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Fruit fly steps in to fight human disease

"By putting mutant genes from human patients into fruit flies, we've created the first ever fly model for this kind of neuromuscular disease," says Albena Jordanova. "Now we have the opportunity to unravel the molecular mechanism behind Charcot-Marie-Tooth, as well as to start looking for substanc...

'Designer molecules' being developed to fight disease

Researchers in the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester are developing a new way to make protein based drugs with potential applications in stroke, vascular inflammation, blood vessel formation, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The research carried o...

Swine Flu a Reminder: Using Hand Sanitizers Like Remi-D Helps Fight Infection

No Alcohol, All-Natural Formula Avoids Pitfalls of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- When widespread illness hits, it's easy for individuals to feel helpless to protect themselves and their loved ones. Fortunately, an important way to prevent infection and the...

First Application to Fight High Cholesterol Launches on the iPhone and iPod Touch

Cholesterol Coach allows users to track their cholesterol and, more importantly, lower their cholesterol by putting together an action plan for diet, exercise and smoking, the key modifiable risk factors for high cholesterol. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 27, 2009 ...

AstraZeneca Calls on All Americans to Join US AGAINST ATHERO to Fight the Nation's Number One Killer

2009 Artery Explorer Tour Kicks Off This Month, Urging People Across the Country to Take Action Against Atherosclerosis WILMINGTON, Del., March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today announced the launch of the 2009 US AGAINST ATHERO tour featuring the Artery Explorer ...

Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc. Biometrics Joins Forces with the University of Central Florida to Fight Diversion and Help Combat Prescription Narcotic Drug Abuse

Pilot Program in Fort Lauderdale helps to Leverage Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc. with the University of Central Florida. Bio-Tech Medical Software, Inc., will utilize UCF's biometrics, elite technology and other programming techniques in an effort to establish the best prescription monitoring pr...

SleepQuest Continues to Fight for Sleep Apnea Education

Renewed efforts to reach physicians coincide with Sleep Awareness Week SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The current economic downturn has hurt more than America's wallets--it's hurt sleep habits as well. According to the National Sleep Foundation's annual Sleep in America poll, n...

Mosquito genes linked to insecticide resistance may be new target in fight against malaria

Malaria remains one of the most serious diseases worldwide, claiming the lives of more than one million people per year in tropical and sub-tropical regions, the majority of whom are children under five years of age. Efforts to eliminate this mosquito-borne illness rely heavily on prevention meas...

bioMerieux Introduces Surveillance Tool to Fight Healthcare-Associated Infections

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- bioMerieux, a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, entered into an exclusive referral agreement on January 15, 2009 with ICNet Systems, Inc., a leading international solution provider of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) case management a...

Pharos Innovations Joins Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

NORTHFIELD, Ill., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharos Innovations, a pioneer in assisting clients to achieve next generation clinical and financial performance improvement through a device-free remote monitoring platform, today joined the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), a coalition of lead...

BIO Ventures for Global Health Receives $7 Million Grant from Gates Foundation to Engage Biotechnology in the Fight Against Neglected Diseases of the Developing World

-Funds to support creation of market incentives and facilitate new R&D collaborations- WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BIO Ventures for Global Health (BVGH) today announced that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has expanded its support of the organization, so it can further...

The Plasmodium vivax genome provides new routes and challenges in the global fight against malaria

Institutions from around the world join forces in the Global Fight Against Malaria. While most research into controlling malaria has focused on the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, which is responsible for the most virulent form of the disease, there are other parasites of the same genus which, des...

New Innovation Set to Revolutionise Spray Technology - Used to Protect Against the Scottish Biting Midge & Help Fight MRSA in the NHS

Partnering with the University of Aberdeen and Rothamsted Research for releasing natural insect repellents that protect against the Scottish biting midge, Atrium Innovation's new electrostatic spray technology is set to revolutionise how people protect buildings from unwanted particles, insects, ...

Research Shows How AHCC(R) May Help Fight Flu and Other Infectious Agents

Supports use of AHCC for immune enhancement during cold & flu season PURCHASE, N.Y., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new paper published in Nutrition Reviews (Vol. 66(9):526-531) by Dr. Barry W. Ritz, PhD, Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Drexel University, has shown how AHCC impacts...

