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NeuroFocus Names John Polich, World-Renowned Scientist in Brain Function and Cognition, to Head Global NeuroLab Operations

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroFocus, the world leader in the rapidly-growing field of neuromarketing, announced today that it has named preeminent cognitive neuroscientist John Polich, Ph.D., as its Director of Global NeuroLab Operations. The company made this selection...

Data Published in Nature Cell Biology Reveal Novel Function of Drug Target EpCAM in Cancer Cell Signalling

Findings Support Development of Micromet's EpCAM-specific Antibody Therapeutics BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micromet, Inc. (Nasdaq: MITI ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and autoimmune d...

Kidneys for Transplant Function Earlier and Last Longer When Preserved in a Machine Compared to the Traditional Box of Ice

GRONINGEN, The Netherlands, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from a landmark trial published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, show that in transplanted kidneys preserved and transported in a specially designed machine (LifePort Kidney Transporter) the odds for experiencing a delay in r...

Golimumab Phase 3 Data Show Significant Improvement In Physical Function In Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Findings Also Showed Patients Experienced Improvements in Quality of Life Measures and Fatigue Despite Treatment with Other Anti-TNFs or Methotrexate SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from two Phase 3 studies showed that patients receiving every four week subcutaneous injections of...

Principle of Recursive Genome Function Supersedes Dogmas; By Andras Pellionisz, Online Ahead of Print; (Scientific Visionary Vindicated)

A Eureka Moment concerning the fractal character of neurons led in turn to a novel picture of genomics where protein structures act back recursively upon their DNA code -- in outright contradiction to prevailing orthodoxy. A household name in neuroscience for his tensor network theory, Dr. ...

Immune Function in Adult Heart Transplant Patients Reflects Risk for Organ Rejection and Infection

Data from 76 patients over 3 years confirms value of assay of cell-mediated immunity BOSTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of an analysis of three years of data on the monitoring of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) in adult patients undergoing heart transplantation ...

Kibow Biotech Strongly Supports World Kidney Day for Maintenance of Healthy Kidney Function

PHILADELPHIA, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On the occasion of World Kidney Day, Kibow Biotech, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will soon be introducing a breakthrough probiotic formulation as a scientifically formulated and clinically tested dietary supplement product, which, when taken regularly ...

CorMatrix Announces Pre-Clinical Data Suggesting Next Generation ECM Technology(TM) Can Improve Cardiac Function

- Data presented at American Heart Association Annual Scientific Sessions - NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., an Atlanta-based company dedicated to developing and delivering unique extracellular matrix (ECM(TM)) biomaterial devices that harness the body's innat...

Perceptive Informatics Enhances Medical Imaging Capabilities for Assessment of Cardiac Function

BOSTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perceptive Informatics, the technology subsidiary of PAREXEL International Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ), today announced that it has integrated its leading medical imaging technology with the functionality of DigiView, a specialized image management and...

Preclinical Efficacy Data Demonstrate Ability of Tengion's Neo-Bladder Augment to Restore Bladder Function

Findings Presented at American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition SAN FRANCISCO and EAST NORRITON, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Tengion, Inc., a leader in regenerative medicine, announced today that findings from a preclinical study being presen...

Assessing Gene Function with siRNA Libraries

Andrea Kroenke 1 , Anne Grabner 1 , Christoph Sachse 1 , Kathy Latham 2 , and Christophe Echeverri 1 1 Cenix BioScience GmbH, 2 Ambion, Inc. Sets of siRNAs foc...

Your Data: Use of pSilencer 1.0-U6 siRNA Expression Vector in the Analysis of Synaptotagmin Location and Function

Iezzi M, Kouri G, Fukuda M, Wollheim CB (2004) Synaptotagmin V and IX isoforms control Ca 2+ -dependent insulin exocytosis. J Cell Sci 117:3119-3127. In a recently published paper in the ...

DOE awards $377 million in funding for 46 energy frontier research centers

... University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX) $15 million for five years to pursue fundamental research on charge transfer processes that underpin the function of highly promising molecular materials for photovoltaic and electrical energy storage applications. ...

Arizona Pain Specialists Contend Recent Vertebroplasty Studies are Misleading

...o several authorities in the field, this is incorrect, as both studies actually demonstrate a significant improvement in patients' pain and ability to function normally. Tory McJunkin, MD, co-founder of Arizona Pain Specialists, has a personal connection because his grandmother recently had the procedu...

