,593,883 was granted to Ambergene Corporation for the recovery of live ancient bacteria and fungi fossilized in amber. By reconstituting nucleic acid molecules that have been degraded but still contain useful information scientists at MatrixDesign are able to create a t...

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

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to Mylan Technologies, Inc., for the first generic version of Alza Corporation's Duragesic Patch (Fentanyl Transdermal System) used to treat patients suffering from severe chronic pain that cannot be managed with alternative analgesics. When...

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

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to Mylan Technologies, Inc., for the first generic version of Alza Corporation's Duragesic Patch (Fentanyl Transdermal System) used to treat patients suffering from severe chronic pain that cannot be managed with alternative analgesics. When...

Affymetrix and bioMerieux Extend Their Agreement on GeneChip(R) Technology to Breast Cancer Diagnostics

...and bioMerieux announced today that Affymetrix has granted bioMerieux long-term and comprehensive access to i...ncludes the GeneChip System 3000Dx, which has been granted regulatory clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CE marked in the European Union fo...

Bees, Brains and Addiction

...formation about rewards differently if a reward is granted immediately for a simple behavior or if a person must work to receive the reward. His discovery is one of many that renowned neuroscientists in La Jolla have conveyed in non-technical language to students, teachers and other non-scientists in San Di...

Beyond genes: Lipid helps cell wall protein fold into proper shape

...lth & Science University. Dowhan recently was granted a MERIT award by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health. These rare awards provide long-term grant support for scientists whose research competence and productivity are distinctly superior and who are...

The synapse is a shotgun

...re released at the active zone -- that's taken for granted now." The function of shotgun neurotransmitter release is unknown, said Sejnowski. "There's just nothing solid on our radar screen right now," he said. "There is speculation that ectopic release represents some sort of spillover that neurons use und...

Virtual microscopy project wins educational technology award

...d of the University of Helsinki has this year been granted to the project 'Virtual microscopy as a teaching aid' of the Biomedical Informatics Research Group of the university. The awarded project utilizes advanced digital imaging and network technology to digitise, store, and view microscopy specimens over ...

Do the Europeans turn ill sitting up so late?

... burn-out and cardiovascular diseases. The EU has granted a 4,4 million Euro funding for this research project from the Marie Curie 6th Framework Program. In addition to Finland there are partners from UK, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland. Many countries are involved in sleep research, but especially in th...

Breakthrough for stem cell research

... The National Health and Medical Research Council granted a licence to IVF Australia in collaboration with the DTU at the Prince of Wales Hospital to produce six stem cell lines in November 2004. Seed funding for the project came initially from the Australian Foundation for Diabetes Research, and subsequent...

Concern over fast tracking of new drugs

... term results from two unpublished trials. The FDA granted approval before final trial and cumulative safety data were available. Natalizumab was predicted to be the leading drug for multiple sclerosis, with estimated annual sales in excess of $2bn. Around 3000 patients took part in the trials and nearly 50...

Wild bees and the flowers they pollinate are disappearing together

...d elsewhere, the 'pollinator services' we take for granted could be at risk. And with it the future for the plants we enjoy in our countryside." Pollinators are essential for the reproduction of many wild flowers and crops. Co-author Simon Potts (of the University of Reading) said: "The economic value of p...

Ecosystem services and invasive species

...en spaces for their recreational value, taking for granted the ecological and economic importance of these spaces. Ecosystem services in such area can include water purification, regulation of climate, and recreational values. Rosanna Cappellato and student Adam Bohnert (Rhodes College, Memphis) studied fou...

Compound in dairy products targets diabetes

...verall body fat," says Vanden Heuvel, who has been granted a patent on the new method of treating diabetes with CLA. ...

Eco-friendly bug sucker

...of the Montreal Protocol, but some exceptions were granted for the food and farming industries. "The initial hardware cost of an MSDD system is higher than methyl bromide, but the cost of chemicals is much cheaper, so that eventually it would pay for itself", Essert told Chemistry & Industry. Around $20...

Study of gene transfer for erectile dysfunction shows promise

...at Yeshiva University owns the ICT patents and has granted the company exclusive, worldwide rights. ...

Technology for monitoring fetal oxygen during labor offers no apparent benefit

... new medical devices for safety and effectiveness, granted only provisional approval for fetal oxygen saturation monitoring until the new technology could be proven effective. The current study was designed to settle unresolved questions about the new technology. With fetal oxygen saturation monitoring, ...

Abnormal overexpression of p53 is a predictive molecular biomarker

... gene therapy, according to Introgen, and has been granted fast track designation for an application of use in head and neck cancer. Results from two phase II clinical trials involving more than 160 SCCHN patients have found that 18 percent of patients treated with Advexin achieved local regional disease con...

Vaccine for brain tumors shows promising results

...motherapy and radiation therapy. Vitespen has been granted fast track and orphan drug designations from the Food and Drug Administration in both metastatic melanoma (skin cancer) and renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer). The UCSF clinical trial is a phase1/2 study designed to establish the feasibility, s...

Computer scientists unravel 'language of surgery'

...ting to break down the surgical skills we take for granted into their fundamental components," Yuh said. "Hopefully, a better understanding of how we learn to operate will help more efficiently train future surgeons. With the significantly reduced number of hours surgical residents are permitted to be in the...

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