Massachusetts Company May Have Silver Bullet In Vitamin D Fight Against Disease

WILMINGTON, Mass., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Xenon Corp., a company internationally recognized as a leader and pioneer in the field of Pulsed Light systems, might have found the silver bullet that researchers have been seeking to increase vitamin D in their fight against disease. It's called ...

Doctors in the US and Netherlands Using Fast RapidArc Radiotherapy Technology to Help Fight Cancer are Now Treating Tumors of the Head and Neck

Technology Targets Tumors with Precise Image-Guided IMRT to Spare Healthy Surrounding Tissue PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Doctors at cancer treatment centers in the United States and the Netherlands are now treating head and neck cancer using R...

Integrated Prevention Demonstration Campaign Launched in Western Kenya to Fight HIV, Malaria and Diarrhoeal Disease

Innovative Campaign Breaks Down Policy and Funding Barriers and Paves Way for Affordable and Efficient Approach KAKAMEGA, Kenya, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A new approach to fighting malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and HIV was launched today in the Western Kenyan district of Kakamega...

BioNeutral Announces a BREAKTHROUGH in the Fight Against Bioterrorism

NEWARK, N.J., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BioNeutral announced today the results of tests utilizing its Ygiene(TM) formulation to kill anthrax spores on contact. This chemical technology is designed to be used by the military and first responders in conjunction with any suspected anthrax exposure....

Tasty Baking Company Continues Partnership With Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation To Fight Childhood Cancer

Tastykake re-issues Alex's Lemon Krimpets for eight-weeks; 10% of all sales to be donated to ALSF PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tasty Baking Company, makers of the Tastykake snack line, today announced the re-issue of Alex's Lemon Krimpets(R) and ...

A Community's Fight to Preserve its Historical and Rural Culture in Virginia: Biotechnology CEO Gets Involved

BOSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Judith K. Gwathmey VMD, Ph.D., FACC, FAHA has served as Chief Executive and Chief Scientific Officer of Gwathmey, Inc. for twelve years. Gwathmey, Inc. is an internationally recognized leader in providing pre-clinical testing services for evaluation of lead com...

NOLabs AB Achieves Break-Through in Fight Against MRSA-Bacteria

HELSINGBORG, Sweden, November 30 /PRNewswire/ -- NOLabs AB, the Swedish medtech company developing innovative nitric oxide-containing medical devices based on the NitroSense(R) Technology, today reported that it has achieved another important milestone in the development of a new line of produ...

Soap and Water May not be Enough to Fight MRSA Superbug

Navy, The Citadel Are Among The Organizations Advocating Use of Hand Cleansers With CHG for Ongoing Prevention and Protection NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Headlines call MRSA (methicillin- resistant Staphylococcus aureus) deadlier than AIDS, and the media continue to report d...

Hospitals Adopt STERIS Advanced Room Sterilization Technology in the Fight Against 'Superbugs'

VaproSure Room Sterilizers Offer an Innovative Solution in Efforts to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections MENTOR, Ohio, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STERIS Corporation (NYSE: STE ) announced today it has received the first orders for its VaproSure(TM) Room Sterilizer ...

Australia: Face Mask That Kills Swine Flu Readied for Australian Pandemic Fight

HONG KONG, June 11 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- With a four-fold increase in swine flu cases within the last week, Filligent, the Australian-led biotech company, is mobilizing stocks of its anti-infective BioMask to help combat the spread of Influenza A (H1N1) across Australia. The BioMask is the firs...

New Technology in Fight against Breast Cancer

WAUKESHA,WI - Early detection is the key to fighting breast cancer, and GE Medical Systems, headquartered in Waukesha, is distributing two new weapons. Second Look AD and Second Look Digital are computer-aided detection (CAD) technologies designed to work with Senographe 2000D, a full-field digital...

Franklin Firm to Pick Fight with Postini?

FRANKLIN, WI. - A business Internet Service Provider (ISP) in a southern suburb of Milwaukee is marshalling its forces getting ready to launch a virus protection service that could compete with the likes of BrightMail, CipherTrust, FirstBridge, McAfee and Postini. Cyberlynk Network Inc. alrea...