SEQUENOM Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Highlights

...ns for all its diagnostic products is ensuring ongoing dialogue with managed care providers. Joseph Zimmerman recently joined SEQUENOM to oversee this function as vice president of managed care. Previously, Mr. Zimmerman held a number of positions at AmeriPath, most recently as vice president of managed care....

Amicus Therapeutics Announces Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...dney biopsies using histology. Secondary endpoints will include safety and tolerability, kidney GL-3 as measured in urine, and an assessment of renal function (including glomerular filtration rate (GFR) and 24-hour urine protein). Additionally, the FDA and Amicus reached agreement on an improved metho...

Omeros Appoints New Vice President of Clinical Development

... candidate being evaluated in a Phase 3 clinical program for improved joint function and pain reduction following arthroscopic surgery, OMS302 in a Phase 2 prog...l trials for use during arthroscopic surgery to improve postoperative joint function and reduce postoperative pain. Omeros is also building a diverse pipeline o...

Nile Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Dosing of First Patient in Phase 2 Study of CD-NP for the Treatment of Acute Heart Failure

... "Currently there is a significant unmet need in acute heart failure for treatments that can both relieve symptoms and also preserve or enhance renal function in these patients," said Dr. James Young, MD, George & Linda Kaufman Chair and Professor, Cleveland Clinic, and the principal investigator on the ...

Bacteria pack their own demise

...f the VIB Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions at VUB, have applied their relentless dedication to the study of the precise structure and function of the toxin-antitoxin complex, a system that had not been the focus of much interest in the past. Only in the last couple of years the rest of the sc...

R-Tech Ueno Notifies R&D Items

...ients with diabetes mellitus, atopic dermatitis, obesity, arteriosclerosis, heart disease, etc. In this regard, VAP-1 inhibitor inhibits the excessive function of VAP-1/SSAO. About R-Tech Ueno, Ltd. Representative Director & President: Yukihiko Mashima Head Office: 1-1-7 Uchisaiwai-...

Cardiogenesis Corporation Makes Pre-IDE Submission for PHOENIX Combination Delivery System

...gest the potential of this combination therapy; to not only mitigate the debilitating effects of refractory angina, but potentially to improve cardiac function as well," said Paul McCormick, Executive Chairman. "Animal work by Dr. Patel demonstrated that the pre-treatment of myocardium with TMR enhanced cell...

Elagolix Successful in Six Month Lilac Petal Study; Safety and Efficacy Confirmed in Patients With Endometriosis

...f health outcome domains. The core pain dimension of the EHP-5 documented the marked improvement of endometriosis-related pain and its impact on daily function for both doses of elagolix. The symptom improvement demonstrated by all of the efficacy assessments was maintained over the entire study duration and ...

Patent Awarded for a New X-ray Imaging Technology with Capability Unrealized with Present Day Radiological Modalities

...nspection systems to develop and ensure the quality of their products. Now animal researchers can apply the same technology to ensure that the devices function properly once they are implanted, without exposing the animal to high radiation levels. Glenbrook has pioneered the use of real-time x-ray inspect...

United States FDA Clears the REGEN Trial to Test Bioheart's Combination Gene and Stem Cell Therapy in Heart Failure Patients

...eclinical studies, MyoCell SDF-1 provided a 54 percent improvement of heart function compared to 27 percent for the original MyoCell composition while the place... patient's heart with new living cells for the purpose of improving cardiac function in chronic heart failure patients. The Company's pipeline includes multiple...

Charging ahead: University of Houston team revealing secrets of electricity-producing materials

...d. "Thus, you'll take an ordinary piezoelectric material and really give it some juice," he says. Sharma underscores the flexoelectric effect is a function of size and the smaller the better, at least for generating piezoelectric power. Materials with nanoscale features such as nanoscale thin plates sta...

PTC Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of PTC299 in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2

...ring the physiological VEGF expression necessary to maintain the growth and function of normal blood vessels. Patients with NF2 typically develop tumors that c...ring the physiological VEGF expression necessary to maintain the growth and function of normal blood vessels. Clinical trials are currently ongoing in metastat...

Anesiva Receives NASDAQ Delisting Staff Determination Letter

....005). The Phase 3 TKA trial, known as ACTIVE-2, also showed that Adlea's safety profile of adverse events, wound healing, and wound sensory function were similar to placebo over the study duration. Forward-Looking Statements Except for historical information, this press release...

