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UCF team's advanced nerve cell system could help cure diabetic neuropathy, related diseases

Multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy, and other conditions caused by a loss of myelin insulation around nerves can be debilitating and even deadly, but adequate treatments do not yet exist. That's in large part because of deficiencies in model research systems. In an upcoming issue of the journ...

Chimerix Joins International Network of Organizations to Cure Malaria

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally available antiviral therapeutics, announced today that the Company has joined the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and its network of public-private partnerships to discover, develop ...

Aethlon Medical Announces Data Supported Strategy to Increase Hepatitis-C (HCV) Cure Rates

SAN DIEGO, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD) today announced clinical data that supports the advancement of the Aethlon Hemopurifier(R) as an adjunct therapy to increase Hepatitis-C (HCV) cure rates. The Hemopurifier(R) is a first-in-class medical ...

Nature Medicine study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections

TUSTIN, Calif., November 23, 2008 -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM) today reported publication of data in Nature Medicine that supports the broad anti-viral potential of the company's novel anti-phosphatidylserine (anti-PS) antibody platform, showing that its PS-targeting drug ba...

Nature Medicine study shows Peregrine's bavituximab can cure lethal virus infections

TUSTIN, Calif., November 23, 2008 -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM) today reported publication of data in Nature Medicine that supports the broad anti-viral potential of the company's novel anti-phosphatidylserine (anti-PS) antibody platform, showing that its PS-targeting drug ba...

Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry Uses MathWorks Tools in Its Quest to Cure Cancer : Institute Accelerates Reconstruction of Key Protein Complexes Using MATLAB and Parallel Computing Toolbox

The MathWorks today announced that the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry is using MATLAB, Parallel Computing Toolbox, MATLAB Distributed Computing Server, and other MathWorks tools to accelerate its workflow and drastically reduce research and development time. NATI...

Could Database Software Help Cure Alzheimer's and Save the Earth?

Asteroid-watchers and protein researchers are showing that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 can support applications at scales up to 1 petabyte. REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Just three months after Microsoft Corp. released its data management and business intelligence platform,...

Nonprofit Puts the Power to Cure Neurological Disease in the Hands of the Masses: Texting Technology Brings Awareness & Supports Research

CHICAGO, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking a leadership role in the move to incorporate mobile technology into the world of philanthropy, the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation announced it will launch a new program designed to capture donations via text message. To power its mobile platform, t...

Ameristar National Charity Golf Classic Raises More Than $1.1 Million for Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Event Raises $4.6 Million in Four Years ST. CHARLES, Mo., Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ameristar Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASCA ), announced today that the fourth annual Ameristar National Charity Golf Classic, hosted by the Ameristar Cares Foundation, the Company's philanthr...

HDSA-San Diego's Team 2CureHD Continues its Race to Cure Huntington's Disease

After overcoming incredible odds and raising more than $120,000 in the prestigious Race Across America the past two years, Team 2CureHD is suiting-up again SAN DIEGO, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 11, 2008, Renato Shaffer will begin riding h...

Call for Entries - 2008 CURE Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing

Ortho Biotech Products, L. P. Supports Program to Recognize Exemplary Work BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- To recognize the extraordinary commitment of oncology nurses, Ortho Biotech Products, L. P. today announced its support of CURE magazine's 2008 Extraordinary Healer Award for Onc...

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Announces Recipients of 2007 Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction

University of Southern California, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Pioneers Honored for Prevention Studies, Widely Adopted Innovations in Biomedical Research DALLAS, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader in the movement to end ...

Breakthrough research identifies how cells from pigs may cure diabetes

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Within three years, insulin-producing islet cells from pigs may be used in clinical trials on a path to finally cure insulin dependant diabetes. This key finding was the discovery of Dr. Bernhard Hering, Scientific Director of the Diabetes Institute for Immunology & Transpl...

Calling for a Cure

Leading Asbestos-Cancer Group: CNN Expose Highlights Urgent Need for Medical Research SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- CNN's recent expose on asbestos in children's toys demonstrates the shocking reality that the deadly carcinogen is virtually everywh...

Embryonic stem cells advance diabetes cure

Madison , Wis. - Three UW-Madison scientists have invented a method of directing embryonic stem cells to turn into pancreatic islet cells, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) announced last week. The procedure has the potential to greatly increase the number of islet cells availa...

