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Funxional successfully completes initial clinical trial of FX125L, an anti-inflammatory drug with a novel mechanism of action

CAMBRIDGE (UK). 8th July 2009 / b3c newswire / - Funxional Therapeutics Ltd (Funxional) has announced today the successful completion of the first Phase I study with FX125L , an orally available small molecule which belongs to a new therapeutic class named Broad Spectrum Chemokine Inhibitors ( BS...

In troubled economic times, BioSquare 2009 successfully serves as business and innovation starter

Lyon, France, March 30, 2009 / b3c newswire / - The 2009 edition of the BioSquare business conference was held March 9-11 in Lyon. For three days, the 343 companies in attendance, including 11 big pharma companies, held some 2,500 business meetings. The conference created real dynamics in a difficu...

Salk researchers successfully reprogram keratinocytes attached to a single hair

LA JOLLA, CA The first reports of the successful reprogramming of adult human cells back into so-called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which by all appearances looked and acted liked embryonic stem cells created a media stir. But the process was woefully inefficient: Only one out of 10,000...

Model successfully predicts large river system fish diversity

While scientists have developed methods to predict aspects of fish diversity in specific river locations, a model to understand what factors may drive a comprehensive suite of fish biodiversity patterns in a large and complex system of rivers has been elusive. Now a group of researchers, includi...

Scientists successfully treat new mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease

March 6, 2008 -- Researchers trying to improve cancer immune therapy have made an unexpected find: They've produced the most accurate mouse model to date of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a cluster of conditions that afflict approximately 1.4 million Americans with abdominal pain, constipation ...

Researchers successfully simulate photosynthesis and design a better leaf

University of Illinois researchers have built a better plant, one that produces more leaves and fruit without needing extra fertilizer. The researchers accomplished the feat using a computer model that mimics the process of evolution. Theirs is the first model to simulate every step of the photosy...

MIT Holding, Georgia Southern University, and MEVLABS successfully test the PROVECTOR

SAVANNAH, Ga. October 9, 2007 MIT Holding, Inc. (OTCBB: MITD), in collaboration with MEVLABS and Georgia Southern University, have successfully tested prototype designs of the patent pending PROVECTOR. This small dispensable device is designed to stop the development of pathogens and parasites fo...

A new milestone in the GMES Space Component Program successfully achieved

Yesterday ESAs Member States participating in the GMES Programme approved the transition to Phase-2 of Segment 1 of the GMES Space Component Programme. Oversubscription of the programme by the ESA Council at ministerial level in 2005 was confirmed, with oversubscription to phase 2 of 116%, givi...

Life on Mars 'pregnancy test' successfully launched

Washington DC*-- Key components of a new approach to discover life on Mars were successfully launched into space Friday as part of a twelve-day, low-Earth orbit experiment to assess their survivability in the space radiation environmenta prelude future journeys to Mars. The new approach is base...

Adult stem cells from human cord umbilical cord blood successfully engineered to make insulin

In a fundamental discovery that someday may help cure type 1 diabetes by allowing people to grow their own insulin-producing cells for a damaged or defective pancreas, medical researchers here have reported that they have engineered adult stem cells derived from human umbilical cord blood to prod...

Penn Surgeons Use Completely Robotic Surgery to Successfully Treat Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death among American men. It is estimated that one in six males will develop the disease during his lifetime. However, promising new treatment options have been developed to help combat this threatening disease. One of the most innovat...

Magnetic probe successfully tracks implanted cells in cancer patients

By using MRI to detect magnetic probes of tiny iron oxide particles, an international research team for the first time has successfully tracked immune-stimulating cells implanted into cancer patients for treatment purposes. "In four of the eight patients, MRI revealed that the implanted cells we...

Israeli scientists successfully transplant frozen-thawed ovaries in sheep

New freezing technique raises future hopes for human applications Israeli scientists report (Thursday 15 September) in Human Reproduction[1] that they have successfully transplanted whole frozen and thawed ovaries in sheep, retrieved oocytes from these ovaries and triggered them in the laborator...