Americas weighty problem: Why the fight against fat is about more than just looking good

MADISON Speaking to a home-state crowd last week, Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson described how his agency touches Americans in unseen ways every day, from regulating the prescription drugs they take to administering their Medicare accounts to watching over the safety of the foo...

SBC's new online payment service collects cash to fight breast cancer

MILWAUKEEConsumers who switch from traditional paper phone bills to SBC eBill will help raise awarenessand moneyfor breast cancer research. Through the "Save a StampHelp Save a Life" campaign, created in conjunction the Susan G. Komen Foundation , SBC Services Inc. will contribute $1 dollar f...

Midwest cities in fight over municipal broadband access

Did you notice the historical significance of this past Sunday? Yes, it was Mother's Day, and yes, it was the 60th anniversary of V-E Day ("Victory in Europe"), but it was also the 106th anniversary of the birth of Friedrich Hayek. He is one of the world's greatest economists. These days, while ...

Wisconsin won't get Georgia biotech without a fight

Madison, Wis. - Wisconsin officials and investors who are trying to come up with the financing that will enable a Georgia life science firm to relocate here have a fight on their hands. And that's because Georgia is not simply willing to let go of Aruna Biomedical , an Athens, Ga. business th...

GenVec Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...e Programs GenVec expanded an existing contract with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) to support the development of vaccines to fight malaria through MVI and USAID funding. This contract is valued at approximately $2 million over two years. GenVec received a Sma...

Stemline Therapeutics CEO to Present at IBC's New Frontiers in Cancer Drug Development Conference

...participate in a panel discussion following the presentations. Cancer stem cell targeted therapeutics have emerged as the next frontier in the fight against cancer. As such, this field is significantly influencing current decision making with respect to oncology drug development. With this in min...

Microban Partners With YogaDirect.com to Launch Yoga Mats With Zinc Antimicrobial Technology

...han ever before. On an unprotected mat, microbes can double in number every 20 minutes. Microban antimicrobial protection works continuously to fight the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria and fungus, keeping YogaDirect's mats cleaner between cleanings. And, because Microban technology is inf...

Amgen to Collaborate With GlaxoSmithKline to Commercialize Denosumab in Europe for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis (PMO)

... lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen re...

GenVec Expands Contract Supporting Malaria Vaccine Program

...daq: GNVC ) announced the expansion of an existing contract with the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) to support the development of vaccines to fight malaria through MVI and USAID funding. This contract, valued at approximately $2 million, will continue a collaboration that began in 2004 and will in...

Abbott HIV Test Demonstrates Earlier Disease Detection

...e a blood test to diagnose HIV sooner, in the acute phase of the disease where antibodies are not yet present, presents an exciting opportunity in the fight against HIV," said Gerald Schochetman, Ph.D., senior director, infectious diseases, research and development, Abbott Diagnostics. "This data is very ...

BioWa Announces License of POTELLIGENT(R) Technology to Merck KGaA

...lue of these technologies. Together with Kyowa Hakko Kirin, BioWa is committed to promote ADCC/CDC enhanced monoclonal antibody-based therapeutics to fight cancer and other life-threatening and debilitating diseases. For more information about BioWa, visit its web site at www.biowa.com. POTELLIG...

GPhA Calls Senate HELP Committee Action Disappointing for Countless Patients

...re extremely disappointed that the Committee action could result in patients having little or no access to affordable biogenerics, we will continue to fight in the House to ensure that a true balance is achieved between innovation and competition. It is surprising that in the wake of the recent Federal Tr...

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

...surfaces. Cyclic peptides have the ability to bind where traditional drugs cannot, allowing for the identification of previously overlooked targets to fight disease. "We're getting at a chemical space that is very underexplored by traditional drug development and screening," says Joshua Kritzer, author ...

Monitoring water through a snake's eyes

... of insoluble, non-toxic, and biocompatible materials. "You can eat them and nothing will happen to you," he notes. Prof. Katzir's determination to fight terrorism through science has a personal side as well. His father, world-renowned scientist Prof. Aharon Katzir, was assassinated by the Japanese Red ...
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