PharmatrophiX, Initially Funded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation, Announces Exclusive Global Collaboration with Elan

...le mission is to fund drug discovery and development to prevent, treat, and cure Alzheimer's disease and cognitive aging. The journey began when Fra... to accelerate the discovery and development of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease, related dementias and cognitive aging. We award grants...

Ceregene Receives Additional Grant From Michael J. Fox Foundation to Expand Long-Term Testing of CERE-120 Patients

...ve inability to initiate and control physical movements. There is currently no treatment that can reverse the degeneration of these neurons, let alone cure Parkinson's disease. About The Michael J. Fox Foundation The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to ensuring the development of better...

Optimer Pharmaceuticals Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...ting, which showed the trial met its primary endpoint of achieving clinical cure compared to Vancocin(R). In addition, the top-line data showed that patien...on in CDI recurrence compared to Vancocin (p=0.004) and had a higher global cure (cure with no recurrence within four weeks) compared to Vancocin (p=0.006)....

Rib-X Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Phase 2 Study Results for Radezolid in Community-Acquired Pneumonia

...zolidinone showed comparable efficacy across all three doses, with clinical cure rates in the clinically evaluable population ranging from 78% to 92%. Radez... Russia. The primary efficacy endpoint was clinical response at the test of cure (TOC) visit for the clinically evaluable population. About Communi...

Axial Biotech Enters Partnership with the University of Utah to Utilize the Utah Population Database to Develop Personalized Diagnostic Tests for Spine Disorders

...ecognized for it successful role in commercialization and in seeking successful public private partnerships that focus on the diagnoses, treatment and cure of disease. ...

UCSF researchers help crack parasite genome, identify drug leads

...gy, the Sandler Center has shown that proteases make excellent drug targets in many parasites and that small-molecule protease inhibitors can limit or cure experimental infections of Chagas' disease, Human African Trypanosomiasis and schistosomiasis. The detailed characterization of the S. mansoni degrado...

New method may accelerate drug discovery for difficult diseases like Parkinson's

...n's patients' brains, researchers have noted Lewy bodies, abnormal aggregates primarily composed of the protein alpha-synuclein. There is currently no cure for the disease, and current Parkinson's therapies only address disease symptoms. In the Lindquist yeast model, the cells exhibit many of the hallmar...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation Partner to Develop Cell Lines to Advance Research

...umerous scientists studying WM report that one of the barriers to finding a cure is the lack of a standardized WM cell line," said LLS Chief Scientific Offi...largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality ...

Bay Area Youth to Represent ALS Patients at Giants' and Angels' Baseball Games on July 4th

...sociation, ALS TDI, Augie's Quest (the Muscular Dystrophy Association's ALS research initiative) and Project A.L.S. -- whose primary goal is to find a cure for ALS. The initiative will culminate on July 4, 2009, which is the 70th anniversary of Lou Gehrig's famous farewell speech at Yankee Stadium. ALS de...

Insmed Announces Results of IPLEX(TM) Phase II Trial in Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy

...rrhythmias, cognitive defects, cataracts, as well as well as endocrine, sexual, gastrointestinal and reproductive disturbances. There is currently no cure for the disease, which affects approximately 37,000 individuals in the U.S., and no specific treatment has been discovered to satisfactorily reverse o...

Innocoll Announces Provisional Findings From Its Three Phase 2 Clinical Trials Investigating CollaRx(R) GENTAMICIN TOPICAL for the Treatment and Prevention of Diabetic Foot Infections

...ge is administered on a daily basis. Provisional findings from this trial have indicated 100% treatment success, as defined by achievement of clinical cure during the 4 week treatment period, for patients receiving CollaRx GENTAMICIN TOPICAL compared to 80% in the control group receiving standard therapy ...

Debiopharm Group and Moffitt Cancer Center Sign Development and Commercialisation Agreement for Small Molecule Debio 0928 in Early Preclinical Development for Treatment of Solid Tumours

...ws.com/sections/health/best-hospitals ] as one of "America's Best Hospitals" for cancer. Moffitt's sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. For more information on Moffitt Cancer Center, please visit: http://www.moffitt.org . Debiopharm S.A. Contact Maurice ...

Phase II Trial Demonstrates Elacytarabine May Increase Survival Threefold in Patients With Late-Stage Leukaemia

...ncluding some patients in complete remission and others with a more modest level of clinical benefit. Stem cell transplantation represents a potential cure for life for these patients. Professor Francis Giles, the lead author on the 2005 published clinical data and Chief of Haematology and Medical ...