'Mad cow' proteins successfully detected in blood

A method for identifying Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, has been cleared for diagnostic use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The test, known as the Gamma Phage Assay, was modified by scientists at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (U...

Stem cell therapy successfully treats heart attack in animals

Final results of a study conducted at Johns Hopkins show that stem cell therapy can be used effectively to treat heart attacks, or myocardial infarction, in pigs. In just two months, stem cells harvested from another pig's bone marrow and injected into the animal's damaged heart restored heart func...

UN successfully tests 'green' pesticide against locusts

A new method for manipulating macromolecules has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The technique uses double-stranded DNA to direct the behavior of other molecules. In previous DNA nanotechnology efforts, duplex DNA has been used as a static lattice...

Biomarkers isolated from saliva successfully predict oral and breast cancer

Screening for breast cancer and the early detection of other tumors one day may be as simple as spitting into a collection tube or cup, according to recent studies by UCLA researchers. In one early study based on a risk model, presented here at the 96th Annual Meeting of the American Association...

New, automated tool successfully classifies and relates proteins in unprecedented way

For the first time, researchers have automatically grouped fluorescently tagged proteins from high-resolution images of cells. This technical feat opens a new way to identify disease proteins and drug targets by helping to show which proteins cluster together inside a cell. The approach, developed ...

AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... and when dimming and brightening originated, how dimming and brightening affects other global environmental processes, whether current climate models successfully replicate observed patterns in dimming and brightening, and how dimming and brightening may evolve over the coming decades. Title: Global dimming a...

Antibody targeting of glioblastoma shows promise in preclinical tests, say Lombardi researchers

...rchers at Georgetown University's Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have successfully tested a small, engineered antibody they say shuts down growth of human gli... blocking ALK's interaction with PTN. In the present study, the researchers successfully tested the antibody in human glioblastoma cells, and also showed that in mi...

UCSF researchers identify new drug target for Kaposi's sarcoma

...n making the virus infectious, but require the two clamshell halves to bind together to be activated, according to the paper. The HIV protease was successfully targeted for drug development in the 1980s, by blocking the active site on the surface of the dimer, but the herpes virus protease dimer has consisten...

Jet-propelled imaging for an ultrafast light source

...pposite the injection point, without significantly reducing the vacuum. In 2008 Spence and his colleagues, including Berkeley Lab's David Shapiro, successfully tested the GDVN on the Advanced Light Source beamline 9.0.1, managed by Berkeley Lab's Stefano Marchesini. The test was done with protein microcrystal...

Test helps in fight against lung infections and for treating other life-threatening infections

...antation. A bioFILM PA™ test was ordered and consequently a new combination of antibiotics was administered. The lung transplant was conducted successfully and the patient has been symptom free for more than two years. ...

All-in-1 nanoparticle: A Swiss Army knife for nanomedicine

... effects disappear. The electrical fields of the particles interfere with one another and so neither behaves as it would on its own. The two have been successfully combined on a surface, but never in a single particle. The paper describes a manufacturing technique that uses proteins to surround a quantum dot co...

Nanodiamonds deliver insulin for wound healing

...arnessing the unique surface properties of the nanodiamonds, Ho and his colleagues have demonstrated that the nanodiamonds serve as platforms that can successfully bind, deliver and release several classes of therapeutics, which could impact a broad range of medical needs. Ho's research group also has studied ...

Scientists closer to making implantable bone material, thanks to new research

...mple, the researchers have discovered that the 'bone-like' materials that were grown from bone cells from mouse skull and mouse bone marrow stem cells successfully mimicked many of the hallmarks of real bone, which include stiffness. However, they found that the 'bone-like' material grown from mouse embryonic ste...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...f glasses into electric signals in the eye that the brain uses to create a visual image. In clinical trials, 30 patients with vision loss were able to successfully identify objects, navigate in their environment, and detect movement using the "artificial retina." The implant is intended eventually to enable patie...