Sirnaomics Receives SBIR Grant from NIH/NCI for Its Multi-Targeted Lung Cancer siRNA Therapeutics

...best-studied mode of action quashing gene expression by cleaving messenger RNA. Experimental applications of RNAi have spurred the exploration of gene function in basic research, drug discovery and clinical settings. The 2006 Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology and a number of corporate acquisitions and i...

Symphony Medical Changes Name to CardioPolymers, Inc.

...f the dilated left ventricle and thicken the damaged wall of the heart, thus returning the heart to a healthier form that facilitates improved cardiac function and performance. About CardioPolymers, Inc. CardioPolymers, Inc., a Delaware Corporation ( formerly known as Symphony Medical ) was...

DNA Software, Inc. Awarded $2.5 M in NIH Funding to Develop Pioneering Nucleic Acid-based Technologies

...dictions of diverse RNA-based structures with near-crystal structure accuracy. With this NIH project, DNA Software is modeling ribosome structure and function and aims to predict the 3D structures of complete ribosomes of clinically relevant pathogens. Novel Software for Modeling PCR Reaction Rates and D...

$10,000 ISSAC Award for Innovation Presented to MIT PhD

...ion products represent a new and rapidly expanding area of life-saving and life-enhancing technology. The award-winning device is designed to function like a pump, using osmotic pressure to release drugs into the bladder. The size of the device, which is made with silicone and nickel alloy wire, is a...

Heart disease: Research off the beating patch

... a synthetic mesh as a means to deliver living heart cells into a diseased heart, the group has already shown that the patch improves left ventricular function and blood flow when implanted into damaged heart muscle in a rat model of myocardial infarction. Dr. Goldman believes that the construct developed ...

Muscular protein bond -- strongest yet found in nature

...nly along the lines of natural physiological stress. Thus even at the nanoscale, this complex is oriented to resist forces that reflect the macroscale function of the organism contraction and relaxation of skeletal muscles. Advanced biological and physical techniques gave the researchers a handle on this ...

Novel Product for the Prevention of Post-Surgical Adhesion Formation Completes Phase I Clinical Study

..., intestinal obstruction and re-operative complications. Following flexor tendon repair surgery post-surgical adhesions lead to decreased strength and function of the affected joints, extensive post-operative physiotherapy and extended periods of sick leave. About PharmaSurgics PharmaSurgics in ...

Evidence for a New Genetic Link to Therapeutic Efficacy for Alzheimer's Disease

...e disease attacks the brain's cells, resulting in loss of memory, executive function and language skills. AD significantly impacts millions of family m...ease. In clinical trials, Axona has been shown to safely improve cognitive function and memory in AD patients. Axona addresses the hypometabolism or defective...

Novel gene found for dilated cardiomyopathy

...a subset of DCM patients." DCM is a condition in which the heart becomes weakened and enlarged and cannot pump blood efficiently. The decreased heart function can affect the lungs, liver, kidneys and other body systems. DCM is one of the cardiomyopathies, a group of diseases that primarily affect the heart m...

Novel drug discovery tool could identify promising new therapies for Parkinson's disease

...part of the brain responsible for motor control and coordination. As those neurons degenerate, the disease leads to progressive deterioration of motor function including involuntary shaking, slowed movement, stiffened muscles, and impaired balance. The neurons normally produce a chemical called dopamine. A sy...

iZumi Bio and Pierian Merge to Form iPierian to Advance Cellular Reprogramming

...e main focus of his lab is to understand how islets of Langerhans, the endocrine component of the pancreas, are formed during organogenesis, how their function is regulated in the mature organism, and how changes in gene expression might allow islet regeneration. Dr. Amy Wagers, assistant professor in...

2009: Immunotec announces important clinical research initiative: New study to be launched with the goal of improving the quality of the aging process

...on, which contributes decisively to disability in old age and to a loss of quality of life. Resistance training exercise can increase muscle strength, function and mass in older adults. The primary aim of this study is to determine whether taking a cysteine-rich whey protein isolate (IMMUNOCAL(R)) compared ...

Nano measurement in the third dimension

...millimetres. These micro and nano structures must be manufactured and assembled with the highest precision so that in the end, the overall system will function smoothly. Thereby, details are important - and therefore scientists at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have developed a metrological s...
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