Three Rivers Announces Positive Results from Phase 3 DIRECT Trial of Once-Daily INFERGEN(R) with Ribavirin in Hepatitis C Virus Treatment Failures

...ined virological response rate. "These results represent a significant step forward for HCV patients who deserve a second chance at a potential cure for this chronic viral infection" stated Donald Kerrish, President and CEO of Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals. Approximately 50% of patients with ch...

Senator Arlen Specter and Richard Gephardt Headline Policy Forum on U.S. Medical Innovation, Highlight Achieving 'Recovery Through Discovery'

... scientific discoveries that have the potential to cure the world's diseases." The Council for Ameri...make discoveries that are integral to the fight to cure cancer and other illnesses. Yet recent studies sh...and their discoveries are integral in the fight to cure cancer and other illnesses. The Council for Ameri...

DNA Genotek Partners with Roswell Park Cancer Institute to Accelerate Breast Cancer Research

...vent. The Komen Western New York Race for the cure presents another excellent opportunity to accelera... "The success of the initial Spit for the cure event in Arkansas gave us the idea to recruit dono...ticipants during the Western New York Race for the cure to increase our bank of genetic samples", sai...

Printing New Organs: Foundation Funds Medical Technology That Replicates Human Tissue

...n-profit medical charity dedicated to extending healthy human life. The Foundation supports strategies that accelerate progress toward a comprehensive cure for age-related disease, disability, and suffering. Supported by the donations of individuals and organizations, the Foundation replaces resignation w...

Optimer Pharmaceuticals Announces Lower Recurrence Rates for Fidaxomicin Versus Vancocin(R) in Subgroup Analyses from Its Phase 3 Study for the Treatment of CDI

...the treatment of CDI. The primary endpoint of the study was clinical cure defined as patients requiring no further CDI therapy two days after complet...of diarrhea associated with CDI confirmed by a positive toxin test. Global cure was defined as patients who were cured and did not have a recurrence. ...

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Reports Encouraging Final Results With Taribavirin Phase IIb Study

...been found by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or any other regulatory agency to be safe or effective in the diagnosis, mitigation, treatment or cure of any disease or illness. It may not be sold or promoted in the United States unless and until approved for marketing by the FDA. Similar restrictio...

Results From Neurotech's NT-501 Phase 2 Retinitis Pigmentosa Studies Demonstrate Consistent Biological Effect on Photoreceptors

...ppear in young adults and affect approximately 100,000 people in the United States and over 1 million people worldwide. At this time there is no known cure or effective treatment for RP. About NT-501 Neurotech's lead product, NT-501, consists of encapsulated human cells genetically modified to ...

Pulmonary Hypertension Association Names Dr. Nicholas Hill Recipient of 2009 Award of Excellence in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Care

...atives. About the Pulmonary Hypertension Association The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is dedicated to finding ways to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension, and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community through support, education, advocacy and awareness. The vision of...

ROCK STARS OF SCIENCE: Prana's Co-Founding Scientist, Rudy Tanzi Teams up with Star-Powered Cast in GQ Photoshoot

...st think about how much faster we will be able to raise the funds needed to cure diseases like Alzheimer's," commented Dr. Tanzi. One of three prominen...ers featured, Dr. Tanzi has been instrumental in the quest for developing a cure to the disease. He has identified and characterized several different AD ...

'Adipose-derived' Stem Cells Could Help Traumatic Brain Injury Patients, Says Bio-Matrix Scientific Group's, Entest BioMedical Inc. Researcher

... (TBI) using autologous "adipose-derived" stem cells represents a potential cure for TBI. According to Dr. Lin, both Bio-Matrix and Entest BioMedical are n...pes such as neural cells. We could be looking at an exciting and potential cure for traumatic brain injury patients." Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occ...

PTC Therapeutics and Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation Announce $8.5 Million Small Molecule Development Collaboration

...ion Founded in 2003, the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating progress towards a treatment and cure for spinal muscular atrophy through targeted funding of clinical research and novel drug development efforts. Since its inception, the Foundation has...

The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and Shire Launch Virtual 'IBD March on the Hill' to Increase Funding for Digestive Disease Research

...of 15 and 35. About the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's mission is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and to improve the quality of life of children and adults affected by these diseases. The Foundation ranks thi...
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