SRI announces selection by the National Cancer Institute as a Chemical Biology Consortium center

...d development centers: Comprehensive Chemical Biology Screening, Chemical Diversity, and Specialized Applications. SRI has decades of experience in successfully identifying, developing and advancing novel compounds into clinical evaluation. SRI's Center for Cancer Research, comprised of biologists and medicina...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

...tion, C. difficile , contributing to the outbreaks that have recently been widely reported in hospitals and other settings. A team of scientists have successfully mirrored the infection cycle of C. difficile by generating a 'mouse hospital' with conditions mimicking the human environment in which C. difficile...

Healing power of aloe vera proves beneficial for teeth and gums, too

...me function as toothpaste, which is to eliminate pathogenic oral microfloradisease-causing bacteriain the mouth. The ability of aloe vera tooth gel to successfully perform that function has been a point of contention for some dental professionals. However, research presented in General Dentistry may alleviate t...

Scientists report first remote, underwater detection of harmful algae, toxins

... Scientists at NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) have successfully conducted the first remote detection of a harmful algal species and its toxin below the ocean's surface. The achievement was recently reported in the ...

LincRNAs serve as genetic air-traffic controllers

...nd the Broad Institute. "Chromatin does this through a process of compaction; by determining which areas to compact and which to leave open, chromatin successfully determines which genes are accessible for transcription." But he adds, it has been a mystery as to how this chromatin structure is so precisely tar...

Reintroduced Chinese alligators now multiplying in the wild in China

...servation and Management of the State Forestry Administration of China, has successfully reintroduced alligators into the wild that are now multiplying on their own...before being released. Experts reported that the reintroduced alligators successfully hibernated, and then in 2008, bred in the wild. With a former range that...

Facile synthesis of nanoparticles with multiple functions advanced in Singapore

...process that does not produce toxic chemicals. The IBN research team has successfully transferred metal ions rapidly from water to an organic medium by mixing a ... transfer of the metal ions from the aqueous phase to the organic phase was successfully applied towards the synthesis of a variety of metallic, alloy and semicondu...

Alzheimer's disease drug treats traumatic brain injury, report GUMC researchers

...wing traumatic brain injury, say researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC). They say this finding suggests that novel therapy might successfully target both conditions. In an oral presentation at the Alzheimer's Association 2009 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease, the scientists...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

...Forms Partnership with NUI Galway II-42 Powerlase and Eolite Systems Join Forces II-42 Oerlikon Completes Acquisition of Exitech II-42 LEI successfully Completes Defense Deal with ITT II-42 Laser Photonics Partners with FANUC Robotics II-43 IPG Laser Receives Supply Contract from BMW Group II-...

US Government Places 6,1 Million USD Orders Related to Precise Match-on-Card(TM) for Cyber Security Programs

... million deployed card licenses and close to 100 million contracted licenses for its Match-on-Card technology today. The company has for several years successfully supplied its products to US customers such as the Department of State, NASA and FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Precise Biometrics is a ...

UAB students' Nintendo Wii CPR earns American Heart Association support

...eir senior project." The UAB team worked on the Wii CPR project for its Design in BME biomedical engineering course, which required the students to successfully design and construct a prototype of the technology for real-world use in order to pass the course. After a successful class presentation in May, which...

NTU professor discovers method to efficiently produce less toxic drugs using organic molecules

... example, during the production of chiral drugs. In his study, Professor Zhong, who is from NTU's School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, has successfully created the first example where an organocatalyst is able to be 'recycled' (i.e. multiple reactions achieved with the recycled catalyst) during the sy...

UTSA infectious disease researchers advancing vaccine against Valley fever

... Fever, which is caused by the Coccidioides fungus. For the first time, the researchers have genetically engineered a live, attenuated vaccine that successfully protects mice against Valley Fever, known in scientific circles as coccidioidomycosis. A live, attenuated vaccine is used as a preventative treatme...
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